Mattress showrooms mellow, upbeat at High Point Market

Mattress showrooms mellow, upbeat at High Point Market

Ferreting out interesting finds at a quiet show By Barbara Nelles and Betsi Robinson The fall weather at High Point Market Oct. 18-23 was gloriously sunny and warm, perfect for leisurely strolling. “Leisurely” also is a good way to describe the tenor of the fourth major mattress market of 2014. This was a minor show […]

Mattress myopia at High Point Market

Mattress myopia at High Point Market

I lost my prescription eyewear at High Point Market this week–they must’ve fallen off my head as I bent down to fumble for my camera in a showroom. My eyeglasses are for distance and, without them, I couldn’t see where I was going at the show–let alone take the long view on mattress industry trends for fall. […]

A bird’s-eye view of bedding at High Point Market

A bird’s-eye view of bedding at High Point Market

Much like this eagle with a tiny camera on its back, the editors of BedTimes and Sleep Savvy magazines will swoop into High Point Market this weekend and live stream all we see. We’re on the hunt for news and trends in mattress-industry showrooms. (And, please do watch this really cool eagle video.) Based on […]

Shifman Masters Collection heads in new style direction

Luxury mattress manufacturer Shifman Mattress Co. is adding drama to its bedding floor at High Point Market Oct. 18-23. The Newark, New Jersey-based company will launch the “next-generation” Masters Collection, which combines signature damask panels with contemporary, upholstery-style, quilted borders, and lots of elegant trim. Many of the mattress set’s design innovations are based on an […]

High Point Market’s Style Spotters earn limelight

The High Point Market Authority earned the “Use of a Social Media Network” award at the annual Expo E.X.C.I.T.E. awards luncheon honoring trade-show and event organizers, held in Baltimore on June 25. The market authority was recognized for its popular Style Spotters program. When Style Spotters launched in October 2011 during High Point Market, a […]

L&P planning more all-American fun and games at High Point Market

L&P planning more all-American fun and games at High Point Market

Leggett & Platt Consumer Products Group, based in Carthage, Mo., will hold an “All-American Free Throw Game and Sweepstakes” in its showroom (IHFC C-1165) at High Point Market April 5-10. The event follows in the steps of the Super Bowl-inspired football toss and sweepstakes at the winter Las Vegas Market. The showroom games are meant […]

At High Point Market: Scott & DuVal new-way duvet

Industry veterans Eric Hinshaw, formerly with Kingsdown, and Kathy and Neal Grigg, owners of Carolina Mattress Guild, teamed up to launch the premium Scott & DuVal mattress brand in the Carolina Mattress Guild showroom. One bed in the series features an unusual take on pillow-tops. It’s a buttoned-down duvet and, yes, the sheets go over […]