10AM – 11:30AM Saturday, October 13th
DESIGN DOLLARS: MOBILE AND SOCIAL COMMERCE: PREPARE TO WIN
Start your High Point Market week with Leslie Carothers, founder of The Kaleidoscope Partnership, www.tkpartnership.com, a social media agency headquartered in Houston TX. With 30 years of experience in the furniture and design industry, Leslie will teach you how to reach today’s consumer via the twin technologies of mobile marketing and social e-commerce. Her presentation couldn’t be timelier: At the end of 2011, global mobile subscriptions exceeded 6 billion. ComScore reported Q1 e-commerce spending at $44.3 billion (up 17 percent over a year ago), while Facebook’s IPO was the third largest in history. A specialist in custom-tailored social media strategies and execution capabilities for furniture, interior design, lifestyle and media brands, Leslie will show you how you can you prepare your business to win in this fast-paced, short-attention span environment, whether you’re a designer, manufacturer or e-tailer/retailer.
2pm – 3:30pm Saturday, October 13th
TREND FORECAST 2013 FOR THE HOME FURNISHINGS & ANTIQUES INDUSTRY
Bill Indursky, co-founder of www.VandM.com, one of the largest vintage, antique, and design websites on the net today, returns for the fourth time to offer his popular design trend forecast for the home furnishings and antiques industry, as well as explain the larger context that shapes his forecast.
3:30pm – 5:00pm Saturday, October 13th
ANTIQUES – THE LUXURY OF GREEN LIVING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Nothing defines today’s interiors as much as the desire for space infused with the owner's personality. At the same time, we must be respectful of our fragile environment and the need to be ecologically green (a little green color doesn't hurt either!). Antiques add the perfect reflection of personality, as well as economical luxury, and are the greenest purchase a homeowner can make! In this lecture with hands-on materials and slides, nationally known authority on antiques and design David Lindquist will offer tips on buying smart--whatever the price range of the design plan. Ensure your clients know the keys to value and authentication, and have the ultimate confidence in your ability to create the perfect environment, whether using your client's inheritances as the foil for great new fabrics or assisting them in acquiring green selections from the exciting products that fill The Antique and Design Center.
10:am – 11:30am Sunday, October 14
COUTURE KITCHENS: SOURCES AND SUPPLIERS
Luxury kitchen designer, Rebecca Reynolds, is the owner and founder of New Canaan Kitchens in Connecticut and has designed award-winning kitchens for discriminating clients from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Rancho Santa Fe, California for the past 18 years. Published to wide acclaim in numerous national trade and consumer publications, Rebecca is known for her genuine personality and personal touch - especially to her two sons, Ryan and Robert. Come and listen as Rebecca shares the latest in her favorite sources for luxury kitchen materials - those exceptional materials that transform a kitchen with great form and function... into fashion! Discover the benefits of these unique materials and how to share their functional properties with your clients in ways that encourage them to invest in couture kitchens that they and their friends and families will enjoy cooking in and entertaining in for years to come.
2:00pm – 3:30pm Sunday, October 14
ANATOMY OF A COLLECTION – WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO YOU VALUE IT?
A guest appraiser in furniture, folk art, decorative arts and musical instruments on the PBS television series “Antiques Roadshow,” Ken Farmer is the owner of Ken Farmer Auctions based in Southwest Virginia. Since 1974, he has advised more than 4,000 clients regarding the disposition of tangible assets. Services offered include: art and collection advising, sales at auction, appraisals, private sales, real estate sales, and public speaking. Ken’s company recently sold a prominent folk art collection from a home in Crozet, Virginia, and this presentation will describe the processes used—from the initial home visit, research, marketing to the results. Objects discussed will represent the full range of value – decorative to investment quality, and other high profile objects will also be featured. Ken lectures frequently about antiques, auctions and collecting for both public and private institutions throughout the United States. He is a member of the Certified Auctioneer's Institute, the Virginia Auctioneer's Association, the Appraiser's Association of America and the National Auctioneer's Association.
3:30pm – 5:00pm Sunday October 14
CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE “CONCEPTUAL” AGE OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Jan Detter began life in a small mill town in western North Carolina in the early ‘50's where she craved the bold colors, adventurous patterns and mysterious adventures of an artist. In this presentation on creative entrepreneurship, she’ll explain how her improbable dream came true. Owner of Third Eye Studio in Winston Salem, the artist, design entrepreneur and Wake Forest University professor of Creativity and Innovation in Entrepreneurship creates art where opportunity takes her. She is the former director of The Virginia Center for Art and Design in Richmond, executive director of Piedmont Craftsmen in Winston Salem and co- founder of Urban Artifacts in Greensboro. Most recently, her current work was featured in a cover story in Wake Forest Magazine in an article aptly named "Boundary Hopping."