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See The Latest At 220 Elm

Spring Market welcomes new and expanded showrooms

Featuring 50 showrooms, including the High Point home of Palliser, and an excellent selection of contemporary furnishings, 220 Elm stays at the top of the shopping list for many retail and design leaders. For Spring 2017, custom sofa crafter Gorini, international powerhouse Kinwai, and chic, modern maker Design Evolution Furniture have expanded their Market presence to show new and expanded lines.

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Million Dollar Decorating

Get the inside scoop on the exciting new finish program from Theodore Alexander

Live from the Theodore Alexander showroom at High Point Market, company president Jeremy Hoff discusses the company’s highly successful new custom finish program, launch of the Michael Berman line, and an expanded showroom in the New York Design Center to be unveiled in February of 2017. Plus, he provides an overview of the company’s strategic objectives and capabilities.

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Rising Demand Boosts 2017 Forecast

Millennials start shopping for basics while Boomers fit homes for thriving in place

“We are forecasting 2017 as the best year in the decade for the furniture industry,” said Jerry Epperson, Partner with Mann, Armistead, & Epperson, Ltd. Investment Bankers and Advisors, and publisher of the monthly Furnishings Digest Newsletter. Kyle Johansen, Executive Director of Merchandising at HOM Furniture, with fifteen stores in the Midwest, shared Epperson’s optimism. “We anticipate growth on a same store basis of 3-4% in the new year.”

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At-Market Dining Options

Your guide to restaurants, snack bars, and food trucks at Fall 2016 High Point Market

Many of our exhibitors and buildings offer free breakfast, lunch, beverages, snacks and cocktails to buyers throughout Market Week. We also provide a wide range of commercial options for guests who would like a more private meal, something a little different, or just a quick knosh or pick-me-up between showroom visits.

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Elevate the Best In Furniture Design

American Society of Furniture Designers announces 2017 Pinnacle Awards call for entries

If you saw a product at Market last year that simply knocked your socks off, this is your chance to give it the glory you think it deserves. The American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) is now accepting entries for the 2017 Pinnacle™ Awards, our industry’s most prestigious honor for furniture design.

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Business of Home

Editor at Large launches new publication for designers

Focused on in-depth analysis of design industry news, Business of Home (BOH) will offer full, rich business-focused experience for working designers. Featuring more in-depth, analytical stories, enhanced with charts, graphics, illustrations, photographs and a full host of visual tools to enrich your understanding of each story. To see this fresh, new perspective in action, take a look at their inaugural issue.

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A New Reality for Home Furnishings

Wayfair Next director Mike Festa discusses the company’s new virtual reality technology

Leading Wayfair’s development and integration of virtual reality (VR) technology, Mike Festa works to speed up the rate at which consumers purchase furniture online. While he sees VR as a critical element in moving this trend forward faster, he realizes there are several key issues that need to be addressed first.

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Like No Other Place On Earth

High Point’s Bienenstock Furniture Library is a truly unique resource for working designers

If you’re looking for an enlightening experience while you’re in town for Market, be sure to stop by the Bienenstock Furniture Library. Housed in a historic, beautifully renovated building less than a mile from downtown High Point, you will find the largest book and periodical collection on furniture and interior design that’s fully accessible to furniture professionals.

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Millennials Rising

The new generation of consumers has arrived. Now, it’s time to bring them into your store.

Understanding the Millennial mind is crucial to staying competitive in the home furnishings industry. This dynamic generation shares few buying behaviors with their Boomer forebears, presenting challenges and opportunities to savvy manufacturers and marketers. We asked a few industry pros what they're doing to stay on top of this generational shift.

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