As part of the exhibition, we created a fine art exhibit at the Loft at Congdon Yards in High Point and encouraged visitors to vote on their favorite photo. Andrew’s creative interpretation of the Chaos Lamp was certainly an overwhelming favorite.
Below are views of a courtyard that separates Congdon Yards’ two fully renovated former hosiery mill buildings — Plant 7 and The Factory — a modern take on historic spaces designed to attract young professionals and innovation to downtown High Point.
HIGH POINT – “It is our plan to continue to grow this juried competition each year to help recognize High Point as the design capital in not only the industry and our community but also worldwide.”
GREENSBORO – Kitty & Earl Congdon are High Point’s guardian angels. Inspired by their strong faith and sense of moral obligation to use their good fortune for the benefit of others, they have been reshaping the community since the 1960s.
HIGH POINT – If there’s any doubt David Congdon loves his hometown, look no further than an area off West English Road in High Point, just a few yards from the outfield of the city’s new downtown baseball stadium.
HIGH POINT – Next big professional goal? To play an integral role in making Congdon Yards become the beacon of light that it was created to be in downtown High Point.
HIGH POINT – The High Point project, called Congdon Yards, is an effort to create a year-round gathering spot that will also draw young talent. Along with offices, the space includes a co-working area and a 6,000-square-foot workshop with commercial-grade woodworking equipment available to local designers and artisans.
Building on the city’s status as the “furniture capital of the world,” the old mill has been converted into a 225,000-square-foot design hub for furniture designers and entrepreneurs.
HIGH POINT – Congdon wants to add a creative vibrancy to downtown High Point. Congdon Yards is filled with examples. The eclectic first floor of Plant 7, which opened early this month, is home to The Commons, a vast open space filled with furnishings and designs from a dozen High Point companies, a coffee bar and free wifi.
With a lot of generosity from the Congdon Family, hard work, and teamwork, this group that composes the Congdon Yards team is creating a new kind of home base for the city of High Point