April 3, 2013

Celerie Kemble Teams with Henredon and Maitland-Smith

Designer Celerie Kemble. Photo by Douglas Freeman.

Furniture Brands International

is unveiling two groundbreaking collections by interior designer

Celerie Kemble


High Point Market

from April 20 to 25.

Celerie Kemble for


, a line of furnishings and upholstery, and Celerie Kemble for


, a complementary line of lighting and accessories, will include dining room sets, beds, credenzas, cocktail tables and seating—with many available in various styles.

Celerie Kemble's Black Waxstone and Snow White Stone Inlaid Box with Brass Accents.

Celerie Kemble’s Black Waxstone and Snow White Stone Inlaid Box for Maitland-Smith.

Kemble says that St. Louis, Missouri-based Furniture Brands International nailed the design execution on its first pass. “Everything from the sofa’s sweeping curves to its complex tufting were exactly as I had imagined it,” Kemble says. “They really used all of their guns to make a luxurious product.”

Celerie Kemble’s Set of Two Obelisks with Clam Stone Inlay for Maitland-Smith.

The Palm Beach, Florida-based designer Kemble describes the collaboration as “warm vintage modern.” For instance, a piece of cast-brass bamboo—which Kemble is quick to note as being more old-world than tropical—has been incorporated in the design of both a coffee table and a bookcase. This is not Kemble’s first major collaboration; she has also created collections for





Kemble and Todd Sessa, vice president of merchandising and design for Henredon and Maitland-Smith, are finalizing all designs to debut at High Point Market. Orders placed at the trade show will be ready for shipment in September.

Celerie Kemble's rosewood-veneer table with lacquered leather and rotating shelves for Henredon.

Kemble’s Gin end table with lacquered leather, rosewood veneer and rotating shelves for Henredon.

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