Nearly 10 years after establishing his namesake design studio in England, John Reeves took his first bow at High Point in the always-inventive Interhall section of the International Home Furnishings Center. Although such manufacturers as Henry Hall continue to avail themselves of the designer's sturdy and soulful perspective, his emphasis has clearly shifted toward his now Vietnam-based brand: ReevesDesign.
Mixing the East with a nod to the Dutch De Stijl movement is the Lacquer & Walnut collection. Lacquered shelves are snugly fitted through square posts to form the 4 ¼-by-6- foot shelving system. The drawer and doors of the dressing table are deliberately proportioned to resemble a bento box. The three drawer chest features self-closing runners. The two-tier side table stands at a bantam 2 feet, while the super-symmetrical bookcase rises nearly 7 feet above a generous drawer.
The 10-piece collection is made of polyurethane-coated, Forest Stewardship Council-certified walnut frames topped in walnut veneer and fitted with MDF panels, lacquered blue or purple. 84-8-35129317; more
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