There was always an extra gleam in his eyes and a heightened excitement during the days just before the High Point International Furniture Market began. All of his buddies would be arriving in town, colleagues and friends from the old days and new furniture designers that he’d met recently. Scott lived and breathed furniture design his entire life and loved it as much as he loved art.
By now everybody knows the house with the giant rooster sculpture out front was (and is) always open during market for Scott’s and my friends to drop in.Yesterday morning freelance designer Tony DeFazio had coffee with me and reminisced about Scott. Last night Ruth Olbrych of “party crasher fame” came with her designer Amanda Brown for drinks and dinner here and an impromptu sleepover because it was late. That was a bonus for me to be able to sit around the breakfast table chatting with industry mavens/friends just like days gone by. The bonus for Ruth? An armful of fresh azalea blossoms to decorate her Zaar Design Center showroom.
My 2 goddaughters are arriving tonight with 1 boyfriend in tow. These 3 20-sommethings are not here for market week but because they will be moving back to Hong Kong soon and I wanted the opportunity to visit with them. Last time I saw one of them was when Scott and I stopped in Hong Kong on our way to Goa. Another friend designer Louis Lara will be staying here as usual, too. Louis is on the Scott Morgan Design Scholarship steering committee and will have some news about the first scholarship to be awarded soon. Scott would absolutely love, love, love that the house is alive with company. This is one way I honor his memory. You are gone but not forgotten.