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April

Morning Buzz

Type:
Social
When:
7am - 11:30am, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Fine Furniture Design
Showroom:
305 S. Hamilton St.
Bustop:
13 (Green Line)

Stop by for your morning buzz and a freshly baked cookie to get your day started.

Mainly Baskets is Fabulous & 40

Type:
Social
When:
7am - 8pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Mainly Baskets
Building:
Suites At Market Square, Mezzanine
Showroom:
M-7002
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Celebrate 40 years of designs with Mainly Baskets in their showroom every day with complimentary wine

HFA Retailer Breakfast

Type:
Social
When:
7:30am - 9:30am, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Home Furnishings Association-HFA
Building:
Plaza Suites, Floor 1
HFA Retailer Resource Center
Showroom:
1-527 #14
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Join us for a great hot breakfast before you start your day! Located in HFA's Retailer Resource Center.

Live Painting Demonstration

Type:
Educational
When:
7:30am - 8:30am, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Linda Donohue Fine Art
Building:
Suites At Market Square, Mezzanine
Showroom:
M-6017
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

California artist, Linda Donohue, will demonstrate painting her colorful abstract seascape and Expressionist paintings with a pallet knife in acrylics.

Authentic French Breakfast

Type:
Social
When:
7:45am - 11am, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
French Heritage, Inc.
Showroom:
1638 English Rd. (Main)
Bustop:
0 (Go Anywhere Shuttle)

Wake up with French Heritage while you enjoy fresh baked croissants, pain au chocolat, brioche, fresh fruit, cafe au lait or espresso and more in our relaxing Bistro.

Complimentary Gourmet Coffee

Type:
Social
When:
8am - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
200 N Hamilton: 3rd Floor Café
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Start your day off at 200 N. Hamilton with a complimentary coffee. Compliments of IMC - DesignOnHPMkt.

Breakfast Club

Type:
Social
When:
8am - 10am, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Light & Living
Building:
IHFC, Design Center, Floor 4
Showroom:
D423
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Saturday through Monday, Breakfast Club (early-bird shopping), 8-10 am

Morning Mimosas & Afternoon Champagne

Type:
Social
When:
8am - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
LANCASTER Custom Crafted Upholstery
Building:
Market Square, Floor 2
Showroom:
202
Bustop:
29 (Red Line)

It's our Treat to YOU! A flute of bubbly offered daily in our Market Square showroom. Add a little "sparkle" to your day!

Sugar Rush - Apple Fritters, Cookies and Coffee

Type:
Social
When:
8:30am - 3pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
220 Elm
Building:
220 Elm
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Try our home made Apple Fritters from Granny's Donuts at 1701 N. Main Street in High Point. Enjoy locally roasted coffee and cookies after lunch.

Showplace Complimentary Buyer's Breakfast

Type:
Social
When:
8:30am - 9:30am, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Showplace Atrium
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Start your day at Showplace with a complimentary muffins and coffee. Compliments of IMC - DesignOnHPMkt.

Refresh and Recharge at The Chairish Lounge at the Antique & Design Center

Type:
Social
When:
9am - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Chairish Recharge Lounge - Mezzanine level of Antique & Design Center at Market Square
Bustop:
29 (Red Line)

Stop by anytime during Market to rest your feet and recharge your mobile devices while enjoying refreshments provided by Chairish.

Hurtado Breakfast

Type:
Social
When:
9am - 12pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
HURTADO
Showroom:
208 English Road, Hurtado Building
Bustop:
26 (Red Line)

Enjoy an excellent presentation of handcrafted furniture from Spain and enjoy an excellent start to the day.

The Steelyard Designers Lounge

Type:
Social
When:
9am - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Universal Furniture International, Inc.
Showroom:
101 S. Hamilton St. (Formerly Hamilton Square)
Bustop:
15 (Red Line)

Universal To The Trade and Steelyard invite you to experience the Designers Lounge in the Universal Furniture showroom, a designers-only salon and workspace complete with wi-fi, workstations, beverages and snacks. Catch up on emails and texts, review the day’s agenda, rehydrate and relax. Drop in anytime! Note - Friday opens at Noon, not 9 a.m. No RSVP required, but designers must register at universaltothetrade.com.


