HIGH POINT — International Market Centers’ TrendWatch forecast will explore the myriad of new products at the fall 2022 High Point Market through three distinctive themes.
Examples of the trends – as presented by exhibitors in IMC’s 17 properties during the Oct. 22-26 market – will be presented in a pre-market webinar, a digital flipbook, an onsite seminar and tour, and in three onsite product displays.
“From dark and moody to light and pastel with neutrals in between, the fall 2022 TrendWatch showcases of the range of product available from IMC’s High Point exhibitors,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer.
The trends are:
- Entwine: A homage to casual comfort, quiet moments and favorite spaces. Woven natural materials, biophilic design concepts and comforting textiles come together to deliver the feel-goods, clarity and purpose that consumers seek. Relevant products include furniture and furnishings featuring fresh, intricate woven natural materials; warm wood finishes; indoor/outdoor furniture and furnishings; textiles that soothe; decorative accessories; lighting; and wall décor.
- Midnight: A showcase of deep and moody hues of moon-lit blues and blacks, deep reds and earthy neutrals; burnished metals such as brass and gold; stone accents; and forms inspired by organic shapes. Midnight is serious and sophisticated, but modish, too with lo-fi vibes meeting blockbuster sci-fi throwbacks. Relevant products include upholstery in warm neutrals; office and entertainment furniture; burnished metals; shapely lighting and accent furniture; textiles in dark hues; and decorative accessories
- Modernity: Pastels continue to prove versatility, charm and appeal in home furnishings, especially in this latest expression of go-to hues for confident, playful interiors. Soft or saturated, and spanning a range from pink and purples to blues and greens, these pastels are luminous, iridescent, and energetic. Relevant product includes dining furniture, especially designs featuring matte finishes, glass, and metal; upholstery in fresh neutrals; shapely accent furniture; wall décor; wallcoverings; textiles and area rugs; contemporary lighting; and decorative accessories.
With programming by DesignOnHPMKT by IMC, the pre-market webinar is Oct. 12 with the at-market presentation on Oct. 22 and tour on Oct. 24. A digital look book will be available before the market. Vignettes will be located in the International Home Furnishings Center Green lobby, the Suites at Market Square entrance and the Showplace walkway.
Exhibitors in IMC’s 17 High Point properties are invited to submit new product to be considered for the TrendWatch presentations, vignette and tour. Submissions are due Sept. 9. Submission information is available at IMC’s High Point Market website.