Wanderlust: Travel, Culture and Design

Wanderlust, the passion for travel and exploration is a powerful force for the best designers. The embrace, rather than the fear, of disparate cultures, aesthetics, and crafts, defines the work of world-class designers. Join Gary Inman (moderator), David Santiago, Michelle Nussbaumer, Kelli Ellis, and Scot Meacham Wood for a dazzling exploration of this rich theme. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m. at Currey & Company, High Point Market.  Contact Gary for details.

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Mentoring and teaching are in my opinion an obligation of every successful designer. We need to continuously elevate the next generation and help them to understand the foundations of our practice and our shared committee to serving the needs of humanity. I recently had a chance to speak to the students at High Point University and shared insights regarding hospitality design. Contemporary hotel design is all about the local and authentic, about storytelling and creating a place specific experience for the guest. Bespoke or custom design is an essential part of this process. Bravo to High Point University and all they are doing to create great designers of the future.  


Design Trends: A Multi-Perspective View of the Year Ahead


ICFF brings together a powerhouse group of top design trend experts in America to share their own perspectives on the most important design trends for the coming twelve months. Featuring Gary Inman, Vice-President of Hospitality at Baskervill; Virginia Langley, Graphic and Textile Artist; Sara Ledterman, Editor-in-Chief of Adorno Magazine, moderated by Bill Indursky, Design Trend Expert & Founder Design Life Network.

High Point International Market, April 17, 2016 - Elevate Luxury Panel

Maintaining a client roster of the world's top 1% requires a unique skill set, a masterful attention to detail and the ability to execute high end inclinations. Hear from some of the world's top luxury designers as they discuss what their clients expect and demand in today's modern luxury market. Gary Inman, Vice-President of Hospitality for Baskervill will moderate the panel discussion featuring designers Kevin Isbell, Michelle Nussbaumer, Greg Natale, and Eric Cohler.

High Point International Market, April 17, 2016

Redefining Luxury in the New Millennium

Luxury is felt as much as it is seen, it has to be encoded into the DNA of a product or process. It can't be faked, there are no short cuts, superficial luxury is an oxymoron, it simply does not exist. 

                                                                                                                                                  Gary Inman


Maison Goyard

Maison Goyard

High Point International Market, April 19, 2015


Collecting can be a wonderful way to express one's own story. A home should embody the lives and stories of the family that lives there, becoming in many regards autobiographical. In this lecture, Gary Inman, shares insights into the discipline of collecting, considering categories, methodologies, and creative ways to showcase and share a collector's passion with those they entertain.

Albert Hadley's Collection. 

Albert Hadley's Collection. 

High Point, NC - October 20, 2014


Every great hotel has a great story that can be interpreted in the art and design elements used to create a memorable guest visit. Learn about the contextual (story-telling) approach that Gary Inman has used throughout his award-winning career in developing designs for luxury hotels and fine homes.

Hospitality Designer Day
Hosted by NEWH NC
High Point Market, High Point, NC

Monday October 20, 2014

A storied design by David Collins.

A storied design by David Collins.