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    TrendWatch Highlights Key Influencers in Home Furnishings Industry

    ORE, MAX and CHARGE Top Trends List for Spring High Point Market


    HIGH POINT, N.C. – (March 7, 2019) – International Market Centers announced today that its exclusive TrendWatch trend forecast program will feature three themes – ORE, MAX and CHARGE – for Spring 2019 High Point Market, running April 6 – April 10, 2019. The signature program offers marketgoers an inside look at leading trends in the home furnishings industry through an opening day seminar and three on-site trend displays.

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    “TrendWatch is key for companies looking to identify the trends that ultimately will impact sales and consumer preferences in the home furnishings industry,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “We’ll bring the trends to life through carefully-curated displays featuring more than 110 products from nearly 60 exhibitors, which highlights the breadth and depth of on-trend product that High Point Market has to offer.”

    TrendWatch is curated by 23-year magazine editor and home furnishings forecaster Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. The trends are influenced by consumer insights and creative intelligence from the interiors, fashion and consumer product arenas.

    The three trends identified for Spring 2019 TrendWatch are:


    ORE is the modern way to present metallic finishes — monochromatically — and TrendWatch showcases the idea in a vignette that’s been color drenched. It’s “big city chic,” done up in warm hues and illustrated with ample artistry. Product selections and highlighted brands will include: Ping Pong Dining Table from Austin Allen James; Klein Side Table in brass from Bungalow 5; "Nouveau Geo” Wall Décor from Celadon Art; Blossom Starburst Chandelier from Hammerton Studio and Midnight Magma Pillow from Jill Seale.


    Maximalism continues to captive homeowners who seek to create interiors that are expressive, adventurous and colorful. TrendWatch taps an eco-aware color palette to express the mindset, which celebrates living fully and decorating confidently. Highlighted exhibitors and products include: Sea Mist Area Rug from Company C; Polaris Area Rug from Jaipur Living; Outdoor Pillows from Nourison; “Coco and Denim” Wall Décor from RFA Décor and Stella Sofa from Sylvester Alexander.


    TrendWatch creates a dream “docking station” for plugged-in kids and tweens in CHARGE. “Electric” and bright colors; simple styling; cool and clever accessories; and ample technology smarts are at the fore. Highlighted exhibitors and products include: Bronson Metal Bed from Amisco; UFO by Pemberley Pond; Pendant Lights from Creative Cables; Gravy Wall sconce from Koncept; Assorted Pillows from ModShop and Carry Lamp by Seed Design.

    All products selected by Vincenti are from IMC High Point Market exhibitors and will be featured in vignettes located at the walkway between IHFC and Showplace near the transportation terminal, in the IHFC Green Lobby and in the Suites at Market Square lobby. The products also will be featured in an at-Market publication. Printed copies of the publication are available at the opening day seminar and digital copies can be accessed after scanning a QR code from any of the displays. Additionally, Vincenti will host a TrendWatch: Spring 2019 seminar from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, in the Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS-T-1014) that details the three trends and their impact on the home furnishings market in the future.

    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 owns the vast majority of the prime High Point Market showroom and exhibit real estate, which contain seventy percent of the exhibitors, including the majority of the top 500 manufacturers. Spring 2019 High Point Market runs April 6 – April 10, 2019. For more information, visit http://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 furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. International Market Centers owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. For more information about IMC, visit http://imcenters.com/.

    Press Contacts:
    Dallas Britt, (336) 821-1507

    Cathy Steel, 203-340-9251