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Feb 19, 2024 - High Point Market

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Named Saturday Keynote Speaker for Spring Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 19, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces Hollywood interior designer and TV personality Martyn Lawrence Bullard will deliver the Saturday Keynote address at Spring Market, taking place in the High Point Theatre on April 13, from 3 to 4 pm. Known for his luxuriously layered interiors, the English-born Bullard has been named for 17 years to the prestigious “AD100” list by Architectural Digest. He has additionally been featured on the coveted “A-List” by Elle Decor, and designated a top 25 designer by The Hollywood Reporter. Bullard earned widespread recognition starring in the hit Bravo TV series, Million Dollar Decorators, which first aired in 2011. Bullard will share images of design projects from his impressive portfolio while discussing his signature approach to working with a celebrity roster that includes names like Cher, Kylie Jenner, Khloé Kardashian and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger.

Feb 12, 2024 - High Point Market

HPMA Sets Schedule for High Point Market Pulse Content Series

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 12, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has released the schedule for its second Alumni All-Star Style Spotters Instagram Live series, “High Point Market Pulse,” leading up to Spring Market. At 4pm ET on each of the following dates, this season’s Style Spotters will host Instagram Live events from the @highpointmarket profile: CLOTH & KIND, Feb. 27 Stacy Garcia, Mar. 5 Gary Inman, Mar. 12 Ron Woodson, Mar. 19 Arianne Bellizaire, Mar. 26

Feb 05, 2024 - High Point Market

Bunny Williams to Deliver Sunday Keynote Address at Spring Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 5, 2024 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces interior design icon Bunny Williams will give a Keynote presentation at Spring Market, taking place in the High Point Theatre on Sunday, April 14, from 3 to 4 pm. A Southerner by birth, Williams began her design career in the New York office of legendary firm Parish-Hadley, in the late ‘60s. The presentation, entitled “Lessons from a Life in Design with Bunny Williams,” will feature a retrospective of interior projects from a long and successful career, including those from her current New York-based design firm, Williams Lawrence, as well as from her own home and garden. She will discuss her ideas about decorating for daily comfort and for entertaining at home. A new book from the prolific creator, "Bunny Williams: Life In the Garden,” is set to publish next month. Sunday Keynote event attendees will receive a complimentary copy while supplies last.

Jan 29, 2024 - High Point Market

Goo Goo Dolls Named Headliner for Spring Market Center Stage

HIGH POINT, N.C., JAN. 29, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces alternative rock band Goo Goo Dolls are the Spring Market headliners at Center Stage on Sun., Apr. 14. Formed by Rzeznik and Takac in Buffalo, NY during 1986, Goo Goo Dolls have quietly broken records, contributed a string of staples to the American songbook, connected to millions of fans, and indelibly impacted popular music for three-plus decades. Beyond selling 15 million records worldwide, the group has garnered four GRAMMY® Award nominations and nearly a dozen platinum & gold singles combined, and seized a page in the history books by achieving 16 number one and Top 10 hits. As a result, they hold the all-time radio record for “Most Top 10 Singles.” Thus far, A Boy Named Goo [1995] has gone double-platinum, Dizzy Up The Girl five-times-platinum, and Gutterflower [2002] and Let Love In [2006] both went gold as Something for the Rest of Us [2010] and Magnetic [2013] bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. Their music continues to reach new audiences around the world and rack up platinum & gold statuses – including the recently platinum-certified “Slide”, “Black Balloon” and “Better Days” – and has been covered by everyone from Taylor Swift to Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers.

Jan 22, 2024 - High Point Market

Alumni Style Spotters Named for Spring Market Program

HIGH POINT, N.C., January 22, 2023 – High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces the second ‘Alumni All-Stars' edition of its signature Style Spotters program for Spring Market, naming this season’s interior designer participants. Returning Style Spotters Arianne Bellizaire (2015), Stacy Garcia (2018), Gary Inman (2014), partners Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Nicholas (2017), and Ron Woodson (2017) will once again employ their interior design superpowers to identify this season’s best finds from world’s largest furnishings trade show. Following last year’s successful Market preview template established with the 2023 All-Stars, the 2024 team will spotlight Market news on the High Point Market website and social media channels leading up to the April trade show event. In late February, each Style Spotter will additionally take their turn as host for the Instagram Live series dubbed the “High Point Market Pulse,” produced by HPMA at @highpointmarket.

