Why High Point?

The City of High Point, NC is ideally positioned as the furniture capital of the world. Here are the top attractions in the city:


The World’s Largest Market

The High Point Furniture Market, held biannually in High Point, North Carolina, is the largest home furnishings trade show globally. Established in 1909, it has evolved into a major international event, attracting approximately 75,000 attendees from over 100 countries each April and October.

The Globa Sourcing Pavilion is located on the top floor of the Suites at Market Sqaure.

Frequency and Scale: Held twice a year attracting approximately 75,000 attendees from over 100 countries.

Economic Impact: The market generates around $6.7 billion annually for NC.

Exhibitors and Products: More than 2,000 exhibitors across 11.5 million square feet of showroom space.

Innovation and Trends: The Market is known for unveiling new trends in home design.

Education and Networking: The market also offers educational seminars, networking opportunities, and industry events.


Honoring the top industry professionals.

The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc., is an industry-wide organization founded to preserve its history, to celebrate exceptional individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the U.S. home furnishings industry, and to inspire a new class of innovation and leadership.

Induction Ceremony: Annual induction ceremony during the High Point Market, where distinguished individuals are honored for their achievements and contributions to the industry. 

Criteria for Induction: Inductees are chosen based on their exceptional contributions to the growth and development of the home furnishings industry.

Interactive Exhibit and Research Center: This facility offers visitors multimedia exhibits, archives, and educational programs.

Oral History Project: One of the Hall of Fame’s significant initiatives is the Oral History Project, which records and preserves the personal stories and experiences of industry leaders.


The largest furniture specialty library in the world

With more than 5,000 furniture and design specific volumes, The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library is the largest furniture specialty library in the world. The rare book collection contains volumes published since 1543 and includes a collection of the original works of 18th-century furniture masters Chippendale, Sheraton and Hepplewhite, as well as a complete 26 volume set of Diderot’s Encyclopedia published in 1776.

Foundation and Mission: Established in 1970, the library was created to serve as a comprehensive resource for the furniture industry, promoting knowledge and education in furniture design, manufacturing, and marketing.

Extensive Collection: The library houses over 5,000 volumes, making it the largest collection of books on furniture and design in the world. 

Research and Education: The library supports research and education through various programs, scholarships, and internships. 

Digital Access: The library also offers digital resources, including an online catalog and access to various databases.


Honoring the top industry professionals.

Furnitureland South in Jamestown, North Carolina is the largest retail furniture store in the United States with 1.3 million square feet and $180 million in sales as of 2004.

Size and Scale: Furnitureland South spans over 1.3 million square feet of showroom space, making it the largest furniture store globally. The expansive facility showcases a vast array of home furnishings from numerous brands and designers.

History and Founding: The store was founded in 1969 by Darrell and Stella Harris. It has grown significantly over the decades, expanding its showroom space and product offerings to become a leading name in the furniture retail industry.

Diverse Product Range: Furnitureland South offers an extensive selection of furniture and home decor items, including living room, bedroom, dining room, and office furniture. The store features pieces from more than 500 manufacturers.


Leadership Program

The Home Furnishings Leadership Institute in conjunction with the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame met annually at High Point University in the Home Furnishings Capitol of the World™, High Point, NC, to advance leadership skills in top professionals in the Home Furnishings Industries.  

Purpose and Mission: The institute aims to develop the next generation of leaders in the home furnishings industry by providing specialized education, leadership training, and professional development opportunities.

Programs and Curriculum: Includes courses on business management, marketing, supply chain logistics, and design trends. These programs are tailored to address the specific needs and challenges of the home furnishings industry.

Industry Partnerships: These partnerships provide students with valuable networking opportunities and real-world insights into the industry.

High Point Market Involvement: The institute often leverages the biannual High Point Market for educational purposes. Students and participants attend the market, interact with industry professionals, and observe the latest trends and innovations in home furnishings.

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