Dezeen promotion: we're curating a design shop for the new Plant Seven creative hub in High Point, North Carolina, and calling on designers and makers from the region to submit their products for consideration.
Curated by Dezeen's editors, the store will feature gifts, home accessories and decorative items sourced from the Southern US.
We're searching for small items with high-design quality for the home, office or day-to-day use, which could be quickly and easily delivered to High Point ahead of the opening.
Furniture, ceramics, textiles, tableware, jewellery, artwork and illustrations will all be considered.
Already confirmed are products like geometric wall art by Artish, metallic planters by Yield, carved wood vessels by Foxwood Co, marbled bowls by Haand, wooden platters by Skylar Morgan Furniture, and patterned quilts by Kye + Hardy, to name just a few.
If you are a designer or maker based in North Carolina or the American South, and think your products would fit the selection, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a short biography, description of the items and a link to a range of high-resolution photos.
Dezeen and the Plant Seven team will then select the designs we think will compliment the range, and respond as soon as possible. Unfortunately we will not be able to reply to submissions that are not chosen.
The store will be located in the 100,000-square-foot (9,290-square-metre) Plant Seven building, a former textile factory in Downtown High Point.
Non-profit organisation HP365 – responsible for revitalising the city – is behind turning the industrial space into a hub for innovation and creativity.
Plant Seven will eventually encompass co-working spaces, photography studios, public spaces, event venues and other facilities for the community, set to open in phases.
Visitors will be able to explore the complex during the preview, to get a taste of what's to come.
Along with the Dezeen-curated shop, programming for the week will include an exhibition titled This Is Not A Chair and curated by Standard Issue, which will question the role of furniture in contemporary society, as well as other small showcases and a Draw Down design bookshop.
For more information and to sign up for updates about the centre, visit the Plant Seven website.