APRIL 2017, HIGH POINT, NC – The clean, simple silhouettes of the new Tempo Collection come alive through architectural elements, mixed media and a soft taupe finish contrasting with a metallic bronze finish on accents.
Providing a fresh take on casual contemporary style, the 21-piece Tempo Collection from CARSON by Marge Carson, is “an updated and very livable contemporary style that will appeal to a younger, more casual audience,” said Jim LaBarge, chief executive officer of Marge Carson. “The combination of the quartered oak veneers with metallic bronze, antique nickel and hammered brass gives a lot of architectural and mixed media interest,” he said.
Silver Travertine stone on selected pieces, pierced trivet design insets and hand-hammered brass on a mirror and table base add to the mixed-media feel. There’s even an Asian flair to some pieces through delicate tracery designs on fretwork overlays.
Crafted of Quartered Oak Veneers, Oak and Mahogany solids, the primary finish is the soft taupe Tempo, accented by the Metallic Bronze finish on a range of surfaces for a distinct, textured look. Hardware finishes are Bronzed Brass and Antique Nickel, and Silver Travertine is used on select pieces.
Important Elements of Style for Tempo Include:
The soft neutral-colored quartered oak in Tempo finish contrasting with the Metallic Bronze accent finish for a real pop.
Carved striations on posts. Irregular horizontal lines on posts are textured and finished in Metallic Bronze finish for a distinctive look.
Delicate tracery designs on fretwork overlays such as on the display cabinet and bar cabinets create contrast.
Pierced trivet designs, reminiscent of river rocks, are recessed into the wood, then covered in clear glass, on select pieces.
Hammered brass brings texture and mixed media to the collection, as found on the base of the round dining table and on the inside border of the mirror.
The tracery motif overlays, along with living room tables with chow legs, are African-inspired and add a global feel.
The hardware is two-tone, combining Bronzed Brass with Antique Nickel.
Tempo marks the fifth collection in the CARSON brand, joining Lyric, Aria, Harmony and Melody and rounding out the CARSON assortment with a casual contemporary offering.
TEMPO COLLECTION PIECES
Tempo Trestle-Base Dining Table
A contemporized trestle-style base supports the top of this modern design, with a quartered walnut inlay on the tabletop. A pierced, stylized trivet motif, finished in polished brass, appears under clear glass in the center of the tabletop for a striking design feature.
Tempo Round Dining Table
The barrel shaped base of the table is covered with hand-hammered brass and is suspended by four oak posts in the Tempo finish. The lay-on glass top is available in two sizes: 54 and 60 inch-diameter.
Tempo Bar Cabinet
Crafted of Oak Solids and Quartered Oak Veneers, the cabinet features a tracery fretwork overlay on the doors and a framed Travertine Marble top with a bronze-finished gallery. The piece combines the Tempo and Metallic Bronze finishes with the beautiful colorations of the Travertine Marble stone top. The tracery fretwork design on the door overlays is Asian-inspired.
A matrix pattern is incised into the drawer fronts of this three-drawer chest with dividers in each drawer. Drawer faces are in Metallic Bronze to contrast with the case frame in the Tempo finish.
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