Dutch Treat

Type:
Social
When:
9am - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Jans2en
Building:
IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1
InterHall
Showroom:
IH607
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Every morning: Dutch coffee with Dutch delights
Every evening: NON Dutch wine and DUTCH beer plus DUTCH cheese to celebrate your friendship and meet other nice people.

4 pillars for Success in Today’s Retail Economy

Type:
Educational
When:
9am - 10am, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Speaker- Erika Sparrow, Imagine Advertising & Publishing. We’ve culled the best practices of more than 5,000 furniture retailers across the country and will share the top 4 best strategies and tactics. These ideas have consistently worked for our retail customers to create lift before, during and after the sale. (Sales/Marketing)

Fashion to Home: Meet Badgley Mischka Designers Mark and James

Type:
Social
When:
10am - 12pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Badgley Mischka Home
Building:
IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1
InterHall
Showroom:
IH203
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Friendly, fashion-now-furniture designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka will be on hand in their InterHall showroom for the launch of Badgley Mischka Home, a lifestyle collection of furniture and accent items. Don't miss this rare meet and greet with the duo known for dressing the stars at Hollywood's top red carpet events. Who are you (your rooms) wearing?

Two times available:
Saturday, April 22 - 10 am to noon
Sunday, April 23 - 9 am to 11 am

The Digitally Empowered Consumer is Already Here, Are You?

Type:
Educational
When:
10:30am - 11:30am, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Speaker- Jesse Akre, Amber Engine. Technology has empowered the digital-centric consumer like never before. As an industry, we have to adapt to this ever-changing landscape to ensure our success. Amber Engine teamed up with the HFA, IHFRA, and Progressive Business Media to survey the industry on digital and technology topics. Come see what we learned and what you can do next.(Website/Marketing)

The Digitally Empowered Consumer is Already Here, Are You?

Type:
Educational
When:
10:30am - 11:30am, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Jesse Akre, Amber Engine. Technology has empowered the digital-centric consumer like never before. As an industry, we have to adapt to this ever-changing landscape to ensure our success. Amber Engine teamed up with the HFA, IHFRA, and Progressive Business Media to survey the industry on digital and technology topics. Come see what we learned and what you can do next. (Website/Marketing)

Master Class with Bunny Williams

Type:
Educational
When:
10:30am - 11:30am, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Running a successful design business requires far more than fabric and furniture savvy and general good taste. With nearly a half century of design experience, a namesake furniture line and nine licensed partnerships under her belt, Bunny Williams shares her knowledge about avoiding design mistakes, keeping clients happy, getting press, enjoying fruitful partnerships and becoming a brand. Sponsored by IMC - DesignOnHPMkt
(0.1 CEU)

Have Lunch with Linon!

Type:
Social
When:
11:30am - 1:30pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Linon Home Decor
Building:
220 Elm, Level 2
Showroom:
202
Bustop:
4 (Green Line)

Enjoy lunch at Linon daily from 11:30-1:30 in 220 Elm Suite 202.

HFA Retailer Lunch

Type:
Social
When:
12pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Home Furnishings Association-HFA
Building:
Plaza Suites, Floor 1
HFA Retailer Resource Center
Showroom:
1-527 #14
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Take a break from shopping and join us for lunch. HFA's Retail Resource Center - Plaza Suites 1st Floor.

Gourmet Lunch

Type:
Social
When:
12pm - 2:30pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
French Heritage, Inc.
Showroom:
1638 English Rd. (Main)
Bustop:
0 (Go Anywhere Shuttle)

Join French Heritage and our Cordon Bleu Chef Blake Elsinghorst, for an exceptional culinary experience. Fresh gourmet food will delight your senses.

HPMKT KEYNOTE SERIES/DVS: Design Disruption: How wellness and sustainability is more than a trend

Type:
Educational
When:
12pm - 1pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. Clean Design is a methodology of “free to fabulous” options for wellness, allowing you to manage and eliminate triggers for allergens, to guide your clients to hypoallergenic design choices, and to increase your revenue as you educate your client base. Join us as Robin Wilson shares how she built a business that speaks to 60 million consumers who suffer from asthma and allergies, including information on consumer concerns and priorities for design around eco-friendly homes and a non-toxic lifestyle. Complimentary boxed lunch provided (first come, first serve). .1 CEU.

