Among the pieces in Tov Furniture’s new Voice Collection is this Anjani ottoman designed by Nicole White.
HIGH POINT — Tov Furniture, a manufacturer and retailer of trend-conscious furniture, is launching The Voice Collection at High Point Market, a line created by six Black designers and celebrating the Black design community.
“We all share a community of followers, a love for design and a belief that furniture should represent who you are,” said Chaya Krinsky, CEO. “We had the opportunity to be a part of a major moment in industry history and provide a stage for these six designers to showcase their exceptional talent.”
She added, “At Tov, we operate with one rule: Don’t Be Boring. And Carmeon, Don, Nile, Nicole, Erika and Justin are anything but.”
The collection is comprised of more than 20 SKUs including occasional tables, accent chairs, sofas, occasional seating, case goods and upholstered pieces. Tov Furniture chose the designers whose aesthetics most matched the company’s point of view and its customer base of fashion-forward Gen Z and Millennial women.
Each designer worked closely with the Tov team to bring their own inspiration and design initiatives to life from start to finish.
The Voice Collection designers are:
Carmeon Hamilton is a Memphis-based interior designer, content creator and lifestyle blogger spearheading her brand, Nubi Interiors. She is a winner of HGTV’s Design Star: Next Gen and star of HGTV’s Reno My Rental. Hamilton has 15 years of experience in the design industry, from public healthcare to residential to retail and merchandising, and has been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, Southern Living, Essence and Domino. carmeonhamilton.com
Nile Johnson is the principal of Nile Johnson Interior Design based in Philadelphia. He was a 2020 House Beautiful advisory board member and African-American top 20 interior designer. His work has been featured on HGTV as well as in national publications, and he is an adjunct faculty member of Interior Design and a Black Artists + Designers Guild member. nilejohnson.com.
Don Ricardo Massenburg, founder of Design Inkredible, has a passion for interiors, the arts and early childhood education. He is recognized for his bold use of color, pattern and lush textiles, as well as leadership in the industry. As an education specialist, he assesses how the environment impacts learning. designinkredible.com
Erika Hollinshead Ward is the owner and principal designer of Erika Ward Interiors based in Atlanta. She has national spokesperson roles and brand ambassadorships for targeted consumer campaigns. Ward has spearheaded initiatives that rally other designers and vendors to together bring great design to disadvantaged groups. erikaward.com
Nicole White, CEO and principal designer of Nicole White Designs Interiors, a full-service boutique interior design firm in Sunrise, Fla. Her work has been featured in House Beautiful, Veranda, HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Essence and The Wall Street Journal among others. She was also a featured designer at the Kips Bay Decorators Show House Palm Beach 2021 and a recipient of the Luxe Red Award Contemporary/Modern Interiors 2021. nwdinteriors.com
Justin Q. Williams is an Atlanta-based interior designer who founded Trademark Design Co. in 2009. His work has been featured in HGTV magazine, House Beautiful, Modern Luxury Interiors, and others. Williams was also featured in Picture Perfect Parties, a Rizzoli International cookbook filled with stylish solutions for entertaining. His work as a photo-stylist has appeared in a number of shelter publications. trademarkdesignco.com
A High Point Market meet-and-greet launch party is scheduled for Sunday, April 3, at Congdon Yards, with feature music, food, drinks and local vendors, along with all six designers and the Tov Furniture team. The collection will be available for purchase on April 1 at tovfurniture.com.
The Tov Furniture showroom is located at Showplace, space 1850.