Designers Share Inspiration Behind Exclusive Vignettes at Replacements' Spring Furniture Market Pop-up
Market events launch Replacements' Designer Program
GREENSBORO, N.C., April 9, 2018 –– What makes Replacements, Ltd.'s debut pop-up a must see this market? Stunning vignettes created exclusively for Replacements by noted designers MA Allen, Lisa Mende, Denise McGaha and Parker Kennedy.
Raleigh, N.C.-based MA Allen's penchant for collecting and a fearless mix of modern and vintage heavily influence her vignette, A Mimsy Brunch. "This is a perfect setting for mimosas and brunch with friends," says MA Allen. "My style is bold, layered and eclectic, and this design is a representation of just that – Gucci-esque modern maximalism. As a collector, I love being able to buy what I love with abandon, not worrying about how many pieces are in a set or if I can even find matches."
Texas designer Denise McGaha's vision of a luncheon for ladies of the South is highlighted by the beauty of magnolias, a traditional southern symbol. "Being ‘Southern' means everything to me, and being a gracious hostess is probably the most important aspect of my Southern upbringing," says McGaha. "I'm mixing vintage glassware, gold bamboo-patterned flatware and silver trays used as artwork to create a collected design to represent a luncheon fit for a true ‘Steel Magnolia'."
Lisa Mende reflects on her childhood in Reflections over Sunday Supper. "My tabletop tells the story of me as a Southern girl growing up in North Carolina, and the Sunday Suppers that were an important part of my childhood," says Mende. "I've woven sweet memories of my past to set this table with admiration and love for those who came before me. I truly believe gathering around a table to break bread with the people you love is the greatest gift of all."
Georgia's Parker Kennedy team is giving new meaning to Brunch on the Veranda. "Our design features a collected look you might see on the veranda of a timeless, historic house in Palm Beach, Florida," Lance Jackson says. "The tabletop there would have a classic collection of china that would be used every day without hesitation. Mixing new with old and formal with casual is a must at any brunch setting—pattern, texture and color are style elements that are always in vogue."
Spring market officially launches Replacements' new Designer Program, giving designers personalized access and discounts to more than 450,000 different tableware and accessory patterns, including, new, vintage and designer pieces.
Special events include:
- Morning Coffee
- Afternoon Cocktails – Saturday 3-5 p.m.
- Meet Our Designers Brunch – Sunday 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Afternoon Tea – Monday 3-5 p.m.
About Replacements, Ltd.
Founded in the attic of his home by Bob Page, Replacements, Ltd. has become the world's largest retailer of vintage and current tableware and collectibles, also offering estate jewelry. The company's half-million square foot facilities house an inventory of more than 11 million pieces from nearly 450,000 patterns. Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., Replacements is dedicated to helping millions of customers around the world create experiences that last a lifetime.
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