Accord Lighting Opens High Point Showroom as IMC Properties Expands Five High Point Buildings

Accord Lighting will make its High Point Market debut in time for Spring market, along with other new exhibitors announced by International Market Centers. IMC’s resource refinement plan is driving growth across its High Point properties with some 13+ updates across five buildings – 200 North Hamilton, Historic Market Square, Market Square Tower, Plaza Suites, and Showplace – for the April 22-26, 2023 High Point Market. The updates join some 31 previously announced updates in the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC) and InterHall that refresh the furniture and accessories destination.

“Strategic updates throughout IMC’s High Point portfolio are allowing us to offer leading furniture and décor brands the spaces they need to showcase even more product to the High Point Market buying community,” noted Dorothy Belshaw, IMC Executive VP & Chief Growth Officer. “Brands like Hooker Furnishings, Dovetail, Legends Furniture, and more now have the room to create compelling brand presentations for these discerning buyers.”

Spring 2023 is the kickoff of a strategic resource refresh in Showplace – a major destination at High Point Market with nearly 50 cross-category showrooms on five floors – with the relocation of Hooker Furnishings to a new 100,000+ sq.-ft. showroom on Floor 3. The new space allows the brand to create an immersive branded buying experience for its Bradington-Young, H-Contract, Hooker Casegoods & Upholstery, Sam Moore, Shenandoah Furniture and Sunset West lines. Also in the first phase of updates is an expansion for Forever Green Art (preserved plants and decorative accessories).

More showroom debuts, expansions and relocations indicate resource growth throughout IMC’s High Point Market footprint.

In the heart of the Hamilton Wrenn Design District, 200 North Hamilton features three debuts among its nearly 20 design-driven showrooms: Eleanor Rigby Leather Company (upholstery and fine furniture), Oliver Home Furnishings (heirloom quality furniture), and Stickley Furniture (iconic American hardwood furniture and upholstery).

Historic Market Square, a former furniture factory that has been transformed into nearly 70 showrooms, features four updates in Spring 2023. Accord Lighting (lighting made in Brazil) will make its High Point debut in a permanent showroom, and expanding its showroom space are Dovetail (eclectic handmade furniture, accessories and textiles from around the world) and Unique Loom (area rugs).

Market Square Tower, with 10 floors of textile resources, features three updates: Tiger Leather (residential leather and hair-on-hide rugs) and Topteks (textiles) are new showrooms, plus Tempo Upholstery & Drapery Fabrics (decorative upholstery and drapery fabric) has relocated.

Plaza Suites, a five-floor collection of furniture showroom and temporary exhibits, has added a 30,000-sq.-ft. showroom for Legends Furniture (bedroom, entertainment, fireplaces, office, occasional, sleep and upholstery furniture) plus a new showroom for Nisco (soft furniture). The building will also offer 14 temporary exhibits featuring furniture, bedding, and service providers. New temporary exhibitors include Crate N Elm Furniture (American-made hardwood furniture), Orbit Interactive (digital advertising), and YHX Sofa (sofas, chairs, beds, and outdoor furniture).

Spring 2023 Market is scheduled for April 22-26, 2023. Register for the show here. For more information about events and exhibits presented by IMC, click here 

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