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C&D Building Hosts Over 30 Tenants for HP Market

International Market Centers (IMC) has announced its new, relocating and expanding tenants, product launches and social events that highlight offerings in the Commerce & Design (C&D) building at Spring 2019 High Point Market, running April 6 – 10.

Home to some of the Market’s most notable brands, the C&D building features more than three dozen showrooms and hundreds of home furnishings and accessories lines across nine floors.

“The C&D building meets the needs of every type of buyer and designer that attends High Point Market,” said Scott Eckman, EVP, president of furniture and home décor leasing for IMC. “With mid-range to high-end products ranging from commercial to organic and sustainable, the C&D building is a key destination for every marketgoer.”

For Spring Market, Monarch Specialties (furniture and home décor) will be debuting a new showroom encompassing the entire seventh floor; Visual Comfort (designer lighting) is expanding to the entire second floor; Trowbridge (framed art) is relocating from the second floor to the third; Alliyah Home (handmade tufted rugs) is relocating to the fourth floor; and South Shore Furniture (trendy ready-to-assemble furniture) is relocating to the sixth floor. This also will be Arteriors (lighting, furniture and home décor) debut spring market in its new first floor location. Other notable C&D exhibitors include: Alder & Tweed Furniture; Brentwood Classics; Butler Specialty; Dorel Home; My Home Furnishings; NCA Design; Padma’s Plantation; Sarreid and Urbia.

Monarch Specialties is a producer of innovative, fashion-forward furniture and home décor products. Their line includes bar, bedroom, dining, entertainment, home décor, living, office, tables and youth. This April, Monarch Specialties is introducing the Natasha sectional and a dining collection featuring reclaimed wood finishes.

“Monarch Specialties is very excited to be making this investment in the C&D building for Spring Market. We believe our new modern 28,000-square-foot showroom will allow us to better showcase the breadth of our lineup that features more than 1,500 fashion-forward designs,” said Paolo Bargelletti, vice president of sales for Monarch Specialties. “Our new location will give us the visibility that we need to reach the widest possible customer audience, which will benefit both from our industry leading E-commerce logistic systems and stock program.”

Visual Comfort, a leading resource for decorative and premium architectural lighting collections, is expanding to accommodate its sister companies: Tech Lighting, Generation Lighting and Monte Carlo Fan Company.

“The Visual Comfort Group showroom will represent the lighting industry’s most comprehensive offering featuring Visual Comfort & Co.’s signature designer lighting products, Tech Lighting’s modern decorative and specification grade architectural collection, as well as our new popularly-priced designer collections from Generation Lighting and trend-inspired fans from Monte Carlo Fan Company,” said Andy Singer, CEO of Visual Comfort Group. “We are looking forward to hosting customers attending Spring 2019 High Point Market at our new showroom on the second floor.”

Trowbridge has been supplying framed fine art to the interior design trade-world for more than 25 years. Their line offers art prints, antique prints, black and white photography, textiles and original works of art in handmade frames. Trowbridge will be showing new abstract collections from artists Jessica Zoob, Emma Lawrenson, Charlotte Morgan and Liz Clayton, among others. They also will be highlighting new traditional images in a range of new frame styles.

“We are excited about our new 12,000-square-foot space on the third floor of the C&D building where we will be showing more than 4,000 framed images,” said Rob Cork, managing director for Trowbridge. “By more than doubling our showroom space, we are able to show a much bigger breadth of the more than 20,000 images that we offer.”

The C&D building will offer marketgoers a variety of educational and networking opportunities, including social events and showroom offerings. From 11 a.m. to noon on April 7, Chad James of Chad James Group will lead a C&D Highlights Tour; and between 2 and 6 p.m. from April 5 – April 9, the C&D building will host an Afternoon Social that alternates between floors one through eight.

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