As a must-see and experience event in home furnishings, we’re looking forward to taking part in this year’s High Point Market (#HPMKT). High Point Market is the largest home furnishing industry trade show in the world. High Point is a city located in the Piedmont Triad region in North Carolina.
Historically, High Point has been known for textile and furniture manufacturing. By the end of the 19th Century, High Point was a leading furniture manufacturing center in the South and has quickly grew to become the High Point Market, held twice a year in the spring and fall seasons.
The first formal Southern Furniture Market was held in High Point March 1–15, 1909, to help retailer select which furniture products they wanted to sell.
Today, the Market's 70,000-80,000 attendees include exhibitors, buyers, designers, and media in the furniture industry. As one of the premier events of the year, the Market limits its attendees to those in the trade only. Among the High Point Market attendees are widely known figures participating in the home furnishings industry.
Cisco has been showing at High Point Market for 30 years. In 2003, Cisco acquired the Mill, an abandoned cotton mill that opened in 1914 and employed many of the people in the community. He decided to repurpose the Mill as a real, experiential “home” to show Cisco’s latest designs. Cisco also loves to show off his love of cooking using the Mill’s large open kitchen to cook meals for himself and hungry clients.
With about 100,000 square feet of space, our High Point Showroom serve as a showroom space, factory, storage facilities, and the beginning of what a lot of our clients would call “home.”