Jan 17, 2024 - High Point Market

Register Now for Spring High Point Market, April 13-17

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 17, 2024 – As the official organizer of the world’s largest furnishings trade show, High Point Market Authority (HPMA) opens online registration for the Spring edition of its biannual trade-only event, scheduled April 13 -17. Registration to attend High Point Market is available to U.S. and international buyers, including retailers, residential and commercial interior designers; exhibitor personnel, press, industry professionals and students. Qualifying registrants will be issued a Market pass, which is required for entry into buildings and showrooms across the 13-block Market District. Guests who register prior to March 29 (or March 15 for international attendees), will receive their Market pass in the mail at no charge. Registration assistance is available by contacting the High Point Market Authority directly at (336) 869-1000 during normal business hours (ET), or by emailing registration@highpointmarket.org.

Jan 08, 2024 - High Point Market

Apply Now for the Design Influencers Tour at Spring Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., January 8, 2024 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) kicks off a new search for participants in its biannual Design Influencers Tour at High Point Market, organized in partnership with Esteem Media. To be considered, interior designers and other design-focused influencers must apply by Friday, Feb. 9th. Ten design influencers will be selected to tour High Point Market sponsor-showrooms for two days at the April trade show. Selection criteria for candidates includes social media or blog following, content quality and posting frequency. Travel expenses and a fee for creator services will be paid for by HPMA and Esteem Media. In exchange for participation, each influencer will be asked to report from their unique perspective on the home furnishings products and other High Point Market experiences they encounter while visiting top showrooms on the organized tour this spring.

Oct 19, 2023 - High Point Market

HPMA Announces Board of Directors Updates

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 19, 2023 – During its board meeting at Fall Market, the High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announced updates to its board of directors, effective October 18th, 2023. Christi Barbour, co-founder at Barbour Spangle Design, is board chair and president of the executive committee after serving as its vice president through 2023. Barbour is the board's first woman to hold its top spot, and also its first interior designer professional in the position. She replaces Alex Shuford, III, CEO of Rock House Farm Family of Brands and Century Furniture, who will transition to the role of immediate past chair. “The High Point Market Authority serves at the intersection of the home furnishings industry and those that sustain it,” says Barbour. “As this term’s board chair, I’m excited to not only fortify but also expand the connection between the communities creating and purchasing within our industry.”

Sep 26, 2023 - High Point Market

Fall Market Instagram Takeover Schedule Announced

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 25, 2023 – High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces this season’s design influencers who will report on home furnishings and design trends at High Point Market as they take over the trade show’s official Instagram page during Fall Market, Oct. 14 - 18. Each influential designer was selected based on a wide range of criteria including the type of content posted to their individual social media channels and design style: Nicole Arnold Camia Brown Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods Abigail Horace Molly Kay Johns Chrissy Jones Juliana Oliviera Tina Ramchandani Andrew Suvalsky Nicole White For those following @highpointmarket on Instagram, the takeover guests will be shown each day of Fall Market. They’ll report on favorite showrooms, new products, educational events, and social happenings.

Sep 19, 2023 - High Point Market

Design Influencers Tour Team and Sponsors Announced for Fall Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 19, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) and Esteem Media team up once again to announce this season’s team and sponsors for the two-day Design Influencers Tour at Fall Market. After reviewing candidate applications, 10 design influencers from around the U.S. were selected by the partner organizations to tour sponsoring showrooms at High Point Market and report on their findings: Evan Millárd https://www.instagram.com/evandmillard/ Jennifer Maune https://www.instagram.com/jennifermaune/ Juliana Ewer https://www.instagram.com/JSquaredHomeDesigns/ Jessica Sigmon https://www.instagram.com/itty_bitty_farmhouse/?hl=en Divya Kandala/Praneel Pallegar https://www.instagram.com/desidiy/?hl=en Kelly Collier-Clark https://www.instagram.com/kellycollierclark/ Amy Peltier https://www.instagram.com/peltierhome/?hl=en Sandra Diaz-Velasco https://www.instagram.com/sandradeolo/?hl=en Virginia Chamlee https://www.instagram.com/vchamlee/?hl=en Kevin O'Gara https://www.instagram.com/kfogara/?hl=en After the event, each influencer will utilize their social media channels and blogs to share their High Point Market tour experience with followers.

