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    TrendWatch Vignettes Showcase Three Cs for Fall High Point Market

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    TrendWatch Vignettes Showcase Three Cs for Fall High Point Market

    Code, Complements and Curation Top the Trends List


    HIGH POINT, N.C. – (September 15, 2017) — TrendWatch, International Market Center’s popular trends forecast program returns to High Point Market for fall, offering market attendees forward-thinking insight on consumer influences in the home furnishings industry.

    Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media, a home furnishings forecaster, editor and the curator of the TrendWatch program, will host an opening day seminar on Saturday, Oct. 14, to overview her trends. In addition to the seminar, three TrendWatch vignettes will be on display throughout market in three locations.

    “TrendWatch highlights the incredible diversity of product at High Point Market and provides our attendees with insight on design directions that can influence consumer behavior,” said Karen Olson, Senior Vice President of Marketing for IMC. “We received more than 2,000 photos for the fall TrendWatch program representing the latest introductions in furniture, lighting, rugs and accessories and offering a comprehensive ‘snapshot’ of home furnishings designs.”

    For the Trendwatch Fall 2017 program, 2,300 product photos were submitted from 117 exhibitors. The final displays include 94 featured products from 85 unique exhibitors. The fall TrendWatch design directions include Code, Complements and Curation, described by Vincenti as the following:


    Code Trend

    (John Beard Collection, Showplace 3424)

    From pictographs to computer code, language has connected humankind. Code presents a studied approach to modern-day connectivity and the comforts of home. The emphasis is tactile and original—historical references ground a space, while modern influences offer a future-focused tailwind.


    Complements Trend

     (Flitch Furniture, SAMS G-6003)

    TrendWatch’s Fall 2017 color story emphasizes complementary colors and near complements, especially blue-and-orange pairings and green-and-violet combinations. The mood is energetic, street smart, edgy and a bit youthful.


    Curation Trend

     (Artisan House, IHFC)

    Emboldened and steadfast homeowners create memorable interiors with a more-is-more approach to pattern, texture and form. Equally important—the less-is-more mastery of a seasoned curator. Meet maximalist decorating—the ultimate statement of personal expression.

    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 vendors and the products chosen for the prestigious TrendWatch program can be seen on pinboards at http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/trendwatch/. The TrendWatch seminar is Saturday, Oct. 14, 3:30 – 4:30, Suites at Market Square, Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014) and offers CEU credit.

    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 12.2million 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.


    Media Contact:

    Cindy Hodnett

    Director of Public Relations & Communications