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Global Trend Ambassador, Patti Carpenter, will present the latest emerging trends in Color, Print, Surface Design and Materials hot off the presses from her recent trip to Paris and Maison&Objet during the High Point fall show.
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: Norwalk Furniture Showroom, IHFC, Main-108
“I love the idea of a ‘hot off the presses’ presentation of trends and observations from the M&O show,” said Caroline Hipple, President of Norwalk Furniture. “This event is open to all market attendees. Expect to receive insightful information as well as the hospitality Norwalk is known for.”
“The Macro Trends presentation,” Patti Carpenter added, “looks farther out and talks about really top-level innovation happening in all areas that impact our industry. My presentation at Norwalk Furniture will incorporate some of our forecasted trends and include the colors that we see as important for the coming seasons that we are forecasting.”
About Patti Carpenter: Patti is Principal of carpenter + company and an award- winning Designer in globally sourced home décor, accessories, fragrance and gifts, with experience in product design and development, merchandising and color + trend forecasting. As a Micro-Enterprise specialist with U.S. presidential recognition for domestic and international expertise in artisan development, small producer and entrepreneurial training and economic development she has designed and sourced Private Label collections for Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Crate & Barrel, The Phillips Collection, ABC Carpet and Home, Donna Karan Urban Zen and Ralph Lauren. She has worked in 58 countries. Patti is an expert in Color + Trend research and forecasting and consults with Pantone. She is the Global Trend Ambassador for Maison&Objet, Paris. She is an active board member of SERRV International-one of the founding organizations of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), BADG (Black Artists and Designer Guild), The High School of Fashion Industries and The Bienenstock Furniture Library, as well as the co-founder of the Kaleidoscope Project. Patti is also the recipient of the Gift For Life Industry Achievement Award for 2021 and the Withit Industry Leadership Award for 2021 for the Kaleidoscope Project.
About Norwalk Furniture: Norwalk Furniture offers great design, customizable options, high quality, competitive pricing and industry-leading delivery. Upholstered products are free of toxic flame-retardant chemicals and are offered in more than 800 fabrics and 150 leathers. The privately held Norwalk, Ohio, company manufactures upholstered furniture in its 440,000-square-foot facility. Norwalk’s showroom at the High Point Market is located in IHFC – M108, Main, Floor 1. For more information, visit www.norwalkfurniture.com.