The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. Each Spring the show brings more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina, including buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry.
If you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist. – High Point Market
We asked Carol Miller, the Illinois-Metro Chicago/North territory manager for RNDD Member Casa Bella to cover the market for the River North Design District (RNDD) this April. Casa Bella is an upscale Sales and Marketing agency specializing in Accent Furniture, Lighting, Rugs and Home Décor products. Keep reading below for Carol’s favorite pieces from this year’s market.
The April High Point Market was filled with color and texture! In addition to the standard grays and neutrals, showrooms were filled with jewel tones and fiery red – orange hues. Handcrafted products in natural materials throughout the showrooms gave the collections warmth. – Carol Miller
Arteriors took us on a Modern Voyage with their globally inspired lighting and home furnishings in unexpected materials and techniques.
We also loved their pops of vibrant jewel tones with the lacquered tables and upholstered pieces.
The Guest Designer for Spring 2019 is Chicago’s own Frank Ponterio. He’s taken his appreciation for craftsmanship and architecture and paired it with modern materials in his debut collection for Arteriors.
Noir added natural elements in their new case goods. Some were inspired by nature, others had curved, organic shapes. They incorporated geometric forms turned into functional furniture.
Well priced lighting rounded out the assortment from Noir.
Jaipur Living focused on color throughout the collections of beautifully crafted hand knotted, hand loomed, and hand-tufted rugs. The textural elements gave the neutral palette interest.
Shortened lead times for custom rugs from Jaipur Living give designers an edge to create client specific rugs!
For me, the chance to visit the villages in India where the beautiful rugs are hand crafted made the rugs even more meaningful. – Carol Miller
The Jaipur Rug Foundation exists to support the 1000’s of weavers and their families preserve the art of rug making. Every rug made in the villages touches 192 families!
Thank so you much for sharing your travels with us, Carol!