How to navigate High Point Market with John McClain & Courtney Porter

In the most recent episode of “The Designer Within” podcast, host John McClain welcomed Courtney Porter, editor in chief of “Decor News Now” and a distinguished figure in the design industry. This detailed and engaging episode delved into various facets of the design world, with a special focus on how to navigate High Point Furniture Market this week.

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Oliver Gal will be busy at High Point with their showroom debut, educational, influencer and artist events planned

The newly designed showroom will debut and highlight 250+ new pieces across seven captivating collections. Also, on Saturday at 2:00 p.m., Oliver Gal will host an educational event at The Point on Commerce Avenue, one block from the Transportation Terminal in High Point. Oliver Gal’s Chief Creative Director and Co-Founder, Lola Sanchez, with editor-in-chief and design consultant Courtney Porter, will lead an open discussion and informational entitled “In Style and On the Money – Start with Art.” 

Decor News Now’s Fall High Point 2023 Schedule

The collaborative talk titled, “Design Business Blueprint: Discover How to Strategize and Grow Your Design Business” will feature an exclusive one-to-one chat between Yudi Kaufman, Founder & President of YKD Associates and Business Development & Licensing Expert, and Courtney Porter, Editor in Chief of Decor News Now. The lively discussion will explore strategies, tips, and tools for how to navigate, strengthen, and grow your design business.

Design Business Blueprint: Networking Your Way to Success

Networking. In our dynamic interior design and home furnishings industry, staying connected and engaged is an essential key to thriving. Let’s explore why networking is so crucial, how to do it effectively, and where you can find valuable opportunities, including the upcoming, highly anticipated High Point Market.

Shoppe Object delivers continuous growth with shiny new second venue for Feb NYC showing

New York – September 29, 2023: Shoppe Object, New York’s premier trade event for curated home and gift, has announced that their February show (February 4-6, 2024) will be expand- ing yet again, including a second venue to accommodate rapid growth. In lieu of the tent that previously maximized Shoppe Object’s Pier 36 home, the event has added a venue twice the size – the recently renovated Skylight at Essex Crossing in the heart of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The two neighboring venues are less than a mile apart – Pier 36 and Essex Crossing – and will house the entirety of the expanded show, with convenient, frequent shuttles running between the two locations.

Since its launch, Shoppe Object has seen near-continuous growth in both attendance and Exhibitor count. From a humble beginning of 100 brands at inception, the show debuted an expanded two-pavilion footprint in 2023 with a market of over 500 Exhibitors – a 30% increase from its at-capacity showing in Pier 36 the previous year. This new extension to Essex Crossing doubles that additional space, allowing for a longer roster of curated brands, an ability to accommodate larger booths, and a renewed emphasis on the spirit of discovery that sets the event apart.

The growth in Exhibitors is sure to bring an influx of Buyers. Since its first post-pandemic show in September 2021, Shoppe Object’s credentialed Buyer attendance has grown steadily year-over-year, with an average growth of 55%.

“We’re spreading our wings once again,” said the show’s founder and director, Jesse James. “Over the past two shows we delivered a 30% increase by adding a tent at our Pier 36 home, and now it’s time to double that. With the addition of this brand new venue, part of the Essex Crossing complex and right at the subway hub, we have twice as much room to grow as the tent provided previously. That, and we retain our combined footprint squarely in the heart of Manhattan’s thriving Lower East Side, with two great venues in close proximity. It provides an excellent opportunity for us to bring meaningful growth to our community while continuing to deliver the very best brands from around the world to the New York market.”

Shoppe Object, in collaboration with their parent company ANDMORE (previously IMC), selected Skylight at Essex Crossing for its dramatic architecture and distinctive feeling, as well as its prime location adjacent to the bustling Essex Market and The Market Line, and its prox- imity to Pier 36. The show promises seamless entrance at either venue with shuttles running the walkable distance between the two buildings. The market’s focus and expertise will continue to be on discovery, careful curation and merchandising, bringing Buyers only the most de- sign-forward and high-quality brands across home and gift.

The show will take place Sunday through Tuesday, February 4-6, 2024 between Pier 36 (299 South Street, NYC, NY 10002) and Essex Crossing (135 Delancey Street, NYC, NY 10002 – directly above the Essex & Delancey Street subway stops).

About Shoppe Object: Shoppe Object is New York’s premier home and gift show. In partnership with parent company ANDMORE (previously IMC), the show presents a curated roster of visionary brands and makers in an elevated setting – the ultimate resource for tastemaking merchants and influential editors. Born of a vanguard spirit to celebrate and service the progressive retail and design community, Shoppe Object is a gathering of fellowship, an expression of ideas, and a physical manifestation of a shared dedication to, and reverence for, the beautiful, the inspired, and the well-made. Coming this fall: a new Shoppe Object activation at High Point Market’s Historic Market Square.

Tov Furniture announces partnership with Art Basel Miami

TOV Will Be The Official Furniture Sponsor For Indoor Furniture, The Brand’s First Major Partnership in the Art Space

Universal Furniture unveils extensive educational programming for Fall market

Universal Furniture, creator of stylish yet functional home furnishings for the whole home has announced its schedule of Learning Center events to take place during October Furniture Market. Scheduled from Friday, October 13, through Tuesday, October 17, the events represent an extensive slate of learning opportunities, from marketing and branding to business operations and finance. 

2023 Global Forum: sessions on international sales issues, global markets

Veteran housewares executives looking to grow their global sales and suppliers new to the international arena will benefit alike from the 2023 IBC Global Forum, Oct. 3-4 in Rosemont, Ill. The annual meeting of the International Business Council provides a platform for attendees to learn from key retailers, key distributors and industry-savvy specialists discussing relevant export topics and providing education on market entry, global product development and marketing strategies.

Decor News Now is collaborating with interior design business strategist Yudi Kaufman, YKD Associates, for an exciting discussion at Feizy’s High Point Market Showroom

As a multifaceted business strategist, entrepreneur, and creative, Yudi Kaufman, founder and president of YKD Associates, is uniquely a left-and-right-brainer. With over a decade of experience successfully navigating the home furnishings and interior design industry from the inside out, he is announcing an exciting collaboration for High Point Market, with an informative talk on How to Grow Your Design Business. Yudi commented, “In these turbulent times, where the design industry’s landscape can change overnight, the need to focus on creative strategies and business growth has never been more pressing.”The collaborative talk titled, “Design Business Blueprint: Discover How to Strategize and Grow Your Design Business” will feature an exclusive one-to-one chat between Yudi Kaufman, Founder & President of YKD Associates and Business Development & Licensing Expert, and Courtney Porter, Editor in Chief of Decor News Now.