Hurtado Lunch

Type:
Social
When:
12pm - 3pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
HURTADO
Showroom:
208 English Road, Hurtado Building
Bustop:
26 (Red Line)

Enjoy a nice mid-day stroll with exquisite furniture and lunch. We look forward to having you in the Hurtado showroom.

The Myth of “Be Backs”

Type:
Educational
When:
1pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Speaker- Phil Gutsell, GutSell. Find out the truth about “Be Backs” and how they affect your business. How many shoppers actually come back? Phil Gutsell a 40-year industry veteran and consultant will examine and refute the myth of “Be Backs”. He’ll show you the behaviors and adjustments your sales team needs to turn those “Be Backs” into buyers today! (Sales/Sales Training)

2017 Color, Material, and Surface Trends

Type:
Educational
When:
1pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Join color marketing expert Kathy Andersson in a visually rich presentation exploring color, materials, and surface trends in 2017. Kathy Andersson will provide expert insight on color choices, surface applications, and materials influencing tomorrow’s consumers, as well as costly pitfalls to avoid when making design decisions. By the end of this seminar you’ll have the tools to help you better communicate with manufacturers and customers about your color decisions. There will be a Q&A at the end with Kathy. An afternoon pick-me-up will be served. Co-sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes. (0.1 CEU)

Turning a Creative Eye into a Successful Career: 10 Questions for David Phoenix

Type:
Educational
When:
1pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

In a lively Q&A program, Los Angeles-based interior designer David Phoenix, of David Phoenix Inc., has answers for every creative soul. Based on his experiences working with a roster of clients and his debut furniture collection for Hickory Chair, David’s story is filled with real life lessons and “only-in-Hollywood” anecdotes. Newell Turner, Editorial Director of the Hearst Design Group, will lead this discussion with David. Co-Sponsored by Hickory Chair and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

Afternoon Social

Type:
Social
When:
2pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Suites at Market Square - All 3 Floors and SALON
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Join us for complimentary beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Compliments of IMC - DesignOnHPMkt.

Crypton Pooch Pop-Up - “A Comforting Canine Takeover”

Type:
Social
When:
2pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Universal Furniture: 101 S. Hamilton St. (Formerly Hamilton Square) in the Steelyard Designer Lounge
Bustop:
29 (Red Line)

Enjoy a comforting canine canoodle and snap a selfie to benefit the adorable comfort dogs of Fostering Friendship. These darling dogs go anywhere a little comfort is needed, and on Sat-Sun from 2 – 5 pm they will head to the CRYPTON POOCH POP UP in Steelyard Designer’s Lounge at Universal to comfort show-weary designers. So make a plan to put your hectic day on “paws,” sink into some soft, sophisticated, pooch-friendly Crypton Home upholstery and enjoy a crisp, dry, dirty Bark-tini or a sweet “Pom-eranian” pomegranate cocktail. Post your photo with one of these sweet pups using hashtag #PoochPopUp and @CryptonFabric will donate $5 to Fostering Friendship.

Crypton Pooch Pop-Up at the Steelyard Designer’s Lounge at Universal Furniture

Type:
Social
When:
2pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Universal Furniture International, Inc.
Showroom:
101 S. Hamilton St. (Formerly Hamilton Square)
Bustop:
15 (Red Line)

Enjoy a comforting canine canoodle and snap a selfie to benefit the adorable comfort dogs of Fostering Friendship. These darling dogs go anywhere a little comfort is needed, and on Saturday and Sunday from 2 – 5 pm they will head to the CRYPTON POOCH POP UP in Steelyard Designer’s Lounge at Universal Furniture to comfort show-weary designers. So make a plan to put your hectic day on “paws,” sink into some soft, sophisticated, pooch-friendly Crypton upholstery and enjoy a crisp, dry, dirty Bark-tini or a sweet “Pom-eranian” pomegranate cocktail. Post your photo with one of these sweet pups using hashtag #PoochPopUp and @CryptonFabric will donate $5 to Fostering Friendship.

Afternoon Social

Type:
Social
When:
2pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
C&D (Floors 1-8; Alternating Days)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Join us for complimentary beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Compliments of IMC - DesignOnHPMkt.

