IMC’s Spring 2022 TrendWatch Lineup Addresses Three Connected Trends

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HIGH POINT, NC – (March 10, 2022) – DesignOn HPMKT by IMC will explore its Spring 2022 TrendWatch through a series of five virtual and in-market presentations and guides beginning with the “TrendWatch: Spring 2022 Webinaron Wednesday, March 16. IMC’s exclusive report explores the “mindset” of consumers with three all-new connected trends – Elation, Growth and Synthesis – across more than 80 products by more than 50 exhibitors featured at High April 2-6 2022. Market Point

“For the first time, TrendWatch explores how seemingly different trends are actually connected via the moments in time that shape them,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC’s executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer. “Through our virtual and in-person interactive programming, designers and retailers will learn what’s trending for this High Point market, and be challenged to consider how popular colors, construction and aesthetics are commentary. on current events.

In-depth webinar and live programming
DesignOn HPMKT by IMC – the programming and social media presence of the International Market Centers (IMC) at the High Point Market – offers shoppers multiple opportunities to learn more about ConnectWatch trends for Spring 2022. Curator Julie Smith Vincenti from Chicago-based Nine Muses Media, which has 25 years of experience publishing magazines and predicting home furnishing trends, will offer a webinar, seminar and tour.

In preparation for market supply, Vincenti is hosting a pre-market webinar, “TrendWatch: Spring 2022 Webinaron Wednesday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The image-rich, fast-paced program will explain how consumer preferences, shifting priorities and new expectations for 2022 will influence interior design and product design. Attendees of the free one-hour webinar will earn 1 CEU. Registration is at https://imcenters.zoom.us/webinar/register/3516443438814/WN_dOJlssUQQj6EyddtLhXO2A.

At the market, Vincenti resumes the program in “TrendWatch: Spring 2022 – LIVE at the market!on Saturday, April 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Seminar Room at Suites at Market Square. The presentation will serve as a sourcing guide for in-market buyers with illustrative visuals and an exploration of major color palettes. Participants will win 1 CEU. Registration is at http://imcenters.twsemhpapr22.alchemer.com/s3/ .

Vincenti is offering market participants in-depth details on select products during the live”Trend Watch Tour” of the three exhibitions held in the High Point buildings of IMC on Sunday, April 3 at 2:30 p.m. The 90-minute tour begins at the Suites Lobby in Market Square and eventually takes exhibit attendees to the IHFC Green Lobby and Walkway between IHFC and Showplace near the Transportation Terminal and ends at the JuniperMarket display for a happy hour. Participants must register to attend http://imcenters.twtourhpapr22.alchemer.com/s3/.

The three TrendWatch events are among the 34 webinars, seminars and events presented by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. For a full list of events, visit IMCHighPointMarket.com/webinars-and-events/.

A three-part trend story

The Spring 2022 TrendWatch is a three-part story of desire, invention and renewal that examines consumer preferences, new expectations and shifting priorities shaped by a unique moment in world history according to Vincenti. These ideas come to life through products submitted by exhibitors at IMC High Point Market, with furniture, home decor, lighting, rugs and textile brands submitting images and pieces for use in the webinar, seminar , the guided tour and the exhibitions on site as well as in an 8 page guide available on site and at IMCHighPointMarket.com/trendwatch.

Spring 2022 trends are:
Joy – The power of color and positivity are on full display in Elation, an expressive and upbeat presentation of upholstery, accent furniture, wall decor, accent rugs and more. Products featured include Enara Sculpture Collection by Accent Décor, Jessa 5 Light Pendant by Crystorama, Chloe Media Lounger by Four Hands, Melange Patrisha Bar Cabinet by Hooker Furniture, and Life Styles Lime Blue 18″ Cushion X 18″ from Nourison. .

Growth – The preference for pastoral scenes and idyllic landscapes shifts to forest terrain and ground cover in Growth, a showcase of emergent neutrals and nuanced textures. It follows one of the most anticipated trends in color forecasting: browns are eclipsing grays. Products featured include Koda Hand Woven Rug in Beige – Brown by Exquisite Rugs, Driftwood Lamp by Pacific Coast Lighting, Lotus Table Set in Antique Brass by Regina Andrew Designs, Adkins Exposed Wood Chair by Sam Moore and the Mystic Forest wallcovering. by York Wallcoverings.

Synthesis – Technology meets tradition in Synthesis, a mix of textures, styles and finishes that evoke ingenuity, imagination and resilience. The unique surface treatments and finishes, as well as the confident sampling of many styles and genres, create a dynamic atmosphere. Products featured include Atelier Free Form Textured Bowl by Abigail’s, Breath on Truffle Pillow by Aviva Stanoff, Sagar Side Table by Dôme Deco, Troy Lighting Cecilia Chandelier by Hudson Valley Lighting Group and Egg Designs Chair Malta represented by Ngala Trading.
For more information on TrendWatch, visit IMCHighPointMarket.com/trendwatch.

High Point Market is the world’s largest furniture industry trade show, featuring more than 2,000 manufacturers in 11.5 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space in multiple buildings around the downtown High Point, North Carolina. Each marketplace attracts tens of thousands of home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and other home furnishings industry players. International Market Centers (IMC) has 17 premier High Point Market exhibition buildings, which contain 70% of exhibitors, including the majority of the top 500 manufacturers. DesignOnHPMKT by IMC is the official voice of IMC’s High Point Market, representing a wealth of knowledge and industry connections. The Spring 2022 Market is scheduled for April 2-6, 2022. Registration for the High Point Spring 2022 Market is now open at HighPointMarket.org. For more information, visit IMCHighPointMarket.com.

About International Market Centers: The International Market Centers (IMCs) serve as a center of commerce for the furniture, gift, home decor and apparel wholesale industries. With over 20 million square feet of premium wholesale exhibit space in High Point, North Carolina, Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has over 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale. With the launch of Juniper, a fully integrated omni-channel B2B commerce solution and multi-line B2B e-commerce marketplace enabling buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business across marketplaces and throughout the year, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that connects physical and digital wholesale. For more information, visit www.imcenters.com.

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