IMC Announces TrendWatch Winners For October Market

International Market Centers (IMC) announced 80 winning products from 53 companies for its popular TrendWatch program at Fall High Point Market, running October 22-26, 2016. TrendWatch is an exclusive program that gives market attendees an inside look at leading trends in the home furnishings industry through an opening day seminar and three on-site trend displays. The on-site TrendWatch displays feature new products from tenants and exhibitors at High Point Market and showcase how these trends influence style and décor for home furnishings – products ranging from furniture to textiles, materials to decorative accessories.  The product displays reflect different themes and change for each event.

Curated by industry insider Julie Smith Vincenti, decades-long editor and editorial director for award-winning business-to-business publications and websites, and founder of Nine Muses Media, the product displays reflect different themes and change each market. For October, the themes are Fragmentation, Well Suited and Punchy Pastels.

Each display is unique, so be sure to see all three: in the Suites at Market Square Lobby, IHFC Green Lobby and the walkway between IHFC and Showplace near the Transportation Terminal. These trends will be echoed throughout showrooms all over High Point Market – visit Pinterest to see all the submissions; each TrendWatch theme has a dedicated board. More information on the program is available here:

Abbyson Living
Adesso Home
Alliyah Rugs
Avenue U Design
Aviva Stanoff Design, Inc.
Bassett Mirror Company
Bigfoot Global
Bobby Berk Home – Leftbank Art
Capel Rugs
Carrier Collective
Charles Harold Company
CHC Art, Inc.
Classic Home
Daniel Stuart Studio
Elements of Design
Elk Group International
Emporium Home
Feizy Rugs
Flambeau Lighting
Gilded Home by John McClain
IMAX Worldwide Home
Jamie Dietrich Designs
Joanie Design
John Strauss Furniture Design
Kevin O’Brien Studio
Lancaster Custom Crafted Upholstery
Laura Lee Designs
Lazzaro Leather
Matrix Imports
Modern Day Accents
New Moon Rugs
Nina Oberoi – Lunares
Noir Trading, Inc.
Nourison Industries
Orchids America
Regina-Andrew Design
Rudnick Furniture
Sugarboo Designs
Sunpan Modern Home
Tayse Rugs
Textillery Weavers
The Blush Label
Tritter Feefer Home Collection
Urbia Imports
Wendover Art Group
Wendy Concannon Photography
Worlds Away
York Wallcoverings
Zoe Bios Creative
Zuo Modern, Inc.

Fall 2016 Trends
Geometric patterns are loosening up in a move that both rewards and challenges the eye. Pop Art and Op Art influences are evident, as is a kinetic, perhaps frenetic vibe that seems to underscore the pace of everyday life.

Well Suited
A salute to 70s-era glamour – in a palette that’s all about today – texture and color are at the fore. The focus is on sumptuous hues such as camel, cashew and ivory; gold accents; and up-market blues.

Punchy Pastels
Emerging pastels are personable, sophisticated and surprisingly effortless. Muted options mix with brighter hues with gray-cast purples, off-white and creamy beige companion neutrals. Pastels with plenty o’ punch!

Beyond the three different displays – located in the Suites at Market Square Lobby, IHFC Green Lobby and the walkway between IHFC and Showplace near the Transportation Terminal – join Julie as she gives a fresh perspective to these trends LIVE at her keynote seminar – TrendWatch: An Inside Look at the Future of Design on Saturday, October 22, 3:30pm-4:30pm in the Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS 1-1014).

Fall High Point Market runs from Saturday, October 22 – Wednesday, October 26. Showroom hours are Saturday – Tuesday 8am – 7pm; and Wednesday 8am – 5pm.

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Author: Sally James

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