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IMC Announces 5 Best Booth Winners at Fall High Point Market -- Creative Touch Rugs among Winners

IMC announced today that five exhibitors -- Botanica, Creative Touch Rugs, Custom Contract Furnishings, Doug Frates Glass and Ti-a Baskets -- have been named Best Booth winners.

Market Booth Winners

IMC's Best Booth winners include Custom Contract Furnishings, left, one of several exhibitors in the Hospitality Design Studio displaying Creative Touch rugs in their stands, and Creative Touch's booth (right) in the Suites at Market Square.

, N.C.  -- International Market Centers (IMC) announced today that five exhibitors -- Botanica, Creative Touch Rugs, Custom Contract Furnishings, Doug Frates Glass and Ti-a Baskets -- have been named Best Booth winners for fall 2019 High Point Market.

"IMC is pleased to award these exhibitors for the creativity and effort that they put into their displays,"said JoAnn Miller-Marshall, president of trade-show leasing for International Market Centers. "We recognize these exhibitors for motivating and inspiring market-goers with exceptional booth design and visual merchandising."

Fall market judges included Ariene Bethea, of Dressing Rooms Interiors Studio; Sandra Funk, of House of Funk; Gary Inman, of The Art of Fine Living and Baskervill; John & Theresa Dorlini, of CIRCLE Design Studio; and Evette Rios, lifestyle expert and television host. The tastemakers considered five criteria in determining the winners: overall design of the booth; creative merchandising; cohesive brand messaging; overall personality, tone, look and feel of the booth; and the human element, including customer service.

Suites at Market Square exhibitors were considered by the judges. The winning exhibitors included: Custom Contract Furnishings in Hospitality Design Studio (seating); Ti-a Baskets (handwoven, eco-friendly baskets); Botanica (preserved botanicals); Creative Touch (handmade rugs); and Doug Frates Glass in SALON (art glass). The Suites at Market Square, which features 300 temporary exhibitors, is open through 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. Creative Touch rugs were used in booths throughout the Hospitality Design Studio on the top floor at SAMS, as well as in the winning Custom Contract Furniture display/

High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, with more than 2,000 manufacturers in 11.5 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space in multiple buildings in downtown High Point, North Carolina. Each Market attracts tens of thousands of retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry. International Market Centers owns the vast majority of the prime High Point Market showroom and exhibit real estate, which contain seventy percent of the exhibitors, including the majority of the top 500 manufacturers. Fall 2019 High Point Market runs Oct. 19-23, 2019. For more information, visit http://www.imchighpointmarket.com.

About International Market Centers

International Market Centers (IMC) is the world's largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. International Market Centers owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. For more information on IMC, visit www.imcenters.com.

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