High Point Antique & Design Center Expands
HIGH POINT, N.C.-The Antique & Design Center at Market Square continues to grow, with nearly 75 exhibitors signed to present antiques, original works of art and one-of-a-kind finds in the 60,000-square-foot venue housed in historic Market Square.
The Antique & Design Center is expanding by more than one dozen new exhibitors this season, many of whom have never before shown at the High Point Market. Antiques dealers showing at the Antique & Design Center for the first time this fall include Epping Forest, Bridges Over Time and Summerthur. Other notable new exhibitors will be Micah Gerahty, of Character Unlimited, who specializes in reclaimed hardwood floors and custom, handmade furniture from reclaimed wood; and Pandora de Balthazar, a purveyor of exquisite linens and antique textiles. Also new this market are artists Jan Lukens, who specializes in equestrian portraiture, and outside artist Ron Goins. Pennoyer Newman, which produces distinctive garden pots cast from estate originals, will also be showing in High Point for the first time.
Amanda Lane Kinney, marketing director at the Antique & Design Center, believes that the Center's growth in difficult economic times can be attributed to consumers' steadily growing interest in design and vintage furnishings.
"Culturally speaking, we are seeing the rise in the number of television shows devoted to the genre, like "American Pickers" on the History Channel; "Picker Sisters" on Lifetime; "Buried Treasure" on Fox; "Oddities," on the Discovery Channel, and of course, the original "Antiques Roadshow" on PBS. If all of these shows are any indication, old really is new again. We're also seeing social media--the popular design blogs and Twitter--helping to drive interest in vintage furnishings and antiques by new generations of collectors."