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IMC Offers Free High Point TrendWatch Webinars

International Market Centers (IMC) has announced that its signature TrendWatch program – typically presented live at the Spring 2020 High Point Market – will now be presented as a series of free, half-hour CEU-accredited webinars on April 29, May 13 and May 27. The series will preview the three Spring 2020 TrendWatch trends – MEADOW, AVIARY and PENTHOUSE – through a live online presentation and “flip-books” showcasing products reflective of each theme.

Norwalk Shifts Production to PPE for Local Healthcare Workers

Due to the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio-based Norwalk Furniture has shifted its production from custom upholstered furniture to sewing protective facemasks and medical gowns for local hospitals and healthcare personnel. Efforts began this month at its 440,000-square-foot facility.

Sam Moore Celebrates 80th Anniversary with “Search for Vintage Sam Moore” Contest

VA-based custom upholstery specialist Sam Moore Furniture has launched its “Search for Vintage Sam Moore” social media contest in honor of its 80-year anniversary. Using the hashtag #80MooreYears, the contest is part of a broader social media campaign that will highlight significant milestones and feature a variety of historical photos, including the vintage chairs.

Universal’s Getaway Collection Offers an Escape to Vacation in Place

Universal Furniture’s big introduction this Spring is Getaway, a new collection with Coastal Living. Literally defined as a place suitable for a vacation,” Getaway lives up to the description with furnishings that elicit the feeling of being on island time.

IMC Offers Free Tailored Webinars for Buyers and Exhibitors

As part of its ongoing support of the design and retail community during the COVID-19 crisis, International Market Centers (IMC) is presenting a series of free webinars for gift, home and apparel buyers and exhibitors, beginning this week. Tailored to each market and market center’s audience, but available to the industry at large, the webinars allow AmericasMart, Atlanta Market, Atlanta Apparel, IMC High Point Market, Las Vegas Design Center and Las Vegas Market customers to continue to connect despite current social distancing efforts.

Nathan Anthony Offers Learning Series, Inspiration for Designers

Nathan Anthony Furniture CEO Tina Nicole has launched “Take 20 with Tina,” a virtual learning series for interior designers.

Twin Star’s College Edition Style Takeover Goes Remote

A lot has changed since Twin Star Home started planning a Style Takeover for its April 2020 High Point Market showroom by students at nearby High Point University. But, one thing hasn’t changed: Twin Star’s commitment to mentoring the next generation of design leaders.