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    BDI More than Doubles Showroom Space for October High Point Market

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    BDI More than Doubles Showroom Space for October High Point Market
    Contemporary Resources Grow in IHFC Design Wing, New Additions IMAB, Jaymar, Major Expansions

    High Point, NC – (September 30, 2016) – International Market Centers (IMC) today announced the major expansion of contemporary home furnishings company BDI in the Design Wing of the company’s International Home Furnishings (IHFC) building to a new showroom on the fifth floor (IHFC D-536). The expansion more than doubles BDI’s space and provides a larger footprint to showcase their innovative collection of functional furniture including an exceptional assortment of their very successful media, office and home entertainment collections. They join new tenants IMAB (D-1034), a new to High Point Italian import casegoods company and Quebec-based upholstered furniture company Jaymar on the fifth floor (D-508). Further growth comes with an expansion for Himolla on the tenth floor (D-1030) and Mobican on the fifth floor (D-523) for Fall High Point Market, running from October 22-26, 2016.    

    “BDI’s growth and success is a testament to their understanding of consumer demands and responding to them in the right way at the right time,” said Julie Messner, Senior Vice President of Furniture Leasing for IMC. “With the growing demand for functional furniture to keep pace with technology, it’s no surprise that BDI is an industry leader in these important categories. We are thrilled to be partners in their success today and far into the future.”

    “Over the last 30+ years, our product collections have always been thoughtfully developed to offer the highest level of design while including smart function to adapt to the ever-changing technical requirements of our consumers,” said Lorri Kelley, President of BDI.  “It became apparent very quickly that we needed a larger space to appropriately showcase our designs in such a way that really displays their well thought-out features and superior quality.  Working with Julie and the entire IMC leasing team has been a true pleasure, and I am very excited about the upcoming Fall 2016 market. We look forward to working closely with IMC in the years to come.”  

    In addition to BDI, Jaymar, IMAB, Himolla and Mobican, a concentration of contemporary resources are taking permanent residence in IHFC’s Design Wing for October High Point Market. Floors 5/7/8/10 offer buyers a cohesive collection of companies with a modern aesthetic. Look for current tenants Luonto, Fabelli Group, Actona, Bugatti, Himolla and more.

    For more on contemporary resources, visit: http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/contemporary-high-point-market

    Fall High Point Market runs from Saturday, October 22 – Wednesday, October 26. Showroom hours are Saturday – Tuesday 8am – 7pm; and Wednesday 8am – 5pm.

    To register: http://www.highpointmarket.org/register

    Find accommodations: http://www.highpointmarket.org/plan-your-trip/accommodations

    Take advantage of the free airport shuttle service: http://www.highpointmarket.org/plan-your-trip/airport-shuttles; and more, visit: http://www.highpointmarket.org/

    About BDI
    BDI is a premier designer and manufacturer of high-performance furniture and an industry leader in media furniture, office and modular shelving systems. Guided by the philosophy that everything has its place, BDI furniture combines great design with innovative functionality to seamlessly integrate technology into the home and office environments. BDI products are available through leading furniture and electronic retailers throughout the United States, Canada, the UK and elsewhere. For more information: www.bdiusa.com

    About International Market Centers, L.P.
    International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. IMC owns and operates 12.1 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas, including the 14 primary buildings at the High Point Market. In addition, IMC operates the Las Vegas Design Center, a year-round resource open to both the design trade and consumers with more than 40 showrooms and hundreds of designer brands. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries.

    Media Contact:
    Eden Bloss
    Director of Public Relations & Communications
    ebloss@imcenters.com | (336) 821-1548