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International Market Centers’ (IMC) celebrated TrendWatch forecast explores the myriad new product at the Fall 2022 High Point Market through three unique themes: Entwine, Midnight and Modernity. Examples of the trends – as presented by exhibitors in IMC’s 17 properties during the October 22-26, 2022 Market – will be presented in a pre-market webinar, a digital flipbook, an onsite seminar and tour, and in three onsite product displays.
“From dark and moody to light and pastel with neutrals in between, the Fall 2022 TrendWatch showcases of the range of product available from IMC’s High Point exhibitors,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer. “With so many styles in the marketplace this Fall, TrendWatch is a must-see guide for retailer and designer sourcing.”
The Fall 2022 TrendWatch trend are:
Entwine. An homage to casual comfort, quiet moments, and favorite spaces. In Entwine, woven natural materials, biophilic design concepts and comforting textiles come together to deliver the feel-goods, clarity, and purpose that consumers seek. Relevant product includes furniture and furnishings featuring fresh, intricate and attention-getting woven natural materials; warm wood finishes; indoor/outdoor furniture and furnishings; textiles that soothe and satisfy; decorative accessories; lighting; and wall decor.
Midnight. A dark, stormy night is the inspiration for Midnight, a showcase of deep and moody hues of moon-lit blues and blacks, deep reds and earthy neutrals; burnished metals, especially brass and gold; stone accents; and forms inspired by organic shapes and architectural wonders. Midnight is serious, sophisticated and lasting, but modish, too with lo-fi vibes meeting blockbuster sci-fi throwbacks. Relevant product includes upholstery in warm neutrals; office and entertainment furniture; burnished metals; shapely lighting and accent furniture; textiles in dark hues; and decorative accessories
Modernity. Pastels continue to prove their power, versatility, charm and appeal in home furnishings, especially in this latest expression: go-to hues for confident, playful interiors. Soft or saturated, and spanning a range from pink and purples to blues and greens, pastels in Modernity are luminous and iridescent, and as energetic as an emerging artist earning influence on a social network. Relevant product includes dining furniture, especially designs featuring matte finishes, glass, and metal; upholstery in fresh neutrals; shapely accent furniture; wall decor; wallcoverings; textiles and area rugs; contemporary lighting; and decorative accessories.
TrendWatch is curated by Julie Smith Vincenti, a design expert with more than 25 years of experience in magazine editing and home furnishings trends forecasting. “The Fall 2022 TrendWatch looks at the top trends shaping the home furnishings industry now. Color, material, and style insights will come to life in the fast-paced programming and three product-packed vignettes,” said Vincenti.
TrendWatch touchpoints for Fall 2022 are online, in-person, and up-close as part of the robust slate of programming by DesignOnHPMKT by IMC – the voice of IMC’s High Point Market. The pre-market webinar is Wednesday, October 12 with the at-market presentation on Saturday, October 22 and tour on Monday, October 24. A digital look book will be available before the market. Vignettes will be located in the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC) Green lobby, the Suites at Market Square (SAMS) entrance, and the Showplace walkway. For more information, visit IMCHighPointMarket.com/trendwatch.
Exhibitors in IMC’s 17 High Point properties are invited to submit new product to be considered for the TrendWatch presentations, vignette and tour. Submissions are due September 9, 2022. Submission information is available at IMCHighPointMarket.com/trendwatch-program .
About High Point Market
High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, with more than 2,000 manufacturers in 11.5 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space in multiple buildings in downtown High Point, North Carolina. Each Market attracts tens of thousands of retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry. International Market Centers (IMC) owns 17 prime High Point Market showroom buildings, which contain 70 percent of the exhibitors, including the majority of the top 500 manufacturers. DesignOnHPMKT by IMC is the official voice for IMC’s High Point Market representing a wealth of industry knowledge and connections. Fall 2022 Market is scheduled for October 22-26, 2022. Registration for the Fall 2022 High Point Market is open now at HighPointMarket.org. For more information, visit www.imchighointmarket.com.
About International Market Centers
International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of Juniper, a fully integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution and multiline B2B e-commerce marketplace empowering buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business at markets and year-round, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information, visit www.imcenters.com.