High Point Market Opens

HFNHighPoint CoverHIGH POINT, N.C.–The home furnishings industry converges on this lovely southern town today for High Point Market, which runs through Oct. 24.

Among the thousands of fashionable introductions, HFN is debuting HFN High Point, an exclusive market issue featuring news, trends and interviews with industry leaders.  The special issue will be handed out at numerous locations in town during market.

Companies are kicking off the first day of market with a number of events. Today, designer Candice Olson will present “Coordinating a Room: A Conversation with HGTV’s Host Candice Olson” in Surya’s showroom (Showplace, 4100) at 2 p.m. In addition, Surya will offer attendees a Merchandising Walk Through every day at 11 a.m., and a Trend Walk Through every day at 2 p.m.

Both Global Views (IHFC, D-220) and Studio A (IHFC, D-232) will host celebratory cocktail parties following their ribbon-cutting ceremonies this afternoon. Frederick Cooper (200 N. Hamilton, #125) welcomes designer Raymond Waites with a reception from 4-7 p.m. The Phillips Collection (IHFC, C-202) will host its market industry mixer from 4-9 p.m., which is co-sponsored by ART, IMC, WithIt, ASFD, YHFP and SFC. Kas Rugs (IHFC, D-301) will host a wine and cheese reception for attendees from 4-6 p.m.