Recharge at RFA Decor

Type:
Social
When:
2pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
RFA Decor
Building:
IHFC, Hamilton, Floor 2
Showroom:
H223
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Re-charge yourself with a mid-day pick-me-up at our free Organix Juice Bar, and re-charge your phone at the RFA Decor charging stations.

An Afternoon with Candice: How Candice Olson Styles with Surya Accessories

Type:
Educational
When:
2pm - 3pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Surya
Building:
Showplace, Floor 4
Showroom:
4100
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

With over 25 years experience as an interior designer, Candice Olson has imparted her unique aesthetic on hundreds of residential and commercial projects. In a lively presentation and Q&A session, Candice will share how she uses Surya accessories to design spaces to embody her signature fusion of traditional form, scale and proportion with the simplistic beauty and crispness of modern design. Reflecting an attitude that is at once classic yet contemporary, sophisticated while accessible, the products that Candice has designed for Surya embody her love of everyday elegance and have gained popularity among interior designers and consumers alike.

Afternoon Social

Type:
Social
When:
2pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
IHFC (Accessory Floors, 2, 3, 4 & 4th Floor on Main, 7, 10 &11)
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us for complimentary beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Compliments of IMC - DesignOnHPMkt.

Viva La Vintage with Mat Sanders of Consort ~ Hosted by Chairish at The Antique & Design Center

Type:
Educational
When:
2pm - 3pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Chairish Lecture Room on Mezzanine Level of Antique & Design Center at Market Square
Bustop:
29 (Red Line)

Join designer and lifestyle expert Mat Sanders of Consort as he shares his skills for discovering the hidden potential in vintage pieces and turning duds in diamonds. Learn how to develop your vintage vision, discover the hidden potential in vintage furniture and accessories, and how to transform them into winning pieces. See the “before and afters” of his firm’s design portfolios.

ART & IDS Fullhouse Block Party

Type:
Social
When:
2pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
IHFC, Second Floor (Select Showrooms)
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Win an iPAD Mini! Pick up a playing card in each host showroom and turn in your resulting “hand” by 6 pm at designated area – the best five-card poker hand wins! (Participating showrooms to be announced soon)

Suite Spot Tour with French Country Cottage

Type:
Educational
When:
2:30pm - 3:30pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Tours will depart from the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Designers, bloggers and social media maestros not only have their finger on the pulse of what is hot today, they influence consumer demand tomorrow. To get a first-hand look at what trendsetters think is hot at High Point Market this spring, spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with one of them. Join Courtney Allison, of French Country Cottage, as she takes you on a guided tour of her favorite finds on all three floors of The Suites at Market Square – the largest and only presentation of temporary exhibits and a must-see for every designer and retailer looking for what’s new and innovative. Sponsored by IMC- DesignOnHPMkt. RSVP required. To Register visit: http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/

HPMKT KEYNOTE SERIES: Turn Web Traffic Into Foot Traffic; Google shows how to win the moments that win customers

Type:
Educational
When:
3pm - 4pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Presented by the High Point Market Authority and the Home Furnishings Association. Marketing is only getting harder. With smartphones, computers, and soon, virtual reality, things have gone from confusing to complex. However, Google believes each new device and frontier is another opportunity for you to reach your customers when it matters. Join Andrew Leonard, Google Strategist and Marketing Development Manager, to hear how you can take advantage of the new landscape. Andrew will focus on how to utilize Google products to drive traffic into your brick and mortar retail store. Q&A to follow.

Set Yourself Apart from the Crowd! – Essential Secrets for Designing New Construction Custom Luxury Residences

Type:
Educational
When:
3pm - 4pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Universal Furniture International, Inc.
Showroom:
101 S. Hamilton St. (Formerly Hamilton Square)
Bustop:
15 (Red Line)

Michelle Jennings Wiebe, ASID, will show how any motivated interior designer can break into the lucrative new construction design industry and what it takes to succeed! She will coach on the processes and schedules that are successful for luxury construction or major remodeling, specific organizational methods she employs for each project, present samples of her firm’s CAD construction drawings, provide insight into this VIP client group, offer advice on cutting edge marketing, and discuss what has made her firm thrive in this area. Attendees will leave with actionable items that can be implemented in their own firms.
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/set-yourself-apart-from-the-crowd-with-michelle-jennings-wiebe-asid-tickets-32160873037

Hors d'Oeuvres, Draft beer and Wine with Design NS and Boknas

Type:
Social
When:
3pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Design NS
Building:
200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 2
Hamilton/Wrenn District
Showroom:
N Ct 211
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Join Design NS and Boknas and unwind while you enjoy a selection of savory hors d'oeuvres and sweet treats along with draft beer from a local High Point brewery and wine. 200 N Hamilton St., Ste 211, 2nd Floor.

