Plant Seven is a new center for design, culture, and innovation in High Point, North Carolina. We opened in October 2018 to a warm reception in the design press with unique installations, exhibitions, a photography studio, retail space, and the Material ConneXion library. We are continuing to evolve and expand through creative partnerships and collaborations. Our thoughtfully designed Co-Work space will open end of 2019, followed by a signature café and hospitality in 2020.
Plant Seven was developed with the generous support of Business High Point, The State of North Carolina Department of Commerce, The City of High Point, David Congdon, The Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation, High Point University, International Market Centers, Bill Millis and Blue Ridge Companies. The Plant Seven concept was conceived and launched by Tim Branscome and his team as a year-round multi-dimensional platform for innovation and design. The initiative is established as an extension of High Point 365 LLC - a non-profit organization specifically created to transform Downtown High Point into a year-round center of activity for entrepreneurship and commerce.
We are located in the former Adams-Millis Hosiery Mill, a historic building that played an important role in the history of manufacturing innovation in High Point. In 1904, John Hampton Adams and James Henry Millis joined forces to introduce a new industry to the city. We aim to build on this legacy.
We believe that nothing great can be created alone. In addition to our local community, businesses, and organizations, we are partnering with a variety of world class creatives to bring leading-edge resources and design thinking to High Point. Creative collaborators include Raleigh-based Louis Cherry Architecture, Brooklyn-based design communications firm DADA Goldberg, Material ConneXion from the global design and innovation experts at Sandow, and the New York-based Black Artists + Designers Guild. We look forward to continuing to cultivate long-term creative collaborations to create a new center for culture and innovation in the heart of High Point. Together we can reclaim our past and invent our future.