This post was written in collaboration with Klaussner. Klaussner has been providing value-driven products with constant innovation since 1963.
While at High Point Market I had the opportunity to visit Klaussner’s very large showroom. I also had the opportunity to learn about their latest collection with North Carolina artist William Mangum. Magnum has lived in Greenboro, North Carolina with his wife for the past 30 years and is well known for his watercolor. He’s a well established artist who has recently published a book, Caroline Preserves. Klaussner has teamed up with Magnum to create their new line of casegoods, titled the Caronlina Preserves Collection.
When designing a home I like to bring pieces with a story into a space. The history of a piece makes a space feel special, and adds character. When I heard of the collaboration between William Mangum and Klaussner I knew it would be a success right away, because of the story of the artist. Klaussner pieces are designed and made in the United States. Actually, in North Carolina. Not only do the pieces in the new collection feel like art, because they are made locally they make for a great addition to any home.
The new collection, inspired by Mangum’s book, contains case goods, upholstered pieces and outdoor furniture. The case goods are available in two color ways, Sea Breeze Cottage and Blue Ridge Cabin. The collection feels a bit rustic, yet has a fresh, modern approach. I was impressed by the details added by Klaussner, such as the night light under nightstands and the extra storage under dining tables. The attention t o detail is what takes the pieces from beautiful to functional.
“This is just a perfect fit, said Goeff Beaston, Klaussner’s Senior Vice President of Case Goods. With over 25 years of experience in the home furnishing business, Beaston was instrumental in creating a popular furniture line inspired by American realist artist Bob Timberlake.
Said Beaston, “Bill has painted enduring portraits of our beautiful state, and his affinity for North Carolina will be showcased in the Carolina Preserves Collection. We’re thrilled to be working with him.”
“The feeling is certainly mutual,” said Mangum. “I’m delighted to collaborate with a company devoted to North Carolina and to creating things of beauty – it’s my life’s work.”
Watch Beaston and Mangum share their thoughts on the new collection, on Furniture Today: