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High Point x Design, Market Authority Tap Into ‘Furniture Capital’ For New Summit Event

October 24, 2022

High Point x Design and High Point Market Authority are partnering for the inaugural Vacation Rental Design (VRD) Summit, to be held April 20-21, 2023, in conjunction with the spring High Point Market.

The Vacation Rental Design Summit is created specifically for vacation rental designers and related businesses, leveraging the city of High Point’s home furnishings industry resources and appeal to gather innovative brands, thought leaders and designers. Focused on education, sourcing, inspiration and trends in the vacation rental market, one of the takeaways being how a well-designed rental and its marketability impacts profitability and delivers an ROI.

“This is not residential design. This is not hospitality design. Vacation rental design is cultivating a luxury experience in a residential setting while anticipating the needs of the guest, owner, property management and housekeeping,” said interior designer Jessica Duce, founder JDuce Design and co-owner of Vacation Rental Designers. “There is no other design niche quite like this.”

Jane Dagmi, managing director of HPxD, added, “With the amount of manufacturing brands and resources in our city, there is no better place to host the VRD Summit. High Point’s legacy is widely known as ‘the furniture capital of the world,’ but it’s more than furniture; it’s a year-round design destination for our industry.”

Tammy Nagem, incoming president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority, sees the opportunity for the High Point Market. “High Point is well-versed in executing large events and is also accustomed to catering to the shifting needs of the home furnishings industry. We are uniquely qualified to host this event both in terms of infrastructure surrounding High Point Market but also in terms of the resources we have here for designers diving into this niche.”

The VRD Summit is open to architecture and design professionals as well as hospitality groups, developers, property managers, real estate / investors and the media. Online registration for the summit will open in December 2022. For more information and to pre-register visit:

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