At High Point Market | High-end Hekman unveils 29-piece bedroom and dining collection; says retailers want variety

Hekman’s new Mayfield collection covers the bedroom, dining and occasional categories.

AT HIGH POINT MARKET – High-end case goods supplier Hekman Furniture unveiled a new 29-piece collection at this week’s market, spanning across the bedroom, dining and occasional categories. The goal for the collection was to give retailers more variety.

“We just went for something a little unique and different with Mayfield,” said Neil McKenzie, the company’s director of product development. “Dealers want variety, not the same-old.”

Mayfield comes entirely out of India, where Hekman has sourced from since 2014.

Hekman Mayfield

With parquet-matched oak veneers, Mayfield features a soft tawny gray wood finish – which is created by lightly sandblasting the oak veneers, enabling the stain to penetrate and accentuate the grain. Case symmetry is linear with long straight lines that the company says resist becoming boxy by elevating each piece on metal legs.

The line is in the higher-end – with a bedroom set retailing for around $4,999 – but lower than many of the company’s other offerings. Mayfield ships closer to next market.

Business at Hekman is good according to McKenzie, as “inventories are slowly going down.”

“We’re 90% in stock – and that’s what our target is,” he said.

McKenzie said ocean freight has greatly improved, but there’s still room to go. The biggest supply issue? Trucking. “We lost more drivers last month,” he said. “Trucking is bad. Labor is bad everywhere.”

McKenzie expects the higher end to fare better than the lower end over the coming months, as inflation is less of a factor.

Besides Mayfield, Hekman also highlighted its Arlington Heights collection, which introduced last market, as well new upholstery items.

Hekman is showing at High Point Market in the International Home Furnishings Center, C-754.

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At High Point Market | High-end Hekman unveils 29-piece bedroom and dining collection; says retailers want variety