Since its founding in 1989, North-Carolina-based Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has been challenging the status quo in the home furnishings industry. Its namesake founders, obsessed with designing beautiful, eco-friendly products, have long championed business practices that are healthy for the environment, their employees, and their customers. The company’s Spring 2020 Collection pushes the boundaries even further with materials inspired by and sustainably sourced from nature—all without sacrificing comfort, durability, and style.

The Spring 2020 Collection from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams blends natural materials and finishes to help create a healthy and eco-friendly home. Pictured here, the Tremont console & cocktail tables are part of a line made from sustainably harvested teak root.

“Our seasonal color palette was inspired by some of our favorite places, from painted-desert landscapes to relaxing coastal retreats,” says CEO Allison O’Connor. “We know that, like us, our customers want to create healthy homes, and that influenced not only the design of our collection, but the processes and materials as well.” Bringing to life this health-conscious vision for Spring 2020 are earthy colored furnishings that inspire rest and relaxation while still keeping up with the demands of modern life.

The new collection, featuring soft colors, natural materials, and eco-friendly performance fabrics, extends the company’s decades-long commitment to helping people create healthy living environments.

New pieces also lean on classic design cues, such as the midcentury, Italian-inspired Margaux swivel chair—available in richly colored tones with either a satin brass or polished stainless steel base.

One innovation, the company’s American-made SOL performance fabric with a plant-based, stain-resistant finish, comes in six colors and is available on all upholstery pieces in the collection. Utilizing a fluorine-free finish, the fabric achieves family-friendly stain resistance and a modern, linen-like look without harmful chemicals. 

“The SOL fabric was created to align with the shift we see in where families are gathering in their homes,” says O’Connor. “They want more rooms that feel welcoming and comfortable to all family members, including kids and pets, without sacrificing style. The new collection speaks not only to the serene colors found in nature, but also to our customers’ active lifestyles.”

The Haywood left sectional, pictured here in SOL Sky Blue, is one of O’Connor’s favorites.
“I have it in my own home because I love the modern look and the comfortable way it sits,” she says. “Plus, it’s a low-maintenance dream: when I stand up, it fluffs back into perfect shape without me doing a thing.” 

The Caswell rug, another offering in the new collection, is crafted from finely spun 100% PET fibers (upcycled polyester fibers made from plastic bottles). Pictured here with the Keaton sofa, the new rug and customizable furniture pieces aspire to offer something for every living environment, whether it’s an industrial loft or country home.

“The new collection brings a tactile quality with rich natural textures like linen, cotton and wool, plus new performance fabrics that feel great to the touch and make life easier,” adds O’Connor. “We’ve also introduced new customization options that help our customers create looks that are uniquely theirs—with designs and fabrics that are uniquely ours.”

The Butler Channel bed in Boulevard Graphite velvet sits alongside a Solange faux-shagreen side table in cream, a Colburn cocktail ottoman in Vivid Terracotta velvet, and a Margaux swivel ottoman in Taos Silver.

The midcentury, Scandinavian-inspired Laguna series of tables feature a travertine top set on a solid teak wood base. 

Yet, even with innovative new fabrics and materials, the collection doesn’t stretch far from the company’s roots in local craftsmanship and sustainable business practices. All upholstery continues to be made at the company’s factory in Taylorsville, North Carolina, and the frames are sourced from local domestic suppliers and artisans. Thought has been given to making the entire process more environmentally friendly, down to the final packaging.

The company’s earth-friendly upholstery is handcrafted at their factory in the heart of North Carolina’s historic furniture-making region. 

“The Yves chair brings together two North Carolina artisan companies,” says O’Connor. “The wrought-iron frame is hand-forged about an hour away from our factory. Then it comes to us, and our skilled artisans complete it with upholstery. The frame will also patina over the years, creating a lasting piece.”

When asked how this collection speaks to the future direction of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, O’Connor emphasizes the company’s comfort with disrupting industry norms: “We’ve continually been on a sustainability journey for over 30 years now, starting with the first dining chair we ever made.” She goes on to add, “Something that means so much to us is building a community of like-minded people who share our sense of comfort and style, and desire to create a healthy home. We’ll continue to craft original designs made by artisans for the way we live today.”

To learn more about the Spring 2020 Collection from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, please visit their website or email them to arrange a virtual design consultation.

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