FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vice President of Marketing, Home Furnishings
KOlson@IMCenters.com | (336) 821-1502
IHFC FEATURES A REMERCHANDISED MIX OF ACCESSORY FLOORS AT FALL MARKET, OFFERING BUYERS MORE OPTIONS AND GREATER EASE IN SHOPPING HOME DÉCOR RESOURCES
Go Home, Light and Living Are Among New Lines Debuting
High Point, N.C. (October 15, 2013) — In order to create a more compelling and effective shopping experience for buyers searching for home accessories while at High Point Market, International Market Centers (IMC) is pleased to debut the first phase of a re-merchandising strategy for IHFC’s Accessory floors at Fall 2013 High Point Market, which runs October 19-24. As part of this initiative there are some notable expansions, relocations, and new resources joining the mix of accessory showrooms in IHFC.
The conveniently located IHFC Accessory floors—on Floors 2, 3 and 4—are devoted solely to the accessory categories, including rugs, lighting, wall art, decorative accessories, and every other finishing touch for the home. The showrooms on these floors offer products in all styles and price-points—ultimately creating a destination of more than 200 lines for home décor buyers.
“The accessory floors in IHFC are always a great place to see what’s trending in our industry in color, style and materials as they typically appear first in home accent lines because consumers can change out these items more frequently as trends and their taste evolve over time,” said Lee Hershberg, vice president of home décor leasing for International Market Centers. “These three accessory floors in IHFC have always been some of the most popular areas at High Point Market due to the depth and range of available products. This market, we expect that the new mix of accessory showrooms will add even greater ease and vitality to these already product-packed floors—giving buyers more options to shop like-minded vendors whether that’s by category, style or price point.”
Among the notable changes to the IHFC floors: the second floor of the Design Wing, Global Views is expanding into a new 17,000 square foot showroom and GoHome is opening a new permanent showroom to supplement its offering in InterHall. New to the third floor this market are PictureSource and Kenroy, and Karastan is expanding its third floor showroom. Accessories by Sherwood is moving to a new showroom on the fourth floor, joining Ultimate Accents in its new expanded location, Yosemite in an expanded showroom, and the new GreenLeaf Art showroom, among others. The fourth floor will also feature a new corridor to provide better access to the showrooms on this floor. Light and Living will debut this market offering European designed, on-trend lighting and accent furniture at an affordable price point.
Here’s an at-a-glance description of the new, relocated or expanded Accessory showrooms, by floor, for the Fall Market:
Global Views (IHFC - D220) EXPANDED SHOWROOM
Based in Dallas, Global Views began in 1997 with a vision to produce a unique collection of home accessories. The collection blends pieces that are elegant, exotic, refined and casual, and will accommodate a wide array of design sensibilities. Today, Global Views attracts buyers from over 10,000 retailers and design firms by offering over 1600 items made by skilled artisans from all corners of the globe.
Go Home (IHFC - D233) NEW EXHIBITOR!
GO HOME is an award-winning wholesale home furnishings company that offers the finest in vintage-inspired home furnishings, giftware and accessories. From tabletop to furniture, from giftware to mirrors and lighting, GO HOME has over 1000 items in its collection.
Artisan House (IHFC - D246) RELOCATED & EXPANDED SHOWROOM
Founded in 1964, Artisan House is the premier source of luxury wall sculptures, including pieces boasting the iconic “C. Jeré” signature. The North Hollywood, California-based company offers worldwide distribution and exudes the same passion for excellence it was founded on.
Abigail's (IHFC - W251) NEW LOCATION
Since 1984 Abigails has proudly supplied the marketplace with classic products for both the home and garden. As a wholesale importer of tabletop items, decorative accessories, and garden pieces, the company’s line of products is ever changing and improving. In the works are many new and colorful decorative accessories from numerous exotic locations.
Kenian (H213) – EXPANDED LOCATION
Kenian continues to be the leader in the production of tortoise style bamboo/rattan furniture and the largest importer of the bamboo/rattan folding chair. The company operates the largest factory in China to create a unique style of rattan furniture, which produces exclusively for Kenian Imports in North America.
Kenroy Home (H333) NEW LOCATION
Founded in the 1950's, Kenroy Home’s mission is to remain today’s leader for all that is new in lighting and home Décor. Its heritage in chandeliers and then lamps, has been expanded to include fountains, mirrors and outdoor lighting. While Kenroy’s roots began inside the home, the line has expanded to great products for both inside and outside the home.
Loloi Rugs (IHFC - D320) EXPANDED SHOWROOM
Winner of ARTS Award for four consecutive years—Best Rug Manufacturer (2010, 2011), Outdoor Living (2012), and 'Green Manufacturer' (2013)—Loloi Rugs has also won 7 America's Magnificent Carpet Awards for superior design. Whether the style is cool and contemporary or elegant and traditional, the common thread in all of Loloi’s products is ingenuity. The company is proud of the fact that 99% of orders ship within 48 hours.
