International Market Centers (IMC) presents more than 100,000 square feet of new, expanded and relocated showrooms in six of its 17 downtown High Point buildings for the October 16-20, 2021 High Point Market. The 28 updates – seven new showrooms, 16 expansions and five relocations – reinforce IMC’s cross-category offerings with gains in décor, lighting, rugs and furniture.
“Premier décor and furniture brands are continuing to select IMC’s properties as their gateway to the unmatched designer and retail buying power at High Point Market,” said Scott Eckman, International Market Centers (IMC) chief revenue officer. “The commitments of these new brands and investments by existing exhibitors indicates optimism for a solid market this October.”
Seven new IMC exhibitors are found in three buildings. The International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC) features two new permanent exhibitors including Hubbardton Forge (lighting and accent furniture) and Uultis (furniture curated by Brazilian designers). Historic Market Square features four new showrooms: Art Resources (hand knotted rugs), Finesse Décor (home décor), Hinkley Lighting and Décor (chandelier, bath, outdoor and landscape lighting) and Weavers by Boyteks (Turkish textiles). New in Plaza Suites is Matrix Furniture Group (furniture and mattresses).
The 16 expansions are in five IMC properties. In IHFC, some 11 brands expand: Armen Living (contemporary furniture), Bellini Modern Living (contemporary furniture from Canada), Decasa Marble (marble dining tables), ENZA Home (upholstery, mattresses, textiles and accessories, Exquisite Rugs (handmade rugs), Forty West (lighting, upholstery and home décor), Impressions Vanity (vanities and mirrors), Koncept Technologies (LED lamps and lighting elements), Momeni (rugs) and Regina Andrew (lighting, accent furniture and accessories). Two Historic Market Square expansions are Frankie Davidson Lighting and Accents (lamps and decorative accessories) and Varaluz (handcrafted, eco-friendly lighting and furniture) with Crypton (high-performance textiles) in the connected Market Square Textile Tower. In Showplace, two expansions are Feizy (hand-knotted, hand-tufted and power-loomed rugs) and Kaleen Rugs (handmade area rugs and carpeting). Simply Amish (solid wood furniture) expands in the 200/320/330 North Hamilton complex.
The five relocations are in IHFC -- The Van Cleve Collection (Asian-inspired home décor), Chandra (handcrafted rugs) and Nuevo (contemporary furniture) – and Showplace -- Forever Green Art (preserved plants) and HiEnd Accents (bedding, tabletop and home décor).
Augmenting the permanent showrooms are some 300 temporaries offered in a full Interhall in IHFC and expanded Suites at Market Square and Plaza Suites A full list of IMC’s exhibitors is at IMCHighPointMarket.com/exhibitor-directory.
International Market Centers’ 17 properties in High Point include: 300 E. Green St.; 300 S. Main St.; Commerce & Design Building (C&D); Furniture Plaza; Historic Market Square; International Home Furnishings Center; Klaussner on Hamilton; Market Square Textile Tower; National Furniture Mart; Plaza Suites; Showplace; the Suites at Market Square; and five on Hamilton Street – 121, 200, 320 and 330 N. Hamilton St., and 129 S. Hamilton St.
High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, with more than 2,000 manufacturers in 11.5 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space in multiple buildings in downtown High Point, North Carolina. Each Market attracts tens of thousands of retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry. International Market Centers (IMC) owns 17 prime High Point Market showroom buildings, which contain 70 percent of the exhibitors, including the majority of the top 500 manufacturers. DesignOnHPMKT by IMC is the official voice for IMC’s High Point Market programming and at-market activities representing a wealth of industry knowledge and connections. Fall 2021 Market is scheduled for October 16-20, 2021. Registration for the Fall 2021 High Point Market is open now.