Spring 2015 High Point Market Seminars Announced
IMC brings a new series of original design and trend-focused programming to High Point this April. Spring Market, which runs from April 18-23, will offer attendees a strong lineup of quality seminars providing opportunities to learn from and connect with many of the industry’s leading designers and get ahead of the curve on industry trends.
“Our goal is to offer quality programming from leaders in the design field that attendees can’t find elsewhere,” said Karen Olson, senior vice president of marketing for International Market Centers (IMC). “We look for design leaders who provide a diversity of knowledge and expertise – whether it’s a design icon like Nina Campbell, an industry innovator like Windsor Smith or a trend expert like Apartment Therapy’s Maxwell Ryan – to help deliver cutting-edge, relevant and tangible information that attendees can apply to their business.”
The seminar calendar for Spring 2015 includes:
Rooms that Do More for Today’s Rising Demands on Space: Windsor Smith & Clinton Smith
Windsor Smith and Veranda Editor-in-Chief Clinton Smith will speak to creating practical rooms and give advice gleaned from her signature design sensibility, her client-based work and pioneering e-commerce design services, her first book launch and her product design experience, including a collection debut with Arteriors this market.
Saturday, April 18, 10:30-11:30 AM; Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (0.1 CEU)
TrendWatch: Global Design Trends at High Point Market with Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media
Join Julie Smith Vincenti as she presents the TrendWatch program – highlighting global interior design trends and products available at spring High Point Market. Three on-site displays feature new products from IMC tenants and exhibitors and showcase how these trends influence style and décor for home furnishings – products ranging from furniture to textiles, materials to decorative accessories.
Saturday, April 18, 3:30-4:30 PM; Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (0.1 CEU)
How Furniture will be bought in 2020 Christiane Lemieux, Chief Creative Director of Wayfair/Founder of Dwell Studio with Maxwell Ryan, Founder of Apartment Therapy: Digital Retail and Media Christiane Lemieux, Chief Creative Director of Wayfair and Founder of Dwell Studio and Maxwell Ryan, Founder of Apartment Therapy will share their predictions on the future of e-tailing, with a fascinating look at how furniture transactions and consumer behavior will evolve over the next five years. Sunday, April 19, 11:00 AM- noon; Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (0.1 CEU)
Rising Design Stars: The Hot List of New Talent & Trends, Featuring Benjamin Vandiver, Young Huh, Dolores Suarez and Caroline Grant, moderated by Robert Leleux, Editor of Domino Magazine Get a front row seat with the next generation of top interior designers, as featured in the pages of Domino Magazine, to hear how these trend-forward designers are recasting the dye while creating huge fan bases from coast to coast. They will share insights into their distinctive creative processes, strategies on managing rapid change, and how best to establish yourself in today’s media-saturated landscape. Sunday, April 19,2:30-3:30 PM; Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (0.1 CEU)
Inside the Design Studio with Nina Campbell & House Beautiful Editor Orli Ben-Dor
Following the “Inside the Actor’s Studio” concept and format, iconic British designer Nina Campbell will discuss a variety of designer-focused topics, discuss her new line with oomph, and share insights from her life. She will have a lively one-on-one conversation with House Beautiful editor Orli Ben-Dor and take questions from the audience following the discussion. This event is open to designers only. Sunday, April 19, 4:00-5:00 PM; Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (0.1 CEU)
Design Panel with Coastal Living Editor-in-Chief Antonia van der Meer
Join Antonia van der Meer, Editor-in-Chief of Coastal Living and an exclusive panel of top designers, including Meg Braff, Michael Murphy and Dana Small as they discuss the roots of happiness described in Antonia’s new book “Beach House Happy” – Balance, Surprise, Tradition, Color, Generosity, Nature – and how to incorporate these elements into the home. Booksigning of Antonia’s new book, Beach House Happy, to follow. Tuesday, April 21, 10:30-11:30 AM; Ballroom B, IHFC Building, Green Wing (0.1 CEU)
Join us for Spring High Point Market, which runs from April 18-23, 2015. For more information and to stay apprised of market events and updates please visit www.imchighpointmarket.com and follow us on social channels via DesignonHPMKT – including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.