HIGH POINT – International Market Centers will be exploring three new trends: elation, growth and synthesis, at the upcoming spring High Point Market April 2-6, 2022.
“Great design encourages people to reflect on the atmosphere of its creation,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer. “The Spring 2022 TrendWatch allows market attendees to source products that will resonate with customers by exploring, amplifying and validating consumers’ current states of mind.”
For the first time, TrendWatch will explore how disparate trends in the marketplace can ultimately relate via the macro influences that inform them.
Julie Smith Vincenti is the TrendWatch curator and a design expert with 25 years of experience in magazine editing and home furnishings trends forecasting.
The spring 2022 trends are:
Elation – The power of color and positivity are on full display in Elation, an expressive and upbeat display of upholstery, accent furniture, wall décor, accent rugs and more.
Growth – Preference for pastoral scenes and idyllic landscapes shifts to forest terrain and groundcover in Growth, a showcase of emerging neutrals and nuanced textures. It tracks one of the most anticipated trends in color forecasting: browns eclipsing grays.
Synthesis – Tech meets tradition in Synthesis, a mix of textures, styles and finishes that evoke ingenuity, imagination and resilience. Surface treatments and unique finishes, plus confident sampling from many styles and genres, creates a dynamic atmosphere.
The TrendWatch trend report and related seminars and tour are influenced by consumer insights and creative intelligence from the interiors, fashion and consumer product arenas.
The pre-market webinar is Wednesday, March 16 with the at-market presentation on Saturday, April 2 and tour on Sunday, April 3. A digital look book will be available before the market.
Exhibitors in IMC’s 17 High Point properties are invited to submit new product to be considered for the TrendWatch presentations, vignette and tour.