Four times a year, myself and several of my colleagues head to “Market,” the place to connect with the current interior design trends as well as new designs and designers; its a place to learn about productive business practices in the design trade and view showroom after showroom of visually stunning interiors.
While Dallas hosts a market twice a year, once in the winter and another in the summer, High Point Market in North Carolina exhibits the premier showcases in the spring and fall. Hundreds of companies attend the week-long event to introduce their new designs as well as showcase favorite products. While some companies are traditional in nature, others try to outdo each other with innovative and unique ideas.
For anyone in the design industry, attending Market is a fabulous place to gather inspiration and learn different techniques to incorporate into new and unique designs. Although thousands of people are experiencing the same things, we each interpret the ideas differently; this is why design is always evolving.
One of my personal favorite showrooms is Global Views; the designers not only continually create new and inventive products but also new and inventive methods of display and accessorizing. Their technique of ‘massing,’ using really large items or a large quantity of items to accessorize a space, creates such an interesting scene that the eye can’t stop moving from item to item and from texture to texture.