Since its inception in 1909, the High Point, NC furniture market has developed into a Mecca for furniture and design professionals. Virtually every interior designer has made the trek at least once, and many do so annually. This fall, the shrewdest attendees will head straight for the Antique and Design Center show at Market Square.
The Antique and Design Center (A&DC) at Market Square is one of the premier destinations at High Point. Karen Luisana, Managing Director at the Antique and Design Center, has three decades of experience selling antiques at High Point Market.
“Any designer who is not coming here to buy is missing out,” she says. “Designers don’t have time to go to auctions and sit through them, or go to flea markets in the south of France. We're making it easy for designers to do their job.”
This year’s Antique and Design Center show will feature a variety of leading dealers, including several from Dalton Bain: Artifacts Antiques, Sherwood Antiques, Caroline Faison Antiques, Kevin L Perry Inc and Kenny Ball Antiques. Almost all of the dealers at A&DC will be carrying one-of-a-kind antiques, from 17th century to mid-century modern and even a few late 20th century pieces.
“We have some of the best antique dealers tied to the interior design aesthetic in the country,” says Luisana. “They bring the best things together for this show just for the interior design trade.”
Large Italian painting at Caroline Faison's booth at the Antique and Design Center of Market Square
Mac Moore of McLean Lighting has regularly attended High Point Market since 1990 as an exhibitor in the IHFC building.
“We loved our experience at High Point, as we were able to get in front of a very sophisticated audience,” says Moore. “We were able to establish a great base of designers during that time. The designers can shop for specific clients and also source great antiques—it’s a one-stop shopping destination.”
While McLean Lighting will not be attending this year’s High Point Market, their period lighting show room and retail store at 1207 Park Terrace in Greensboro, NC, is a convenient stop for those traveling to High Point.
An additional perk of attending the High Point Market is the excellent antique stores in the surrounding areas. In addition to McLean Lighting, Greensboro is also home to interior design firm The Pink Door, selling modern decor and antiques at 1705 Battleground Avenue. Caroline Faison Antiques carries a diverse inventory of Italian, French, English and Scandinavian furnishings in her retail store at 18 Battleground Court. Caroline Faison Antiques will be hosting an open house on Friday, October 13, to celebrate the store’s 50th anniversary.
Delray and Associates always bring their “A-Game” to High Point Market at the Antique & Design Center.
The entrance to Market Square is located at 316 West Commerce Street in High Point. Located on the ground and mezzanine levels of Market Square, the Antique and Design Center of High Point will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting Thursday, October 12, through Tuesday, October 17. On Wednesday, October 18, it will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Dalton Bain Team hopes to see you there!