An Explosion of Pattern - Part 1, The Greek Key

An Explosion of Pattern - Part 1, The Greek Key

One of the most prevalent trends we observed at spring market was the virtual explosion of pattern! Literally, pattern was everywhere you looked! It was amazing to see pattern on everything from furniture to fabrics to lighting. Amongst the basket weaves and chevrons, a strong pattern that stood out this market was the Greek Key.


(Ambella, High Point Market)

 The Greek Key is an ornamental motif with origins in ancient Greece represented by an interlocking rectangular pattern constructed from one continuous line.  It is believed to have been based on the twisting and turning path the Maeander River took. This pattern continues to be popular in modern day, symbolizing infinity or the eternal flow of life!


(Surya, High Point Market)

It is always fun for designers to see how patterns are creatively incorporated into a piece of furniture.  This chest has the Greek Key on the feet of the piece as a sophisticated and subtle nod to the motif.


(Theodore Alexander, High Point Market)

These two bolder and dynamic uses of the pattern really add drama and interest to these furniture pieces.



(Hooker Furniture, High Point Market)

This coffee table uses the more traditional version of the motif as an elegant apron.


(Lexington, High Point Market)

A modern and stylized interpretation uses the Greek Key motif as the actual design of the table that turns out to be very functional as well!


(Century, High Point Market)

This beautiful étagère uses the pattern on the sides of the piece as an elegant designer touch.


(Lillian August, High Point Market)

We also found furniture designers getting creative with nail head trim on furniture in the Greek Key pattern!


(Lillian August, High Point Market)                       (Lexington, High Point Market)

The addition of the motif on this chair adds a simple but eye catching detail that takes the chair to the next level.


(Jonathan Charles, High Point Market)

Fabric companies also got in on the trend and introduced some fabulous looks with the pattern. 


(Lexington, High Point Market)                                        (Bernhardt, High Point Market)

Not to be left out, lighting designers put their own spin on the motif and came out with some gorgeous products as well!



(Theodore Alexander, High Point Market)

It was so much fun finding all these different interpretations of this ancient pattern at High Point Market and realizing that a true classic never really goes out of style!

Happy Designing – By Design Interiors


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