HIGH POINT, N.C. – (August 25, 2021) – International Market Centers (IMC) revives its celebrated market tours with four tours by five design tastemakers presented as part of its DesignOn HPMKT by IMC programming set for the October 16-20, 2021 High Point Market.
“We’re excited for the return of our market tours with a new group of designers and trend experts with diverse styles and visions to showcase the best at High Point Market,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer. “The DesignOn HPMKT by IMC programing is the voice of our part of the Market, and through this talented group, we are showcasing how designers with different styles and aesthetic preferences can find the products, brands and trends that match their unique points of view through the IMC resources at High Point.”
New and Established Voices in the Suite Spot Tours
Four design tastemakers with a broad range of experiences and expertise will lead three one-hour Suite Spot Tours:
Andre’ Jordan Hilton of JordanHilton Interiors in Atlanta, GA.
With an impeccable style and flair, Andre’ Jordan Hilton is known for his tailored, curated style. He was recently recognized as one of the TOP 20 African American Interior Designers in the country and worked as the design consultant for HGTV’s hit series “Flipping Virgins,” helping the show transform numerous homes into show-stopping investments.
Saturday, October 16, 2:30pm-3:30pm EDT, meeting at the DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Designer Lounge, Top Floor of SAMS (SAMS T-646).
Arianne Bellizaire of Arianne Bellizaire Interiors in Baton Rouge, LA.
Arianne Bellizaire is a design expert and frequent trend spotter whose achievements including being named a High Point Market Authority Style Spotter, Perlick Ambassador of Cool, Villeroy & Boch Color Challenge Winner, Modenus Blog Tour invitee, Modenus DesignHound, New York Design Center What’s New What’s Next Ambassador and one of Domaine’s “Inspiring Black Interior Designers We Should All Be Following.” Her work and expertise have been featured in Forbes, Rue Daily, House Beautiful, Good Housekeeping, Business of Home, and USA Today.
Sunday, October 17, 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT, meeting at the DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Designer Lounge, Top Floor of SAMS (SAMS T-646).
Gary Inman, president & principal designer of Gary Inman Home Couture, and Founder & CEO of Grace Purchasing with designer Zachary Hodgin, of Gary Inman Home Couture.
Gary Inman’s work includes the design of homes, luxury hotels, resorts, spas and country clubs, and the restoration of several properties protected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. With significant experience in the study of the traditions and history of design, he has served as an adjunct professor, professional mentor and guest lecturer at Savannah College of Art and Design, is on the Advisory Board of the Interior Design Department of High Point University and is on the boards of the Bienenstock Furniture Library and the International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD). He has contributed to several books about design and is currently working on his first solo book, The Art of The Mix. His work has been recognized with 18 ASID-IIDA awards and has appeared in Verandah, House Beautiful, Elle Décor, The Washington Post, Boutique Design and Hospitality Design.
Zachary Hodgin is the director of the Birmingham Studio for Gary Inman Home Couture. In addition to his design work, he creates large-scale hand renderings of iconic buildings. In the fall of 2021, his work will be the subject of “The Eye and The Hand,” an exhibit at the Bienenstock Furniture Library.
Monday, October 18, 10:30am-11:30am EDT, meeting at the DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Designer Lounge, Top Floor of SAMS (SAMS T-646).
All Suite Spot Tours depart from the DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Designer Lounge on the now reopened Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square (SAMS). SAMS features some 200+ temporary exhibits showcasing a broad range of home décor product. Tour reservations are required at IMCHighPointMarket.com/webinars-and-events/.
TrendWatch Tour is Back
IMC’s celebrated TrendWatch tour returns with an exploration of the Fall 2021 themes – AWAY, MALLEABLE and VERVE – with trend forecaster, editor and curator Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. The tour will visit the three TrendWatch displays within IMC’s properties: Suites at Market Square Lobby, the walkway between IHFC and Showplace near the Transportation Terminal and the IHFC Green Lobby to give attendees an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. Monday, October 18, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT meeting at the Suites at Market Square Trendwatch Display (Ground Floor).
To prepare for the tour, Vincenti presents two TrendWatch presentations: virtually on Wednesday, October 6 at 1:00pm EDT and in-person on October 16 at 1:30pm EDT in the DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Seminar Room (SAMS T-922). Visit IMCHighPointMarket.com/trendwatch for additional information. Tour and event reservations are required at IMCHighPointMarket.com/webinars-and-events.
High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, with more than 2,000 manufacturers in 11.5 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space in multiple buildings in downtown High Point, North Carolina. Each Market attracts tens of thousands of retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry. International Market Centers (IMC) owns 17 prime High Point Market showroom buildings, which contain 70 percent of the exhibitors, including the majority of the top 500 manufacturers. DesignOnHPMKT by IMC is the official voice for IMC’s High Point Market programming and at-market activities representing a wealth of industry knowledge and connections. Fall 2021 Market is scheduled for October 16-20, 2021. Registration for the Fall 2021 High Point Market is open now at HighPointMarket.org. For more information, visit www.imchighointmarket.com.