Issue Date: 2017 NOVEMBER, Posted On: 11/2/2017

11022017 Inside Look: Christopher Guy Fetes Nourison Rug Launch, High Point Opening, Plus 10 Years
By Carol Tisch & Lisa Vincenti

The inaugural Christopher Guy area rug collection by Nourison is displayed throughout the brand's new $7 million, standalone High Point showroom. Shown, Asymetrie Mediterranean. 

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Luxury brand Christopher Guy (CG) had lots to celebrate at the fall High Point Market, including its 10th anniversary, the official opening of its new High Point showroom, and the debut of the Christopher Guy Collection of area rugs in collaboration with Nourison.
The Christopher Guy Collection premiered simultaneously at both companies' showrooms during market. Nourison hosted a VIP, media tour of the new collection (read more), and Chrisopher Guy too had a calendar full of events for High Point attendees. 

The new stand-alone showroom had plenty of entertainment for arriving guests, including ballerinas 'walking' on the building's waterscape.

The festivities at CG kicked off on Saturday, Oct. 14, with a champagne soiree and ballerinas dancing on the water in front of the company's just-opened flagship showroom where dignitaries, VIPS and retailers celebrated with CG founder and CEO, Christopher Guy Harrison. 

"We were overwhelmed by the success of the autumn opening night soirée," said Harrison. "It has always been our desire to create not just a showroom, but a showcase -- where designers and clients can truly experience our products and sense the mood." 

Christopher Guy Harrison greets guests arriving at the company's 10-year celebration and new showroom party.

The luxe furniture brand that evening was also celebrating its inaugural rug collection with Nourison, which was displayed in elegant vignettes throughout the two story, 20,000 square-foot showroom. The new $7 million space,  featuring an exterior infinity pool encircling the property, is the first standalone High Point Market property built in more than a decade.

The new Christopher Guy High Point champagne soiree included plenty of entertainment, such as ballerinas and acrobats.

And if the festivities weren't enough to keep the team busy, CG also hosted a panel discussion for global hospitality design at Sunday Oct. 15, where Harrison discussed his career and successes. During High Point Fall Market, Harrison also took part in other events with other VIPs and celebrities, including Kathy Ireland, Jane Seymour and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.

The new $7 million Christopher Guy showroom has plenty of space for the new collection of area rugs by Nourison.  Shown, L'Artist Chic in gray.

The new collection --  handcrafted rugs and  featuring natural fibers such as New Zealand wool, silk and mohair --  received rave reviews from members of the audience and Harrison went on to explain his creative process, and thoughts on the rug weaving techniques used in his collection. He said the choice of fibers for each design was dependent on the texture and colors he wanted to achieve. 

"To enhance the CG lifestyle collection there was a need for me to design beautiful rugs based on my own personal interpretation of how Coco Chanel's home may have looked if she were with us today," Harrison noted.

In a range of transitional styles from contemporary florals to the painterly Abstrait in sea sand above, the Christopher Guy area rug collection embodies the furnishings brand's chic look.

"This collection could never have happened without Nourison," Harrison said at the Nourison event. "It is really an incredible collaboration. Partnerships are about a shared vision and a respect for what the other person does, and I have an incredible respect for what Nourison have achieved." 

The Christopher Guy area rug collection's sophisticated Montaigne Mediterranean, above, is hand knotted of New Zealand wool and silk.

The new Christopher Guy area rug collection by Nourison includes more than three dozen designs. Fleurs, pictured above.

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