During each High Point Market, home furnishings manufacturer Global Views uses the corner of its hallway to showcase something new.
For October’s market, the Dallas-based purveyor of lighting, accent furniture, mirrors, decorative accessories and more introduced its newest offering, original wall décor, there.
Originally, the pieces were created by Creative Director George Sellers and his nephew and apprentice, Eli, as late additions to the company’s summer 2019 catalog shoot, intended as a way to help fill blank spaces on walls in the various room scenes. After the catalog was printed, customers began asking about the art and if the pieces were for sale, which CEO David Gebhart took as a sign to venture into the category. A year later, the pieces were ready for their at-market debut.
“This seemed like the missing piece to our puzzle and it seemed like a natural addition,” Gebhart said. “We’re doing the rugs, we’re doing all the other wall décor, the furniture, everything for the home. It made sense to go ahead and look at doing the original art.”
When creating the originals, Sellers and Sellers stretched drop cloth canvases over wide, thick