High Point Market is a semi-annual furniture design show, held in April and October, open exclusively to the trade. Located in downtown High Point, North Carolina, the show draws more than 75,000 interior designers, architects, and home furnishings buyers each season. Official show dates for the spring edition are October 14 through 18.

2024 Trend: Divine

As we emerge into our “new normal,” consumers search for hopeful visions of a more harmonious future. Our homes have been transformed into sanctuaries, places of refuge for clarity of thought, spiritual practices and mindful reconnection with oneself. This speaks to our growing desire for soul care and the ability to prioritize internal growth.

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) x Natuzzi Italia

Wrapped in rotund cushions and ample in size, Natuzzi Italia’s Colle sofa epitomizes leisure, encouraging guests to get comfortable and linger. Yet even with its comfort-driven mentality, the Bjarke Ingels Group-designed piece is undeniably chic—and available in a wide assortment of leathers and upholstery fabrics.

The Met x Eichholtz

Furniture maker Eichholtz presented a sweeping 90-piece collection in collaboration with one of the most esteemed arts institutions in the country, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Featuring furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories that draw inspiration from the Met’s unmatched collection, the works—much like the museum’s galleries—speak to a range of stylistic preferences, from traditional and gilded to modern and minimal.

Upholstery fabric digitally printed from a quilt design by Annie E. Pettway

In a stitching together of talent, Cloth & Company is partnering with the Philadelphia Museum of Art for an upcoming collaboration that spotlights the quilting community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. A tradition that arose out of necessity in the 19th century, when enslaved women started piecing together scraps of fabric and clothing, the abstract quilt-making was a radical evolution of the craft that still exists today. (The annual Gee’s Bend Airing of the Quilts Festival was held just this past weekend.) The collaborative new line will feature a series of upholstered furniture featuring the digitally reproduced work of six quilts from the museum’s collection.

Paola Navone x Baker Furniture

For her debut collection with Baker, Italian architect and designer Paola Navone draws from the Mediterranean landscape to craft a collection using Murano glass and Carrara C marble, among other poised materials. References to the Trevi Fountain, Mt. Etna, Ponte dei Sospiri bridge, and more are spotted within the line of upholstery, lighting, and tables. The richly textured cast Murano glass light fixtures are sure to enchant in person.

Denise McGaha x Vervain

Denise McGaha has been promoting livable luxury for more than two decades, never shying away from color or pattern. The Dallas-based interior designer takes it up a notch with the Denise McGaha Collection for Vervain, an elevated mix of textiles and wall coverings featuring saturated jewel tones, embroidered accents, and nature-derived prints imbued with richness.

Caitlin Wilson x Cooper Classics

Caitlin Wilson, interior designer and author of Return to Pretty: Giving New Life to Traditional Style, is bringing her pastel-hued, timelessly feminine sensibilities to Cooper Classics, where she’ll introduce seven new mirror designs this season. Expect playful scallop trims, as well as more ornate, Regency-style adornments.

Cheryl Luckett x Revolution Fabrics

For years, Dwell by Cheryl founder Cheryl Luckett has called upon Revolution Fabrics for her performance fabric needs in client projects and designer showhouses. Eventually, the tables turned and it was Revolution Fabrics calling on her, with a request to partner on a line of upholstery fabrics. In this market, the duo unveils an assortment of animal prints, classic patterns, and base cloths in a slew of genial colorways.

The Great Outdoors

As the requests for spaces suitable for indoor-outdoor living continue to increase, so too does the furniture market’s outdoor selection. This season, AD100 firm Carrier and Company marks its first foray into outdoor with 25 new pieces for the studio’s line with Century. Designed to be an extension of the interior, the array draws from trending interior styles including Danish midcentury and 1970s maximalism, with a materials palette consisting of rattan frames and bold, powder-coated finishes.

Also making its entrée into the outdoor furniture space, Hickory Chair will introduce four outdoor furniture collections by artist and designer Susan Hable. The collaboration calls upon traditional outdoor materials like metal and teak, as well as an Ecolene synthetic weave cane, which uses a method in which artisans start with one corner of the powder-coated aluminum frame and weave the cane like a basket until the end is tied off.

Material Matters

The Modern Cosmo Credenza by Universal Furniture
The Modern Cosmo Credenza by Universal Furniture Photo: Michael Blevins
Of all the reasons to attend market, getting an up-close and in-person view of the materials luring furniture makers is among the supreme. Take Universal Furniture, which has been toying with glittering Pyrite in the creation of two new pieces: a credenza with the metallic mineral covering its door fronts, and a cylindrical side table covered in the fool’s gold (101 S. Hamilton St.). Century-old maker York Wallcoverings unveils a follow-up to its widely popular Signature Textures Resource Library collection with the 100 Hues in Sisal series, featuring deeply saturated colors derived from nature. (IHFC, IH303)


The Elements collection by Ethnicraft made of Microcement
The Elements collection by Ethnicraft made of Microcement Photo: Nicolas Schimp
Four Hands will unveil new additions to its Eucapel leather upholstery collection, a vegetable-tanned leather processed using fallen eucalyptus leaves (Showplace, Floor 4, 4101). And at Ethnicraft, a fresh stone-like finish dubbed Microcement hits market in the form of tables and case goods in the debuting Elements collection. (IHFC, IH410)

Connecticutbased pottery studio Dumais Made will have its Tall Cassette Folding Screen among other ceramic objects and…
Connecticut-based pottery studio Dumais Made will have its Tall Cassette Folding Screen, among other ceramic objects and lighting, on view at its Shoppe Object booth at High Point Market. Photo: Allegra Anderson
Shoppe Object Heads to High Point
Hilo pillow by Sien Co
Hilo pillow by Sien + Co Photo: MJ Kroeger
Mud Australias porcelain house numbers
Mud Australia’s porcelain house numbers Photo: Leif Prenszlau
Home and gift show Shoppe Object has garnered applause for its culmination of top-notch small-batch makers. Now, for the first time ever, the semi-annual retail showcase is traveling beyond its New York footprint—and bringing more than 100 of its featured craftspeople with it. Set to take over the third floor at Historic Market Square, the show-in-a-show will present block-printing specialists Soil to Studio, Bauhaus-inspired Hangai Mountain Textiles, urbane ceramicists Dumais Made, and minimalist handwoven textile maker Sien + Co.

For those wanting to up their curb appeal, peep Mud Australia’s pastel-hued porcelain numbers (available in 20 colors), striking exterior adornments that will give your home a boost of style, as well as Tantuvi’s outdoor rugs, a jolt of color and fun underfoot. (Market Square, Floor 3, 330, 348)