Influence of Fashion on the Interior Design Industry

Type:
Educational
When:
3pm - 4pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Leathercraft Inc
Building:
200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 2
Hamilton/Wrenn District
Showroom:
N Ct 205
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Join Interior Designer Corey Damen Jenkins as he discusses the influence of fashion on the interior design industry. He will be exploring color, shape, and texture influences from high fashion and their role in home furnishings, in keeping the excitement thriving and the look sophisticated.

TrendWatch: Spring 2017

Type:
Educational
When:
3:30pm - 4:30pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

IMC's popular TrendWatch program returns to High Point Market this spring with an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. TrendWatch, both an opening-day seminar and three on-site trend displays, is directed by home furnishings trend forecaster, editor and curator Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. Look for the three TrendWatch displays as you shop IMC properties: Suites at Market Square Lobby, IHFC Green Lobby and the walkway between IHFC and Showplace near the Transportation Terminal. Sponsored by IMC- DesignOnHPMkt (0.1 CEU)

Decorating with Carleton Varney: Conversation and Book Signing

Type:
Educational
When:
4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Kindel Furniture Company
Building:
200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1
Hamilton/Wrenn District
Showroom:
S Ct 100
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Carleton Varney, legendary interior designer and president of Dorothy Draper and Company, will share his decorating adventures and launch new additions to the Dorothy Draper Collection by Kindel. A Chinoiserie Trellis Bed, designed in the style of Mrs. Draper’s personal bed, is the highlight of the classically colorful Draper bedroom. Designed by Mr. Varney, the room also features his own fabrics, wallcoverings, and lighting designs. Mr. Varney will be signing copies of his new book, Decorating on the Waterfront.

Sit & Sip Southern Style Meet and Greet

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Leathercraft Inc
Building:
200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 2
Hamilton/Wrenn District
Showroom:
N Ct 205
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Meet and mingle with our Licensed Designer Corey Damen Jenkins, see and sit in his newest collection pieces, and meet the team from our new Jarrett Bay Collection. Jarrett Bay hales from the coast of North Carolina and brings us an elegant yet relaxed collection of upholstery, casegoods, lighting, accessories and more, all shown in our Leathercraft Showroom this April Market season. Then be treated to a wine and beer tasting highlighting some of the best of North Carolina microbreweries and sample Southern Cuisine with a twist.

Phillips Collection Industry Mixer

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 8pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Phillips Collection
Building:
IHFC, Commerce, Floor 2
Showroom:
C202
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

We’re gearing up for opening night of market with a bang! Come by Sat. 4/22 from 4pm to 8pm in our showroom at IHFC C202. The theme: Meatballs & Moonshine :)

The icing on the cake? Pork Belly Carving Station :)

Details:

On the opening day of High Point Market, we will be hosting our now famous networking event in our showroom, IHFC C202. We hope you can make it. Spread the word and invite your Market-going friends. The event is open to all and was established to help create connections. If you haven’t attended before, we hope you can join us this time.

Sponsors include Accessories Resource Team, American Society of Furniture Designers, WithIt, Sustainable Furnishings Council and International Market Centers

Happy Hour in the Modus Furniture Showroom

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Modus Furniture International
Building:
IHFC, Commerce, Floor 8
Showroom:
C806
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us for complimentary beer, wine, and light appetizers every day from 4:00pm - 7:00pm in IHFC, C-806.

