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Spectra Home to Host 2 Educational Programs at April Market

Leather and fabric upholstery resource Spectra Home will host a pair of educational events in its Hamilton-Wrenn showroom aimed at retailers and designers attending the upcoming High Point Market.

“A Curator’s Talk on Art & Furniture,” is set for Sunday April 15, at 10 a.m. in the Spectra Home showroom in the North Court of 200 N. Hamilton (Space 213). The special presentation features Maxine Campbell, founder of Unique Home Art & Objects Unlimited, and an all-star cast of artists who will be on hand to discuss their work.

Campbell, who served as curator of High Point University’s Sechrest Art Gallery for a decade, will focus her talk on the finer points of pairing art and furniture, considering genre, scale, color palette and arrangement.

“Unique Home’s curated lines of art are the ideal complement for Spectra Home’s upholstered furniture offerings which, while accessibly priced, appeal to consumers with higher taste levels,” said Greg Curry, director of merchandising and product development at Spectra Home.  “For independent dealers interested in creating excitement on their floors and generating usable ideas that will engage their customers, Maxine is a not-to-be-missed speaker.”

On Monday April 16 at 10 a.m., the focus turns to performance fabrics with a presentation by Mike Willoughby and David Hancock of Revolution Performance Fabrics, “You Say You Want a Revolution.”

“The fact is that there are now more pets in America than children,” said Curry. “Couple that with a sea-change in consumer attitudes about sustainable furnishings, and you have the makings of a performance fabric revolution.”

“A domestic line made with upcycled polypropylene and no chemical treatments, Revolution products are virtually unstainable, easy to clean and extremely durable, yet beautiful and soft,” Curry added. “We are excited to partner with them and their provocative, fast-paced presentation will provide retailers and designers with everything they need to understand and profit from this new and important direction in upholstered furniture.”

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