designer's guide | Oct 3, 2019 |
Top news to know before heading to High Point

Showroom openings and Hollywood A-listers are shaping this fall’s High Point Market, and BOH has you covered with our comprehensive guide. Here’s the news to know before heading to the show—and check out our calendar of Market events for can’t-miss happenings all week long.

Top news to know before heading to High Point
A sofa by High Point newcomer South + EnglishCourtesy of South + English

Fair First-Timers

The presence of European vendors at Market continues to expand, with the addition of Belgium-based furniture maker Dôme Deco in IHFC (210 E. Commerce Ave., IH407) and Fiam Italia, which has been added to the Leif Petersen showroom (220 Elm St.). Specialty bookseller Common Ground will open its doors in Old Market Square, and Suites at Market Square (200 W. Commerce Ave.) will welcome 24 new additions this fall, including Crate & Barrel, Swarovski Lighting, and South + English, a newly launched home brand from veterans of Julian Chichester and Mr. Brown.

On the Move

The map of High Point is constantly changing, with showrooms moving and expanding each Market. Having just settled into its 28,000-square-foot showroom at The Bank 
on Wrenn (203 N. Wrenn St.) this spring, Made Goods is already expanding, adding a third floor, complete with a terrace that will showcase the brand’s outdoor collection. Another major transition: After exhibiting in a temporary booth in InterHall, Dutch furniture, lighting and accessories brand Eichholtz debuts its flagship U.S. showroom in the 20,000-square-foot stand-alone space formerly occupied by Christopher Guy (129 S. Hamilton St.). Elsewhere, InsideOut Performance Fabrics is opening a new showroom on the third floor of 200 Steele (Suite 313). Among the changes in IHFC (210 E. Commerce Ave.) are new locations for Vermont-based lighting company Hubbardton Forge (IH305), upholstered furniture maker Romano (D508), art and home accessories showroom John Beard Collection (G365), and color-loving designer Dana Gibson’s pop-up shop in the Norwalk Furniture showroom (M108).

Hollywood Comes to Market

While the industry always attracts a certain number of celebrity fans, two Hollywood A-listers are getting in on the action this fall. Having written several books on interiors, Academy Award–winning actress Diane Keaton will be at Market to introduce Keaton Industries, her first lighting collection with Aidan Gray (201 N. Main St.). Also launching her first home collection is model Miranda Kerr, whose collection with Universal (101 S. Hamilton St.) will debut at Market and become available in early 2020.

Top news to know before heading to High Point
Inside the Bienenstock Furniture LibraryCourtesy of the Bienenstock Furniture Library

Around Town

If you’re looking for a break from showroom openings and product launches, the Bienenstock Furniture Library (1009 N. Main St.) and the High Point Designers’ Showhouse (1013 Johnson St.) can offer a respite from the hustle and bustle of Market. An often-overlooked gem, Bienenstock boasts 5,000 volumes on furniture and design, including a collection of rare books, some of which date back to the 1500s. Just a few blocks away is the Dalton-Bell-Cameron House, the site of this year’s showhouse. Believed to be the first example of the Craftsman style in High Point, the historic property, which dates to 1913, was slated for demolition after a devastating fire six years ago; it has now been preserved for a new generation, with 21 designers from across the country each taking part in restoring the house to its former glory. The rich history offered at both the showhouse and the library are well worth a trip across town.

Top news to know before heading to High Point
Scot Meachem Wood's plans for his room in the High Point Designers' ShowhouseCourtesy of Scot Meachem Wood

Header image: The Bienenstock Furniture Library | Courtesy of the Bienenstock Furniture Library

This article originally appeared in Fall 2019 issue of the Designer's Guide, High Point Market. Subscribe for more.

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