American Leather, the Dallas-based design leader and leather furniture manufacturer, announces design legends Goodman Charlton as their newest designers, who will unveil their first collection for American Leather at this spring’s High Point Market.
For their first venture with American Leather, Goodman Charlton has masterminded the Shaw bed, featuring a biscuit-tufted tapered back, “snuggle wings,” with a modern, low height. Also debuting at this spring’s Market is the Lawrence collection (sectional and sofa), which features a long, lean design with biscuit-tufted seat and back, and a chunky sleigh leg. The Turrow chair makes an entrance with a sculpted T-back, and generous seating, with a beautiful wooden frame and legs.
“American Leather has been a very big admirer of this dynamic duo throughout the past few years, when they first collaborated with John Charles Designs,” says Bruce Birnbach, president. “Being able to produce their sculptural designs for the spring market is a privilege for the American Leather team, and we think our consumer audience will be drawn to their meticulous detailing and design-conscious appeal.”
Jeffrey Goodman is a Magna cum Laude graduate from Harvard College, with a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies (1979), and Steven Charlton is an honors graduate from Brighton School of Art in England, with a BA in Graphic Design (1983). Together the two formed Goodman Charlton, a design firm that now specializes in hospitality, residential interior and furniture designs. Most recently and notably, the team just finished up the grand renovation of the Empire Hotel, near Lincoln Center, where they created a lavish yet modern interior from furnishings around the world.
Other outstanding projects include the interior of the Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park, which featured 260 rooms and seven ballrooms, and The Epic apartment building, which was a joint venture of the Durst Organization and Sidney Fetner Associates, and features “green” and environmentally friendly design elements. Their furniture has also been used in many celebrity homes, including Madonna, Prince Nicholas cage, Ringo Starr and Bruce Springsteen, and in the music videos of Michael Jackson and Prince.