Libby Langdon and Northcape expand vision

Maker and designer set new collections for Chicago show

NEW YORK, NY —NorthCape and Libby Langdon are heading to the Chicago Casual Market with four new outdoor collections that expand the designer’s vision of modern outdoor living.

The new designs will be displayed in a comprehensive presentation inside NorthCape’s Merchandise Mart showroom (Space 16-112) featuring rugs, lighting and accessories from the designer’s growing constellation of brand partners.

“Retailers are coming to market looking for something fresh and new to excite shoppers,” Langdon says, “and our goal at NorthCape this market is to present them with fashion forward, high-quality furniture for the outdoors in an inspirational environment packed with great ideas that they can take back to their stores. Along with the new furniture collections, buyers and designers will find outdoor lighting from Crystorama and outdoor rugs from KAS rugs.  It’s going to be Libby Langdon floor to ceiling in the Windy City and I can’t wait!”

The creative force behind New York City-based interior design firm, Libby Interiors, Inc., Libby Langdon is one of the fastest-growing home furnishings brands in the business and quickly making her mark in the outdoor category.

“As interior trends moving outdoors continued to build momentum, it was obvious that we needed to find an experienced interior designer to help us come up with the right concepts, looks and functional ideas for the world’s new outdoor spaces,” says Tom Murray, president, NorthCape. “We had a strong history of on-target product development that helped us attract and build a great dealer base, but we also knew there were more dealers and end-users out there that we were not appealing to. Engaging Libby Langdon to attract those new dealers and excite existing dealers was a no-brainer.”

Libby Langdon and Northcape expand vision Lighting up the NorthCape space will be the new licensed outdoor lighting collection, Libby Langdon for Crystorama.  Also on view, an assortment of outdoor rugs in multiple patterns and colorways from Langdon’s latest licensing partnership with KAS Rugs.

At the center of it all is Libby’s NorthCape furniture designs. These are the collections set to be unveiled in Chicago:

The Taylor Collection 

Further blurring the lines between elegant interior and exterior design, the clean-lined Taylor Collection by Libby Langdon for NorthCape combines upholstered Textiline all-weather material, luxe cushioning and an aluminum dark wood-look frame for the perfect balance of comfort and durability. A dynamic mix of textures and materials add dimension and versatility, from the nutmeg-colored, slubby-weave material on the outside of the upholstered chairs, sofa and loveseat, to the tabletops with travertine stone-look ceramic tile with a creamy marbling detail. The transitional dining table features a dark wood-look aluminum frame and an angular base frame design with clear glass that shows off the sleek lines and shapely details of the base.

Weston Collection 

Sleekly styled with angular, architecturally influenced lines, the versatile Weston Collection by Libby Langdon for NorthCape is designed to work in a variety of settings from outdoor coastal to contemporary, depending on the cushion and colorways that dress it. With a narrow, stainless-steel silver frame wrapped in natural-look jute twine that fits in all size spaces, Weston pops against dark wood decks, is ideal for modern, light-tile patios, and works well against gray, salt-washed settings. The geometric woven resin lower shelf is highlighted with the glass tops on the side tables and cocktail tables. It's also echoed on the fire table, with a stainless steel band wrap emphasizes the mixed material theme.

Libby Langdon and Northcape expand vision The Mooring 

The Mooring by Libby Langdon for NorthCape is a sophisticated combination of textures and materials creating an elegant look that is tailored and transitional with exceptional durability. Mixing dual, side-by-side, dark walnut willow-weave panels with an oil-rubbed bronze aluminum frame finish feels rich and luxurious, while the high legs on the sofa, loveseat and lounge chair keep the look light and airy. Finished in the oil-rubbed bronze aluminum, the dining table’s beautifully styled, classically inspired trestle is set off by a Dura-Wood smoke gray wood textured top for just the right amount of contrast. Dining chairs in both stationary and swivel options feature sleek arms for a slim profile, while comfortable and generous inner-seat cushions provide width and depth. 

The Live Edge Table Collection

Inspired by the interior trend toward natural wood slab tabletops, the Live Edge Table Collection by Libby Langdon for NorthCape is designed to work with numerous NorthCape and Libby Langdon Collections. Offered in dining, end and cocktail tables, the natural wood-look slab tabletop features a stylish yet simple oil-rubbed base that makes the live-edge top star of the show. Like all Libby Langdon designs for NorthCape, the emphasis is on creating an eclectic mix with unique pieces that work seamlessly with many different dining chair and lounge seating styles.

For more information, visit www.northcape.com.

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