High Point Market
The Complete Design Guide For Spring Market
High Point Market is the largest trade show for furnish in the whole wide world, brining more than 75.000 people from different areas of the globe. With this being said, everyone recognizes the huge opportunity to create network connections as well as to keep up with the latest trends for the Spring season and sees the great potential of attending this North Carolina fair.
Who’s in attendance every year? All serious retail home furnishing buyers, interior designers, architects and other main players in the home furnishing industry can be found at High Point twice a year!
High Point Market is “the right place for the right people”. One shouldn’t overlook the value of being at the worlds’ greatest networking event. Of course, there are far more important reasons as to why you attend in the first place. However, the many wonderful products you’re going to see, the many wonderful time on your feet drinking in all the different design trends, shouldn’t be reason for you to forget that you have a big chance of connecting with people who are part of this big industry and have, more or less, the same interests as you.
Giving you some insight of what’s been happening at High Point, we’ve narrowed a list of the best exhibitors, the best products, the best events and the best destinations for you. Take a look!
The Best Exhibitors.
High Point always received wonderful exhibitors and this is a statement everyone can happily get behind. This year, and with numerous exciting new collaborations between names like Ryan Korban x EJ Victor, Goop x Tempaper, Carrier & Company x Century, Frank Ponterio x Arteriors, the partner power is on fire this market and that only leaves everyone more excited to see exhibitors news.
KOKET is bringing a collection full of daring lines, metallic effects, graphic prints, reinterpreted classics and overall courageous new style to High Point Market 2019.
Coleccion Alexandra is a young, dynamic and family-run company that designs and manufactures exquisite and handcrafted furniture. Its collection includes furniture and decorative items, home textiles and lighting – all with unique and distinct style.
Luna Bella is an exceptional US-based company, with a mechanical elegance and contemporary-vintage flair. The designer and founder, Teresa Costa has created a highly diverse line that is artful and transcends time and trends for the extraordinary homes.
The Best Products.
Between so many wonderful new lines and products, one would think it would be impossible to choose only 3 products but we were up for the challenge.
Deja Vu Credenza
John-Richard’s Deja Vu Credenza is the perfect product to mix with a variety of metals because of its gray color and outlined elements in gold.
Nouveau Strie Velvet
Nouveau Strie Velvet from the Spring 2019 S. Harris collection is a stunning cut velvet epingle inspired by Klimt’s geometric floral designs. This art nouveau influenced fabric is at once elegant and playful, lending itself to so many design possibilities.
The Scholarship Stripe strikes a bright balance between saturated classic color and bold scale. Its fresh horizontal lines make a modern nod to the classic old club style. Launching at York Wallcoverings at Spring Market, this exciting pattern will add a sophisticated energy to the most preppy of styles.
The Best Events.
High Point Market promotes some wonderful events and chances for networking. You can join the roundtable discussions to gain insider tips from industry leaders or connect with some of the biggest names in home fashion at the fun-filled, informal meet and greet sessions.
Top Tips for Selling the Outdoor Room at Retail. Saturday, April 6. 10am – 11am.
With 48 years of experience and 19 retail locations, the Casual Furniture team are seasoned experts when it comes to selling outdoor and casual furnishings. Tim and Ashley Newton – president and vice president – promote an in-depth roundtable discussion on the ins and outs of this lucrative sector as they share their experiences, proven selling tips and insight into the opportunities for growth in the outdoor category.
Black Interior Designers Network Mixer at The Point. Saturday, April 6. 5pm – 7pm.
Members of the Black Interior Designers Network have the chance to mix and mingle over complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres while developing and deepening important business connections.
How to Add Staging to Your Design Business – An Insiders Look. Sunday, April 7. 2pm – 3pm.
Home staging industry veterans, Jennie Norris, Sandra Holmes and Blair Hamaty, have an honest, insightful and energetic roundtable discussion about the home staging industry and how to add this service to your design business.
IFDA Selects Mixer and Awards Reception at The Point. Monday, April 8. 5pm – 7pm.
IFDA, the International Furnishings and Design Association, is bringing its popular exhibitor awards program, IFDA Selects, to Spring Market! Join them as they recognize and celebrate exhibitors in 10 different categories after judges have spent days scouring the Market for the best in each area.
Digital Tools to Drive Retail Sales. Tuesday, April 9. 10am -11am.
Stratagon, an integrated marketing and tech firm, promotes an interactive roundtable on how independent retailers can reach their audience more effectively through the use of digital tools. These marketing experts – Senior Partner Ryan Burkett, Digital Account Manager Kassi Whitman and Digital Marketing Specialist Kelly Buck – will discuss how you can use automated engagement in an efficient and timely manner and complement it with digital ads tailored to your target audience to drive in-store or online sales.
The Best Neighborhoods.
The market is very big – more than 13 city blocks big – so there’s always something new for you to discover and visit. See what speaks to you and strike out on your next adventure!
This is the neighborhood most Marketeers probably know best. The 5-wing, 11-story IHFC building alone has more showrooms than most entire home furnishings shows. Just across the Concourse past Center Stage, the Showplace building houses five more floors of showrooms, and down Hamilton Street you’ll see the spacious standalone showrooms of some of the biggest brands in home furnishings.
Hamilton Wrenn North
The lineup of expansive showrooms for major brands extends into this richly populated neighborhood. Cross Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to enter the Hamilton Wrenn Design District. Known as “the five star part of Market,” it’s where you’ll see a multitude of high-end, design-oriented makers.
Stroll past the storefront showrooms of a great variety of brands, offering everything from high-end luxury goods to more promotional goods.
Russell & Green
Large, standalone showrooms feature everything from value-priced importers to European antiques and reproductions, handcrafted made in USA upholstered goods, and luxury designer lines.
Centennial Wrenn South
These streets are fun to explore – and filled with showrooms featuring products in every price point.
The Style Spotters.
In a little preview, the trendsetters of 2019 have shared the top products at Spring Market. After hundreds of submissions from our exhibitors, each of the chosen 2019 Style Spotters has claimed one product as their personal must-see, so leave your eyes well open.
This year Style Spotters include Shayla Copas of Shayla Copas Interiors, Kara Cox of Kara Cox Interiors, Cynthia Ferguson of Cynthia Ferguson Designs, Eric Haydel of Eric Haydel Design, Benjamin Johnston of Beenjamin Johnston Design, Courtney McLeod from Right Meets Left Interior Design, Laura Thurman and Thurman Design Studio and Erinn Valencich and Erinn V Design Group.
Are you excited to keep on following this Spring Market edition of High Point Market?
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