NEW YORK–High Point Market begins on Saturday, and there will be plenty of rug-related events for attendees partake. Whether they include designer launches, educational opportunities or just a reason to relax with industry friends, these events are a great way to keep abreast of industry happenings.
For highlights of rug designs being introduced at market, check out HFN’s October issue and its exclusive High Point Market issue—both of which will be available at High Point Market—or the Product Galleries, located at hfnmag.com/product-gallery/rugs-headed-to-high-point-october-2013/.
Saturday, Oct. 19:
2 p.m.: Surya will present “Coordinating a Room – A Conversation with Candice Olson,” for which Olson will discuss several recent home decorating projects and how she transformed ordinary living spaces into stylish and sophisticated ones. Showplace, 4100
4-9 p.m.: Phillips Collection Industry Mixer, IHFC C-202. Co-sponsored by IMC, WithIt, ASFD, YHFP, SFC and ART.
5-6:30 p.m.: Nourison will officially launch its collection with designer Kathy Ireland. IHFC, IH-101 InterHall
Sunday, Oct. 20:
10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Capel will host Designer Day, where Genevieve Gorder, Kevin O’Brien, Coco and—the latest designers to join Capel’s licensed portfolio—Susan Hable Smith and Katharine Hable Sweeney of Hable Construction, will be available to meet with attendees. Market Square, Space 112
11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Abu Rugs and Home will host a brunch to celebrate its recent rug collaboration with High Point University students. 5626 Riverdale Road, Jamestown, N.C.
4 p.m.: Surya will present “Social Media Success in the Home Decor Industry,” where a panel of industry thought leaders will discuss the evolving role of social media in the home decor and interior design space. Showplace, 4100
4-7 p.m.: Company C will host its 20th anniversary celebration. IHFC-D431.
5 p.m.: In an expanded showroom, Loloi will host a market party, featuring live music from Jaxson Jill, catered hors d’oeuvres and drinks. IHFC, D-320
6 p.m.: Surya will hold its annual fall celebration, offering attendees cocktails and hors d-oeuvres, while a DJ provides the music. Showplace, 4100
6:30-7:30 p.m.: ART will hold its Under 40 social event, which is co-sponsored by IMAX. IHFC W-446
Monday, Oct. 21:
5-9 p.m.: Feizy will host its 1940s-inspired birthday party. Guests will be treated to live music by The Boilermaker Jazz Band, a martini bar, hors d’oeuvres and swing dance lessons. Market Square, 143 (5-7 p.m.), Market Square courtyard (7-9 p.m.)
Tuesday, Oct. 22:
2 p.m.: In Surya’s showroom, Sherwin-Williams will present Colormix 2014, a four-palette collection that draws influences from fashion, science, nature, pop culture and global traditions and will provide design professionals with a guide to help them define the moods they want to create and select colors for projects. 0.1 CEU credit. Showplace, 4100
11 a.m.: Surya will hold a Merchandising Walk Through, where attendees can see its integrated merchandising solutions, including its newest one—Surya Complements—as well as learn about increasing store revenue by using creative displays. Showplace, 4100
2 p.m.: Surya’s product designers will lead attendees on a Trend Walk Through and share what inspires their designs along with the latest home decor trends. Showplace, 4100
4-6 p.m.: Kas Rugs will host a wine and cheese reception for attendees. IHFC, D-301
Capel will have sweet tea and Southern lunches every day. Market Square, Space 112