We recently partnered with CultureMap Houston to create the ultimate art lounge for The Houston Fine Art Fair’s 2014 Collectors Lounge.
Welcome to the Houston Fine Art Fair 2014 Collectors Lounge designed by Cantoni and presented by CultureMap! Art enthusiasts and design aesthetes from around the world were invited to relax in contemporary style September 18-21 in the 300 aisle at NRG Center! During the fourth annual art extravaganza showcasing 60-plus exhibits presented by 55 contemporary galleries, fair-goers had the opportunity to unwind in the Collectors Lounge, which featured a selection of sophisticated and exceptionally comfortable sectionals, chairs, benches and sofas from Cantoni.
In case you weren’t able to attend this year’s HFAF, join us now as we take a look inside the 2014 Collectors Lounge by Cantoni! We sat down with Cantoni Houston general manager, Michael Farmer to get all the details about the design process and inspiration, and here’s what he had to say…
“It’s a very large, open space without walls, about 26 by 54 feet, so we decided to create three different environments. Two linear sitting sections are located at either end of the booth, while furniture arranged around a circular rug anchors the center and keeps traffic flow in mind. Each area has its own personality. The larger pieces are in neutral colors, like black and taupe, with splashes of color about, thinking of the artwork we will be surrounded by.” -Michael Farmer, Cantoni Houston General Manager
Orange-hued, Mayon tubular metal-framed arm chairs sit opposite a soft nubok Treviso sectional in taupe with hidden head rests that slowly pop up. The Polky Area Rug of hand-tufted 100-percent New Zealand wool is underfoot, making a statement with bold orange and purple polka-dots scattered about against a rich brown background. For a final color punch, we brought out the popular Giant Desk Lamp, which is just that in floor-lamp fashion–and in attention getting red.
“People won’t want to get out of our Mayan Chairs,” Farmer said with a laugh.
In the middle, hues easily transition to black-leather, chrome-framed arm chairs and armless chairs. Bench seating is at hand here, with the pieces arranged for people watching as well!
At the other end, Hugo Swivel Chairs continue the citron color scheme and allow booth visitors to take in the art from more comfortable vantage points.
Best Seat In The House:
And last but not least, the Revive by Natuzzi, the world’s first performance recliner and one of our newest arrivals was by far the best seat in the house! More on this innovative and intuitive chair here!
“Revive is built around the shape of the human spine,” Farmer said. “There are no mechanics involved. Rather, the Revive moves the way your body wants it to move. And it’s extremely comfortable.”
Loving our pieces from the Houston Fine Art Fair 2014 Collectors Lounge? Get the look below!