Phillips Collection announced their Spring High Point Market events schedule, teaming up with two world-class design experts for curated programming that will cover navigating luxury and living life colorfully. They will kick off the market on Saturday, April 2, from 4pm-6pm, in IHFC C202 for “Celebrating 20 Years of Living Life Colorfully” with guest host Patti Carpenter, Global Trend Ambassador, and Principal of Carpenter + Company.
As Phillips Collection honors their two decades working together with an event to highlight her immense talent interrupting global trends across fashion, interiors and design industries. Joining Patti at the event is Phillips Collection CEO + President, Mark Phillips, as they share insights about the evolution of their brands and what goes into sourcing unique collections on a global scale. Phillips Collection invites all guests to RSVP HERE.
Mark Phillips shares “I am excited to celebrate Patti’s decades of experience in the furnishings industry. We have always shared a passion for luxury and products, color and design and each of us takes inspiration from nature and the world around us.”
Patti commented, “I cannot believe that it has been 20 years! Time certainly flies when you are doing what you love and with people you love. I began these years with Mark and Julie Phillips, who I call my godparents in this industry. I gave my very first trend presentation for the Phillips Collection in the early 2000’s, when we had a licensed collection of ceramic and lacquer together. Our relationship only deepened as we traveled to Guatemala, Vietnam and Thailand and developed a collection that also included ceramics from Nicaragua and Peru. We share our passions and values of working with and supporting artisans in ways that are mindful of our planet. I consider them my family and I am so happy and blessed by our long standing relationship, in this industry and beyond. I can never thank them enough for welcoming and supporting me through these years.”
From 10:00-11:00am, on Tuesday, April 5, join Mark Phillips, and Barrie Livingstone, Interior Designer, Author, and Retailer – House of Barrie, for a lively discussion on “Navigating Luxury”. Originally presented in the fall, this event was rescheduled as a way to bring the design and trade communities together for a hybrid experience. With dual segments offering Live from HPMKT in person engagement and live on zoom element, so that guests can join virtually should buyers not be attending market. Phillips Collection invites all guests to RSVP HERE.
This event will feature an inside look at Phillips Collection’s expansive 400,000 square foot High Point, NC warehouse facility, while Mark and Barrie discuss the complexities of navigating luxury, and importing and exporting luxury goods. Guests will enjoy delicious brunch style bites, coffee, and tea during their warehouse tour as well.
Barrie Livingstone stated, “Navigating luxury is probably the single most important thing I do as a designer. Successful interior designers understand that perceived value is everything. I say that perception is 9/10ths’s the law. Perceived value evaluates to quality of construction, look of finish and proportion – all things that Phillips Collection knows intimately in designing their luxury products. When you have those three elements in your design – you have everything. I can’t wait to work with Mark Phillips on this talk and to share insights on how we navigate luxury.”
In addition to Phillips Collection’s events schedule the friendly and outgoing members of the Phillips crew will be on hand during the market to assist their customers and potential clients from 9am to 6pm, in IHFC C-202. Whether individually buyers or in groups, their team offers showroom tours for a full showcase of the newest Spring collections, highlighting best selling categories such as furniture, wall decor, sculptures, accessories to and offering copies of their newest print catalog: “Impress”.
All guests are also invited to visit Phillips Collection’s warehouse located a few minutes from the IHFC from 8am – 5pm at 916 Finch Ave. Free shuttles are offered throughout HPMKT to transport attendees to the facility, allowing them to browse through even more one-of-a-kind collections and exquisite products that showcase Phillips Collection’s unique mastery of modern + organic products.
Phillips Collection Events Summary:
- Saturday April 2 | 4:00-6:00 pm | IHFC C-202 Social Event – “Celebrating 20 Years of Living Life Colorfully” with special guest Patti Carpenter as we honor her 20th anniversary working alongside Phillips Collection.
- Sunday, April 3 – Tuesday April 5 | 4:00-6:00 pm | IHFC C-202 “Southern Hospitality” – Browse Phillips Collection’s extravagant HP Market showroom featuring culinary delights, delicious lite bites, cocktails, music, and laughter for a social shopping atmosphere.
- Tuesday April 5 | 10:00-11:00am | Phillips Collection Warehouse Facility, 916 Finch Ave.
Live from HPMKT with Mark Phillips & Barrie Livingstone – on Navigating Luxury. Live from HPMKT event will include an inside look at Phillips Collection’s expansive 400,000 sf foot facility, with delicious brunch style bites, coffee and tea.
About Phillips Collection
Phillips Collection has been defining global style for nearly forty years with their own brand of award-winning, luxury-designed organic contemporary furnishings. An open-to-the-trade-only company, their brand works within the home and design industry and its clients are interior designers, retailers, or design & hospitality firms from around the globe. While consumers everywhere can source their products from an extensive list of fine furniture dealers from around the country.
Family-owned and operated, their exquisite one-of-a-kind designs, can also be found from within expansive showroom installations in High Point, Las Vegas, Dallas, Laguna and Irvine. Known throughout the industry for their custom capabilities and exquisite iconic designs, Phillips Collection has also been featured in movies, television and as well as in your favorite hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and in other commercial environments. With a special focus on sustainability and creating a wide range of eco-friendly products where not a single tree is cut down, coined The Origins Collection, Phillips Collection goes a step toward creating luxury. To truly experience their unique, larger-than-life pieces – designed by artists and artisans from around the world. “Every piece a conversation” www.phillipscollection.com
About Patti Carpenter
Patti Carpenter, Global Trend Ambassador, is Principal of Carpenter + Company, the Global Trend Ambassador for Maison & Objet, Paris, and is an expert in color + trend research and forecasting, as well as being an award- winning designer in globally sourced home décor, accessories, fragrance and gifts. Her vast experience in domestic and international artisan development, and in product design and development has brought her to international acclaim and work within 57 countries. This has led to opportunities designing and sourcing private label collections for iconic brands; Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Crate & Barrel, Phillips Collection, ABC Carpet and Home, Donna Karan, Urban Zen and Ralph Lauren. To learn more visit patticarpenter.com.
About Barrie Livingstone
British born Barrie Livingstone is an accomplished Interior Designer with 35 years of experience in the Residential and Hospitality Industries, as well as a Licensed California Realtor, Author and Retailer. Celebrating a lifelong passion for design and interiors, Barrie’s designs and celebrity clientele scan the globe from Los Angeles to Dubai and Miami to Malaysia with notable hospitality projects with international hotel brands such as: Intercontinental Hotel Group, Marriott, Southern Sun and Mandarin Oriental in the near and far east. With dual residencies in Hollywood, CA and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico – Barrie and his husband Alex travel on bi-weekly trips throughout the states to source exquisite products for his clients and for his recently launched retail boutique House of Barrie. As a high end indulgent home decor and luxury retail store, House of Barrie offers a carefully curated look that is a cross between Barneys and Neiman Marcus. Opening in 2021 to rave reviews in The Shops at Palmilla at the One and Only Hotel, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. Featuring everything from furnishings, lighting, decor, tabletop and so much more. Adding an ecommerce destination with modern luxury + resort lifestyle collections that make shopping accessible 24/7. Visit HouseofBarrie.com and to find out more: Barrielivingstone.com.
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