Furniture Development: An Insider’s Look From Inspiration To Creation

Type:
Educational
When:
4pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Have you ever wondered what goes into the furniture development process and what it takes to create a functional, livable work of art? Product developer and interior designer, Suzanne Kreiser, will lead an informative “behind the scenes” look into today's furniture development trends and inspirations, and how the perfect blend of materials, colors, and textures are chosen to create these masterpieces. Suzanne will also reveal the “magic number” formula that is used to create each piece and how designs are translated into a sellable product. There will be a Q&A at the end with Suzanne. An afternoon pick-me-up will be served. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes. (0.1 CEU)

Get More Juice Out of the Same Lemons, Re-invent Your Showroom

Type:
Educational
When:
4pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Speaker- Martin Roberts, Martin Roberts Design. Many furniture stores are getting creative with their retail space. Developing distressed real estate into affordable premises, converting backrooms and warehouses into retail, high cubing to maximize ROI and so much more. Martin Roberts will use real-world examples to show how he’s helped retailers rebrand, redesign, and remerchandise to help maximize their return on investment. Find out how you can use these same tactics and get great results. (Store Design / Merchandising)

Showroom Launch Party

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Gus* Design Group
Building:
IHFC, Hamilton, Floor 5
Showroom:
H512
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us to help launch our newly renovated and expanded showroom, where we’ll be showcasing new leather upholstery and rug collections. Drinks, snacks and a classic video games competition. Prize for highest Donkey Kong score.

30 Year Anniversary Champaign Toast

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Siscovers
Building:
IHFC, Hamilton, Floor 3
Showroom:
H312
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join Siscovers as we celebrate our 30 years in business with a Champaign toast, appetizers and free gifts.
IHFC H312

Cocktail Hour

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
HURTADO
Showroom:
208 English Road, Hurtado Building
Bustop:
26 (Red Line)

Enjoy wine and cheese, great conversations, and, most of all, a stellar showroom with amazing Hurtado Furniture designs.

Becoming a Visionary​, with Jamie Drake, Steve Leung and Michael Berman

Type:
Educational
When:
4pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Theodore Alexander
Showroom:
229 W. Russell Ave.
Bustop:
8 (Green Line)

Join Editor at Large's Arianne Nardo for an inspirational discussion with internationally known designers Jamie Drake, Steve Leung and Michael Berman, all about becoming a household name in the industry. Learn how these luminaries cultivated their own signature style and how a commitment to their authentic brands has contributed to their overall success as leaders in design.
RSVP@theodorealexander.com

Daily Night Cap

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Fine Furniture Design
Showroom:
305 S. Hamilton St.
Bustop:
13 (Green Line)

Stop by after a long day of market shopping to have a drink and some hors d'oeuvres with us!

Prohibition Cocktail Party

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
French Heritage, Inc.
Showroom:
1638 English Rd. (Main)
Bustop:
0 (Go Anywhere Shuttle)

Prohibition cocktails and decadent culinary delights await you at the end of your Market day. Come unwind, have a cocktail, and relax at the French Heritage Lounge and Bistro.

Sit & Sip Happy Hour

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Lloyd Flanders Industries Inc
Building:
Market Square, Floor 1
Showroom:
110
Bustop:
29 (Red Line)

Stop by to put your feet up after a long day at market and see why Lloyd Flanders is the industry standard for outdoor luxury.

Complimentary Afternoon Bars

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Market Square (Floors 1&2)
Bustop:
29 (Red Line)

Join us for beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Compliments of IMC - DesignOnHPMkt.

InterHall Martini Parties

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
IHFC: InterHall 1st Floor
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Where Market Mixes! InterHall at IHFC. Specialty Martinis at 4 different locations throughout InterHall. Compliments of IMC - DesignOnHPMkt.

Complimentary Afternoon Bars

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
200 N. Hamilton Street (Alternating Floors)
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Join us for beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Compliments of IMC - DesignOnHPMkt.

Complimentary Afternoon Bars

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Showplace (Floors 1, 2 & 3)
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us for beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Compliments of IMC - DesignOnHPMkt.

“The Decorated Home” Meet & Greet Book Signing with Meg Braff

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Oomph Showroom, Market Square, Suite 200
Bustop:
29 (Red Line)

Join Meg Braff for a meet & greet reception while she signs copies of book “The Decorated Home.” Cocktails will be served, so please come by!

HFA RRC Retailer Happy Hour

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Home Furnishings Association-HFA
Building:
Plaza Suites, Floor 1
HFA Retailer Resource Center
Showroom:
1-527 #14
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Join us for our nightly happy hour - HFA's Retailer Resource Center - Plaza Suites 1st Floor.

