HIGH POINT, NC – March 15, 2023 – International Market Centers’ (IMC) resource refinement plan is driving growth across its High Point properties with some 13 more updates across five buildings – 200 North Hamilton, Historic Market Square, Market Square Tower, Plaza Suites and Showplace – for the April 22-26, 2023, High Point Market. The updates join some 31 previously announced updates in the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC) and INTERHALL that refresh the furniture and accessories destination.
“Strategic updates throughout IMC’s High Point portfolio are allowing us to offer leading furniture and décor brands the spaces they need to showcase even more product to the High Point Market buying community,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC executive vice president, chief growth officer. “Brands like Hooker Furnishings, Dovetail, Legends Furniture and more now have the room to create compelling brand presentations for these discerning buyers.”
Showplace Refresh Begins
Spring 2023 is the kickoff of a strategic resource refresh in Showplace – a major destination at High Point Market with nearly 50 cross-category showrooms on five floors – with the relocation of Hooker Furnishings to a new 100,000+ square foot showroom on Floor 3. The new space allows the brand to create an immersive branded buying experience for its Bradington-Young, H-Contract, Hooker Casegoods & Upholstery, Sam Moore, Shenandoah Furniture and Sunset West lines. Also in the first phase of updates is an expansion for Forever Green Art (preserved plants and decorative accessories).
Growth in 200 North Hamilton, Historic Market Square, Market Square Tower and Plaza Suites
More showroom debuts, expansions and relocations indicate resource growth throughout IMC’s High Point Market footprint.
In the heart of the Hamilton Wrenn Design District at High Point Market, 200 North Hamilton features three debuts among its nearly 20 design-driven showrooms. The three newcomers are The Eleanor Rigby Leather Company(upholstery and fine furniture), Oliver Home Furnishings (heirloom quality furniture) and Stickley Furniture (iconic American hardwood furniture and upholstery).
Historic Market Square, a former furniture factory that has been transformed into nearly 70 unique showrooms, features four updates in Spring 2023. One new showroom is Accord Lighting (lighting made in Brazil). Two expansions are Dovetail (eclectic handmade furniture, accessories and textiles from around the world) into a nearly 25,000 sq ft space and Unique Loom (area rugs).
Market Square Tower, with 10 floors of textile resources, features three updates. Two new showrooms are Tiger Leather (residential leather and hair-on-hide rugs) and Topteks (textiles). Additionally, Tempo Upholstery & Drapery Fabrics (decorative upholstery and drapery fabric) relocates.
Plaza Suites, a five-floor collection of furniture showroom and temporary exhibits, adds a 30,000 sq ft showroom for Legends Furniture (bedroom, entertainment, fireplaces, office, occasional, sleep and upholstery furniture) plus a new showroom for Nisco (soft furniture). Also in Plaza Suites are some 14 temporary exhibits featuring furniture, bedding and service providers. New temporary exhibitors include Crate N Elm Furniture (American-made hardwood furniture), Orbit Interactive (digital advertising) and YHX Sofa (sofas, chairs, beds and outdoor furniture).
IMC’s High Point properties include: 300 E. Green St.; 300 S. Main St.; Commerce & Design Building; 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. It presents the only temporary exhibits at High Point Market with 50+ exhibitors in INTERHALL, 14 in Plaza Suites and 310+ in The Suites at Market Square (SAMS) including 60 newcomers.
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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