BOONE, N.C. — Charleston Forge has expanded its Southern Revival collection with new pieces designed by Nashville artist Heather Daily.
Made in the Charleston Forge plant in Boone, N.C., the new pieces are in addition to items designed by Daily for Southern Revival, which debuted with the Nashville line of occasional tables in October 2019. The Southern Revival debut also included leather upholstery designed for McKinley leather and art work for Prestige Arts.
Compared with the Nashville collection, the West End collection features more clean lined and angular designs that were inspired by architectural forms seen in Nashville’s West End neighborhood.
Bases of cocktail and side tables, for example, feature double colonnade inspired steel bases. The same theme is repeated on the bases of West End console and the West End drink table.
“I’m inspired by the rejuvenation and the revival of style found throughout the southern United States,” Daily said of the collection. “I’ve used that as inspiration in designing a line of home furnishings that encompass the redefinition of elegant comfort.”
Table tops are made with ¾-inch thick walnut or maple, sourced locally. These wood tops offer a natural, organic contrast to the geometric, almost industrial inspired steel bases.
Tables can also be paired with ⅜-inch thick glass tops.
Tops and bases are available in multiple finishes, providing designers and their clients alike numerous options that complement other pieces and décor in their homes.
“If you combine those different top finishes with our variety of different metal finishes, you really can find a nice combination, whether it’s more of a contemporary styling or more of a modern aesthetic as well,” said Wilson Keel, manager of the Charleston Forge engineering and product development department in a video presentation showcasing the new items.
To view the video presentation, click here.
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