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    Media Contact:

    Karen Olson

    Vice President of Marketing

    KOlson@IMCenters.com | (336) 821-1502



    Top designers and tastemakers set to takeover Spring Market with exciting happenings and events,

    hosted throughout International Market Center’s many design destinations


    HIGH POINT—March 28, 2014—The Spring High Point Market, running April 5-10, will be abuzz with interior designers, trend-setters and bloggers sharing their favorite reasons to attend Market and dishing about the exciting products that will debut. International Market Centers (IMC) is sponsoring a number of new initiatives—including displays, tours, and engaging social media promotions—aimed to connect market attendees to the best designers and products throughout High Point Market.


    “The industry descends on High Point every Spring and Fall knowing they will discover the most innovative new companies and fashion-forward products.  IMC, known as the heart of the High Point Market, boasts the largest presentation of must-see design venues, such as IHFC, Market Square, Suites at Market Square, INTERHALL, SALON and 200/320/330 North Hamilton Street buildings, along with a number of dynamic destinations that feature new companies, emerging artisans and fresh products,” said Karen Olson, Vice President of Marketing for International Market Centers.   “With so much ground to cover, we are pleased to introduce a number of exciting programs that zero in on those products and trends—as they unfold—to elevate the market experience for designers and retailers looking for what’s new and hot.”


    In doing so, IMC has forged partnerships with top tastemakers who will infuse their unique and valued perspective online and onsite—scouting the top design trends and sharing them with industry market-goers. A round up of new, designer-related happenings on tap for Spring High Point Market include:


    @DesignOnHPMKT—IMC recently launched its social media profile, @DesignOnHPMKT on Instagram, soon-to-be rolled out across IMC’s other social sharing platforms. Attendees of High Point Market can connect with top designers and bloggers who will be sharing their inspirations each day, including their favorite showrooms, products, social events and much more. Friday’s @DesignOnHPMKT Instagram take-over starts with guest posts from Gretchen Aubuchon (Fashion + Décor) and Matthew Frederick (M. Frederick Interiors). Saturday’s @DesignOnHPMKT feed will feature Corey Damen Jenkins (DWV Design with Vision), Christian May (Maison 21) and Dwayne Clark (Century Furniture). On Sunday, the lenses of Crystal Palecek (Rue Magazine), Tobi Fairley (Toby Fairley Design) and Julia Buckingham Edelmann (Buckingham Interiors) will be front and center. Lisa Mende (Mende Design) and Marisa Marcantonio (StyleBeat) will dominate @DesignOnHPMKT on Monday. Kristin Drohan (Kristin Drohan Collection) and Jonathan Legate (Jonathan Legate Interiors) will be IMC’s guest bloggers on Tuesday. Finally, Lisa Kahn Allen (Kahn Design Group) along with the duo Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke (Madcap Cottage) will takeover on Wednesday. Join the conversation @DesignOnHPMKT for fun, candid moments during market by these trendsetters, and don’t miss the “selfie” videos posted by the designers sharing the myriad reasons they love attending High Point Market. See the selfies at www.imchighpointmarket.com.


    Back by Popular Demand: Suite Spot Tours—Bloggers and designers not only have their finger on the pulse of what is hot today, they often influence consumer demand tomorrow. Market attendees who want a first-hand look at what trend-setters think is hot at market can spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with one of four top designers who will share their favorite finds on all three floors of The Suites at Market Square. On Sunday, April 6th the talented Julia Buckingham Edelmann (Buckingham Interiors) will lead the first tour at 2 pm, followed by the delightful Crystal Palecek (Rue Magazine) at 2:30 pm. On Monday, April 7th market attendees can take what will be enlightening and entertaining look of The Suites at Market Square with Christian May (Maison 21) at 2 pm, or choose to catch up with the cool Corey Damen Jenkins (DWV Design with Vision) at 2:30 pm. To register for these limited tours and to learn more about the guides, visit www.imchighpointmarket.com/tours.


    Designer Displays—To showcase the many design resources found in IMC’s buildings, Madcap Cottage Founders John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon along with Bradshaw Orrell of Orrell Interiors will curate two stunning displays. The first display, designed by Madcap Cottage, will be located in the Market Square Courtyard and will feature product from exhibitors in the 200/320/330 N. Hamilton buildings. A champagne toast and meet and greet with designers will be held on Saturday at 3:45 pm at Market Square. A second display, designed by Orrell, will be located in the courtyard area in front of 330 N. Hamilton Street that will showcase products from Market Square exhibitors. A champagne toast and meet and greet with Orrell will be held on Sunday at 4:15pm at Hamilton.


    About the designers—Madcap Cottage is an interior design firm based in High Point and New York whose creations reflect a deep-seated understanding of tradition amped-up with playful patterns and color. Orrell Interiors was founded by Bradshaw Orrell in 2007; one of the firm’s first projects was the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, N.C., which was the first platinum green hotel in the country. Bradshaw’s residential projects are known for a traditional design with a crisp, clean, modern edge.


    “Banish the beige and the boring,” say Loecke and Nixon of Madcap Cottage. “Have fun with your interiors and make them marvelous,” which is exactly what market attendees can expect with these displays.


    Designers will find a host of additional educational seminars and programs during High Point Market featuring top design personalities, trend-setters and brand influencers discussing the next big things in design, brand building and industry standards.

    For complete information about market events, exhibitors, featured exhibits and more, visit www.imchighpointmarket.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 11.5 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., and Las Vegas. In addition, IMC operates the Las Vegas Design Center, a year-round resource open to both the design trade and consumers that is comprised of 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. For more information on IMC, visit www.imcenters.com.