If you’re like me who visits Ikea just to admire and appreciate their furniture collection, then why not go to an actual furniture museum? See how present furniture trends today have been influenced by the remarkable designs dating back to pre-World War I period. So if you desire inspiration for your home or office, then stop by these furniture museums for some aesthetics and history!
High Point Museum
North Carolina’s town of High Point saw first-hand the economic and social contributions of the booming furniture manufacturing era, which began in the 1880s. At the turn of the 20th century, High Point became the center of furniture manufacturing and marketing in the South, as well as the entire country. At the Museum, visit the High Point’s Furniture Heritage exhibit and learn how the furniture industry triggered the growth and prosperity of the city. Have fun with the interactive elements and learn from the videos, photographs, and memorabilia of the beginnings of the industry. Old machinery and furniture are also part of the exhibit. (more…)