The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, NC, every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry can be found attending the twice a year shopping experience that includes 180 buildings and 11.5 million square feet of showroom space.
Passes are free, but trade credentials are required. The show usually runs Saturday-Wednesday, once in April and once again in October.
It was founded in 1909 as the Southern Furniture Market, and renamed the International Home Furnishings Market in 1989. A 2013 Duke University study found that this market generates more than $5.39 billion in economic impact to the overall regional economy (the counties within a 75-mile radius from downtown High Point, including counties in Virginia).
International Market Centers owns and operates the International Home Furnishings Center, or IHFC, the Market Square Complex, Showplace, Hamilton Properties, Plaza Suites and several other buildings, which makes it a major real estate owner of the market. International Market Centers also just merged with AmericasMart in May 2018.
The market is run by the High Point Market Authority, which is headed by President and CEO Tom Conley.
High Point Market in Furniture, Lighting & Decor
Twice a year, the editors at Furniture, Lighting & Decor visit this market to scope out new trends and hear from industry experts about what's going on in the world of product design and retail. Here is a selection of editorial coverage (including pre- and post-coverage) from this market.
- Hidden at High Point Market (Industry vets share their tips and tricks and inside scoop for a successful show)
- How to be an Instagram Star at High Point Market (Tips to optimize your social media presence at market)
- High Point Market Announces 2018 Style Spotters Team (See more from these folks at the October market!)
- High Point Market Preview, Spring 2018 (A round-up of products introduced at the last show)
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Contact High Point Market
164 South Main Street, Suite 700, High Point, NC 27260
Monday to Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. ET.
Call: 336.869.1000 or toll free: 800.874.6492 (USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands)