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    TrendWatch Vignettes Highlight Consumer Lifestyles at Spring High Point Market

    TrendWatch Vignettes Highlight Consumer Lifestyles at

     Spring High Point Market


    HIGH POINT, N.C.  – (March 15, 2018) — TrendWatch, International Market Center’s signature trends forecast program, is offering a nod to consumer lifestyles for the Spring Market showcase, featuring three themes and accompanying products that correspond with the everyday life stages of home furnishings buyers.


    Curated by home furnishings forecaster Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media, the Spring 2018 TrendWatch forecast includes 66 featured products and 49 unique featured exhibitors in category themes: Modern Family, She Suite and Beyondaries Revisited. Vincenti will host an opening day seminar at SAMS-T-1014 to overview the trends and additionally, three TrendWatch vignettes will be on display throughout market in three locations (Showplace, IHFC Green lobby, and Suites at Market Square). Nearly 1,600 products images were submitted by exhibitors for consideration in the Spring 2018 TrendWatch program.

    Beyondaries Revisited


    TrendWatch offers a product presentation fueled by interstellar exploration after first touching down on the space theme in the fall of 2015. For Spring 2018, vibrant, ultra-cool colors and ethereal, abstract patterns are front and center, offering products that nod to out-of-this-world aesthetics. Featured brands include: Abigails, Classic Home, Gus Design Group, Hudson Valley Lighting, Kenneth Cobonpue, Kevin O’Brien Studio, Natural Curiosities, Notre Monde, Nourison, Picture Source Somerset, Regina-Andrew Designs, Robin Baron Design,Selamat Designs, Sunpan Modern Home,  York Wallcoverings and Zuo Modern.

    She Suite

    IHFC Green Lobby

    A nod to empowerment and unswerving resolve inspire She Suite, an aptly titled showcase of office and lounge furniture. Here, the personal style of confident, emboldened executives is realized in workspaces that look as smart as the technology that powers both their professional and personal lives. Featured brands include: Adriana Hoyos, Bliss Studio, Caracole, Celadon Art, Gus Design Group, The Howard Elliott Collection, Mitzi by Hudson Valley Lighting, Huger Memories, Jill Seale Design Studio, KAS Rugs, Leftbank Art, Mobital USA, Modshop, Nathan Anthony Furniture, Nourison Industries, RFA Décor, Tree Master, Zodax and Zuo Modern.

    Modern Family

    Suites at Market Square

    With homeownership, marriage and children on the minds of Millennials, especially those born in the mid-1980s, TrendWatch steps in with a family-friendly display that underscores life stage milestones. Compared to recent Millennials-focused vignettes — City Center, On the Go and Fearless & Flirty — this season’s Modern Family features price points that aim higher and furnishings that deliver on meaningful purchase motivators, namely sustainability, wellness and modernity. Featured brands include: Adesso Home, Alicia Adams Alpaca, Aviva Stanoff Design Inc., Brink and Campman, carol & frank, Classic Home, Copeland Furniture, Creative Touch Rugs, Edelgrund, Elaine Smith Inc., Greenington Fine Bamboo, Jeffan International, Lancaster Furniture, Leftbank Art, Resource Décor, Star International, Wendy Concannon Photography, and Worlds Away.

    “TrendWatch explores some of the life stage factors that directly impact consumer home furnishings purchases,” said Karen Olson, senior vice president of marketing for IMC. “Additionally, the nearly 1,600 products submitted represent an incredible diversity of lines at High Point Market and innovative introductions in furniture, lighting, rugs and accessories.”

    Market attendees can see three TrendWatch displays at IMC properties: Suites at Market Square Lobby, IHFC Green Lobby, and the walkway between IHFC and Showplace near the Transportation Terminal. The TrendWatch seminar is Saturday, April. 14, 2:00 – 3:00, Suites at Market Square, Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014) and offers CEU credit.

    To learn more about TrendWatch, go to http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/trendwatch/

    For a complete listing of High Point Market exhibitors and showroom locations, visit: http://www.highpointmarket.org/ and click on “find exhibitors” in the drop-down menu.

    To register: http://www.highpointmarket.org/register

    Find accommodations: http://www.highpointmarket.org/plan-your-trip/accommodations

    Take advantage of the free airport shuttle service: http://www.highpointmarket.org/plan-your-trip/airport-shuttles

    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 12.2 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas, including the 14 primary buildings at the High Point Market. In addition, IMC operates the Las Vegas Design Center, a year-round resource open to both the design trade and consumers with 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.

    Press Contacts:
    Cindy Hodnett, (336) 821-1548