HIGH POINT, N.C. – August 10, 2023 – TrendWatch, ANDMORE’s semi-annual exclusive trend forecast, explores new product offerings at Fall 2023 High Point Market through two distinctive trends -- Brights & White and Middle Ground -- through a pre-market webinar, a digital flipbook, an onsite seminar and tour and two onsite product displays during the October 14-18, 2023, High Point Market.
“Fall 2023 TrendWatch themes, which are both contemporary and timeless in nature, will showcase the breadth and depth of product available from ANDMORE’s High Point Market exhibitors,” said Karen Olson, ANDMORE executive vice president, chief marketing officer. “TrendWatch provides an infallible sourcing guide for retailers and designers alike.”
The Fall 2023 TrendWatch trends are:
- Brights & White is reminiscent of a modern space adorned with tech colors, AI-inspired textures and patterns that appear abstract, perhaps even otherworldly. Circular forms, sculptural qualities, softened edges and inviting curves encourage exploration. A high-tech trompe l’oeil, the viewer is invited to touch and embrace what is displayed. Brights & White calls on dining furniture that incorporates modern shapes, upholstery in whites, brights, or black fabrics and leather. Finishes are white and natural with upscale metallic surfaces. Accessories welcome bright colors, stand-out light fixtures and unique patterns with unexpected forms and irresistible textures.
- Middle Ground is inspired by warm wood furnishings finishes, much like that of sand, caramel or a lion’s mane. Upholstery takes form in warm and inviting neutrals. Color cues in Middle Ground beg to observe the integrity of pastels – upbeat pinks, purples and blues with warm accents of yellow and orange-brown hues. Fresh and tempting colors that mimic stone fruit, butternut squash, butterscotch or almond flour complement happy pastels, and matte finishes carry out the final impression to a tranquil dream.
TrendWatch curator, Julie Smith Vincenti of Chicago-based Nine Muses Media explains, “The Fall 2023 TrendWatch program includes stories that lead with watery blues; mid-tone pastels; confident brights and Modern Farmhouse-friendly neutrals. As we anticipate the holiday season, texture and motif help buyers to gear up for sourcing at the top of 2024.”
TrendWatch is accessible through online and in-person opportunities as part of rich programming by ANDMORE at High Point Market. The pre-market webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, October 4, at 1 PM (ET); the onsite seminar is Saturday, October 14, at 12 PM, in the Sherwin-Williams Seminar Room at Suites at Market Square (SAMS); and the TrendWatch Tour of the at-market vignettes in the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC) Green lobby and the SAMS entrance is Monday, October 16, at 2:30 PM. To register for the pre-market TrendWatch webinar and related at-market programming, visit https://www.ANDMOREHighPointMarket.com/trendwatch/.
Exhibitors at ANDMORE’s 17 High Point Market properties are invited to submit new product to be considered for the TrendWatch presentations, vignettes and tour. Submissions are due August 30, 2023. Programming and submission information is available at https://www.ANDMOREHighPointMarket.com/trendwatch-program.
High Point Market is the largest and longest running furnishings industry trade show in the world, featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point for the home. The twice-yearly Markets attract tens of thousands of domestic and international retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry. ANDMORE, formerly International Market Centers, owns 17 buildings spanning 7 million square feet in the heart of the market district, housing both permanent showrooms and the market’s only temporary exhibit space. ANDMORE also presents a wide variety of educational, trend and networking opportunities featuring industry leaders and tastemakers. Fall 2023 Market is scheduled for October 14-18, 2023. For more information about events and exhibitors presented by ANDMORE at High Point Market, visit www.ANDMOREHighPointMarket.com.
About ANDMORE: ANDMORE, formerly International Market Centers, is an omnichannel wholesale marketmaker that fuels opportunities for wholesale buyers and sellers to connect, grow and prosper through physical markets, design centers and digital channels. The company owns and operates more than 20 million square feet of premium event and showroom space, hosting live events in Atlanta, High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and New York City. By pairing face-to-face events with always-on digital tools, ANDMORE provides truly omnichannel business platforms for its global wholesale customer base. ANDMORE.com.
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