6 Top US Furniture Market Trade Shows to Discover New Designs

Posted In Tips & Trends - 05/20/2021

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 at 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 —these are the furniture markets to keep an eye on!

High Point Furniture Market

Buyers flock to the High Point, NC furniture market

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

Las Vegas furniture market

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

AmericasMart in Atlanta is one of the largest furniture trade shows

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

International Home + Housewares Show

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
  • Dates: Spring
  • Sponsor: International Housewares Association (IHA)
  • Website: //theinspiredhomeshow.com

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market

Total Home & Gifts Market Showcase in Dallas

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

Design Miami furniture show

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

Final Thoughts About Furniture Trade Shows

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!