HIGH POINT, NC – March 3, 2023 – Significant progress in International Market Centers’ (IMC) resource reorganization plan for the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC) brings some 31 new, expanded and relocated brands to the iconic building for the April 22-26, 2023 High Point Market. Notable updates to this top destination for design-driven accessories and furniture include expanded brand presentations as well as several debuts in the celebrated INTERHALL temporary collection.
“IMC’s strategic updates have brought new life to IHFC, which serves as the gateway to High Point Market,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC executive vice president, chief growth officer. “With new and expanded product presentations from top to bottom, it is a more engaging and compelling version of the sourcing destination that is key to so many buyers’ High Point Market experience.”
The 31 updates for Spring 2023 are the next phase of IMC’s plan to strategically reorganize IHFC. A new five-story contiguous multi-floor accessories collection (Floors 1-5) begins with the celebrated INTERHALL temporary exhibits on the ground floor of IHFC and flows into a contiguous seven-story furniture destination (Floors 6-12).
Expansions Offer More Furniture
Movement in the IHFC furniture presentation allows brands to take more space to showcase even more product. Some 14 brands relocate and expand for the market with one new brand joining the offerings of 100+ furniture showrooms.
Growth is focused on Floors 6 and 7 in Spring 2023. One new showroom is Xilinmen Furniture (mattresses and bedding products). Eight expansions are BDI (media furniture and office solutions), DeCasa Marble (high-quality made-to-order marble tables), Estro Milano (leather and fabric upholstery handmade in Italy), Hjort Knudsen(Danish furniture), Mavin (custom and heirloom-quality furniture), Romano (contemporary upholstery made in Montreal), Spectra Wood (solid wood furniture) and Stone International (Italian contemporary and transitional furniture featuring leather, stone, marble, granite, onyx and more). The five brands relocating to Floor 7 include Aeon(modern home and contract furniture), Mobican Furniture (contemporary and Scandinavian-influenced furniture) and Trica (modern furniture hand-built in Montreal with a focus on green manufacturing). Additionally, Home Insights(bedroom, dining room, occasional and entertainment furniture) relocates to a nearly 21,000 sq ft showroom on Floor 11 and Nisco Co., Ltd (sofas, adjustable bases and outdoor furniture) opens a new showroom on Floor 5.
Décor and Accent Growth
Strategic updates to IHFC’s 125+ accessories showrooms bring more fabric, accents and design-driven furnishings to the design destination. The new Floor 5 accessories floor features an expanded showroom for Palmetto Living/Orian Rugs (decorative area and scatter rugs). Four more updates, all on Floor 2, are expansions for Decor Fifty Five(fabric including cut yardage, pillows, drapery panels, custom bedding and more), Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting (lighting) and Vertuu Design (accessories and accent pieces) and a new showroom for Vilmers UAB (Scandinavian-inspired handmade furniture with a focus on waste reduction and sustainability).
Amenities offered on Floors 2-5 encourage buyers to explore the expanded accessories floors. Buyer breakfasts take place Saturday, April 22- Monday, April 24, 8:30-10:00 am. Afternoon treats are served Saturday, April 22- Tuesday, April 25, 4-6:00 pm.
New Whole-Home Resources in INTERHALL
INTERHALL, the curated assortment of 70+ showrooms and temporary exhibits on the first floor of IHFC, features 11 new brands and one expansion in Spring 2023. The updates expand the whole-home offerings in INTERHALL with wall coverings, bedding and bath linens, custom furniture, art and accessories.
Eight brands make their High Point Market debut in INTERHALL: Bahari (modern decorative accessories and accent furniture), BOVI (luxury Portuguese bedding), BRADLEY (furnishings, wallcovering, textiles and architectural finishes hand-crafted in the USA), Graccioza (luxury bath linens), Kindred (heirloom furniture for the contemporary consumer market), Lazzoni USA (custom furniture), Saatva (luxury handcrafted mattresses) and ST2 (custom furniture crafted in the USA using “green” practices). Two brands return after a hiatus: Seasonal Living (indoor-outdoor furniture and decorative accessories) and Zoe Bios Creative (fully-customizable original paintings, drawings and photographs produced in Los Angeles). Nima Oberoi – Lunares (luxury home decor and entertaining pieces) relocates from elsewhere at High Point Market. One showroom, Nuevo (furniture and lighting), expands.
Buyers can explore the new brands at a series of cocktail parties in INTERHALL set for Saturday, April 22 - Tuesday, April 25, 4:00-6:00 pm.
In total, IHFC offers nearly 250 permanent showrooms presenting accessories, lighting, rugs, textiles and top furniture resources plus 50+ temporary exhibitors in the celebrated INTERHALL. IMC’s other High Point properties include: 300 E. Green St.; 300 S. Main St.; Commerce & Design Building; Furniture Plaza; Historic Market Square; Klaussner on Hamilton; Market Square Textile Tower; National Furniture Mart; Plaza Suites; Showplace; The Suites at Market Square (SAMS); and five on Hamilton Street – 121, 200, 320 and 330 N. Hamilton St., and 129 S. Hamilton St. It presents the only temporary exhibits at High Point Market in INTERHALL plus The Suites at Market Square (SAMS) and Plaza Suites.
High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, with more than 2,000 manufacturers in 11.5 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space in multiple buildings in downtown High Point, North Carolina. Each Market attracts tens of thousands of retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry. International Market Centers (IMC) owns 17 prime High Point Market showroom buildings, which contain 70 percent of the exhibitors, including the majority of the top 500 manufacturers. DesignOnHPMKT by IMC is the official voice for IMC’s High Point Market programming and at-market activities representing a wealth of industry knowledge and connections. Spring 2023 Market is scheduled for April 22-26 2023. For more information about events and exhibits presented by IMC, visit IMCHighPointMarket.com.
About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. Our premium showroom spaces spanning more than 20 million square feet in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, paired with our digital tools connect the wholesale industries we serve. IMCenters.com.
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