Twice yearly the small North Carolina town of High Point becomes a landing spot for interior designers, furniture and fabric manufacturers and retailers introducing the latest and greatest in home decor (as well as hospitality and commercial design) products. The next scheduled gathering is April 5-10, 2014, just a few short weeks away.
Fondly known as the furniture capital of the world, there are over 250 furniture manufacturers located in this city with a normal population of just over 100,00; a figure that easily doubles during market week. With over 2000 exhibitors scattered throughout the 180 buildings, you can find a variety of items ranging from one-of-a-kind pieces from suppliers like Woodbrook Designs to well-established and familiar names like CR Laine, La-z-boy, Currey & Co., Safavieh, Crystorama and hundred of others. Whether you are looking for the latest trends in lighting, custom furniture, made in America items or you are interested in seeing how fabric manufacturers are using the 2014 Pantone color of the year (radiant orchid), you are sure to find it. I dare say, if you don’t see it at market it is simply not available.
Along with the quirky giant furniture pieces, High Point offers other points of interest. Places like All-a-flutter butterfly farm provide a respite from the frenzy and crowds of market week. So, if springtime has not arrived in your area yet, no worries—spring will be in full bloom at the High Point Spring Market this April.