When providing luxury design services for your clients, how do you find a balance between creating a lavish interior and fulfilling the space’s maximum function? How do you create a space that works for everyone in a household, while maintaining some sense of style? Join industry leaders Lauren Clement, Liz Goldberg, Jessica Bennett, Sarah Bartholomew and Lori Paranjape to discover how they design a space with a purpose. Moderated by Christina Dandar of The Potted Boxwood.
Have you ever wondered how interior designers make the leap to product design? Join Furniture, Lighting & Decor EIC Diane Falvey and New York-based interior and product designer Libby Langdon, who has multiple licensed collections, including accessories, artwork, rugs, lighting and furniture, for an honest and informative discussion about breaking into and navigating this space. She’ll share her experience, as well as advice on what you need to know when getting started, maintaining brand integrity and designing for your target audience. Q+A to follow, plus a walkthrough of Libby’s new furniture collection for Fairfield.
Searching for those market highlights, join us for a first-hand look at what acclaimed interior designer and trailblazer Denise Morrison, Founder and Principal Design of Denise Morrison Interiors in Newport Beach, CA, thinks is trending at High Point Market this fall, and spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with her. Join us as she introduces you to her favorite finds in lighting, casual, home furnishings and more, in the Commerce & Design (C&D) Building - a must-see for every designer and retailer looking for what’s new and innovative.
IMC's highly-anticipated TrendWatch program returns to High Point Market this Fall to give attendees an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. TrendWatch, both an opening-day seminar and three on-site trend displays, is directed by home furnishings trend forecaster, editor and curator Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. Julie will present upon the three key design directions she predicts will most impact home furnishings market in the future.
These big picture trends are influenced by consumer insights and creative intelligence from the interiors, fashion and consumer product arenas. Julie will offer insight into how these trends will influence interior décor and product designs for furniture, upholstery, fabrics, decorative accessories, and more. The popular Trendwatch seminar gives designers the inspiration and creative insight to meet the needs of their clients in the years to come.
Look for the three TrendWatch displays as you shop IMC properties: Suites at Market Square Lobby, IHFC Green Lobby and the walkway between IHFC and Showplace near the Transportation Terminal.
‘Showhouse in a Showroom’ Designers – Shannon Ggem, Philip Gulotta, Andre Hilton, Patti Johnson, Hannah Toney, Keita Turner with Kimberley Wray, Sr. Contributing Editor of Furniture, Lighting and Décor
As an interior designer, how do you assure you define your brand? Join ‘Showhouse in a Showroom’ designers (Shannon Ggem, Philip Gulotta, Andre Hilton, Patti Johnson, Hannah Toney, and Keita Turner) on a panel moderated by Kimberley Wray, Sr. Contributing Editor of Furniture, Lighting & Décor Magazine, as they discuss their own experiences and how to keep yourself sane in this new era of self-promotion. A question and answer segment will follow.
Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes (0.1 CEU)
Hear from some of North Carolina’s own artists and exhibitors with SECCA (Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art) as they discuss the local history and future between art, furniture, design and industry trends. Following the discussion we will have an exhibition reception at SECCA in Winston-Salem. IMC will sponsor all attending the exhibition & reception. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt. (0.1 CEU)
Throughout his illustrious career, Timothy Corrigan has established a look that is layered and detailed, while being suitable for the way people live today. Corrigan will share images from his new book, “The New Elegance: Stylish Comfortable Rooms for Today” which features eleven of his projects from around the world. He will highlight the building blocks of successful decoration, including scale & proportion, symmetry, architectural details, the power of color, drama lessons, art & mirrors, layering, comfort, and details.
A revolutionary look at how integrated LED lighting creates structure, movement, and color in today's interior design world. Join Charles Pavarini III (Designers Lighting Forum NY Board Member), and other industry leaders along with Furniture Lighting & Decor Magazine as they discuss the latest ideas in residential lighting design. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt. (0.1 CEU)
In the ever evolving market place of home decor partnerships and relationships reign supreme. For interior designer and artists the fine line between collaboration and brand building can be more blurred than ever. Being in-charge of the messaging that goes out to consumers can be make or break so finding the right company to work with couldn't be more important. Licensing vs White label has become a more prevalent conversation than ever. Join industry leaders as they discuss the pros and cons of taking the reins and going it on your own and finding the right partner.
Go Inside the Designer's Studio with Designers Today EIC Jane Dagmi as she sits down with New York-based designer and High Point native Libby Langdon. They'll cover everything from how Libby started in interior design, built a strong team around her, what gets her out of bed in the morning, and everything she's learned along the way. The conversation is sure to be equal parts information, inspiration and motivation. Q+A to follow, as well as a tour of Libby's brand-new Upton Collection for Kas with bubbly and bites in hand.
Market is all about product and trends, but our extensive list of educational seminars and signature programming offer attendees the chance to hear about color, design and consumer influences impacting purchase decisions. It’s all part of the Market experience! Check out the schedule and explore opportunities that include everything from architecture to global trends to the business of bedding. And don’t forget to take advantage of the many opportunities to network and socialize!
International Market Centers and DesignOnHPMKT bring a strong series of original programming that will appeal to designers, buyers and retailers this fall – offering attendees a wealth of choices to connect with peers, become educated on industry trends, earn CEU credits and get insights on important issues impacting the future. Take advantage of these great resources, register to attend Market today!
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