Sep 18, 2023 - High Point Market

First-ever Vintage Vibes Event Planned for Fall High Point Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 18, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces “Vintage Vibes,” its first-ever event to showcase the vast offering of antiques, vintage and one-of-kind furnishings available at High Point Market, taking place on Friday, Oct. 13, from 3 to 6 pm. “This season’s special event spotlights a number of resources for discovering the unique furnishings and decor items that designers source to create exclusive and personalized interiors,” says Tammy Nagem, HPMA president and CEO. “Complementing our unparalleled new products offering, the impressive selection of rare finds here affirms High Point Market’s value as a one-stop shopping destination for the trade.” To support the event, a printed map will be available at information kiosks and in The Point, which lists 13 dealer showrooms participating in Friday’s program, including 214 Modern Vintage, Antique and Design Center, Blue Ocean Traders, Boxwood Antique Mall, Chelsea on Green, Cohab.Space, Collected by Schwung, Eliko Rugs by David Ariel, Golden Oldies, Lavene Antiques, PRB, Randall Tysinger Antiques, and Texture.

Sep 11, 2023 - High Point Market

Hot Spot and DAA Tours Schedule Announced for Fall Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 11, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces its Hot Spot Tours schedule along with the trade show’s second Design Diversity Alliance (DAA) tour during the upcoming Fall Market. Six Hot Spot Tours scheduled over three days, Saturday through Monday, are open to High Point Market buyers who RSVP for the space-limited events. Interested participants must first register to attend High Point Market. “The Hot Spot tours are a great way for High Point Market guests to discover new resources,” says Tammy Nagem, HPMA CEO. “Participants will benefit from having a seasoned professional guide them through the showrooms and introduce them to company representatives.”

Sep 05, 2023 - High Point Market

HPMA Releases Fall Market Event Schedule at The Point

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 5, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) releases its Fall Market programming and events scheduled for HPMA’s branded pop-up venue The Point, which operates daily from Friday, Oct. 13, to Wednesday, Oct. 18. Centrally located in downtown High Point’s Market District, The Point is a convenient stop for High Point Market programming organized by HPMA, including educational events and industry mixers. It also serves as a daily lunch spot, lounge, and a guest services center, where Market Advisors are on hand to provide information and guidance regarding the trade show, including navigation, event suggestions, and help planning showroom visits. “The Point is a must-stop destination during your High Point Market visit,” says Tammy Nagem, HPMA president and CEO. “We have something for everyone, whether you simply need directions or you want to enrich your trade show experience with tactical takeaways for your business, or you’re seeking respite from the day’s showroom activities.”

Aug 28, 2023 - High Point Market

Bobby Berk Named Sunday Keynote Speaker for Fall High Point Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 28, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) names Bobby Berk, interior designer, Emmy-nominated host of “Queer Eye,” and author, as speaker for its Sunday Keynote event at Fall Market, taking place in the High Point Theatre on Oct. 15, from 3 to 4 pm. Moderated by the celebrity Interior Designer and design psychology expert Kelli Ellis, the presentation will include discussion about Berk’s new book “Right at Home,” and the intersection of design and mental health. Berk will share why he chose to write a book dedicated to how good design is good for the mind; the connection between living spaces and self care; and how to use design to better our lives—a mantra he has lived by and continues to focus on in his design work. In Berk’s conversation with Ellis, they will also open up about their own design careers, what obstacles they’ve overcome, and why interior design is so essential. To celebrate the publication of his first solo book, set to be officially released on September 12, 400 complimentary signed copies of Berk’s hardcover publication “Right at Home,” will be available for Sunday Keynote event guests on a first-come, first-served basis.

March 2022 - High Point Market

The World Over

Global perspectives inform spring product debuts

March 2022 - High Point Market

Here Now

New exhibitors, showroom expansions and relocations

March 2022 - High Point Market

Botanical Bounty

Connecting home furnishings to the natural world

March 2022 - High Point Market

Interior Angles

New furnishings and accent items for every corner

February 2022 - High Point Market

The Goods

Standout product intros for Spring Market

February 2022 - High Point Market

People Powered

Get to know who’s who in exhibitor news

January 2022 - High Point Market

Location, Location

New at InterHall

October 2021 - High Point Market

Matched up

Design partnerships for Fall Market

October 2021 - High Point Market

Modern Mood

Sleek and sustainable products debut at Fall Market

September 2021 - High Point Market

Today's Special

Standout accent items

September 2021 - High Point Market

Like Minded

Exhibitors and designers pair up with shared visions

August 2021 - High Point Market

The Goods

Exhibitors showcase new items

August 2021 - High Point Market

Say Hello!

Meet a few of Fall Market's first-time exhibitors

June 2021 - High Point Market

Chill Zone

Prioritizing calm

June 2021 - High Point Market

Room to Show

Exhibitor expansions and relocations

May 2021 - High Point Market

Eyeing Accents

New designing duos

April 2021 - High Point Market

The Newbies

Meet these first-time exhibitors

April 2021 - High Point Market

Back to Business

Ready for June Market