Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 9, 2009
This Fall, national lifestyle designer Barclay Butera tapped the "City" section of his Living in Style book for inspiration and created the "Gramercy Park Collection" for High Point Market introductions. Named for the exclusive Manhattan park, where a key is required to enter and enjoy this haven within the city, the Collection celebrates the world traveler / city dweller who enjoys all aspects of the arts and high culture of a big city, and requires an elegant and subtle palette against which to showcase their personal collections. The "Gramercy Park Collection" can be seen at High Point Market: The World's Home for Home Furnishings (Oct. 17-22), Interhall #IH102. As an extension of this concept, Butera will showcase new pieces from his continued association with the Hearst Castle Collection®, reflected in upholstery and pillows.
The color palette of the "Gramercy Park Collection" reflects a quiet sophistication through its tonal fabric selections that include taupe, bronze, chocolate, gold, cream, butterscotch; variegated stripes with texture and sheen; menswear-inspired textiles including bold houndstooth, large-scale paisley & windowpane plaid; supple leathers, plush velvets; touches of Butera's characteristic textured animal prints, tone-on-tone woven patterns and classic solids.
For this Fall, Barclay Butera Home is proud to present all new at High Point Market:
Park Avenue Bench
Generously-scaled bench, an elegant, 'collected piece' of a well-traveled couple, possibly for base of bed. Sophisticated tufting and dark turned leg are standard; nailhead is option (extra). Shown in Kipling Bone leather (Gramercy Park Collection). (60"w x 20"d x 22"h)
Regency inspired ottoman with distinctive double "X" base with stretcher for additional strength. Tufted attached pillowtop with contrast welt added as signature Butera design detail. Tufting and fully upholstered base are standard. Most effective shown in pairs; perfect additional seating for conversational great room. Shown in Savoy Tobacco Velvet fabric (Classic Collection) with Contrast Welt in Savoy Bay Rum (British Colonial). (24"w x 18"d x 20"h)
San Simeon Chair
Known for his collection of wing chairs, this is Butera's newest addition to his collaboration with Hearst Castle Collection. Modeled after originals purchased from Bullock's Wilshire for Mr. Hearst's North Wing suite, this modified wing chair features cutaway arms that echo the rolled detail on the wingback, as well as a current twist on a traditional pleated arm detail. Transitional and ideal for lounging, chair features classic tapered leg with carved relief detail and attached pillow back. Shown in a textured striped velvet, Edwin Cream (Gramercy Park Collection). (33"w x 36"d x 40"h)
Generously proportioned lounge piece, comes standard with tufting and turned legs with casters. Similar to Newport Chair, but deeper and taller. Shown in Butera's characteristic animal print while still remaining neutral. Fabric: Giraffe Natural (Gramercy Park Collection) (32"w x 36"d x 32"h)
In other news, Butera is touring luxury design centers nationwide, lecturing on "Decorating in the New Economy" to packed rooms filled with those in the design trade. The tour is tied to the launch of his Kravet Collections line of textiles, as well as his selection of original designs for Tufts by Kravet Carpet. Please check facebook.com/kravetinc. for a full schedule.
ABOUT BARCLAY BUTERA
Barclay Butera, Inc. is based in Newport Beach, CA, and entails the Barclay Butera collection showrooms in Newport Beach and Los Angeles, CA, and Park City, UT. Barclay Butera Home, Inc. products (http://www.barclaybuterahome.com) are distributed through over 300 showrooms, his own collection showrooms, and To the Trade nationwide. The Kravet products are available through Kravet showrooms nationwide. Butera designs and manufactures his bench made upholstery products in Los Angeles, CA. Please visit http://www.barclaybutera.com/media for a full introduction.