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About us

A community of design

High Point x Design was born around a weathered teak table in March of 2020 when a group of friends, neighbors and industry pros started Saturday morning meetups. With the pandemic revving up and High Point Market postponed, we conjured solutions to sustain our businesses and yours – the result was HPxD.

In evolution, we are a movement of change composed of a group of notable showrooms and manufacturers, brands, makers, artists, local retailers, innovators, and friends with shared interests and goals – to spread the word that the design ecosystem in High Point is open every day and is a year-round resource for business.

Design and creativity are at the heart and soul of HPxD, and we want to make sure its breadth is known, goodness shared, and power felt with the trade, among educators and students, fans of design and the citizenry of High Point too.

The company we keep

While varying wildly on matters of style and expression, HPxD flagships are design-oriented and fashion-forward, each with a distinctive personality. For many, High Point is home or a significant operational home base. Flagship guidelines follow. Kindred spirits are encouraged to email now for more information.

Creators welcome

Members must be brands that design and source/manufacture proprietary and original home décor items, and must be able to open their showrooms in between Markets.

The price is right

Membership requires absolute commitment to honoring trade pricing, available exclusively to your approved design and retail accounts only.

Tag, you're it

To uphold trade pricing integrity, HPxD flagships open to all must tag at retail price. Non-trade shoppers may enjoy a modest in-store incentive at the brand's discretion.

It's showtime

Members are committed to offering shoppers an exceptional experience: products, people, service, and showroom vibe designed to inspire.

Stronger together

HPxD membership is all-in, fully participating in group marketing and reciprocating with inclusion in your messaging.


Annual membership dues are required to support the growth of our platform and communications program. Plus, contributions welcome!

Design Tourism

Looking for a good time…in High Point? With our city’s rich diversity of home furnishings resources, designers, makers and suppliers, and the city’s growing after-hours scene, our team will collaborate with your group to tailor a single or multi-day design-centric event.

We combine behind-the-scenes tours exploring factories and studios and hands-on creative activities and in-depth discussions spanning decorative arts history and timely business topics to create a custom High Point experience that is insightful, unique and fun.

Reach out to to start the conversation.

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