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Highpoint Market Recap: A Taste of What’s to Come

Fresh from what has largely become recognized as ‘fashion week’ for the luxury home furnishing industry, the Karastan design team is back at work after unveiling their latest Fall 2017 collections at North Carolina’s High Point Market. Hosted biannually in High Point, North Carolina, the High Point Market is regarded as the largest home furnishings show in the world and rouses interest from industry insiders across the globe! Open exclusively to trade professionals, the market routinely welcomes over 75,000 visitors, with representation from over 100 countries. Each spring and fall, an expected surplus of 2,000 exhibitors fill the 11.5 million square feet of show space for a first look at the freshest fashions in home furnishings for the season ahead.


Karastan focused this spring’s High Point Market on its budding collaboration with inspiring lifestyle brand, Patina Vie. The relationship was revealed just weeks before last fall’s market season began and Karastan is excited to announce the collaboration continues. Founded by Sarah Willett, Patina Vie’s designs are renowned for their beautiful expressions of vintage and antique style, strikingly realized in contemporary scale and layout. For more information about Karastan’s partnership with Patina Vie, see our past blog post here.


Last fall, Patina Vie partnered with Karastan to design three collections for spring, including our contemporary, viscose spiked Smartstrand Silk™ Cosmopolitan Collection. Next season, patrons can expect to see the addition of more original new styles like the Cosmopolitan Collection’s Netherland, shown in an intriguing indigo colorway. The Netherland features a French damask pattern and modern watercolor effect that pays homage to the European nation’s iconic blue and white Delft pottery.


Mindful of those with a taste for traditional, Karastan also expanded the legendary Sovereign Collection, adding sophisticated styles like the Marquis. Inspired by the old world elegance of Persian-influenced design, the Marquis offers a subtly more modern take on classic motifs, incorporating fresh new color choices (debuted in both rich red and robin’s egg blue). A transitional companion piece to the Anastasia rug, which remains a celebrated Sovereign classic, the Marquis is luxuriously woven in the United States on Axminster looms with the thick softness of New Zealand wool. For more background on the 2014 introduction of our Sovereign Collection, see our past post here.


Complimenting Karastan’s chic new collections were modern and transitional furnishings from Modus Furniture International. We hope you’ve enjoyed this market recap and taste of what’s to come. The next High Point Market is scheduled for October 14-18, 2017.