Rug-Related High Point Happenings
HIGH POINT, N.C.--The Spring edition of High Point Market begins this Saturday, and a number of rug events are also planned for the show.
Saturday, April 20:
Candice Olson will be at Surya's showroom, Showplace 4100, at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, to give the presentation "Solving Your Design Challenges: A Conversation with Candice Olson."
At 4 p.m., Surya will then present a primer on rug basics, given by Satya Tiwari, president, who will discuss types of rug constructions and how to care for them.
Sunday, April 21:
On Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., designer Genevieve Gorder will be in the Capel showroom for a brunch and question-and-answer session with designers and dealers.
Surya will welcome Kate Spain at 2 p.m. for its Designer Spotlight. Spain is introducing her first collection with Surya at market.
At 4 p.m., author and Apartment Therapy founder Maxwell Ryan will present "Apartment Therapy: 5 Inspirations for Small Spaces" at Surya's Showplace showroom. The first 25 guests will receive autographed copies of his best-selling book, "Big Book of Cool, Small Spaces."
Beginning at 5 p.m., Loloi, along with lighting company Crystorama, will have a cocktail party that will include live music from Jaxon Jill, food and entertainment in showroom D320 in IHFC.
From 5-9 p.m., Feizy Rugs continues its 40th anniversary celebration at High Point Market with a 70s-themed, "Feizadelic" event at the company's Market Square showroom and the Market Square Courtyard. Attendees will dine on hor d'oeuvres, drink from a 70s-inspired drink menu and enjoy live music by Groove Train, as well as have the chance to win iPad minis.
Starting at 5 p.m., Surya will host its Rock the Casbah party, which will offer Marrakesh-inspired cocktails, appetizers and a DJ's playlist of globally inspired tunes.
Monday, April 22:
At 2 p.m. on Monday, Surya will have a panel of leading, nationwide retailers for the presentation "Retailer Tactics for Maximizing Accessory Sales." Panelists include Ron Werner, president of HW Home; Matt Huber, vice president, merchandising for Belfort Furniture; and Elisa Watson, accessory buyer for Hill Country Holdings (Ashley Furniture).
Starting at 4 p.m., Jaipur will be offering back and foot massages for buyers in its Showplace showroom lounge, along with teas and cocktails. Jaipur will also be offering attendees survival kits to help them through the show.
Also at 4 p.m. in Showplace, Surya will have designer and author Florence de Dampierre discuss the inspirations for her new collection, which reinterprets classic French design.
Capel kicks off its newest designer collection on Monday, hosting "Cocktails with Coco." From 4-7 p.m. in its Market Square showroom, space 112, attendees will be able to meet decor and interior design blogger Coco, as well as see the new COCOCOZY rug collection.
Starting at 6 p.m., Linon will have its Greek market party. To be held at Linon's showroom at 220 Elm, suite 202, there will be food, live music and plenty of plate breaking.
Tuesday, April 23:
Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Rizzy Home will sponsor a lunch in its Showplace showroom for WithIt members to introduce a line of handtufted rugs and coordinating decorative pillows by Rizzy's newest licensee, Vicki Payne, who will be in attendance.
Kas Rugs will offer attendees wine and cheese every day of market starting at 4 p.m. in its IHFC showroom, D301. It will also have market specials for customers.
In the Made in America Pavilion, in space #1-803, Capel will have skilled artisans on hand from April 20-23 to demonstrate how they create custom braided rug baskets.