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IMC Set for Fall High Point Market, Welcomes 44 New Brands

International Market Centers (IMC) is preparing to welcome designers and retailers to its 17 High Point properties with updated resources – including 72 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 44 brands are new this October to IMC’s showrooms and temporary exhibits with another 28 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.

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)

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 B2B 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 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.



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