Mar. 7, 2019
DESIGNER Q&A with Tina Nicole, Nathan Anthony Furniture, Los Angeles
For many designers, the creative life is simply part of their daily DNA. That’s certainly true for Tina Nicole, co-founder and lead designer at Nathan Anthony Furniture www.nafurniture.com, a custom upholstery manufacturer focused on bench-made production in southern California.
And we love that she’s a fan of luxurious Ultrasuede® HP, our high-performance upholstery weight fabric available in 97 rich and neutral colors.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF BEING A PRODUCT DESIGNER? I get to create something, to watch an idea come to life, it’s the best feeling ever… It’s also a form of self-expression, the way writing is. In this case, I design furniture.
WHERE DO YOU GO FOR INSPIRATION? Mostly Europe and Asia, but really I find it everywhere.
HOW DID YOU DISCOVER ULTRASUEDE? At High Point Market, where we showcase our upholstery designs twice every year.
ONE THING I LOVE ABOUT ULTRASUEDE IS … May I say two things? The luxurious feeling and the colors.
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO FASHION ACCESSORY? Oh, definitely a scarf or wrap.
IF I COULD BE ANYTHING OTHER THAN A DESIGNER, IT WOULD BE … A playwright
FAVORITE TRAVEL OR DINING DESTINATION? Ortigia, Sicily
MY DREAM CELEBRITY CLIENT (LIVING OR DEAD) IS … Miuccia Prada
MY IDEAL DAY INCLUDES… Landing in a new European town, getting a coffee at a local cafe across the street from a castle, a museum, a cathedral, or a spa, and taking in the sights.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE “LUXURY?” Luxury is something that feels special, maybe it’s soft and sumptuous to touch, and also makes you feel extraordinary, something extravagant and beautiful.