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    IMC’s Spring 2022 TrendWatch Programming Addresses Three Connected Trends

    High Point, NC – March 10, 2022 – DesignOn HPMKT by IMC will explore its Spring 2022 TrendWatch through series of five virtual and at-market presentations and guides beginning with the “TrendWatch: Spring 2022 Webinar” on Wednesday, March 16. IMC’s proprietary report explores consumers’ “State of Mind” with three all-new connected trends – Elation, Growth and Synthesis – through 80+ products by 50+ exhibitors showcased at the April 2-6, 2022 High Point Market

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

    In-Depth Webinar and Live Programming

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC – International Market Centers’ (IMC) programming and social media presence at High Point Market – offers buyers multiple opportunities to learn about the connected Spring 2022 TrendWatch trends. Curator Julie Smith Vincenti of Chicago-based Nine Muses Media, who has 25 years of experience in magazine editing and home furnishings trends forecasting, will offer a webinar, a seminar and a tour.

    In preparation for market sourcing, Vincenti leads a pre-market webinar, “TrendWatch: Spring 2022 Webinar” on Wednesday, March 16 at 1:00pm EDT. The image-rich, fast-paced program will address how consumer preferences, shifting priorities and new expectations for 2022 will influence interior décor and product designs. Attendees of the free, one-hour webinar will earn 1 CEU. Registration is at https://imcenters.zoom.us/webinar/register/3516443438814/WN_dOJlssUQQj6EyddtLhXO2A.

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

    Vincenti offers market attendees in-depth details about select products during the live “TrendWatch Tour” of the three curated displays in IMC’s High Point Buildings on Sunday, April 3 at 2:30 pm. The 90-minute tour begins in the lobby of the Suites at Market Square and ultimately takes attendees to displays in the IHFC Green Lobby and the walkway between IHFC and Showplace near the Transportation Terminal and ends at the JuniperMarket display for a happy hour. Attendees must register to attend at http://imcenters.twtourhpapr22.alchemer.com/s3/.

    The three TrendWatch events are part of the 34 webinars, seminar 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 are brought to life through products submitted by IMC High Point Market exhibitors, with furniture, décor, lighting, rug and textile brands submitting images and pieces for use in the webinar, seminar, guided tour and onsite displays as well as in an 8 page guidebook available onsite and at IMCHighPointMarket.com/trendwatch.

    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. Featured products include the Enara Sculpture Collection by Accent Décor, the Jessa 5 Light Pendant by Crystorama, the Chloe Media Lounger by Four Hands, the Melange Patrisha Bar Cabinet by Hooker Furniture and the Life Styles Lime Blue 18" X 18" Throw Pillow by Nourison.


    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. Featured products include the Koda Hand Woven Area Rug in Beige - Brown by Exquisite Rugs, the Driftwood Lamp by Pacific Coast Lighting, the Lotus Table Set in Antique Brass by Regina Andrew Designs, the Adkins Exposed Wood Chair by Sam Moore and the Mystic Forest Wallcovering by York Wallcoverings.


    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. Featured products include the Atelier Free Form Textured Bowl by Abigail’s, the Breath on Truffle Pillow by Aviva Stanoff, the Sagar Side Table by Dôme Deco, the Troy Lighting Cecilia Chandelier by Hudson Valley Lighting Group and the Egg Designs Malta Chair represented by Ngala Trading.


    (Note: Images are here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ns86pmlpyijsrct/AABs874R1em12Cre4l_B1QUWa?dl=0 )

    For more information about TrendWatch visit IMCHighPointMarket.com/trendwatch.

    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.