The spring High Point Market, set for April 7-13 in High Point, N.C., will include a new area called “Amazed.” Plans call for the exhibit to feature “an innovative display of thought-provoking ideas designed to inspire designers, retailers and manufacturers.” Specifically, the area will include an array of concept rooms on the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square that aim to offer insights into the buying habits of home furnishing consumers.

“Designers and merchandisers are always looking for a source of inspiration for their work,” said Karen Olson, vp marketing for Merchandise Mart Properties. “We believe Amazed, our new trend center, will provide this. This is not your typical display of product trends but a more conceptual, stimulating personal interpretation.”

The Amazed concept was developed by Lynne Carroll of Covet, Mike Farrell of Imagine adventures and Merchandise Mart Properties. “The Amazed trend center will be a regular feature at future High Point Markets, although the content of the area will change each market,” Olson noted.

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