High Point, NC – International Market Centers (IMC) expands its Market Pros to the Fall High Point Market with seven design experts set to take over the DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Instagram account to share new finds during the October 16-20, 2021 buying event.
“With the breadth of design-driven product offered by exhibitors in IMC’s 17 High Point properties, the Market Pros are an invaluable resource for buyers to discover the product that matches their styles,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer. “After the Market Pros successful launch at High Point in June, we are excited to expand the reach of this program, which has become a hallmark of the helpful market planning tools designed and offered by IMC.”
The Fall 2021 Market Pros bring unique perspectives to the program with seasoned and new designers from a variety of disciplines including a product designer, artist, brand ambassador, retailer, reality show star and more. The seven experts – with nearly 100,000 followers collectively – taking over the IMC High Point Instagram account - @DesignOnHPMkt – are:
Friday, October 15 – Aviva Stanoff of Aviva Stanoff Design in Brooklyn, NY. Stanoff is a home décor and accessories product designer whose work has been named a “Best Bet” by The New York Times. Her made-in-America textiles are featured in luxury hospitality properties including Nobu, The Cosmopolitan, the Ritz Carlton, The Plaza, the Four Seasons and more. Her Forest Chandelier for Currey & Company won the 2017 ARTS Award for Lighting Fixtures, and she won the 2019 ARTS Award in the Home Textiles category. @avivastanoffdesign
Saturday, October 16 – Chris Goddard of Goddard Design Group in Springdale, AR. Goddard’s 30+ year career includes designing residential and commercial projects in the U.S., Canada, the Cayman Islands and beyond, and an appearance on HGTV Design Star: Next Gen. He serves as vice president of the Arkansas chapter of the Interior Design Society (IDS) and has won multiple awards from IDS and ASID. @goddarddesigngroup
Sunday, October 17 – Laura Hodges of Laura Hodges Studio and DOMAIN by Laura Hodges Studio in Catonsville, MD. Hodges is an interior designer and retailer named a “Designer to Watch” by Home & Design, a “New Trad” by Traditional Home and in House Beautiful’s “Next Wave” and winner of a LUXE Red Award. A brand ambassador for the Sustainable Furnishings Council, she is a LEED AP and GREEN AP who has completed rigorous sustainability training. @laurahodgesstudio
Monday, October 18 – Zachary Luke of Zachary Luke Designs in Charlotte, NC. Since launching his firm in 2017, Luke’s work has appeared in Charlotte HOME + GARDEN and Window Fashion VISION. In addition to his design work, he is a TAFT brand ambassador. @zacharylukedesigns
Tuesday, October 19 – DuVäl Reynolds of DuVäl Design in Washington, D.C. Reynold’s work in DC includes the Homeland Security building, the Watergate South and West, the Embassy of Saudi Arabia and more. He was named "The One to Watch" by DC Modern Luxury and "Hot Talent" by Home & Design. @duvaldesignllc
Wednesday, October 20 – Reed Harrison of Reed Harrison Designs in Richmond, VA. An established designer and artist, Harrison’s work has appeared in several of Virginia’s Historic Home and Garden Week Tours. @reedharrisoninteriordesign
Thursday, October 21 – Jacqueline Snow of Ball & Jacks Designs in Charlotte, NC. Snow launched Ball & Jacks Designs in 2017 to showcase her “eclectically chic with cultural influences” design aesthetic. @ballandjackdesigns
In preparation for their Instagram takeovers, the Market Pros have shared advice – from what to wear to how to schedule market days to reminders to socialize – at IMCHighPointMarket.com/market-pros:
On what to discuss in an appointment, Harrison says, “The first thing I ask an Exhibitor is, ’What among your offerings can I customize to suit the individual needs of my clientele?’ Bespoke designs are essential for discerning individuals wanting access to one-of-a-kind and made-to-order objects and materials to incorporate within their project, and it’s my job to prioritize their desires and fulfill those requirements.”
Luke explains how he looks for trends: “I actually follow fashion, women's fashion in particular, very closely. Fashion trends always translate into interior design trends a season or two after. I usually know what to expect, but it's the surprises that really excite me. I love to be wowed and caught off guard. That's what truly keeps this industry exciting.”
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 programming and at-market activities representing a wealth of industry knowledge and connections. Fall 2021 Market is scheduled for October 16-20, 2021. Registration for the Fall 2021 High Point Market is open now at HighPointMarket.org. For more information, visit IMCHighPointMarket.com.
(Note: Headshots and Market Pros collateral are here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/i0qvwld414yywq4/AABd6vW3BIigWDHdRl4KtYJDa?dl=0)
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.
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