Home Trends & Design moves to Salon area for High Point Market
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, September 11, 2012
HIGH POINT — Home Trends & Design, a source for solid wood bedroom, dining room and occasional furniture, is moving its showroom to the Salon area of Suites at Market Square for the Oct. 13-18 High Point Market.
The company, which had a temporary space in Showplace at the April market, will be in a 2,128-square-foot showroom in space M-837. Home Trends & Design will be an anchor in the new Salon expansion one floor above the original Salon area on the mezzanine floor, market officials said.
"We're very excited about our new location," said Hank Cravey, CEO and co-founder of the company along with Dhaval Lodhavia, who oversees product design. "You can see us to the right-front as you come up the escalator, so we'll be very visible."
The company will feature three new collections at market, Cravey said.
Bergman is a line of mid-priced sofas and chairs inspired by Old World European designs. Details include overstuffed rolled arms, tufted upholstery, rolled piping and hand-nailed trim.
Another new collection, SoCo, is named after the popular South Congress district of Austin, Texas, where Home Trends & Design is based. Highlights of this collection include one-of-a-kind chairs made from reclaimed materials such as silk and teak.
In addition, the company will show recent additions to its French Vintage line of classic French-inspired case goods and accent furniture.
Home Trends & Design once again was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies for 2012, and also was on the Austin Business Journal's Fast 50 list of fastest-growing local companies in 2011.
A founding member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, Home Trends & Design says it promotes eco-friendly practices, using primarily mango and acacia trees for its solid wood furniture, along with reclaimed wood, and water-based finishes. It sources its line primarily from Southeast Asia.
In February, the company moved to a new corporate headquarters in Austin and doubled the size of its warehouse to 61,000 square feet.