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IMC’s Five Highlights Market Tours Focus on Trends, Insights and Product Discovery

This press release is submitted and posted here in its original, unedited form by Furniture Today.

HIGH POINT, NC – (September 16, 2022) – DesignOnHPMKT by IMC provides designers and retailers with real-time information on what’s new and coming to the High Point Market from October 22-26 through a series of five lighting-focused live tours – led by Chris Goddard of HGTV Design Star: Next Generation – new trends in TrendWatch tiles and must-have products in Suites at Market Square (SAMS).

“The depth and breadth of new product introductions by exhibitors at IMC’s 17 High Point properties can be both challenging and overwhelming for buyers,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief IMC’s customer and marketing department. “DesignOnHPMKT by IMC tours allow shoppers to discover must-have destinations, brands and products as they stock up for next season.”

New to the Fall 2022 High Point Marketplace is a highlights tour of IMC’s nearly 170 lighting resources led by Chris Goddard, founder of Goddard Design Group in Springdale, Ark. and star of HGTV Design Star: Next Generation. During the 90-minute tour, Goddard will share best practices for choosing and installing light fixtures and teach about LED color and temperature, smart apps and more. “Lighting Highlights Tour with Chris Goddard” is presented in partnership with Furniture, lighting and decoration Sunday, October 23, 2:30-4 p.m.

DesignOnHPMKT by IMC’s acclaimed TrendWatch Tour returns for Fall 2022 with an exploration of three all-new trends from the exclusive report: Embracea tribute to relaxed comfort, quiet moments and favorite spaces; Midnight, a showcase of deep, moody hues, earthy neutrals, burnished metals, stone accents and organic shapes; and Modernity, the latest expression of pastels as must-have hues for confident and playful interiors. Home Furnishings Trend Forecaster, Creative Director and Curator of TrendWatch Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media leads a 90-minute tour of trend-themed exhibits at Suites at Market Square (SAMS), Showplace Walkway and the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC) Green Lobby plus several points in between. “Trend Watch Tour” is Monday, October 24 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Three Suite Spot Tours identify new products that will influence consumer demand through intimate, one-hour guided tours of High Point Market’s largest temporary exhibits at the three-story Suites in Market Square (SAMS). Glen Pelosointernational TV personality, design writer and founder of Glen Peloso Design in Toronto shares his favorite finds on Saturday, October 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m. christian dawarchitectural designer and founder of Christian Daw Design in Washington DC takes buyers to his must-see products and exhibitors on Sunday, October 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Veronique Solomonbusiness coach, mentor and founder and chief designer of Casa Vilora Interiors in Houston identifies products that are “eclectic, classic, bold, whimsical and timeless” – her design perspective – on Monday, October 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: 30h