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    Consumers’ “State of Mind” Explored in IMC’s Spring 2022 TrendWatch

    High Point, NC – January 17, 2022 – International Market Centers (IMC) explores the impact of consumers’ “State of Mind” on home furnishings in its Spring 2022 High Point Market TrendWatch with three all-new trends: Elation, Growth and Synthesis. Buyers can discover these connected trends via IMC’s High Point Market exhibitors in vignettes presented at the April 2-6, 2022 market and in an image-rich pre-market webinar and immersive at-market event and tour.

    “Great design encourages people to reflect on the atmosphere of its creation,” explained Dorothy Belshaw, IMC executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer. “The Spring 2022 TrendWatch allows market attendees to source products that will resonate with customers by exploring, amplifying and validating consumers’ current states of mind.”

     Spring 2022 Trendwatch at IMC High Point Market


    For the first time, TrendWatch explores how disparate trends in the marketplace can ultimately relate via the macro influences that inform them. TrendWatch curator, Julie Smith Vincenti, a design expert with 25 years of experience in magazine editing and home furnishings trends forecasting, explained, “’State of Mind’ is a three-part story of desire, invention and renewal, examining consumers preferences, new expectations and shifting priorities shaped by a unique moment in world history.”

    The Spring 2022 trends are:

    Elation – The power of color and positivity are on full display in Elation, an expressive and upbeat display of upholstery, accent furniture, wall décor, accent rugs and more.

    Growth – Preference for pastoral scenes and idyllic landscapes shifts to forest terrain and groundcover in Growth, a showcase of emerging neutrals and nuanced textures. It tracks one of the most anticipated trends in color forecasting: browns eclipsing grays.

    Synthesis – Tech meets tradition in Synthesis, a mix of textures, styles and finishes that evoke ingenuity, imagination and resilience. Surface treatments and unique finishes, plus confident sampling from many styles and genres, creates a dynamic atmosphere.

    The TrendWatch trend report and related seminars and tour are influenced by consumer insights and creative intelligence from the interiors, fashion and consumer product arenas. They are part of a robust slated of programming by DesignOnHPMKT by IMC – the voice of IMC’s High Point Market. The pre-market webinar is Wednesday, March 16 with the at-market presentation on Saturday, April 2 and tour on Sunday, April 3. A digital look book will be available before the market. For more information, visit IMCHighPointMarket.com/trendwatch.

    Exhibitors in IMC’s 17 High Point properties are invited to submit new product to be considered for the TrendWatch presentations, vignette and tour. Submissions are due February 17, 2022. Submission information is available at IMCHighPointMarket.com/trendwatch-program .

    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. DesignOnHPMKT by IMC is the official voice for IMC’s High Point Market representing a wealth of industry knowledge and connections. Spring 2022 Market is scheduled for April 2-6, 2022. Registration for the Spring 2022 High Point Market is open now at HighPointMarket.org. For more information, visit www.imchighointmarket.com.

    About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. For more information, visit www.imcenters.com.



    Media Contacts:

    Chelsea Peabody Bohannon, 404.220.2141 or cbohannon@imcenters.com

    Cathy Steel, 203.340.9251 or cathysteel@cathysteelassociates.com