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Don Ricardo Massenburg to Lead a Dozen Designers in A Curated Market Tour via A Stretch Hummer

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High Point x Design, a movement to open High Point showrooms year-round, recently announced an event laser focused on a single day at the upcoming High Point Market. On Saturday, October 16th, Durham-based interior designer, influencer and tastemaker Don Ricardo Massenburg will lead twelve interior designers on a curated tour of selected HPxD showrooms via a spacious 31-foot stretch Hummer.

 

Professional interior designers may apply to catch the Market hum, now through September 24th, at www.hpxd.org. The lucky dozen designers will be selected through a lottery-based process, mindful of diversity and inclusion, central to the HPxD movement. Participating designers and the tour schedule will be announced in early October.

 

Don Ricardo Massenburg encourages all design pros to apply: “The Hummer Tour is about discovery and camaraderie. Whether you’re new to Market or have lost count of how many shows you’ve attended, this tour will be revelatory. The mix of showrooms will likely range from esteemed legacy brands to new up-and-comers. My interiors are dramatic and so are my High Point tours. The HPxD Hummer Tour includes a kick-off breakfast, lunch, after-party, swag and visibility. We will not be missed on the streets! I’m 6’3” and I’m thrilled to traverse High Point in a suitable vehicle - at last.”

 

Addressing the seeming incongruity between a singular Market event and HPxD’s mission to open High Point throughout the year, Tom Van Dessel, HPxD Chairman and owner of Splashworks notes, “We are High Point Market’s biggest fans and supporters. What our members and design customers simply want is more access, and the cultivation of High Point as a true city of design, open year-round. It’s good for the design industry and the community. High Point Market will always be a peak experience. In fact, that’s why we’re hosting this tour. Market is a perfect chance to seed the HPxD message amongst designers and showrooms who may not know about us yet. After all, everyone comes to Market!”

 

The HPxD Hummer Tour is free of charge. Participants are responsible for their own individual Market expenses, including travel and lodging.

 

In full compliance with Guilford County and CDC guidelines, masking is absolutely required in transportation (i.e., the Hummer) and indoor spaces (i.e., showrooms).

 


 

About Don Ricardo Massenburg

Don Ricardo Massenburg, founder of Design Inkredible and teacher at heart, has a passion for interiors, the arts, and early childhood education. As a designer, he is recognized for his bold use of color, pattern, and lush textiles, as well as leadership in the industry. As an education specialist, he assesses how the environment impacts learning. No matter what hat he wears, his end goal is elevating spaces and the quality of life.  

 

About HPxD 

 High Point x Design is a grassroots movement and professional organization of nearly 50 showroom members with 501(c6) status in process. HPxD envisions High Point as a hub of design and creativity open year-round with two channels: Flagship locations open to all and trade-only showrooms. HPxD relies on guidance and collaboration with all organizations dedicated to a more vibrant High Point and design community.

 

 

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