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Call for submissions to Dezeen-curated shop in North Carolina

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.

Thinking Blocks by Fuzzco
These wooden Thinking Blocks by Fuzzco will be among the products featured in the Dezeen-curated shop at Plant Seven

The shop is set to open as part of the preview week for Plant Seven, 12-17 October 2018, coinciding with the High Point Market home furnishings fair.

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.

We're looking for more items by designers and makers in the Southern US, like this tableware by Georgia-based Me Speak Design

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.

Triangle by Shelter
Small items that can be easily and quickly transported, such as the Triangle by Shelter, are preferable

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 [email protected] 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.

Native Tongue Collection by Foxwood Co
Asheville studio Foxwood Co's Native Tongue Collection of carved wood bowls will feature in the shop

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.

Planter by Yield
Also already confirmed are these planters by Yield, from Saint Augustine, Florida

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.

Deconstructed cushion by Grey Goods
Soft furnishings like the Deconstructed cushion by Grey Goods, as well as furniture, ceramics, textiles, tableware, jewellery, artwork and illustrations will all be considered

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.