The biannual trade show attracts around 75,000 retailers, interior designers and service providers from over 100 countries. Nearly 2,000 exhibitor showrooms participate at each spring and autumn editions. The sleepy town of High Point comes alive when the event takes place in April and October each year when the population explodes with an influx of visitors for the largest home furnishings event in the world.

The organisers’ trends preview features organic textures and natural colours soften clean-lined contemporary forms. “A renaissance of traditional shapes and classic structures is starting to emerge. Sculptural elements add a new and exclusive layer of sophistication. Taken together, the shapes, styles, and textures of Spring 2018 bring a calming, comforting, clutter-free feeling to the home.”

High Point Market takes place April 14-18.