A Field Trip to High Point
Do you know about High Point? If you do, just bear with me. The High Point Market is a bi-annual event during which the world descends on High Point, North Carolina to take a gander at what the furnishings world is putting out there. It’s a great place for furniture stores like us to see new products from our vendors, find new vendors, and see the newest trends in the home furnishings world. Sounds like fun, huh? It’s definitely exhausting, overwhelming, at times monotonous, but it can be very educational…plus, we get to hob nob with some great friends.
When trying to come up with a post, we kinda thought you might like to see a glimpse at what we see when we head east to North Carolina. So, here goes.
First, a few showroom shots. Often the companies go all out and do some great styling to grab your attention and set a great stage on which to feature their stuff.
Here are a few shots taken at Cisco Brothers. They always come up with great ideas – inspiring really. Not to mention the fact that their furniture is out-of-this-world cool.
It was here at Cisco that we some great examples of the increasing popularity of mid-century inspired furniture. The original greats are still out there – Eames, Wegner, Saarinen, etc. Companies are using the mid-century aesthetics of graceful, simple lines and functionality and producing their own designs. With great success, we think. How do you feel about it? Is this the kind of thing you want to see more of?
Here’s a great pair of mid-century inspired sofas playing nicely with some classic Eames wire chairs.
Believe it or not, not everything at High Point is new. There’s also some old stuff – our favorite kind of stuff – to be found. Patty P. took some took some great shots of piles and collections of stuff…and you know how we love a collection.
Why is it that when you present common objects en masse they become beautiful? Art, really. Insert sigh.
Now, the next obvious question is – what did we find, and what’s coming to the store? Well, this time, a lot. Antique rugs, one-of-a-kind cool furniture and accessories, some cool upholstery, maybe a few more kantha quilts….. lots of stuff. But don’t rush right in to see these things. They have to be packed up and driven here from North Carolina in a big ol’ truck. But I will say this: you guys will be the first to know when that truck pulls up!
Oh, and here’s a peek at the piles.
Exciting, isn’t it?
And now we have to wait.