GIFT SHOW GREAT: HAVE YOU MET MR. BROWN?

by Marisa Marcantonio


Mr. Brown is a new line from British furniture designer Julian Chichester. It has a youthful spirit mixed with an elegant, refined sensibility. They call it "English informality for a modern life," and take classic forms of furniture, scale it to fit in smaller settings, offer light wood finishes and fun details. I call it full of pizazz. Visit Julian, David and Natalie at Pier 94 Booth 47008

A tight back chair with button tufting and contrast trim is perfection.

Who would have thought a shell console could look this young and chic?

A new take on a classic wing back-- in wood. Americana meets cool Britannia.
I sense some Biedermeier influence. A good thing.

Got books? Get bookshelf.

A darling settee with a curved back is a grown up piece worth owning.

A curvy front chest adds visual interest and momentum to break up hard lines.
Another great wing chair, this time upholstered with a nice small arm.

A remake of a classic console, the white painted finish gives it some zing.

I love this side chair, with its feminine bowed arm and sway in the back, it would work in a hall or a living room seating arrangement.

The Klismos makes a comeback. A sit-able scale and powder blue velvet upholstery are fresh not fussy.