Cocktails and Canapes every night from 4-6PM

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Caracole
Building:
IHFC, Commerce, Floor 5
Showroom:
C500
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Come wind down your day with a stroll through our showroom. Sip on a beverage of your choice and snack on some tasty canapes every day from 4-6PM.

SELLINGreen, Dira Style

Type:
Educational
When:
4:30pm - 5:30pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Dira Showroom, Salon at Suites at Market Square, Showroom G-6046
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Susan Inglis, SFC Executive Director and Resident Expert, teaches you how to use eco-attributes to drive traffic and close sales. Drawing on SFC’s 2016 consumer research, learn to answer questions most commonly asked by customers, in simple and compelling ways, whether you are selling upholstery, case goods, accessories or all of these. Get answers to the most common questions about environmental safety, and empower your sales team to build your brand, as well as a healthy future and learn how Dira's stunning line is a prime example of the Best Practices we all should implement. 1 ceu IDCEC #CC-103186-1001

Sunset on 3

Type:
Social
When:
5pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Showplace: 3rd Floor Balcony
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Complimentary Beer, Wine and Passed Hors d'oeuvres. Compliments of IMC - DesignOnHPMkt.

End Your Day on Elm

Type:
Social
When:
5pm - 6:30pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
220 Elm
Building:
220 Elm
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Enjoy the music of Mezza Voce with complimentary appetizers, beer and wine in the 220 Elm courtyard.

Launch Party! Steve Leung for Theodore Alexander

Type:
Social
When:
5pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Theodore Alexander
Showroom:
229 W. Russell Ave.
Bustop:
8 (Green Line)

Join Theodore Alexander for cocktails and canapés to celebrate the Launch of the Steve Leung for Theodore Alexander collection.
Steve Leung is a leading architect, interior and product designer born in Hong Kong in 1957. As a dedicated contemporary-style advocate, Steve’s works reflect a sophisticated and unique character of minimalism. His new collection 'Luxury in Serenity' explores the concept of a personal retreat with an ambience of warmth and relaxation. RSVP@theodorealexander.com

Cocktail Party

Type:
Social
When:
5pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Light & Living
Building:
IHFC, Design Center, Floor 4
Showroom:
D423
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Saturday and Sunday, Cocktail Party, 5 - 7 pm

Loloi Market Bash

Type:
Social
When:
5pm - 10:30pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Loloi Rugs
Building:
IHFC, Design Center, Floor 3
Showroom:
D320
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Loloi will host its semi-annual High Point Market bash on Saturday, April 22, featuring catered hors d’oeuvres and drinks and live music from Jaxson Jill. Festivities will start at 5 p.m. Visitors can also catch a glimpse of Loloi's new collection with ED Ellen DeGeneres as they dance the night away.

Windsor Smith Collection Launch Party

Type:
Social
When:
5:30pm - 7:30pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Century Furniture
Building:
Market Square, Floor 5
Showroom:
500, 417
Bustop:
29 (Red Line)

Something new is in the air....
Please join us as we celebrate the launch of Windsor Smith for Century.
Celebration starts at 5:30pm!
#WindsorxCentury
#AlchemyCollection

Secret Garden Party - Hosted by SUNPAN

Type:
Social
When:
6pm - 11pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Sunpan Modern Home
Building:
Showplace, Floor 1
Showroom:
1200
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us for an enchanted evening in the gardens, with cocktails and conversations in full bloom, divine hors d'oeuvres and desserts, and live entertainment.

RSVP - www.sunpan.rsvpify.com
Space is limited.

Sunpan Showplace 1200
Saturday, April 22, 2017
6:00-11:00pm

Stars Under the Stars featuring Trisha Yearwood

Type:
Social
When:
7pm - 9pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Center Stage, across from the Transportation Terminal
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Join us as platinum-selling, multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM Award winning star Trisha Yearwood graces Center Stage with one of the most powerful voices in country music. Free food and beverages will be served. Doors open at 7pm, early entry at 6:45pm for guests issued a Buyer pass. Shows start at 7:30pm. Presented by Klaussner Home Furnishings.