This Saturday, 12 designers will join host Don Ricardo Massenburg for High Point x Design’s (HPxD) VIP Hummer Tour, where they will visit HPxD showrooms via a 31-foot stretch Hummer.
The designers were selected through a lottery-based open call and are all professional interior designers from around the country. Together with Massenburg and Jane Dagmi, managing director of HPxD, the designers are:
Andrea Small, The Adored Nest
Kelly Schellert, Ethos Design Collective
Lauren Ashley, LA Weddings & Interiors
Laura Koshel, LK Design
Lisa Stewart, Lisa Stewart Design
Mia Johnson, Mia Johnson House
Priscilla Baez, MPB Design Co.
Sarah Storms, Styled by Storms
Tiara Holloway, Vivacious Interior by Tiara
Tiffany Brown, Brown Builders Design
Trystin Kier Francis, House of Kier
Vanessa Pierre, Vannie Paradis Design Studio
“The HPxD Hummer Tour is definitely one for the books, and I love hosting it!” Massenburg said. “Not only are we making a mark just by driving through High Point in a branded Hummer, but HPxD is working to cultivate a VIP experience that’s about camaraderie and discovering exciting brands to join you— adding see-seller list!”
The Hummer Tour will bring the designers to each showroom for a private guided tour to introduce them to the brands’ design talents, principals and marketing teams. It will begin at 8:00 a.m. at Splashworks, where owner and HPxD board president Tom Van Dessel will welcome the designers before they are transported to Cohab. Space for breakfast with Cohab’s new food depot. Tour guests will experience Cohab’s new food truck depot in collaboration with Kitchenology, debuting during the October 19-25 market.
The tour will then stop at HPxD members Antiques & Design Centre, Asian Loft and Tamarian Rugs before breaking for lunch outdoors at Bloodywith several of their “friends” – M2C Studio and The Royals Project.
“The Verellens invited the group to lunch and Don and I thought eating outside would be a nice break in the day, and the atmosphere is just as good there, not to mention it allows the designers to get to know three of our brands. during one tour stop,” said Dagmi.
After lunch, the tour heads to Lancaster, Oly Studio, Baker Furniture and Codarus’ new High Point flagship, Broad Hall.
Billed as “the after party,” the final stop on the VIP Hummer Tour will be at Eichholtz to coincide with their festive Philipp Plein SU launch celebration. Many HPxD brands also contributed swag bags for the designers.