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IMC's Five High Point Market Tours Focus on Trends, Lighting and Product Discovery

Furniture World News Desk on 9/16/2022

DesignOnHPMKT by IMC offers designers and retailers real time insights on new and next at the October 22-26 High Point Market through a series of five live tours focused on lighting – led by Chris Goddard of HGTV's Design Star: Next Gen – new trends in the TrendWatch vignettes and must-see products in the Suites at Market Square (SAMS).

“The depth and breadth of the new product introductions by exhibitors in IMC’s 17 High Point properties can be both invigorating and overwhelming for buyers,” said Dorothy Belshaw IMC executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer. “The DesignOnHPMKT by IMC tours empower buyers by introducing them to must-see destinations, brands and products as they source for the next season.”

New for the Fall 2022 High Point Market is a tour of highlights from IMC’s nearly 170 lighting resources led by Chris Goddard, founder of Goddard Design Group in Springdale, Ark. and star of HGTV's Design Star: Next Gen. On the 90-minute tour, Goddard will share best practices for choosing and installing fixtures and teach about LED color and temperature, smart apps and more. “Lighting Highlights Tour with Chris Goddard” is presented in partnership with Furniture, Lighting & Décor on Sunday, October 23, 2:30-4 p.m.

DesignOnHPMKT by IMC’s celebrated TrendWatch tour returns for Fall 2022 with an exploration of three all new trends from the proprietary report: Entwine, an homage to casual comfort, quiet moments and favorite spaces; Midnight, a showcase of deep and moody hues, earthy neutrals, burnished metals, stone accents and organic shapes; and Modernity, the latest expression of pastels as go-to hues for confident, playful interiors. Home furnishings trend forecaster, creative director and TrendWatch curator Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media leads a 90-minute tour of themed trend displays at the Suites at Market Square (SAMS), the Showplace Walkway and the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC) Green Lobby plus multiple points in between. “TrendWatch Tour” is on Monday, October 24, 2:30-4 p.m.

Three Suite Spot tours identify the new products that will influence consumer demand through intimate one-hour designer-guided tours of the largest temporary exhibits at High Point Market in the three-floor Suites at Market Square (SAMS). Glen Peloso, international TV personality, design writer and founder of Glen Peloso Design in Toronto shares his favorite finds on Saturday, October 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Christian Daw, architectural designer and founder of Christian Daw Design in Washington D.C. takes buyers to his must-see products and exhibitors on Sunday, October 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Veronica Solomon, business coach, mentor and founder and lead designer of Casa Vilora Interiors in Houston identifies products that are “eclectic, classic, bold, whimsical and timeless” – her design point of view – on Monday, October 24, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (NOTE: Tour guide headshots and other images are here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/6gz8xwsq2umvg6b96eeko/h?dl=0&rlkey=a0bo1eh4j8umw2ugocefn4uqg.)

DesignOnHPMKT by IMC – the official voice for International Market Centers’ High Point Market programming and at-market activities – presents and sponsors some 27 webinars, seminars, events and celebrations at the Fall 2022 High Point Market. Tour RSVP (required) and the full list of events are available IMCHighPointMarket.com/webinars-and-events.

IMC’s  17 properties in High Point include: 300 E. Green St.; 300 S. Main St.; Commerce & Design Building (C&D); Furniture Plaza; Historic Market Square; International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC); Klaussner on Hamilton; Market Square Textile Tower; National Furniture Mart; Plaza Suites; Showplace; the Suites at Market Square (SAMS); and five on Hamilton Street – 121, 200, 320 and 330 N. Hamilton St., and 129 S. Hamilton St. A full list of IMC’s High Point resources is available at IMCHighPointMarket.com/exhibitor-directory.


About High Point Market
High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, with more than 2,000 manufacturers in 11.5 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space in multiple buildings in downtown High Point, North Carolina. Each Market attracts tens of thousands of retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry. International Market Centers (IMC) owns 17 prime High Point Market showroom buildings, which contain 70 percent of the exhibitors, including the majority of the top 500 manufacturers. DesignOnHPMKT by IMC is the official voice for IMC’s High Point Market programming and at-market activities representing a wealth of industry knowledge and connections. Fall 2022 Market is scheduled for October 22-26, 2022. For more information about events and exhibits presented by IMC, visit IMCHighPointMarket.com. Registration for the Fall 2022 High Point Market is open now at HighPointMarket.org.

About International Market Centers 
International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of Juniper, a fully integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution and multiline B2B e-commerce marketplace empowering buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business at markets and year-round, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information, visit IMCenters.com.