The Joss Log Slice occasional table collection includes these tables, which are made with interlocking acacia logs. A rectangular version retails at $375 and a square version retails at $299.
LAS VEGAS — Retailers and designers that first read or heard about Diamond Sofa’s first India sourced collection in late April, will now get to see it in person.
The company originally planned to debut Namaste (pronounced Nama-stay) the collection in High Point this spring. But due to the cancelation of the spring market, it is now planning to show it for the first time at the summer Las Vegas Market, which runs Aug. 30-Sept. 3.
Dealers and designers can also view it online at www.diamondsofa.com under the collections tab. While buyers cannot order it directly from the website, they can see the entire lineup, which includes a mix of dining, occasional and accent furniture that showcases materials ranging from solid wood, semi-precious stones such as white quartz and bone inlay to name a few.
“Our online launch is meant to get everyone aware of the collection and have a catalog devoted to the collection,” said Charles Song, marketing director, noting that those interested can download it as a pdf or look at it on their tablets or other computer screens.
“The public launch was since the beginning of July, and we did as much advance photography as we could with room settings that incorporate existing products. It is very simple for anyone that visits the link to get a sense of what is being offered.”
There are also product descriptions for each item that include the dimensions of individual pieces and the mix of materials, including all solid-wood construction.
Named for the Hindu word for bowing to someone as a form of greeting, Namaste features individual collections within a collection. These include Mosaic occasional table group made with hand-inlaid bone in an alternating stripe pattern as seen on a cocktail, a console, an end table and an accent table.
The Prisma occasional collection also features cocktail, console, end table and cabinet featuring metal bases and bone inlay in a starburst pattern on the table tops and door fronts.
The Greco cocktail tables have raw gray metal tops and a metal base in a gunmetal finish, while the Vortex collection includes cocktails made with solid mango in a black finish.
Also sporting a solid wood story, the Dalia cocktail tables, which can be bunched or displayed individually, are made with solid sheesham in a gray finish.
Solid acacia wood is seen on the carved radial wood base of the Ashe dining table, which has a round, solid marble top, and on the live-edge tops of the Titan and Bowen dining tables, which have metal bases.
Solid acacia and mango are also used in the Landscape sideboard and the Bastile sideboard, respectively.
Other materials include hammered brass as seen on the tops of the Legion accent tables, gray marble on the Blaine and Vector accent tables, and cotton rope seen on the Sativa and Pablo chairs.
According to Song, Diamond Sofa has primarily sourced in China up to this point. Namaste is the company’s first venture into India and represented months of planning and development starting around the last quarter of 2019.
“In our 28-year history, we have never sourced from India before,” Song said. “The opportunity definitely presented itself, and it is very different from what we offer style- and material-wise. It is something that is very welcome in the marketplace at this time.”
Another benefit of the collection? Unlike most furniture coming out of China, it is tariff-free, which helps keep the price of individual items competitive.
At market, Diamond Sofa shows in the World Market Center, space B-746.