Temple Furniture Expands High Point Showroom to Incorporate Parker Southern Line
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Custom upholstery producer Temple Furniture announced that it is expanding its showroom for the Oct. 13-18 High Point Market to make room for sister company Parker Southern.
Both companies now will show together at 200 N. Hamilton, in North Court 203. Previously, Temple had been showing at 200 N. Hamilton St., in South Court 210, with Parker Southern in North Court 103, on the lower level of the building. The new, expanded showroom has a total of 16,090 square feet of space — 4,350 more square feet than the previous combined total of 11,740.
“Having both of our companies in the same location will make it much easier for our retailers, as well as our sales representatives,” said Kim McRee, marketing director. “Now, instead of having to move from one floor to the other, they can easily see both lines in one visit. We expect this move will increase our customer base, by increasing the number of stores that carry both lines instead of just one.”
At market, Temple Furniture plans to introduce a range of fresh upholstery inspired by the glamour of Hollywood. The new pieces will feature sophisticated tufting treatments and other decorative details.
Priced in the mid to upper end of the market, all of Temple Furniture’s upholstery features eight-way, hand-tied construction. The line includes sofas, sofa-sleepers, sectionals, chairs, ottomans and chaises, with a range of more than 1,000 fabrics and 50 leathers, and more than 120 trims and 25 wood finishes.
Parker Southern, which General Manager Adrian Parker launched in 1991 and Temple acquired in 2003, also will be debuting new models at market. Its introductions will include some modern-flair accent chairs as well as new traditional offerings.
Known for its upper-end accent seating, as well as dining and office chairs, Parker Southern specializes in custom-order traditional styles.
The Temple Furniture and Parker Southern lines will be presented in their own spaces within the company’s expanded Hamilton Street showroom, but select Parker Southern pieces also will be mixed into some of the Temple displays.
To celebrate the opening of its expanded showroom, Temple Furniture will hold a ribbon cutting during market on Friday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. In addition, the company plans to hold its traditional customer appreciation reception on Sunday, Oct. 14. Temple Furniture marked its 50th year in business at the April High Point Market.
About International Market Centers: International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. IMC owns and operates 11.5 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC buildings in High Point include International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC), Showplace, Showplace West, 200/320/330 N. Hamilton, Market Square & Suites, Market Square Tower, Plaza Suites, Furniture Plaza, National Furniture Mart, Hamilton Market and 300 S. Main Street.
IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit imcenters.com.
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