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4 Fairfield Chair Events to Check Out at the Spring High Point Market

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The upholstery manufacturer is a leading educational provider at the April market.

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A panel discusses last year’s Virtual Design Challenge competition at Fairfield Chair’s High Point Market showroom.

At each High Point Market, attendees from around the world eagerly gather to scope out brand new products and designer collaborations. While these fresh introductions may be the star of the show at Market, the experience wouldn’t be the same without the opportunity to learn something new and network with industry peers at educational events. 

Exhibitors like Fairfield Chair are offering a full program of events that allow attendees to gain valuable knowledge, connect with home furnishings experts, and get some needed rest from walking the High Point campus. Below are 4 can’t-miss events from Fairfield Chair at the upcoming Spring Market, set for April 2-6. 


1. Panel: “The Truth about Licensed Collections; The Commitment, Timeline and Potential” 

Saturday, April 2, 11 a.m. | Fairfield Showroom - 200 N. Hamilton St.

Libby Langdon

Join Libby Langdon, interior designer, television personality, author, and product designer, as she presents proven tips and tactics toward designing, developing, and promoting
licensed collections alongside her manufacturer partners. Langdon will delve into having the right foundation to make you an appealing partner and break down her design process; from getting started to making samples, legal and royalty logistics, and more.


  • Libby Langdon, Libby Langdon Interiors
  • Malanta Knowles, Vice President of Marketing and Design, Paragon
  • Ryan Ranzino, Vice President of Sales, Crystorama
  • Dixon Mitchell, CEO, Fairfield
  • Santhi Yarlagadda, Vice President, E-commerce, Licensing & New Business Development, KAS Rugs


2. Panel: “Function, Family, and Furry Friends” - sponsored by Crypton

Monday, April 4, 11 a.m.  | Fairfield Showroom - 200 N. Hamilton St.

dog yellow couch

The delights of designing for families and pets are many, but planning for a home that's equal parts beauty, safety, cleanability, and comfort requires some extra due diligence. Crypton Home Fabric and Fairfield Chair present a delightful and informative panel discussion featuring expert designers including Sara Barney, Vanessa Deleon, Lauren Nicole, Rachel Shingleton and moderated by Ericka Saurit of Saurit Creative. They're sharing terrific tips and clever design hacks for creating spectacular kids' spaces and beautiful interiors for pet-loving households. Plus, visit the adorable pop-up Crypton Cart to take home some fun goodies and toys for your own special furry friends, courtesy of Skout's Honor, Crypton, and RUE magazine.

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3. Virtual Design Challenge Awards

Sunday, April 3, 6 p.m. during the Hamilton Wrenn District Second Night Celebration | Fairfield Showroom - 200 N. Hamilton St.

Winning Design LisaMende 2021.
Designer Lisa Mende’s winning rendering from the June 2021 contest.

For the 2022 Fairfield Virtual Design Challenge, seven designers were tapped to produce renderings using the company’s upholstery and casegood product lines to create a space of any style using exact dimensions of Fairfield’s High Point showroom. Fairfield asked the designers to style the space to reflect a theme from a movie that has inspired them. A curated panel of expert judges will be tasked with reviewing the renderings and selecting the winners at the upcoming April Market. The first place winner’s rendering will come to life inside the Fairfield showroom at the October High Point Market, and they will also receive a $5,000 Fairfield voucher. Visitors are encouraged to check out the renderings and see who wins!



4. Chair Construction Demonstration

Sunday, April 3, 5 p.m. during the Hamilton Wrenn District Second Night Celebration | Fairfield Showroom - 200 N. Hamilton St.

Fairfield Chair chair

Inside Fairfield’s High Point Market showroom, attendees will get to witness and learn
the process and detail that goes into assembling a chair. Richard McSwain, Director of Product Development for Fairfield, will lead the chair construction demo.

For more information on Fairfield’s offerings, visit www.fairfieldchair.com.

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