The Scoop: Big Trends Coming To Fall’s High Point Market


Prep for High Point Market’s fall event is in full swing, and although the event may look a little different this year, the lineup is as engaging as ever. Here’s a sneak peek at the noteworthy designs expected to be on display October 13-21, through the lens of the trends they portend.


While color is making a comeback, two brands are using the neutral palette to highlight other elements of design: sweeping lines, forms that convey a sense of motion and the artful interplay of angles.

table outside with blue chairs

Working with acclaimed Hong Kong-based architect and designer André Fu, JANUS et Cie brings us Rock Garden. The dynamic, contemporary collection is characterized by soft, flowing curves and thoughtful, angular lines. Its comprehensive ensemble of dining and lounge furnishings communicate serenity and balance in any environment.

white tables and chair in brown room

Bernhardt Interiors, too, has introduced statement-making, yet tranquil-toned furnishings. The Alexa dining set invites one to enjoy informal elegance. And while you’re in the Bernhardt showroom this Fall Market, don’t miss the Dash chair. Actually, you probably can’t. With a sense of movement in its frame, this piece is sure to turn heads. The Oriole occasional table is also worth hunting down, for how it mixes materials into a stunningly subtle aesthetic.


After exploring the full kaleidoscope of finishes over the past decade or so, makers are dialing back in on traditional brown woods accented by brass hardware.

brown table with circles in black and white room

This fall, Modern History will showcase two luscious examples of the look: the Moab console (pictured above), which has a hand-rubbed walnut burl veneer with solid-brass accents, and the Bezier chest, an antique reproduction with dovetailed oak drawers and brass pulls.


Gorgeous bar cabinets have been high on the list of favorites at each of High Point’s recent markets. October 2020 will bring two delightful new additions.

table with white cabinet and blue ovals

Inspired by the midcentury geometric abstract paintings of artists like Douglas Herbert Courtenay Auburn and Oli Sihvonen, as well as textiles by Josef and Anni Albers, the Phoenix Drinks cabinet from Julian Chichester is finished in high-gloss white vellum with inlaid details of teal vellum.

table with grey cabinet and pictures of homes and people

The Sheung Wan bar cabinet by Alfonso Marina captures the feel of 1950s Japan. Featuring both doors and drawers, and an interior adapted for a bar, it is made to achieve function and style in tandem. The hand-painted exterior shows landscapes and decorative Japanese scenes, and a marble top completes the design.

As you walk through the event’s inspired vignettes, please keep in mind your wellness is top of mind for High Point Market organizers. Following current guidelines from the CDC and NC Department of Health and Human Services, High Point Market has put measures in place to ensure all attendees and staff can safely enjoy Fall Market.

Request your market pass, and read more about the event’s safety measures.