On October 11 at the Fall High Market, Hearst Brand Development and Lacquer Craft USA are introducing The Metropolitan Home Collection, a new line of furnishings. Tocara and Savona are the two debut sets of case goods, upholstered and occasional furniture inspired by the modern design that defines the Metropolitan Home point-of-view, the companies related.
Tocara incorporates quarter-sawn white oak with an open grain Sumatra dark espresso finish and bronzed hardware. Details such as invisible shelving, adjustable lighting in a bed’s headboard and concealed power units in a nightstand exemplify the collection’s combination of style and functionality.
Savona case goods feature Zebrano veneers with a Divai deep red/brown finish and nickel-plated hardware that together provide a subtle stroke of ornamentation, the companies noted. The clean silhouettes of the group’s seating are wrapped in materials including leather and velvet, and a modular home-office unit provides a hidden pull out work surface.
“The combination of luxurious materials, expert craftsmanship and sleek shapes reflect Metropolitan Home’s emphasis on refined, contemporary design,” said Glen Ellen Brown, vp brand development at Hearst. “Tocara and Savona are collections that can stand on their own or mix beautifully with other pieces to pull together a truly chic room.”
Retail prices for The Metropolitan Home Collection items range from $799 to $2,499, the companies stated.