Reflections from High Point International Furniture Market by Daphne Oliveros
High Point International Furniture Market happens in April and October. Usually the weather in North Carolina makes it pleasurable to travel the long distance from Hawaii. Although the conditions started off mild, the climate changed drastically with wind and rain. Fortunately, the showrooms and product presentations did not disappoint.
In upholstery, we saw a lot of eye-popping colors from tangerine to jewel-toned teals and blues, as well as the new neutral, grey!
Violino, one of the leading leather upholstery manufacturers in China, opened a brand new living room showroom this market.
Violino Representative Bill Jenks and HomeWorld Buyer Caroline Oshiro-Otsuka in Violino’s beautiful new showroom.
Restoration Hardware is the hottest brand name in home decorating. You can see its impact on all aspects of furniture design. Keep your eyes open for this hot new look.
Now that we’re back in Hawaii, tough decisions need to be made. What do we bring to our showrooms? Is there something you want to see that you can’t find in Hawaii and would love to have? Let us know.
About Me: I’m the Division Manager at HomeWorld Furniture and have spent more than 27 years in the furniture business. My work has given me the opportunity to travel exotic places such as Thailand, Vietnam, and Coppenhagen. Visiting factories, attending furniture shows, and being exposed to different cultures has been a wonderful learning experience for me. One of the toughest challenges about my job is leaving my family behind in Hawaii. Being a sports enthusiast, I especially miss my son’s baseball games. But it’s important to always stay abreast of what’s happening in the industry so that we can be the first to bring the best furniture choices and values to Hawaii.