designer's guide | Jun 2, 2021 |
All over the map: A handy guide to getting around High Point Market

Let’s face it—High Point is huge, and you’re going to spend a lot of time on your feet as you seek out the latest and greatest. Even the most seasoned Market veterans need a bit of help making sure not to leave any stone unturned. That’s why we’re mapping High Point’s bustling neighborhoods and the go-to resources located in each. Here, we’re spotlighting the brands featured in our Designer’s Guide to High Point Market—plus a few more key destinations and debuts so you don’t waste a single step.

Want to see the entire map? Download the PDF edition of our guide, or pick up a copy at bins throughout Market. You’ll also spot the same colors and motifs on wayfinding signs at the trade show, part of a new campaign organized by the High Point Market Authority. 

All over the map: A handy guide to getting around High Point Market
Clockwise from top left: Carved Stump side table, Charlotte settee, Somerton Bachelors chest and Seville swivel chairMap: Courtesy of High Point Market Authority. Products: Courtesy of brands

The International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC) looms large when you arrive at Market, and is home to more than 450 exhibitors throughout 11 stories of showrooms. In its 90,000-square-foot space on the 10th floor of the Commerce wing, Hooker Furniture (C1058) will introduce a 250-piece line with Property Brothers duo Drew and Jonathan Scott, a collection of luxury upholstery called Aspire, and pieces like the resin Carved Stump side table. The brand is also hosting its first-ever pop-up on the first floor of the building (IH301).

Meanwhile, the 140,000-square-foot Markor Art Center, which opened in 2019, showcases the collections of two Markor brands: Caracole, which is debuting a line that includes the shapely Seville swivel chair, and A.R.T. Furniture, where we’re crushing on the reeded detailing of the Somerton Bachelors chest. Stop by Universal Furniture to preview the brand’s line of customizable upholstery, including the elegantly double-tufted Charlotte settee in performance velvet.

On the map:
A | Markor Art Center (122 N. Hamilton St.)
B | Showplace (211 E. Commerce Ave.)
C | Universal Furniture (101 S. Hamilton St.)
D | Center Stage
E | IHFC (210 E. Commerce Ave.

   

All over the map: A handy guide to getting around High Point Market
From left: Sconset writing table, Dunley indoor daybed and Bunching cocktail tableMap: Courtesy of High Point Market Authority. Products: Courtesy of brands

200 Steele is home to a who’s who of luxury brands. This Market, Woodbridge Furniture (301) introduces the Sconset writing table, a design adapted from 18th-century English originals of the Regency period, veneered in quartered oak and propped up by faux- bamboo flared legs. Chelsea House (200 N. Hamilton St., S. Court 104) is launching the Pam Cain collection, including the octagonal Bunching cocktail table, which is wrapped in soft blue grasscloth and antiqued brass banding. From its home in The Bank on Wrenn, Made Goods showcases its latest line of statement-makers, like the Dunley indoor daybed in woven faux wicker.

On the map:
F | 525 N. Wrenn
G | Gabby/Summer Classics (333 N. Hamilton St.)
H | 311 N. Hamilton
I | Baker (319 N. Hamilton St.)
J | 200 N. Hamilton
K | 200 Steele
L | The Bank on Wrenn (203 N. Wrenn St.)
M | South + English (208–212 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.)

   

All over the map: A handy guide to getting around High Point Market
A Very Simple ChairMap: Courtesy of High Point Market Authority. Product: Courtesy of Aspen Golann

Mill Collective is a curated exhibition space that connects interior designers and boutique retailers with an array of modern-day makers, including Aspen Golann, who harnesses classic American furniture forms—like the traditional Windsor style for A Very Simple Chair—to explore themes of gender and power.

On the map:

N | Mill Collective (300 W. Broad Ave.)

  

All over the map: A handy guide to getting around High Point Market
A chair from the Nova collectionMap: Courtesy of High Point Market Authority. Product: Courtesy of Theodore Alexander

This season, Theodore Alexander debuts the Nova collection, with pieces that feature hand-carved starbursts and herringbone parquetry.

On the map:

O | Tourmaline Home (407 W. Green Dr.)
P | Theodore Alexander (229 W. Russell Ave.)

  

All over the map: A handy guide to getting around High Point Market
Blade lightMap: Courtesy of High Point Market Authority. Product: Courtesy of Ngala Trading Co.

With 333,000 square feet of space for pop-ups, Suites at Market Square is a destination for the unexpected. Among the must-visit vendors is Ngala Trading Co. (G7015), which partnered with South African brand Clarisse Design Lighting on a selection of leather pendants designed to represent subtropical foliage, including the Blade light. Designers in the know make a beeline to the nearby Antique & Design Center to get the first look at curated selections from more than 75 leading antiques dealers.

On the map:

Q | EJ Victor (116 S. Lindsay St.)
R | Market Square (305 W. High Ave.)
S | Antique & Design Center (316 W. Commerce Ave.)
T | Suites at Market Square (200 W. Commerce Ave.)
U | Commerce & Design Building (201 W. Commerce Ave.)

  

All over the map: A handy guide to getting around High Point Market
Meridian ottomanMap: Courtesy of High Point Market Authority. Product: Courtesy of Lancaster

Versatility reigns supreme at Lancaster: The Meridian ottoman can stand alone or separate into three pieces, and it comes in a variety of upholstery materials, including genuine shearling.

On the map:

V | Profit Center (110 W. Commerce Ave.)
W | Lancaster (104 N. Main St.)

  

All over the map: A handy guide to getting around High Point Market
Olive coffee tableMap: Courtesy of High Point Market Authority. Product: Courtesy of Verellen

Verellen will debut the Olive coffee table (shown in a fumed finish on ash) as part of an homage to the works of abstract expressionist artist Robert Motherwell.

On the map:
X | Verellen (515 S. Hamilton St.)

Homepage image: Courtesy of High Point Market Authority

This article originally appeared in Spring 2021 issue of the Designer's Guide, High Point Market. Subscribe or become a BOH Insider for more.

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