Highlights of Highpoint Furniture Market – Day 1

For one week in the autumn, Highpoint, North Carolina becomes a hub of activity for people in the furniture business. Being a furniture aficionado myself I have always wanted to visit Highpoint during the market. After all, this is the place where most North American furniture is made and where the newest models and trends are showcased. It is a huge market, consisting of several large buildings with floor upon floor of furniture showrooms. My expectation was that it would be overwhelming – my senses completely assaulted by the sheer volume of amazing things for me to see. I also thought I would see upcoming trends that local retailers would be soon showcasing (future blog post alert) and that the booths themselves would be works of art. Lastly, I guessed that my feet would be very sore. I wasn’t wrong on any of those predictions and the market exceeded my expectations leaving me feeling exhilarated and inspired by the furniture, accessories and lighting. I  immediately began picturing how I could incorporate these products into our Calgary Interior Design projects. Here is a small selection of my favorite vendors I came across the first day of market.

Barbara Cosgrove

Glass Lamps and Hanging pendants by Barbara Cosgrove Lamps


Quail by Barbara Cosgrove Lamps

I came across some amazing light fixtures and lamps by Barbara Cosgrove and I was completely taken with her collection. Varying from classic to modern, this grouping of light fixtures had everything a designer could dream about!

Oly studio

Kirin Sofa and Duncan Chair by Oly Studio

Oly chairsCoral Side Chair and Sienna Chair by Oly Studio

ingrid_bedIngrid Upholstered Bed by Oly Studio

The Oly Studio showroom was a showstopper for me. I could have moved right in. Seriously, this showroom had me rethinking my existing furniture choices!

pillows 1Beauford pillow and Greek Key pillow by Dransfield and Ross

Pillows 2Trident Stripe pillow and Sag Harbor Frame pillow by Dransfield and Ross

Dransfield and Ross Pagoda and TowelMoonlight Garden Guest Towel & Pagoda napkin ring by Dransfield and Ross

Another big hit for me was a supplier of pillows and table linens called Dransfield and Ross. Their collection of pillows was extensive and exquistly crafted. The table top collection was utterly charming!

Julian Chichester ChairsClaremont chair and Whitby chair by Julian Chichester

Julian CabinetsAnna Tall cabinet and Pollcok Vellum cabinet by Julian Chichester

Julian Bedside tableFelix 1 drawer nightstand by Julian Chichester

Julian Chichester carries an interesting collection of furniture featuring unique pieces. Mixing eclectic, vintage, industrial and antique inspired pieces this showroom was one of my favorites.

That, my friends, is a little taste of what I saw the first day at Highpoint Furniture Market. It was an incredible experience and I’m so glad that I came for the show. I felt like a kid in a candy shop! I’ll fill you in more about my second day, and some of the trends that were displayed in upcoming posts.



2 Comments on Highlights of Highpoint Furniture Market – Day 1

  1. Courtney
    October 22, 2010 at 7:24 pm (9 years ago)

    Love that Coral side chair by Oly Studio. Their stuff is so amazing! My dream light fixture is their Serena drum pendant. Sounds like a great trip!

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