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    New, Expanding and Relocating Tenants, Product Launches Highlight C&D Offerings for High Point Market

    Monarch Specialties Joins Lineup of 30+ C&D Tenants for Spring Market


    HIGH POINT, N.C. – (March 19, 2019) – New, relocating and expanding tenants, product launches and a number of social events will highlight offerings in the Commerce & Design (C&D) building at Spring 2019 High Point Market, running April 6 – April 10, 2019. Home to some of High Point 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.

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    “The C&D building meets the needs of every type of buyer and designer that attends High Point Market,” said Scott Eckman, executive vice president, president of furniture and home décor leasing for International Market Centers. “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, chief executive officer 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. For Spring Market, 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. Additional information about events the C&D building for Spring Market is available online at http://www.highpointmarket.org/events.

    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 owns the vast majority of the prime High Point Market showroom and exhibit real estate, which contain seventy percent of the exhibitors, including the majority of the top 500 manufacturers. Spring 2019 High Point Market runs April 6 – April 10, 2019. For more information, visit http://www.imchighpointmarket.com.

    About International Market Centers, L.P.: International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. International Market Centers owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. For more information on IMC, visit http://imcenters.com/.

    Press Contacts:
    Dallas Britt, (336) 821-1507
    Cathy Steel, 203-340-9251