I really love when art and interior design can come together and blend seamlessly and that’s just what happens with the Phillips Collection.
I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to see my friends Mark and Jason Phillips and of course, the amazing pieces from the Philips Collection at this year’s High Point Furniture Market. Their tagline “every piece starts a conversation” certainly holds true.
The goal of the Collection’s creators — Mark, Julie, and son, Jason Phillips — is to really take global inspirations and meld them with modern elements and contemporary aesthetics for something that’s one of a kind and is going to instantly become a conversation piece in any room.
The Phillips work by pairing innovative and inventive global designers and help them secure production resources to make amazing pieces of home décor that really are one-of-a-kind works of art.
What I loved about the items they were showing at the Market were the designs of course, but also the materials—in particular, the use of onyx, wood and metal. Design trends right now are really focused on finding interesting way to use unlikely materials or to pair materials we’re not used to seeing together in a way that’s visually interesting but at the same time cohesive, and many of those concepts are what you’re going to find with the Phillips Collection.
There’s a lot of opulent materials like this round onyx stool, but it’s raw and unlike what you typically think of when you hear onyx. I love how the rawness of the material is combined with the soft, round design of the table.
There’s more of that beautiful rawness in the wood items above—the wood is left in much of its natural form, yet sculptural elements are introduced to make these items into the focal point of a room whether the rest of the design is modern, traditional or anything in between.
In stark contrast to the wood items are the Phillips Collection metal pieces which are equally interesting, dimensional and compelling, but also have a sense of sleekness.
Individually or used in a collection, Phillips is thoughtful in it’s approach to wall art and accessories that make a statement.
Along with the individual pieces themselves, here are some amazing photos of how the pieces look when they’re put into a space:
It’s a pleasure to call Mark and Jason Phillips friends as I hang on from season to season to see the gems I’ll use in my projects year after year.