Disney Land of Furniture
Welcome to the Disney Land of Furniture. High Point Market is the largest furniture industry trade show in the world. Taking place in High Point, North Carolina, this massive show represents over 100 countries, spans over 180 buildings, has 11.5 million square feet of show space, over 2000 exhibitors, and 75,000 attendees from all walks of life. 10% of whom are international—Many people I spoke with said they had to stay up to 70 miles away from the show due to high attendance. It’s no wonder it takes place twice a year.
While I was unable to see everything High Point had to offer, I would like to share my take on trends in furniture design and some of the companies that caught my eye based on what I was able to view during my visit to High Point.
Overall, the trend among the show felt like design was reverting back towards 80’s American style. This was evident through the use of different materials, textures, shapes, scales, and styles of fearless design.
Customers will find themselves paying more next year. With tariffs on basic raw materials, lumber, steel, poly and now cover increasing, manufacturers working to absorb cost increases can no longer avoid passing price increases if they want to survive.
I’m happy to have come away feeling moved and motivated by mixes of both modern and traditional design.
My absolute favorite company from the show is Luna Bella. The furniture that nourishes all five senses and make you feel you are wrapped in a blanked while providing for mechanical elegance and contemporary vintage flair.
Designer Teresa Costa is talented, hard-working, visionary and more. You can sense from her designs a unique talent that she expressed early on with her love for fine art, and her extensive travels. Teresa’s artistic passion began at the age of 12 when she began painting with oils.
Launching her company Luna Bella, Inc in 1995 Teresa Costa successfully established herself as a unique designer of an expansive line of lighting, clocks, furniture, and accessories.
Luna Bella cool dispenser machine. Coffee, tea, margarita, diamonds are forever?
Anything you can think of dispensing can be done with this machine to entertain.
Sunpan Modern Home combines fashion and design to create diverse high-end looks at affordable prices.
Artesia mixes wood and wicker for their soft-colored and one-of-a-kind European inspired furniture pieces.
Kenneth Cobonpue beautifully blends organic and modern elements to his furniture & lighting design. Bordering almost as art pieces, his furniture is truly expressive and one-of-a-kind statement pieces.
Palecek’s design inspiration stemmed from traditional Asian basket weaving techniques and their use of renewable materials, like seagrass and rattan, to create home furnishings with a well-travelled feel.
Noir Trading Inc. embodies Natural, simple and classic designs, still done on pencil and paper, and are manufactured as greenly as possible. Noir enjoyed a premium placement at the front entrance of ( IHFC - IH002, Commerce, Floor 1—area: InterHall, Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse).
TŌV furniture, a family owned company, welcomed visitors on the first floor of the world market center with vivid and lush colors and budget friendly and affordable price tags. It’s no shock they’ve become one of the fastest growing furniture brands in the United States.
Global Views set up showrooms by color from gold to silver, orange and white—a dazzling experience!
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