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 CoWork space will open in October 2019, followed by a signature café and hospitality in 2020. Plant Seven is led by Tim Branscome, CEO, and Mark Norcross, Chairman.
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 Family Foundation, High Point University, International Market Centers, Bill Millis and Blue Ridge Companies. Plant Seven is powered by High Point 365 LLC, a 501C-3 non-profit created to transform High Point into a year-round center for innovation and design, thriving for generations to come. High Point 365 LLC is an extension of the High Point Chamber Foundation, Inc., and Plant Seven is the first major development in a bold, multi-phase plan.
Plant Seven is 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, a successful furniture investor and pants manufacturer, and James Henry Millis, his plant manager, joined forces with C.C. Robbins of Randolph County to introduce a new industry in High Point by creating the High Point Hosiery Mill. Several more hosiery mills followed during the largest boom period in the community. The original plant was located at English Road and Pine Street for over 90 years. We aim to build on this legacy, creating a new center for culture and innovation in the heart of High Point, together we can reclaim our past and invent our future.
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 at Plant Seven.