While the High Point Market returned in October after its spring edition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the industry still couldn’t attend for a number of reasons.
Designers Alexa Hampton and Thom Filicia noticed that many of their contemporaries, particularly those in the greater New York/New Jersey area, were missing, and each separately began thinking of ways to bring a piece of the experience to the region. When they compared notes and realized they were both thinking the same thing, they decided to pool their efforts. Called “Market on the Move,” it is it a pop-up initiative that, should it go well, could be done in other markets around the country moving forward.
The designers shared how it came together while on a call with Home Accents Today.
“It was a little different this time and great in a lot of ways but we missed seeing people that we typically see. Alexa and I were separately thinking about how to connect with people who didn’t have the opportunity to see it,” Filicia said. “Maybe it would be great to utilize the showroom I have in New York and show some of our favorite pieces from market.