This year's developing trend at the High Point furniture market features designs from grand destinations and tourist hotspots.
Scattered through the 12 million square feet of showroom space
at this month's market were collections inspired by California's
Monterey coastline, Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood and the
countryside of upstate New York.
They're all are set to hit stores next spring. Another offering has a local appeal. Two new furniture collections by Magnussen Home Furnishings draw inspiration from Bilmore House in Asheville. President and chief executive Jeff Cook says Magnussen Home's two new lines explore what he calls the "less formal aspects" of the Vanderbilt
Furniture industry analyst Jerry Epperson says destination
furniture as having more staying power than some of the celebrity