High Point Market hosts variety of trend-oriented events
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, October 10, 2011
The fall High Point Market, which takes place Oct. 22-27, will feature a number of trend-oriented events.
Style spotters to highlight top market fashions through Pinterest
The High Point Market has recruited home fashion trendsetters to showcase their favorite products and top trends at the October show. The Style Spotters will post and curate their favorite looks on Pinterest, a website that lets users organize and share photos on virtual pinboards.
Style Spotters - who are bloggers and/or interior designers - will capture images of their favorite finds as they walk the High Point Market and will list the exhibitor name and showroom number with the photo. The trendsetters also will present the exhibitor with a sign that highlights the Style Spotter's name and a QR code and URL for the Pinterest board.
Every Market attendee can also be a participant in the Market Pinterest event. You can vote on the best pinboards and products for each Style Spotter by generating "likes" or by re-pinning photos to your own Pinterest board. At the end of Market, the most popular pinboard will win that Style Spotter a free trip to the April High Point Market.
You can also pin your own favorite products and trends to a live-streaming pinboard using the hashtag #hpmkt. For more information, or to view the Market pinboard, visit www.highpointmarket.org/stylespotters.
Rizzoli trendsetter book event features superstar designers
Join Rizzoli for a superstar book signing, featuring some of the biggest names in the interiors business, on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 4pm in the Market Square Courtyard.
Co-sponsored by Market Square & Suites and the High Point Market Authority, the Trendsetter Book Event will offer for sale the latest titles from top designers, who will also be on hand to sign the books:
+ Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Live Love & Decorate
+ Mary McDonald, The Allure of Style
+ Suzanne Kasler, Inspired Interiors
+ Bobby McAlpine, The Home Within Us: Romantic Houses, Evocative Rooms
+ Michael Connors, Caribbean Houses, The Splendor of Cuba, and British West Indies Style
+ Florence de Dampierre, Walls: The Best of Decorative Treatments, and French Chic
The event is free and open to all who attend the High Point Market. For more on the authors or their books, go to rizzoliusa.com.
Upcycle Boutique features new uses for old samples
DStripped magazine and the ITMA challenged designers from the apparel, footwear, jewelry and accessory industries to create unique products that represent their area of expertise using recycled fabric swatches. Come see what these artists created from some destined to be trashed fabric samples.
The result of their creativity will be on display throughout Market on the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square in the Upcycle Boutique and will hit the runway for a special Artisan Fashion Show on Monday evening in the Market Square Courtyard from 7-9pm. For more about the designers and the program, go to upcycletextileshow.com.
New, expanded and relocated showrooms for October Market
In the run-up to the October High Point Market, new exhibitors have announced that they are joining the world's home for home furnishings. Current exhibitors are also expanding existing spaces, or moving to new addresses. Here is an updated list, by building:
220 Elm will be home to seven new contemporary exhibitors at the upcoming October Market. Six of these companies will be showing in High Point for the first time: Cellini by Casa Connect in 306; IQ Bed in 302; Jordi Mila in 330/2; Greenington in 306; Saba Italia in 328; Spectral in 311; and Vad in 330/2.
Commerce & Design
New exhibitors include BKIND3, Suite 5J/5E; CEJA International, Suite 4L; Urbia Imports, Suite 5J/5E; Willem Smith, Suite 4I.
Relocated exhibitors include Alan Cousins Art Acquisitions, Suite 5I; Art Imports USA, Suite 4K; IDS Furniture, Suite 4P.
Expanded showrooms include Bethel International, Suite 4C/4D/4Q; and Calvin Klein Home, Suite 8A/8I/8K.
Global Furniture USA has a new 25,000-square-foot showroom in the Furniture Plaza.
Whittier Wood Furniture has relocated its showroom to H1120; Lifestyle California is returning to High Point in space H724; and Adesso is also returning to High Point after two and a half years, in space G262; and Camrich USA will be showing for the first time in IHFC's Design Center, showroom D745.
New exhibitors include Andes International, angelo:HOME, Aramithna, Art Glass Gallery, Beachfront Furniture, Beanbag Station, California Kids, Creative Images-Art4Kids; Flambeau Lighting, Mario Muto Design, One World Traders, Sleep & Beyond, Source Outdoor, Sunset West, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, and Yessica's Collection.
Expanded showrooms include Copeland Furniture, Dabicci Marble Furniture and Accessories, Furniture Classics, and Jaipur Rugs.
Relocated showrooms include East Enterprises, H.Studio, Pure Country Rustic Decor, and Sustainable Furnishings Council.