Attila (IHFC - D349) NEW LOCATION
Creator and designer Attila Tivadar has 30 years of experience creating sculptural accessories for the home. All pieces are created and produced in the San Francisco studio. Hand applied colors and polish are the key to the company’s success.
Karastan (IHFC - H309) EXPANDED SHOWROOM
Karastan makes its rugs in Eden, NC, and is the largest maker of worsted wool rugs in America. Karastan still uses the spool Axminster loom, a technology developed by Marshall Field in 1928 to duplicate the craftsmanship of a hand-woven rug, and it treats each rug to several patented processes that make Karastan an industry leader in color and style. Karastan is part of Mohawk Industries, a leading supplier of flooring for both residential and commercial applications.
Picture Source (IHFC - C365) NEW LOCATION
Picture Source specializes in designing customized artwork from their staff of exclusive artists, with various finishes to satisfy the color and fashion needs of the interior design and hospitality industry. The company is about to begin its 40th year in business.
Light and Living (IHFC - D419/D423) NEW EXHIBITOR!
Founded 35 years ago in the Netherlands, California based Light & Living offers on-trend lighting, transitional accent furniture and beautiful accessories. Rich in fine European design, the environmentally friendly Light & Living collection combines quality and functionality with an attractive factory direct price point.
Alinea (IHFC - D430) EXPANDED SHOWROOM
Alinea’s high-end line of home furnishings includes exquisite and timeless hand-carved mirrors; fashionable and luxurious console, dining and side tables; cabinets, chests and buffets; fine upholstered accent chairs, benches, ottomans, sofas and settee’s; and decorative accents and wall décor.
Company C (IHFC - D431) EXPANDED SHOWROOM
Chris and Walter Chapin started Company C in their garage in 1994 with a few rug designs and lots of enthusiasm.
After 20 years, Company C has grown into a premier designer of home furnishings with a passion for colorful living. The line includes colorful and inspiring rugs, bedding, pillows, throws, fabric and furniture.
Viz Glass, Inc. (IHFC - D437) EXPANDED SHOWROOM
A pioneer and leader in the glass art industry, Viz Glass has opened up doors in the art glass world allowing this art form to be attainable to a wide range of people, while still maintaining the integrity of the art form. Within its comprehensive offering, buyers can choose within a family array of color palettes, designs and price points to customize its own collection.
Classic Home (IHFC - D443) EXPANDED SHOWROOM
Classic Home was founded 1989 and specializes in the distribution of reclaimed and eco-friendly solid wood furniture, decorative pillows, bedding and natural fiber rugs under the brand names Classic Home Furnishings, Classic Home Rugs and Villa Home Collection. Its primary warehouse is a facility just minutes from Los Angeles, CA.
Elegant Lighting (IHFC - H445) NEW LOCATION & EXPANDED SHOWROOM
Elegant Lighting’s broad selection of lighting fixtures satisfies all decors with its selection and breadth of assortment. Its extensive line meets the most discerning customer requirements for both style and selection. Its newest brand, Elegant Décor, features mirrored furniture and wall mirrors and is built by skillful craftsmen who cater to the finest detail with the utmost quality.
Accessories By Sherwood (M410) - NEW LOCATION
Located in Northern Indiana, Accessories by Sherwood has been providing high quality framed art and mirrors to customers across the country and around the world for over 25 years. Over the years, the company has expanded its product lines to include a wide range of ceramics, metals and lamps.
Green Leaf Art (M433) - NEW LOCATION
Green Leaf Art is an affordable high quality manufacturer of wall art and canvas art. The line covers more than 2,500 pieces across various genres, styles and subjects as art prints on canvas and art plaques in addition to original paintings and giclees.
Ultimate Accents (IHFC - M408/M425) NEW LOCATION & EXPANDED SHOWROOM
Ultimate Accents is committed to bringing the retailer the finest and freshest hand painted furniture available from accent furniture and décor to mirrors. The company has assembled an eclectic combination of fresh shapes, innovative styles, and intriguing colors to create a collection sure to fit into the most formal or casual setting.
Stein World (IHFC - W447) – RENEWED LINE
Stein World finds, creates and delivers fine and unique hand-painted products from around the world. Its line includes accents, mirrors, chairs, lighting, occasional tables, vanity sinks, media consoles and casual dining sets. For more than 25 years, Stein World has been committed to providing classic designs, stylish silhouettes, fashion-forward colors and quality craftsmanship—all at an affordable price.
Wildcat (H417) – NEW LOCATION
Wildcat Territory is known for its clean, simple, modern style across a range of categories including bedding, draperies, rugs, decorative pillows and throws. In addition the company offers a comprehensive custom bedding and drapery program.
For a complete view of showrooms and floorplans on IHFC Accessory Floors, please visit http://imchighpointmarket.com/building-directory/IHFC/
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About International Market Centers, L.P.
International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. IMC owns and operates 11.5 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., and Las Vegas. In addition, IMC operates the Las Vegas Design Center, a year-round resource open to both the design trade and consumers that is comprised of more than 40 showrooms and hundreds of designer brands. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit imcenters.com.