IMC preparing first phase of IHFC reorganization, filling fall market program agenda

IMC preparing first phase of IHFC reorganization, filling fall market program agenda

HIGH POINT — International Market Centers will mark the first phase of its reorganization of the International Home Furnishings Center in time for the fall High Point Market, set for Oct. 22-26.

Driving the growth is the first phase of reorganization are the relocations of some 21 brands to and within the building to create new design and furniture destinations. The new Floor 5 accessories, lighting, rug and textiles collection is the top of a contiguous multi-floor decor offering that begins with InterHall on the ground floor.

The IHFC remerchandising also creates a contiguous seven-story furniture destination anchored by some of the most influential brands in the industry. More showrooms relocations are planned for April 2023 to complete the transformation.

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Bob Maricich

“Innovation is the guiding light for High Point Market this fall,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “The promise of new brands, new partnerships, new introductions and new ideas is compelling the retail and design communities to gather again this October.”

IMC’s more than 700 permanent showrooms and 300 temporary exhibits at High Point will feature more than 100 new, relocated or expanded brands across 17 showroom properties and three temporary exhibit destinations: InterHall, The Suites at Market Square (SAMS) and Plaza Suites.

Ready with programming

DesignOnHPMKT by IMC is back with a full agenda of programming for retailers and designers:

  • TrendWatch explores three all-new trend themes through a seminar, tour and vignettes.
  • Market Snapshot showcases the best new products from IMC’s exhibitors in the eight weeks leading up to market on social media.
  • SuiteSpot tours feature designers sharing favorite finds from The Suites at Market Square.
  • Market Pros take over IMC’s official social media channel @DesignOnHPMKT to share views on the market.

Augmenting IMC’s trend programming is a series of CEU-accredited presentations offered in the new Sherwin-Williams Seminar Room and Designer Lounge in the Suites at Market Square. More details to come soon.

Fall 2022 High Point Market planning information is available at IMCHighPointMarket.com. Also, buyers and designers can source and shop before, during and after market on JuniperMarket.com.

Registration for the fall 2022 High Point Market is open now at HighPointMarket.org.

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Vicky Jarrett has worked with various furniture industry publications — including Furniture Today, Retail Ideas, Our State magazine and Casual Living — for more than 20 years and rejoined Furniture Today as Managing Editor in 2016.