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Marge Carson-October 2019 Teaser and Press Release

Marge Carson-October 2019 Teaser and Press Release

Maison French Couture Collection Shimmers with Metallic Variegated Leaf Finishes

OCTOBER 2019, HIGH POINT, NC: Leafed glass surfaces in metallic color tones exude a luminescent silver, gold and champagne palette in Maison, a soft transitional French couture collection debuting from Marge Carson at the October High Point Market.

Visual surface interest takes centerstage in the 35-piece collection of bedroom, dining room and occasional furniture, with tabletops and case fronts in variegated leafed glass finishes of Platinum, Bullion and Gun Metal, with options also available in antiqued or clear glass. The leafed glass surfaces are paired with rich wood finishes accented with metal leafing to convey depth and luxury. The look transcends expected furniture design by pairing the French technique of leafed glass, a traditional style element, with soft contemporary forms.

Adding to the mixed media feel and utilization of unique materials, a signature Demilune credenza has a shimmery Penshell surface in contrasting colors, along with an Alabaster Stone top.

“There’s a tremendous interplay of finish, leafing, mirror and materials to create visual interest,” said Chief Executive Officer Jim LaBarge. The custom leafing, combined with finishes and trims, makes each piece a work of art, as all leafing is hand-applied and each item is unique.

Maison silhouettes are soft and curvaceous with graceful shapes, tapered legs and additional surface interest from carved reeded case fronts on select pieces. Subtle style influence comes from both modern and historical French design, along with a dash of Art Deco. “Maison takes Marge Carson’s extensive customization capability to the next level,” said LaBarge. “Depending on the glass finish the designer or consumer selects, the look of Maison can range from Hollywood Glam to elegant contemporary to Metropolitan to Modern Casual.”

Added Creative Director Laurie Reed, “Maison is a play on gold and silver, as its’ leafed glass accents add a luminescent feeling throughout. Paired with rich wood finishes and metal leaf accents, Maison gives off a glamorous glow and depth of richness that conveys luxury. Maison is also soothing, natural and relaxing, evoking a similar feeling as looking at running water or reflective light.”

Highlights of the Maison Collection:

  • Pieces: 35, including bedroom, dining room and occasional.

Finishes: There are 3 Variegated Leafed Glass Finishes including:

  • Platinum: This cool, silvery finish combines a platinum ground with flecks of rich gray and mushroom for an edgy elegant look. Platinum is paired with wood finishes and wood leaf finishes such as Contemporary Pumice, Slate, Bombay and Cashmere Silver. Lighter neutral fabrics, along with muted pastels and black and white, provide a luxurious backdrop for this finish story.
  • Bullion: This deep, rich gold is accented with flecks of chocolate brown for a warm, luxurious effect. Bullion is paired with finishes like Briar, Contemporary Briar and Bombay, and finish trims include Cashmere Gold and Aged Medici. The essence of regal richness, Bullion is paired with an upholstery color palette of warm colors with umber and red tones and sparkling accents in places.
  • Gun Metal: “Gun Metal is our fairy dust, whimsical finish,” said Reed. Used primarily as an accent finish, Gun Metal is a silver gray with a hint of powder blue and burnished gold accents. This is a lighter, more romantic look and is paired with Cashmere Silver.
  • Design Elements: Luminescent Variegated leaf finishes of Platinum, Bullion and Gun Metal are paired with rich wood finishes accented with metallic leafing to convey depth and luxury. The look transcends expected furniture design by pairing the French technique of leafed glass, a classic style element, with curvaceous, graceful and more contemporary forms. Style influence comes from both modern and historical French design, with a dash of Art Deco.
  • Hardware: Spanning the color wheel from warm to cool tones, Maison’s artistic hardware has an interlocking jewelry chain-like look on selected pieces. Other selected pieces have a love-knot shaped pull. With the Platinum leafed glass finish, the Matte Antique Nickel hardware finish is used, and for the Bullion leafed glass finish, Polished Bronzed Brass is used.

Maison Collection Pieces

Armoire (MAS27) The glass panels within the grid-like front of this striking focal point piece can be in any of the luminescent variegated leaf finishes of Platinum, Bullion or Gun Metal, or in clear or antiqued glass. The leafed glass is paired with a rich wood finish on the case and tapered leg base to convey depth and luxury.

