Stephanie Sickler, Interior Architecture & Design professor, traveled with four seniors, Nicolette Renbarger, Arely Cavazos, Christa Pineda, and Jessica Gehrig to the High Point Market trade show this past April. The group spent three days at the trade show and had the opportunity to meet with vendors and designers, tour the Wesley Hall furniture factory, and experience the Julian Price House showhouse.
The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, consisting of 180 buildings and 11.5 million square feet of showspace. The event brings more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina, every six months with more than 2000 exhibitors are in attendance. Serious retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry can be found in High Point twice a year. If you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.
It was a amazing experience being able to meet and interact with professionals that have experience in the design world. We were able to have conversations with them about their struggles at the start of their design careers and their motivation to push on towards their passions. In addition to that, it was an interior design overdose. What’s not to love! – Arely Cavazos