HIGH POINT, NC – March 9, 2023 – International Market Centers’ (IMC) Suites at Market Square (SAMS) is a must-see destination for fresh design-driven furniture, accessories and more with nearly 60 new brands among 310+ exhibitors in the largest presentation of temporary exhibits at the April 22-26, 2023 High Point Market.
“This Spring, SAMS is the ultimate destination to discover what’s new in furnishings,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC executive vice president, chief growth officer. “Emerging brands and established tastemakers fill SAMS with an engaging mix of furniture, art, lighting, rugs, textiles and more that is not to be missed.”
Kao Furniture is new to SAMS in Spring 2023
Three Floors of Exploration
SAMS showcases some 310+ temporary exhibitors on three floors.
SALON, a design-focused, fashion-forward curated collection of brands on the ground floor offers expanded exploration opportunities with 50+ exhibitors in Spring 2023. Five new exhibitors are Cloud9 Design (accessories), Fashion Interiors Manufacturing Inc. (handcrafted bespoke luxury furniture), Swadoh (lighting handcrafted by French and American artisans), Victor Betancourt (furniture made by Mexican artisans) and Zafferano America(lighting and glassware made in Italy). Three brands returning after a hiatus are Jo-Liza International (furniture made by Filipino artisans), Peacock Alley (luxury linens) and St. James Lighting (custom copper lighting). Two expansions are Casa Bonita Home Furnishings (luxury home furnishings and accessories handcrafted in Peru) and Simon Blake Interiors (lamps), and two relocations are Decorum Home (designer pillows made in the USA) and Poetic Pillow (pillows and textiles featuring art prints).
SAMS features an additional 50+ new brands for the Spring 2023 High Point Market. Notably, the debuts expand the whole-home offerings of SAMS with growth in furniture, outdoor living product and bedding.
New furniture brands include EV Home Furniture (trendy and sophisticated furniture), Kao Furniture (furniture made in Mexico), Luzia Leather Home Collection (handcrafted leather furnishings), Made and Modern (furniture made in the USA), MinimaDecor (minimalist furniture), Ocasso (furniture made in Turkey), Ribka Made - Indonesian Furniture Factory (solid wood furniture) and TreeHause (luxury handcrafted wood furniture and décor). Outdoor living offerings continue to expand with new brands Neighbor (outdoor furniture), Studio M - Floor Flair (featuring indoor and outdoor vinyl rugs) and Suns Outdoor Living (maximalist outdoor furniture) plus an expansion for Teak + Table Outdoor Living (exceptional outdoor furniture). Bedding and soft goods are a key category for SAMS with new brands including Down Decor (down and feather basic bedding and pillow inserts), Kelly Littmann Design (designer pillows), Ocochi (Bedding made from completely all-natural materials) and Sleeptone + Phoenix Mattress (mattresses, bed frames, sheets and pillows)
Tours and Programming Encourage Discovery
Buyers can explore SAMS with the help of a design tastemaker in a series of three one-hour Suite Spot tours offered during the Market. Glenna Stone, founder of Glenna Stone Interior Design in Philadelphia, and cofounder of The Sustainability Nexus leads on Saturday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. Vanessa Deleon of Vanessa DeLeon Associates in New York leads on Sunday April 23 at 1:30 p.m. Amber Guyton, founder of Blessed Little Bungalow in Atlanta leads on Monday, April 24 at 11:30 a.m. RSVP and additional tour information is at IMCHighPointMarket.com/suite-spot-tours.
SAMS also is home to the Sherwin-Williams Seminar Room, which presents nine DesignOn HPMKT by IMC events during Market. Additionally, Sherwin-Williams showcases color trends in an interactive exhibit on the Top floor. Other buyer amenities include afternoon treats and complimentary drinks Saturday, April 22 – Tuesday, April 25, 4-6 p.m. The full DesignOn HPMKT by IMC events and amenities calendar is at IMCHighPointMarket.com/webinars-and-events.
IMC presents the only temporary exhibits at High Point Market. In addition to SAMS, IMC offers 50+ temporary exhibitors in INTERHALL on the first floor of the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC) and 15+ furniture exhibitors on one floor in Plaza Suites.
IMC’s 17 properties in High Point include: 300 E. Green St.; 300 S. Main St.; Commerce & Design Building (C&D); Furniture Plaza; Historic Market Square; International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC); 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. A full list of IMC’s High Point resources is available at IMCHighPointMarket.com/exhibitor-directory.
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. Registration is open now at HighPointMarket.org. 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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