Round Dining Table This 54-inch round table may be topped with your choice of luminescent or reflective glass finishes. The French-inspired curved apron and graceful tapered legs create a look of elegance. Table can be used as a dining table or center table.

Demilune (MAS10-2) This four-door demilune-shaped credenza is a stunning showpiece of shimmering, contrasting natural materials in shell or stone. At High Point Market, the background will be in the Dark Raven Penshell, and the contrasting swirl pattern in {Silver Mosaic}Penshell. The top is in Alabaster Stone.

Panel Bed An iconic centerpiece of any master bedroom suite, the simple silhouette of the Maison panel bed can be dressed up for edgy elegance by applying any of the variegated leafed glass finishes to the headboard, foot board and side rails. Or keep it simple and more casual by using a more classic finish.

Bar Cabinet. Complementing the shimmering leafed glass door fronts is artistic, vertical hardware in an interlocking jewelry chain-like design. The base is delicate with tapered legs.

Dresser. The Maison dresser is one of several pieces in the collection with a carved wood reeded case front that contrasts with a glass top in a leafed or clear finish. Delicate legs complete the elegant silhouette.

Marge Carson Upholstery Looks to Shape, Trim and Simpler Pillow Assortments

OCTOBER 2019, HIGH POINT, NC: Marge Carson is showcasing the sophisticated sculptured shaping of its upholstered sofas, sectionals and chairs this market. “One way we are focusing on the shaped silhouettes we’re known for is by using a simpler approach to pillowing,” said Laurie Reed, creative director. “We are reducing the amount of pillows used per frame, and going to simpler and less complex pillow arrangements,” said. “In addition to pillows, we’re looking to trims like buttons, tapes, chords and other dressmaker details to add excitement for the couture look Marge Carson is known for.” In fact, Marge Carson is adding 18 new upholstery trims this market.

While the new Marge Carson upholstery silhouettes retain their characteristic sculptural design, “the frames also have a classic style and scale that would make them fitting for many types and sizes of homes,” Reed said. New trim tapes include hombre effects sprinkled with rhinestones, pearl-encrusted tapes and diamond studded rosettes and sequined tapes.

Complementing upholstery with the Maison Collection is in a rich palette ranging from soft plums and lavender to merlot and charcoal. “These colors work so well with Maison, especially with the tonal gray finish,” Reed said. In addition, understated patterns of Brain Coral and diamonds accent the new frames, and “heavy doses of sequins and beads are splashes of glamour throughout to add to the glitz Marge Carson is known for,” she said. Other fabrics include printed velvets of aubergine and merlot to add depth of dramatic rich color, and copper shades mixed with charcoal marry back to the rich finishes of Dark Bay and Pumice.                            Marge Carson Upholstery items

Giselle Sofa: A grand statement of shape and curves, the Giselle is an asymmetric left-and-right sofa with a high arm and low arm, sloping back and a curved Cashmere Silver plinth base. The body cloth is a metallic coral design performance fabric in shades of silver and pale plum. Pillows are quilted velvet in gray and pale lavender with a new beaded cord trim with metallic beads.

Huxley Sofa: With an updated Neoclassic look and feel, the Huxley is the essence of chic elegance. A distinctive quality is the skirt treatment. The skirt wraps the base of the sides and back, but the slim tapered legs on the front are exposed. In a designer detail, the nailhead wraps along the front rail base and even surrounds the top inset area of each of the four carved legs. In a couture flourish, the bolster pillows feature Lucite tassels for an unexpected sleek touch.

McKenna Sofa: Low and sleek with an Art Deco feel, the McKenna Sofa is a study in shape with convergence of shapes everywhere. The sloping, curved arms are slim at the top and widen at the front as they flair out. The bracket feet are overscaled and in a stair-step design. The body cloth is a performance fabric in a charcoal velvet with a luminescent quality, and the pillows are a printed metallic velvet.

Burton Chair: Boxy, smart and architectural, the tight-seat Burton Chair has a Mid-Century look. The perfect frame for combinations of leather and plush chenille or velvet, Burton has slim, upholstered arms with tucked-away double rows of nailheads, a delightful tactile surprise as you sit in the chair and discover the detailed craftsmanship. Optional metal legs.


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