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HPxD Market Hum Returns for October High Point Market

HPxD is accepting applications for its October High Point Market Hum Tour. Twelve designers will be selected via a lottery process.

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Don Ricardo Massenburg will host the HPxD Market Hum Tour in October.

High Point x Design, the movement to activate High Point showrooms year-round, announces the return of the HPxD Hummer Tour at High Point Market. On opening day, Saturday, October 22, Durham-based interior designer/influencer Don Ricardo Massenburg will lead 12 interior designers on a curated tour of selected HPxD showrooms via a 31-foot stretch Hummer.

Professional interior designers may apply to catch the Market hum, now through September 23, at www.hpxd.org. The lucky dozen designers will be selected through a lottery-based process, mindful of diversity and inclusion, central to the HPxD movement. Participating designers and the tour schedule will be announced in early October. 

“We will definitely make our mark on High Point Market and we’ll be doing it in style!” says Massenburg, who encourages all design pros to apply. “The Hummer Tour is about camaraderie and discovery so get ready to add new staples to your go-to vendor list. Whether it’s your first trip to High Point or fall Market is like homecoming to you, this tour will make it one for the books!”

In addition to customized showroom visits, the all-day tour includes a kick-off breakfast, lunch, and after-party, plus swag. A photographer also travels with the group. 

For one of last year’s riders, designer Que Tate from Twenty Sevyn Interiors, the Tour changed his Market experience. “The Hummer Tour allowed me to not only experience showrooms with some exclusivity – meeting the creators and teams behind the brands – but also opened the door for me to begin building professional relationships with these same individuals.”

The HPxD Hummer Tour is free of charge. Participants are responsible for their own individual Market expenses, including travel and lodging. 

Don Ricardo Massenburg Don is the founder of Design Inkredible and a teacher at heart. He has a passion for interiors and elevating spaces and the quality of life. As a designer, he is recognized for his bold use of color, pattern, and lush textiles. and in 2021 made his debut as a product designer, participating in TOV Furniture’s Voice Collection. Also known for his leadership, Massenburg often speaks at industry events and is the Program Director at Alliance of Interior Designers.

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