High Point Market Opens

High Point Market opens today with thousands of products to be unveiled, along with a slew of  information-gathering activities and networking opportunities.
April 17, 2015Duke Ratliff

High Point MarketHIGH POINT, N.C.-High Point Market opens today with thousands of products to be unveiled, along with a slew of information-gathering activities and networking opportunities. The event runs through April 23.

Metal designer Michael Aram is returning to High Point Market for the first time in 10 years, showing in IHFC, in space IH102. Home accessories company Harp & Finial, which debuted in January, will be at market for the first time, in space H440 in IHFC, as well as in the StyleCraft showroom at 130 South Main Street. Sleep products company PureCare is also a first timer, exhibiting in space M531 in IHFC.

Klaussner is unveiling the 80-piece Trisha Yearwood Home Collection. The country singer will make an appearance in the Klaussner showroom at 101 North Hamilton today at noon.

Companies will also debut new brands and categories. Jaipur will unveil its National Geographic licensed rug line. Company C will show its more affordably priced line, Colorfields, which will have its own showroom, space 2350 in Showplace. Adesso Home, known for its lighting solutions, is expanding its seating options.

There will be plenty of events tonight as well—check highpointmarket.org for a complete list. Nourison will host a cocktail reception from 3-6 p.m. Kas Rugs & Home will have a wine and cheese social in its showroom, 3:30-6 p.m. Safavieh will host a Dreams Delivered happy hour from 5-7 p.m. Leggett & Platt (IHFC, H-1141) will host a party for its new showroom from 5-7 p.m. Universal will have its party from 5-7 p.m., with special guest Paula Deen. Century will host a Thomas O’Brien launch party from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The day will end with singer Taylor Dayne, who will perform at the Center Stage at the Transportation Terminal, beginning at 7 p.m. Complimentary food and beverages will be served.

Duke RatliffDuke Ratliff | Editor-in-Chief
dratliff@hfnmag.com

Duke Ratliff, the editor-in-chief of HFN, has reported on the home furnishings industry since 1993. He oversees HFN’s print edition and online coverage of the retail industry, as well as trends in furniture and lighting, mattresses, tabletop, housewares, floor covering and textiles. He enjoys traveling to numerous domestic—and occasionally, international—trade shows. He feels that the perfect combination of a great product and a creative, attention-getting marketing plan is a thing of beauty. He lives in Westchester County, N.Y., with his wife, two children, two dogs, five chickens, two finches, three lizards and a five-foot-long corn snake.

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