22975 Fri, 10/21/2011 - 4:20pm
HIGH POINT, N.C.–The fall High Point Market opens today with a plethora of events and trend-setting introductions.
Notable debuts include the Martha Stewart Fine Furniture collection from ML Brands International, formed by upholstery maker Miles Talbot and case goods supplier Lefa. The Libby Langdon Upholstery Collection for Braxton Culler makes its world premier at the Market. Lexington Home Brands will feature Sligh furniture after acquiring the 131-year-old company earlier this month.
Events today include a ribbon cutting by Jonathan Charles for the company’s handcrafted pub and outdoor beer garden, part of its newly expanded showroom. Traditional British food will be served.
Also today (6-7:30 p.m.) is a traditional champagne tea with Charles, Ninth Earl Spencer—Princess Diana’s brother—in Theodore Alexander’s new 50,000-square-foot showroom. Spencer will discuss the history of Althorp Estate, his family’s ancestral home. Theodore Alexander is the exclusive manufacturer of the Althorp Living History licensed home furnishings collection.
The High Point Market Authority has a full slate of educational events planned. Check highpointmarket.org for a schedule.