Friday, October 24, 2008
High Point Furniture Market
This postcard was on the furniture heritage blog featured on Micheal Kline's blog roll. The day I graduated from college I went to work for a furniture company that had a showroom in this building on the fifth floor. If you count up 5 rows of windows from the ground up on the left side of the photo, that was where I worked for about ten years. My dad was a furniture maker and when I was a little girl we would go to the market in High Point. All I ever wanted to do was be a showroom designer for the market and was very lucky to work with wonderful people doing just that. I also designed retail stores around the country for them and have worked in all of the lower 48 states setting up retail galleries. If we had not moved to Charlotte for Gerry's job, I would still be in this building. Some days I really miss this place and wish I was still there. It was an absolute dream job! Lots of long hours and serious manual labor, but so rewarding. It was an amazing opportunity for someone right out of design school and I am probably the person I am today because of many of the things I learned in that very building.