In just a few days thousands of designers, makers, and buyers will flock to North Carolina for the High Point Fall Market. With five full days of programming, planning your trip can be daunting. But as sponsors, and attendees, ASPIRE has the insights you need.
Here’s all the news you need to know before heading to High Point:
High Point Designers’ Showhouse Grand Opening
ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME and The Junior League of High Point are proud to present the 2019 Junior League of High Point Designers’ Showhouse. 21 local and national designers collaborated to transform this historic home, which dates back to 1913. Believed to be the first example of the Craftsman style in High Point, the house at 1013 Johnson St. stands on the corner of Farriss Avenue and in the heart of the Johnson Street Historic District. Purchase your tickets for opening weekend here.
Mill Collective is on the move this market, setting up shop on the first floor of the newly dubbed Red Egg House, located at 415 W. High Ave. Relocating from its previous venue at Plant Seven, the sixth edition of Mill Collective showcases “Designed & Made in America” works by 20 studios, in a new gallery format.
Made Goods showroom.
After the grand opening of their 28,000-square-foot showroom during this past Spring Market, Made Goods is already expanding. This Market will see the addition of a third floor, complete with terrace, that will display their outdoor furniture and decor collection. Made Goods is located at 203 N. Wrenn St.
Dutch furniture, lighting, and accessories brand Eichholtz will debut its flagship U.S. showroom in the 20,000-square-foot stand-alone space at 129 S. Hamilton St. Previously displaying in a temporary booth in InterHall, the opening of this showroom shows the brand’s continued investment in the United States.
Market Authority Exclusives
Focused on exposing Market attendees to the wide variety of exhibitors High Point Market has to offer, Style Spotters Trend Tours, sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer, are returning for this weekend’s market.
- Saturday: Laura Thurman on showrooms with a global aesthetic; Style Spotters Advisor Gary Inman on hospitality.
- Sunday: Eric Haydel on antiques and antique reproductions; Erinn Valencich on designer-friendly furniture.
- Monday: Cynthia Ferguson on textiles.
The ever educational High Point Market Keynote Series will offer three sessions, each featuring industry celebrities who will share their insights and business-building advice. The first of which welcomes the Market debut of Diane Keaton in a casual conversation about her passion for design, her collaboration with Aidan Gray, and her sources of inspiration.
The Point on Commerce is information and idea central for everything High Point Market. Among the many discussions, panels and events taking place in this hub, Meg Caswell, Libby Langdon and Scot Meacham Wood are talking The Professional Gains of Designer Showhouses on Monday, October 21, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. See The Point’s full schedule here.
New Faces and Collaborations
Photo by Jesse Stone.
Whether in film, fashion or interiors, Diane Keaton is known for her iconic point of view. Her mastery of black and white and penchant for creating industrial chic interiors brings a sophisticated edginess to the rooms she creates. This Market, the actress is launching Keaton Industries, her first lighting collection with Aidan Gray (201 N. Main St.).
A first-time collaboration between Fairfield and designer Libby Langdon will offer a whole-home collection with over 40 pieces of upholstery and casegoods for bedroom, dining room and living room. Langdon drew inspiration from her clients for these pieces, saying the collection is “all about home furnishings and decor that can withstand real life.” Also this Market, Langdon debuts a line of nautically inspired photographs and prints for Paragon and a collection of graphic rugs for Kas.
Model Miranda Kerr will launch her first-ever home collection this year in collaboration with Universal. Titled Love.Joy.Bliss. the series features pieces for the bedroom, kitchen and dining, and the living room.
Navigate Market like a pro with Marisa Wilson’s Cool Girl’s Guide to High Point Market. Wilson has combed through Market programming so you don’t have to, and with this handy guide offers schedules, maps, and first-timer tips for all things High Point; available only via Wilson’s website, Artful Interiors.
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