International Market Centers (IMC) announced that its exclusive TrendWatch program will highlight 120+ products from more than 70 exhibitors through a series of half-hour CEU-accredited webinars and a free digital “flip book” in advance of Fall 2020 High Point Market, running Oct. 13 – Oct. 21, 2020. IMC’s three directional trends for Fall Market are TOUCH POINTS, POD and PROLOGUE.
“IMC is committed to providing designers and buyers relevant and timely trend information whether it be virtually or in-person,” said Dorothy Belshaw, chief customer and marketing officer for IMC. “TrendWatch’s directional insights will play an important role in helping our customers plan for recovery both now and in the future.”
The TrendWatch webinars will be presented by program curator and 24-year magazine editor Julie Smith Vincenti. All three sessions will be from 1 to 1:30 p.m. (EST): TrendWatch Fall 2020 Part 1: TOUCH POINTS (Sept. 23); TrendWatch Fall 2020 Part 2: POD (Sept. 30) and TrendWatch Fall 2020 Part 3: PROLOGUE (Oct. 7). To register for the webinars, please visit: http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/trendwatch.
“Consumers’ focus on the home has been a certainty in these extraordinary times, whether they have been updating decor, managing a full-on remodel, or moving because they landed a compelling mortgage rate,” explains Smith Vincenti. “This season’s installment of TrendWatch is in synch with these motivations.”
TOUCH POINTS is a captivating presentation of furnishings that can redefine a room and possibly alter mood. Corresponding exhibitor products include: Amity Home’s Hudson wool/viscose loop-pile area rug with hatch mark pattern; Arteriors’ Deborah mirror with chiseled black marble crowns; Global Views’ Deco console with beguiling golden finish; Jaipur’s Kaz wool pillow from the Angora Collection; and Kenneth Cobonpue’s Dragon's Tail folded paper table lamp.
POD considers the work- and study-from-home trends. Corresponding exhibitor products include: Camerich’s Lola sofa bed; Hooker Furniture’s Gamlin armless power recliner; Spectra Home’s Newport conversational sectional with performance-grade canvas; and TRRA’s modern walnut wood Nicho desk.
PROLOGUE imagines the evolving style preferences of Millennials. Corresponding exhibitor products include: Eastern Accents’ Indochine Art Deco sham; Pacific Coast Lighting’s Otis table lamp with matte black and gold finish; Peacock Alley’s cotton/linen reversible Honeycomb duvet and shams; Pippa’s Abode, a vivid bright blue wallpaper from Stanton Gray; and TOV Furniture’s Maliah pleated gray velvet settee.
The free digital “flip-book” highlighting each trend and corresponding IMC exhibitor product selections will be available following each webinar at http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/trendwatch.
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. Fall 2020 Market is scheduled for Oct. 13 – Oct. 21, 2020. For more information, visit www.imchighointmarket.com.
About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. International Market Centers owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. For more information, visit www.IMCenters.com.
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