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    10/13/2021

    IMC Prepares for Fall 2021 High Point Market with 70+ Exhibitor Updates and Nearly 20 Events

    High Point, NC – October 13, 2021 – International Market Centers (IMC) is preparing to welcome designers and retailers to its 17 High Point properties with updated resources – including 74 new, relocated and expanded brands – complemented by a full roster of in-person programming for Fall High Point Market, October 16-20, 2021.

     

    “IMC’s buildings are buzzing in anticipation for another High Point Market,” noted Bob Maricich, IMC CEO.  “Showroom and temporary exhibitors are preparing to show new, trending and in-stock product and the stage is being set for the return to full market programming. These elements will come together to create the unmatched discovery opportunities of IMC’s High Point Market.”

     

    IMC’s 17 properties in High Point include: 300 E. Green St.; 300 S. Main St.; Commerce & Design Building (C&D); Furniture Plaza (FP); Historic Market Square (MS); International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC); Klaussner on Hamilton; Market Square Textile Tower (MST); National Furniture Mart (NFM); Plaza Suites (PS); Showplace (SHOW); the Suites at Market Square (SAMS); and five on Hamilton Street – 121, 200, 320 and 330 N. Hamilton St., and 129 S. Hamilton St. IMC’s temporary exhibits – the only such offerings at High Point – are located in Interhall in IHFC, Suites at Market Square and Plaza Suites.

     

    Some 27 brands are new this October to IMC’s showrooms and temporary exhibits with another 45 relocating and/or expanding. Of note for Fall 2021 are an at-capacity InterHall with 70+ exhibitors and the reopening of the top floor of the Suites at Market Square (SAMS) to showcase cash & carry jewelry exhibitors and the “DesignOn HPMKT by IMC” seminar space.

    (NOTE: Ribbon cutting schedule and photos are available via this link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/83q27bc795m6erd/AACDsgkjfdl6ldCo4ho9iihOa?dl=0 .)

     

    New brands are:

    Acquisitions Ltd (SAMS)

    AREA by Edward Fields (SAMS)

    Art Resources (MS)

    Clark Hall Doors (SAMS)

    Crave Candle Co (SAMS)

    Crystamas (SAMS Salon)

    Dale Tiffany (SAMS)

    Distant Echo (SAMS Salon)

    Fabulous-Fur (SAMS)

    Fashion Sharp (SAMS)

    Finesse Décor (MS)

    Glac Seat Bistro Furniture (SAMS)

    Harkaari (SAMS)

    Hi Teak Furniture (SAMS Salon)

    Hinkley Lighting (MS)

    Homefires (SAMS)

    HOUE (IHFC Interhall)

    Hubbardton Forge (International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC))

    Ison Furniture Mfg (SAMS)

    Jensen Outdoor (IHFC Interhall)

    Judy Henson Studio (SAMS)

    Kathryn McCoy (SAMS Salon)

    Kingston Bay Gallery (SAMS)

    Marilou Shop & Interiors (SAMS)

    Marque Luxury (SAMS)

    Martha and Ash (SAMS)

    Matrix Furniture Group (Plaza Suites)

    Napa East (SAMS)

    Nardelli Design (SAMS)

    Native Spun (SAMS)

    Natures Collection (IHFC Interhall)

    Nextime Clocks (SAMS)

    Novita (SAMS)

    Paarizaat Home (SAMS)

    Pair'D Furnishings (SAMS)

    Parviz Rugs (SAMS)

    Poetic Pillow (SAMS Salon)

    Rivers Spencer Home (IHFC Interhall)

    Somar Creations (SAMS)

    Tempaper (IHFC Interhall)

    Tomato Jane by Chloe (SAMS)

    Uultis (IHFC)

    Via Venezia (SAMS Salon)

    Weavers by Boyteks (MS)

     

    Expanded and Relocated brands are:

    Armen Living (IHFC)

    Bellini Modern Living (IHFC)

    Chandra (IHFC)

    Crypton (Market Square Tower)

    Decasa Marble (IHFC)

    Eikones Studio (SAMS Salon)

    ENZA Home (IHFC)

    Exquisite Rugs (IHFC)

    Feizy (SP)

    Forever Green Art (SP)

    Forty West (IHFC)

    Frankie Davidson Lighting (MS)

    Get Lit (SAMS)

    Harounian (IHFC)

    HiEnd Accents (SP)

    Holly Stuart Home (SAMS SALON)

    House of Mercier (SAMS)

    Impressions Vanity (IHFC)

    India's Heritage (SAMS)

    Kaleen Rugs (SP)

    Koncept Technologies (IHFC)

    Mainly Baskets Home (SAMS SALON)

    Momeni (IHFC)

    Nuevo (IHFC)

    r. Lusk (SAMS SALON)

    Simply Amish (200 North Hamilton)

    Van Cleve (IHFC)

    Varaluz (MS)

     

    Programming and Resources

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC – IMC’s High Point Market programming and social media channels – offers a comprehensive schedule of 19 at-market seminars and events. Market tours resume with three Suite Spot Tours and the TrendWatch tour of product displays within IMC’s properties. A full list of market events is at IMCHighPointMarket.com/webinars-and-events.

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC also sponsors at-market events with Women’s Leadership Development Network (WITHIT), the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC), International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) and American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame, which inducts IMC CEO Bob Maricich.

    IMC’s planning tools – all accessible through the IMC High Point website, IMCHighPointMarket.com --help buyers navigate the market. Three ePreviews (IMCHighPointMarket.com/high-point-market-previews) segment market offerings by furniture, home décor and design resources. Some 100+ products by nearly 70 exhibitors are showcased in the Fall 2021 TrendWatch digital guide (IMCHighPointMarket.com/trendwatch) in three trends -- AWAY, MALLEABLE and VERVE. Additional tools on the IMC High Point website are exhibitor search, product introductions, virtual showroom tours and searchable catalogs on Catalog Connexion.

    Leading up to the market, 54 products have been featured as Market Snapshot finalists with the People’s Choice award winners to be announced on the first day of market (IMCHighPointMarket.com/market-snapshot). At-market, Seven “Market Pros” (IMCHighPointMarket.com/market-pros) will showcase their favorite market finds via takeovers of the DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Instagram account.

    JuniperMarket, IMC’s soon-to-launch e-commerce marketplace, also will have a presence at High Point Market. The JuniperMarket Preview Pod, located on the Showplace Walkway near the food trucks, will provide buyers with a dynamic visual overview of the new B2B platform, along with a daily happy hour and fun giveaways. Sellers are invited to visit the Juniper showrooms (IHFC, H309 and Market Square, M1000-B) to sign up and start selling on JuniperMarket when it launches later this year and to learn more about the JuniperCommerce suite of SaaS tools which empower sales teams, streamline product data management and deliver real-time visibility across channels.

     

    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 programming and at-market activities representing a wealth of industry knowledge and connections. Fall 2021 Market is scheduled for October 16-20, 2021. Registration for the Fall 2021 High Point Market is open now at HighPointMarket.org. For more information about events and exhibits presented by IMC, visit IMCHighPointMarket.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.

    Media Contacts:

    Chelsea Peabody Bohannon, 404.220.2141 or cbohannon@imcenters.com

    Cathy Steel, 203.340.9251 or cathysteel@cathysteelassociates.com