HIGH POINT, N.C.–Four new exhibitors will be showing in the Design District at 200 N. Hamilton St. during next month’s High Point Market: Modern Traditions Furniture, Friedman Brothers Mirrors, Charles Luck and Antique Rug Connection. These companies target high-end furniture stores and interior designers with their products, which range from ornate mirrors and stone tables to handmade rugs and custom upholstery.
“The showrooms at 200, 320 and 330 North Hamilton are recognized worldwide for their exquisite, trend-setting furniture and home accents,” said Julie Messner, vice president of leasing for International Market Centers. “They are a ‘must-visit’ destination for any store or designer that serves the upper end of the market.”
Modern Traditions Furniture, which debuted at the High Point Market in October, is moving to a 6,961-square-foot showroom at 200 N. Hamilton, Space 214l. The line features sofas, sofa-sleepers, chairs and ottomans, and includes fully upholstered as well as wood-framed models. This market, the company will introduce a new collection of casually elegant, classic American styles designed by Alexander Julian.
Friedman Mirrors, which has been exhibiting in the Hamilton-Wrenn showroom district for nearly 30 years, is moving to a 2,256-square-foot showroom in Space 301 of 200 N. Hamilton this market. Known for its handcrafted decorative mirrors, the company will feature 70 to 80 new models at the show. “The luxury segment is particularly challenging right now, so we’re doing all we can to support our retail partners,” said Clifford Poole, executive director. “We’ve developed a variety of special programs and promotions designed to stimulate and support their business.”
Charles Luck, the exclusive U.S. distributor of the Kreoo by Decormarmi stone line from Italy, will debut in a new 282-square-foot showroom at 200 N. Hamilton, in Space 335, so it can reach out to a different group of customers. “We’re looking to expand our distribution with smaller, boutique retailers,” said Michael Weiss, director of product development. “Until this time, we’ve worked mostly with architects and designers.” Kreoo by Decormarmi’s product line, which includes seating, consoles, tables and trays, is made of stone in Vicenza, Italy. “High Point’s Design District is very well regarded,” said Weiss about the decision to show at 200 N. Hamilton. “The area attracts exactly the kind of style-savvy buyers that we’re looking for.”
Also debuting in High Point this market is Antique Rug Connection, showing in a 1,062-square-foot showroom at 200 N. Hamilton, space 333. Owned by the husband and wife team of Nadeem Akbar and Mehnaz Rokerya-Akbar, the company offers eco-friendly area rugs and carpeting made by hand on its own looms in Pakistan. This market will see the debut of Susani, a whimsical collection that combines steely colors with accent tones, as well as new patterns to its Original Platinum Oushaak & Kotaan line, an upscale look with a unique texture and rich patina.