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6 Top US Furniture Market Trade Shows to Discover New Designs

6 Top US Furniture Market Trade Shows to Discover New Designs

James Quinn
  • Don't want to wait to see next year's furniture styles? Attending any of these furniture trade shows will give you an insider peeks at the best designs yet-to-come!
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Total U.S. furniture and bedding sales topped $115 Billion in 2019 following nearly 3% growth from the previous year. Before consumers buy furniture, wholesalers sell directly to retailers and distributors. Of the many home goods and furniture markets around the globe, several are regarded as “can’t miss” for industry insiders.

The attendance to furniture markets such as High Point Market, Atlanta Market, and the International Home & Housewares Show can exceed 100,000 consumers and thousands of exhibitors. Whether you’re in search of the latest designs from the best furniture brands or simply looking to see what designs will grace the catalogs of the top furniture stores next year—these are the furniture markets to keep an eye on!

High Point Furniture Market

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The IHFC building located in downtown High Point, North Carolina

The High Point Furniture Market is one of the oldest, biggest, and most well-known furniture market trade shows in the world. Located in downtown High Point, North Carolina, this home goods bonanza features over 1,700* unique exhibitors ranging from the top furniture brands to sole proprietors selling their hand-made furniture.

Location: High Point, North Carolina

Dates: Spring + Fall

Sponsor: International Market Centers

Website: //highpointmarket.org

Las Vegas Market

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Attendees walking near Las Vegas Market’s World Market Center Complex

Las Vegas is arguably the largest furniture market in the world but is still relatively new compared to others such as the High Point Market. In 2011, International Market Centers started investing heavily in the Las Vegas event and World Market Center facility. This show boasts more than 6,500** registered “brands” and is staged to become the de facto market tradeshow.

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Dates: Winter + Summer

Sponsor: International Market Centers

Website: //www.lasvegasmarket.com

Atlanta Market

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The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market Center located in Atlanta, Georgia

AmericasMart Atlanta has been around since the early 1960s after the Atlanta Merchandise Mart (now AmericasMart Building 1) was constructed. Since then, the AmericasMart Atlanta Market has become one of the largest home goods tradeshows in the world. It boasts over 2,500 unique exhibitors and draws thousands of visitors. This tradeshow is located in downtown Atlanta and also referred to as the International Gift and Home Furnishings Market.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Dates: Winter + Summer

Sponsor: International Market Centers

Website: //www.americasmart.com

International Home + Housewares Show

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Visitors at the IHHS Show in Chicago, Illinois

The International Home + Housewares Show is arguably the oldest furniture trade show in the USA. This show can trace its history all the way back to 1906 when the House Furnishing Exhibition Company launched the first-of-its-kind event. The IHHS boasts over 2,200 exhibitors, is categorized into five unique expos and broken down into 19 unique product categories.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dates: Spring

Sponsor: International Housewares Association (IHA)

Website: //theinspiredhomeshow.com

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market

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The Total Home & Gifts Market showcases over 5 million square feet in showroom space and is one of the premier US-based tradeshows for wholesale buyers. Each year, the Dallas Market Center puts on a handful of home and lifestyle based tradeshows drawing more than 200,000 visitors from around the world. They are home to exhibitors from all 50 US States and showcase the latest trends in home, living, and fashion.

Location: Dallas, Texas

Sponsor: Dallas Market Centers

Dates: Winter + Summer

Website: //dallasmarketcenter.com

Design Miami

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The Design Miami tradeshow building located in Miami, Florida

The Design Miami tradeshow is the US-based half of the international Design tradeshow—the other half taking place in June in Basel, Switzerland. This tradeshow was launched in 2005 and quickly gained notoriety and features more than 50 design galleries, draws more than 30,000 visitors, and continues to grow. Design Miami runs parallel to sister tradeshow Art Miami to draw even larger crowds.

Location: Miami, Florida

Sponsor: MCH Swiss Exhibition, Ltd.

Dates: Winter

Website: //www.designmiami.com

Review

There are countless other home goods and furniture trade shows around the globe each year. The furniture markets mentioned here are regarded as the most popular and most attended by industry insiders. These shows are typically attended by retailers but are also open to the general public with proper registration and fees. Pro tip: book your hotel room and flights months in advance!