Headed to High Point? Here are three new opportunities to scope out unique product or learn a little bit about the science behind design.
1. Score a great vintage piece
The High Point Market Authority is offering Vintage Vibes, its first-ever event to showcase antiques, vintage and one-of-kind furnishings available at High Point Market, on Friday, Oct. 13, from 3 to 6 p.m.
A printed map will be available at information kiosks and in The Point, which lists 13 dealer showrooms participating in the program, including 214 Modern Vintage, Antique and Design Center, Blue Ocean Traders, Boxwood Antique Mall, Chelsea on Green, Cohab.Space, Collected by Schwung, Eliko Rugs by David Ariel, Golden Oldies, Lavene Antiques, PRB, Randall Tysinger Antiques and Texture.
The map also correlates shuttle stops on the red and green bus lines for 11 of the participating exhibitors. HPMA will have four dedicated shuttles on continuous route during the event, including to outlying showrooms Cohab Space and PRB. Departing from the main transportation terminal, the service will be available to registered High Point Market guests on self-guided tours.
2. Learn the science behind design
Want to know how beauty can help promote healing? The first-ever Design, Art & Science Symposium, which will provide cutting-edge, evidence-based education on how fine design impacts health, will take place Oct. 12-14 at the Congdon Yards in High Point.
The three-day event, led by Science In Design founders Mike Peterson, president of Visionary Design Marketing, and Linda Kafka, president of Livable Environment Inc., will host 15 speakers presenting innovative discussions and experiential sessions. These science and design experts will discuss how implementing neuroaesthetics, a relatively new field of research into how the brain responds to art, and biophilic design into their businesses has changed their design focus and is improving the health of their clients.
3. Explore the High Point version of Shoppe Object
Shoppe Object, the popular New York-based show now owned by Andmore, makes its High Point Market debut this month at Market Square. The High Point edition promises “artisan-quality and design-led products in gallery-like displays,” as well as background music and daily happy hours to sweeten the shopping experience.