From the Alba collection comes this modern desk crafted from oak with details like slender glued legs that curve gracefully into the desk to brushed stainless steel hardware with vegan leather ties.
TAYLORSVILLE, NC — Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams offers a new work-from-home collection designed in collaboration with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and expands its partnership with Kravet to launch a new textile collection.
The exclusive SCAD collection for Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams includes two ranges – Alba and Ella – which feature new styles of contemporary desks, chairs and storage solutions.
“Two pillars of our business speak to our purpose of being builders of comfort for all,” said Allison O’Connor, President and CEO of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. “Talking to our customers through products that need to align with a world in which the very nature of work has changed and how homes will continue to adapt to our new environment, we have collaborated with the renowned and prestigious furniture design program from Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia on a project to define furniture for the new meaning of working from home.
According to O’Connor, the SCAD team started with the principles of human-centered research and analyzed more than 82 survey responses. The feedback revealed the four key ideas that the team then targeted throughout the design process: emotion, comfort, aesthetics and efficiency. This detailed research confirmed that the future of work is a hybrid environment, with consumers needing dedicated home workspace to accommodate dual lifestyles.
With this collection, the brand offers products designed taking into account user feedback. The pieces are made from natural and sustainable materials. The modern and timeless Alba collection combines a dark oak finish and brushed stainless steel hardware with vegan leather accents. The elegantly curved and fashion-forward Ella collection features oak in a brushed white finish with champagne brass details. And a third desk chair option, the executive-style Eva chair, features rich Italian leather and a distinctive openwork metal base.
“We are delighted to learn that this partnership has resulted in the market introduction of two of the designed collections, Alba and Ella, as well as the Eva chair,” said Frederick Spector, Associate Director of SCAA Furniture Design. . “Thank you students for going the extra mile. Thanks to Bob Williams for working with the class to understand Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ dedication to comfort, the importance of detail, craftsmanship and durability .
The brand is also expanding its partnership with textile house Kravet to launch a new collection called Modern Luxe Color that features 49 upholstery fabrics in rich jewel tones, including more than two dozen performance fabrics.
“Working with Kravet continues to be a wonderful partnership for everyone at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. We share core values – American craftsmanship, high quality materials, durability and intentional design for the way people live today,” O’Connor said. “We worked with Kravet for 14 months to create this line, and the results expressed in these colors and patterns are stunning. They are inspired by nature rather than linked to trends.
Patterns in the collection include woven ikat stripes, chevrons, patterned faille, geometrics, chenilles, woven jacquards, cut pile and textured solids.
“We know color is very personal to people,” O’Connor added. “This collection allows our designers to collaborate and co-create with each client by responding to their own unique way of bringing color into their home. We are therefore delighted to now offer our clients and architect clients a interior access to these beautiful textiles.
The brand’s comprehensive collaboration with Kravet now offers access to 435 previously only commercially available upholstery fabrics.