high point market

posted on April 25th, 2013


this weekend i flew down to North Carolina to check out the Surya showroom in High Point which is the super bowl of furniture markets.

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when you arrive in town everywhere you look..there’s Surya!  their brand identity is massively in evidence.   even my name tag hung from a Surya emblazoned lanyard!  walking into their lofty space is beautiful; rugs are elegantly displayed on the walls and in room settings.  (below is where you enter, and above faces the bar that was serving all day!

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when we walked outside to get to the other buildings..surya stickers advertising their showroom lined the walkway..oh my!

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the showroom itself is a visual feast..particularly the pillow wall that lines the back of their space..so many colorful designs.


i was delighted to see the vintage looks of designer florence broadhurst having always been a fan.


fashion dude peter som had a pile introduction that was a twist on the ever popular chevron..it will be interesting what other work he will add to the lineup.


kate spain was another new designer for Surya, and i thought her pillows were a fab interpretation of her happy prints.


throughout the space are vignettes like the one below showing a different way to accessorize a space inventively using rugs and accessories from surya..isn’t it cool the way they layered rugs from my collection with the morrocan style poofs?

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another new item were these assorted benches using the rugs as a textile..i think the hex is so sharp when used this way..but after all this is the one i have in my living room!

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i was psyched to see that they had added the plimpton flame in one of my all time fave color combos the tangerine with taupe & coffee..sweet.

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all in all it was an amazing time.  the marketers behind this company are on fire, and i was so excited to be a part of it all.


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