From Home Furnishing Business
Showplace Features New, Expanded and Renewed Lines for Fall Market
Twelve new, expanding and renewing tenants are on the exhibitor roster for Showplace, a key destination for retailers, designers and buyers at the High Point Fall Market, Oct. 19 – 23.
Showplace features more than 80 exhibitors showcasing a variety of design aesthetics and a mix of price points.
“Showplace features more than 600,000 square feet of home furnishings resources with a comprehensive selection of product offerings from companies such as American Leather, Surya and Four Hands,” said Scott Eckman, executive vice president, president of furniture and home décor leasing for International Market Centers. “Showplace is a key destination for many Top 100 retailers, designers and buyers, as well as attendees looking for the latest and greatest on-trend item.”
For Fall Market, iRest (massage chairs and beds) will be making its High Point Market debut in Showplace and Jaipur Living (rugs and textiles) will be expanding.
High Point Market newcomer iRest is a China-based manufacturer of massage chairs and beds. Through its products and research, the global brand is dedicated to the development of health industry science and technology solutions.
Expanding exhibitor Jaipur Living is a lifestyle brand with a business model centered on passion for people, product and design. Its product line includes an assortment of rugs that range from contemporary and classic to designer and luxury, as well as pillows and home décor.
“High Point is the premier market for the home décor industry and we always do well in High Point,” said Teresa Roberts, director of national sales, Jaipur Living. “We consistently experience high foot traffic and great buying patterns.”
In addition to these new and expanding exhibitors, 10 tenants are renewing showrooms in Showplace this fall, including: Copeland Furniture (furniture); East Enterprises (table lamps, porcelain accessories and lampshades); Kaleen Rugs (area rugs and broadloom); Lauren Galleries (artwork); LR Resources, Inc. (hand tufted, hand knotted, and handwoven area rugs); Muniz (furniture and accessories); Pinestone Furniture, Inc. (wall art); Red Horse Signs(designs printed to distressed wood panels, clocks, and canvas tapestries); Sunpan (home furnishings); and Trade International Inc. (furniture).
LR Resources is a producer of Indian hand tufted, hand knotted and handwoven area rugs made from a variety of materials including wool, natural grasses and cotton.
“High Point Market has become our most important market each year,” said Mike Thompson, vice president of sales for LR Resources. “The assortment of accounts and prospects that attend have definitely made it a must-attend market for us.”
Sunpan is a global furniture company focusing on the design and manufacturing of transitional and contemporary furnishings. The Sunpan line includes accessories, bar, bedroom, dining, living and outdoor, among other products.
“If you’re in the furniture business, High Point Market is the one show you cannot miss,” Sunpan National Sales Manager Carl Lovett said. “High Point Market gives Sunpan the opportunity to share new products and inspiration with customers from around the globe.”
Beyond exhibits, Showplace will offer marketgoers a variety of educational and networking opportunities, including social events and showroom offerings. Between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. from Oct. 19 to Oct. 22, there will be complimentary coffee and sweets in the Showplace Atrium; and between 5 and 7 p.m. from Oct. 19 to Oct. 22, Showplace will host Sunset on 3 with complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres served on the third floor balcony. Additional information about events in Showplace for Fall Market is available online at http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events.