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Norwalk Furniture and The Color Marketing Group to Host Color Zest Workshop at Spring High Point Market

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The free event will take place Monday, April 16 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Norwalk Furniture showroom located at IHFC, Main 108.

Norwalk Furniture, in partnership with the Color Marketing Group, recently announced that they will host a Color Zest educational workshop at the upcoming Spring High Point Market. The free event will take place Monday, April 16 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Norwalk Furniture showroom located at IHFC, Main 108.

The workshop is open to all interior designers, retailers, and other Market attendees with a valid Spring Market pass. Presented by Color Marketing Group board members, Rosamund Kavander and Alicia Keshishian, the hands-on workshop is designed to explore the opportunities and challenges that interior designers and retailers encounter in home and retail design as it relates to color.

"We are thrilled to offer this collaborative, imaginative and informative educational event to our industry partners," said Caroline Hipple, president of Norwalk Furniture. "Attendees will have the opportunity to share, discuss and explore color directions with internationally renowned color experts and will come away with a deeper understanding of which hues best reflect today and which ones will emerge in the future, so they will be better equipped to apply them within their businesses to drive sales."

Seats are limited to the first 100 registrants. Interested attendees may register by emailing tream@norwalkfurniture.com. Complementary drinks and light appetizers will be served.

More about Color Marketing Group: Color Marketing Group is the premier international association for color design professionals. Members of the not-for-profit, international association represent a broad spectrum of designers, marketers, color scientists, consultants, educators and artists. The company's mission is to create accurate and relevant color and trend forecast information by connecting global color professionals in their shared passion. For more information, visit colormarketing.org.

Rosamund Kavander has been in the world of design for over 35 years. Her love of color and fabrics led her to study Haute Couture, and after finishing her training, instead of going to Paris she turned to the world of color and home design. Her color studies have taken her to Sweden, San Francisco and London. Her design business, Roz Morgan Design, located in Toronto, has completed projects in France, the United States and across Canada. She is a renowned guest speaker and lecturer on color and color trends and has taught color and color trend forecasting for a major paint company in Canada. As a longstanding board member of the Color Marketing Group, she has developed a highly regarded trend forecasting workshop that occurs each May in Toronto. Each September, she also participates on a committee that steers the North American Trend Color Forecast in Washington. She travels extensively to major design shows across the world observing trends in color and design and brings this knowledge to her clients as well as to the Color Marketing Group's successful color education program.

Alicia D. Keshishian is an award-winning designer with more than 35 years of professional experience as an art director, graphic designer, surface designer, illustrator and color consultant. Working with clients across the globe, she holds a BFA in Design/Illustration from CCAC and was an artist-in-residence at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She currently produces a line of custom, handmade-to-order carpets and is a popular speaker, lecturer and presenter on design and color. She has owned and operated her own textile business as well as designed for various industries and corporations including Papyrus, Bloomingdale's, CBS Publications, New York Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Health/Hippocrates Magazine, Working Woman Magazine, Premiere Magazine, Image Magazine, YM Magazine, RCA Records and the American Craft Council. As a board member of the Color Marketing Group, she has studied with Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, attended intensive Color Science courses at RIT, as well as color courses with NCS in Sweden. She continues to increase her knowledge of color through various educational pursuits while continuing to make art in her California studio.

More about Norwalk Furniture: Norwalk Furniture offers great design, customizable options, high quality, competitive pricing and quick delivery. Upholstered products are free of toxic, flame retardant chemicals and are offered in more than 800 fabrics and 150 leathers. The privately held Norwalk, Ohio, company manufactures upholstered seating in its 440,000-square-foot facility, shipped consistently within 35 days. For more information, visit www.norwalkfurniture.com.

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