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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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My Favorites: Lonni Paul

Showrooms to see for cutting edge ideas in home fashion and design

Based in LA, Lonni Paul bases her work on the study of all things simple, modern and clean. To keep abreast of all the latest happenings in color, pattern, form, and function, she puts these sensational showrooms at the top of her High Point Market itinerary.

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My Favorites: Jan Showers

Elegant lines, enchanting forms, and great finds from Fall Market

On her first trip to High Point Market, Dallas-based designer Jan Showers launched a stunning new collection with Kravet, found pure perfection in the new Mark Sikes line at Henredon, and discovered a destined-to-be-a-future-favorite new resource in Ave Home. Join us to see the showrooms that made her want to see more and more of Market.

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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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Million Dollar Decorating

High Point Market exhibitor Currey & Company featured on leading design podcast

The first podcast devoted to design, decorating, and beautiful living, Million Dollar Decorating features the world’s leading designers, decorators, architects, and artisans. This special episode takes you into the inspiring world of Currey & Co. via interviews with company president Brownlee Currey, creative director Cecil Adams, and designers Marjorie Skouras and Aviva Stanoff.

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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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