From the Alba Collection comes this modern desk crafted from oak with details like slender taped legs that curve gracefully into the desktop to brushed stainless-steel hardware with vegan-leather fasteners.
TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. – Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is offering a new work-from-home collection designed in collaboration with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and is expanding its partnership with Kravet to launch a new textile collection.
The exclusive SCAD for Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Collection comprises two ranges – Alba and Ella – which feature new styles of contemporary desks, chairs and storage solutions.
“Two pillars of our company attest to how our purpose is to be artisans of comfort for all,” said Allison O’Connor, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams president and CEO. “In speaking to our customers through products that must 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 collaborated with the famed and prestigious furniture design program at Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia on a project to define furniture for the new meaning of work at home.”
According to O’Connor, the SCAD team began with the principles of human-centered research and analyzed more than 82 survey responses. The feedback revealed the four key insights that the team then targeted throughout the design process – emotion, comfort, aesthetic, and efficiency. This detailed research confirmed that the future of work is a hybrid environment, with consumers in need of a dedicated home workspace to suit a dual lifestyle.
With this collection, the brand is offering products designed with that user feedback in mind. The pieces are crafted from natural and sustainably sourced materials. The timeless modern Alba collection combines a dark oak finish and brushed stainless steel hardware with vegan leather accents. The elegantly curved, 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 two of the collections designed, Alba and Ella, as well as the Eva Chair, being introduced to the market,” said Frederick Spector, SCAA associate chair of furniture design. “Thank you to the students for going the extra mile. Thank you to Bob Williams for working with the class to understand Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ dedication to comfort, the importance of detail, craftsmanship and sustainability.
The brand is also expanding its partnership with textile house Kravet to launch a new collection called Modern Luxe Color which comprises 49 upholstery-grade 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 fundamental values–American craftsmanship, high-quality materials, sustainability, and intentional design for the way people live today,” said O’Connor. “We worked with Kravet for 14 months to create this line, and the results expressed in these colors and patterns are stunning. They’re nature inspired rather than tied to trends.”
Patterns within the collection include woven ikat stripes, chevrons, patterned faille cloths, geometrics, chenilles, woven jacquards, cut velvets and textured solids.
“We know color is very personal for people,” O’Connor added. “This collection allows our designers to collaborate and co-create with every customer in meeting their own unique way of bringing color into their home. So, we are delighted to now offer our customers and interior designer clients access to these beautiful textiles.”
The brand’s full Kravet collaboration now offers access to 435 upholstery fabrics previously only available to the trade.