New Seminars at Spring Market

The April edition of the High Point Market will feature brand new seminar topics designed to appeal to a wide range of attendees — from first-time market goers and industry newcomers to seasoned design veterans. Many of the seminar speakers and panelists are celebrated experts in the field. The programs meet International Market Centers’ (IMC) goal of bringing new series of original design and trend-focused seminars to the market.

“Our goal is to offer quality programming from leaders in the design field that attendees can’t find elsewhere,” says Karen Olson, Senior VP/Marketing for IMC. “We look for design leaders who provide a diversity of knowledge and expertise – whether it’s a design icon like Nina Campbell, an industry innovator like Windsor Smith, or a trend expert like Apartment Therapy’s Maxwell Ryan – to help deliver cutting-edge, relevant and tangible information that attendees can apply to their business.”

 

Rooms That Do More for Today’s Rising Demands on Space

Windsor Smith and Veranda Editor-in-Chief Clinton Smith will speak on creating practical rooms and give advice gleaned from Smith’s signature design sensibility, her client-based work, and pioneering e-commerce design services, her first book launch, and her product design experience which includes the debut of her lighting collection with Arteriors.

Saturday, April 18, 10:30-11:30 AM; Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (0.1 CEU)

 

TrendWatch: Global Design Trends at High Point Market

Join Julie Smith Vincenti as she presents the TrendWatch program – highlighting global interior design trends and products available at spring High Point Market. Three on-site displays feature new products from IMC exhibitors and showcase how these trends influence style and décor for home furnishings. The products range from furniture and textiles to materials and decorative accessories.

Saturday, April 18, 3:30-4:30 PM; Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (0.1 CEU)

 

How Furniture Will be Bought in 2020

Christiane Lemieux – Chief Creative Director of Wayfair.com and founder of Dwell Studio – and Maxwell Ryan, founder of Apartment Therapy, will share their predictions on the future of e-tailing, with a look at how furniture transactions and consumer behavior will evolve over the next five years.

Sunday, April 19, 11:00 AM- noon; Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (0.1 CEU)

 

Rising Design Stars: The Hot List of New Talent & Trends

This seminar features Benjamin Vandiver, Young Huh, Dolores Suarez, and Caroline Grant and is moderated by Robert Leleux, editor of Domino Magazine. These top trend-forward designers will share insights into their distinctive creative processes, strategies on managing rapid change, and how best to establish yourself in today’s media-saturated landscape.

Sunday, April 19,2:30-3:30 PM; Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (0.1 CEU)

 

Inside the Design Studio

Following the “Inside the Actor’s Studio” concept and format, iconic British designer Nina Campbell will discuss a variety of designer-focused topics, discuss her new line with oomph, and share insights from her life. She will have a one-on-one conversation with House Beautiful editor Orli Ben-Dor and take questions from the audience following the discussion. This event is open to designers only.

Sunday, April 19, 4:00-5:00 PM; Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (0.1 CEU)

 

Design Panel with Coastal Living

Join Antonia van der Meer, Editor-in-Chief of Coastal Living and an exclusive panel of top designers – including Meg Braff, Michael Murphy, and Dana Small – as they discuss the roots of happiness described in Antonia’s new book Beach House Happy – Balance, Surprise, Tradition, Color, Generosity, Nature and how to incorporate these elements into the home. A book-signing will follow.

Tuesday, April 21, 10:30-11:30 AM; Ballroom B, IHFC Building, Green Wing (0.1 CEU)