Hip to be Square: There are those who contend that the word ‘transitional’ simply evades the central question of whether a design is traditional or modern. High Point helped put that question to rest with a bevy of designs that could be defined as neither. A case in point: the Hickory Chair Furniture Co.’s Mad Men-inspired seating pieces. The company did a masterful job with this essentially transitional look, pairing its angular furniture frames with Hable Construction’s new collection of painterly fabrics. The loosely rendered watercolor look of the textiles served as the perfect foil for the sharp, angular profiles.

photo courtesy of Hickory Chair