HIGH POINT, N.C. – (Feb. 19, 2020) – IMC welcomes 35+ newcomers to the Suites at Market Square, High Point Market’s premier presentation of temporary exhibits, for Spring 2020 Market, running April 25-29, 2020. The Suites at Market Square showcase more than 300 home resources, including the popular design destination SALON, as well as a full slate of educational programming, special events and buyer amenities.
“This spring, the Suites at Market Square will present an expansive cross-category lineup of furnishings and decor in more than 300,000 square feet of temporary space,” said JoAnn Miller Marshall, president of tradeshow leasing for International Market Centers. “It’s a must-see destination for retailers and designers looking for top-notch exhibits and inspiring educational offerings.”
The Suites at Market Square will welcome 25 new companies this spring. April debuts include: Antiochia (home linens, décor); ASM (bedroom, benches, chests, wardrobe, tables); Awanay (handmade rugs); Care by Me (home goods, clothing); GANZ (seasonal home furnishings, décor); Irene Gates Contemporary Folk Art (mixed media art); Jo-Liza International (furniture, home accessories); Jungle Teak Furniture (bar, chairs, coffee tables, dining, outdoor furniture); Kammy & Co (decorative antique rugs); Karin Kuby Photography (large-format framed photographs, acrylic photographic pieces, canvas prints); Kooduu (electronic-based products); Lancaster Iron & Wood (chairs, occasional, tables); Liz Oliver Studio (textiles); Martha Spak Art & Design (art featuring abstracts, landscapes and seascapes); My Alpaca (handcrafted duvets and pillows); Seguso Home Imports (rugs, home décor); Sherwin-Williams (paint solutions); The Pillow Bar (sleeping, travel pillows); TheBohomianBasketsLLC (furniture, home décor); and Zuhaus (accessories art, lamps, mirrors, occasional tables). The Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square also will present an expanded boutique accessories area. Newcomers to this area include Abby May Jewelry (cuffs, earrings, necklaces, pendants); Bora Jewelry (handcrafted rings, pendants, earrings, cuffs); Gramercy Atelier (clothing); Rebellion Stephanie Wheat (handbags); and Sweet Lola (bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings).
“We believe High Point Market is a valuable opportunity that allows us to strengthen and expand our growing net of US representatives and interior designers,” said Catherine Dodd, creative art director for Awanay, an Argentine custom rug company.
The Suites at Market Square is also home to SALON, a curated design-focused selection of 50 fashion-forward companies featuring some of the latest designs in the furniture, lighting, rugs, wall art, home textile and decorative accessories categories. SALON’s 11 newcomers to Spring Market include: Anaya Home (artisan home décor, furniture); Be | OUTSPOKEN (sustainable hides); Benson – Cobb (artwork, textiles, wallcoverings); Berhan Designs (custom upholstery); Get Lit, Ltd. (decorative table lamps); House of Cindy (home décor and textiles); Peacock Alley (bedding); Sorella Glenn (lampshades); St. James Lighting (copper lantern and chandeliers); Stephen Wilson Studio (fine art, textiles, fabric, embroidery); and Via Venezia Textiles (pillows, bedspreads, throws, table linens).
“We consider High Point Market to be the premier worldwide event for home décor and furnishings and the definitive Market for design and industry professionals seeking the latest trends,” said Susan Kaineg, chief executive officer of Be | OUTSPOKEN. “Given the quality and quantity of the attendees, it is simply the best place for us to launch our new product line.”
On-Site Amenities, Buyer Hospitality and Seminars
Beyond products, the Suites at Market Square offers marketgoers a wide range of educational and networking opportunities, including a full slate of seminars, tours and social events. Offerings include “Suite Spot” tours; CEU-accredited seminars addressing design, hospitality, and home staging, among other topics; a TrendWatch vignette showcasing dynamic on-trend products on the Ground Floor; and daily offerings of coffee and sweets on the Top Floor of the SAMS.
Additionally, the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square features a centralized food court and a seminar room and designer lounge sponsored by Sherwin-Williams.
“As an industry-leading event, High Point Market is an exceptional opportunity for us to celebrate the inspiring work of design professionals and demonstrate how we can serve as a resource every step of the way,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing and design at Sherwin-Williams. “As a leader in color and coatings, Sherwin-Williams is proud to support the design community with trend forecasting and innovative products. We look forward to connecting with designers at the Market this spring.”
High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, with more than 2,000 manufacturers in 11.5 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space in multiple buildings in downtown High Point, North Carolina. Each Market attracts tens of thousands of retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry. International Market Centers (IMC) owns 17 prime High Point Market showrooms and exhibit real estate, buildings which contain seventy percent of the exhibitors, including the majority of the top 500 manufacturers. Spring 2020 High Point Market runs April 25 – April 29, 2020. For more information, visit http://www.imchighpointmarket.com.
About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. International Market Centers owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. For more information on IMC, visit http://imcenters.com/.
Dallas Britt, (336) 821-1507
Cathy Steel, (203) 340-9251