Upcoming Atlanta Markets Offer Wealth of Product & Events
AmericasMart’s burgeoning furniture product mix takes center stage in an expansive home furnishings collection showcasing case goods and upholstery, accessories, outdoor décor, lighting, area rugs and much more, drawing designers and retailers from around the world to the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® (Showrooms: Tuesday, January 7 – Tuesday, January 14; Temporaries: Thursday, January 9 – Monday, January 13) and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® featuring the National Oriental Rug Show (Showrooms: Wednesday, January 8 – Saturday, January 11; Temporaries: Thursday, January 9 – Saturday, January 11).
“The comprehensive design-driven marketplace features an even larger collection of trendmaking showrooms highlighted by new and expanded exhibitors—with the highly successful integration of Home and Rug product resources continuing to advance and expand the large and diverse product mix.
―From top to bottom, AmericasMart’s Home collection offers all of the product retailers and designers need for trendmaking domestic style,” says David Savula, executive vice president of leasing for AmericasMart Buildings 1, 2 and 3. “Exhibitor growth across Building 1’s large and growing HOME merchandise resources has produced a complete spectrum of selection, particularly on floors four through six, where exhibitors are perfecting the lifestyle mix designers and retailers seek.”
Enhancing the AmericasMart HOME product mix and enriching the January Market experience is a full program of home and rug industry celebrations and free business development seminars as part of AmericasMart’s ultimate buyer experience, including:
“Interiors Photo Shoot from Start to Finish” presented by Brian Patrick Flynn and Flynnside Out Productions. Interior designer Flynn and his editorial styling and photography team will walk buyers through a live interiors photo shoot, from start to finish, revealing insider tricks and tips for turning a designer’s blood, sweat and tears into stunning portfolio images. Thursday, January 9. 11 a.m.
“A Wedding Celebration” presented by Amy Osaba, owner of Amy Osaba Event. Floral. Design. From bouquets and arrangements to creative consulting, Osaba shares how to merge a designer’s style with clients’ personalities to create a work of art entirely special and unique. Thursday, January 9. 1 p.m.
“Football, Beer & Window Treatments: The Masculine Side of Design” presented by interior designers Jon Call and Danielle Colding, moderated by Brian Patrick Flynn. New York interior designers Colding and Call, both known for their masculine aesthetics, share their likes, dislikes and industry tricks not only for creating masculine interiors suitable for women, but also the art of designing for men in general. Friday, January 9. 11 a.m.
“SCALAMANDRE: Haute Décor” presented by Steven Stolman, President of Scalamandre. Stolman shares stories of America’s legendary decorative textiles firm. Friday, January 9. 2 p.m.
“Top 5 Renovations for Return on Investment” presented by Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV’s Income Property. McGillivray presents his top five projects to help add value to a home. Saturday, January 11. 11 a.m.
“Working with Contractors” presented by Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV’s Income Property. McGillivray gives tips on working with contractors and how to make a successful renovation a reality. Saturday, January 11. 3 p.m. Building 1, Floor 14, Seminar Room.
Meanwhile, the rug and home industry’s signature event, America’s Magnificent Carpets® Awards, recognizes the newest area rug introductions in a night of dreams, imagination and artistry at Hyatt Regency Atlanta on Friday, January 10 at 6 p.m. Also showcasing the Area Rug Market’s product diversity and richness is the Museum of Introductions (MOI) Gallery, the exclusive showing of new product introductions in a sophisticated museum setting Wednesday, January 8 – Saturday, July 11. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
For additional information about The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, visit http://www.americasmart.com/home/jan-2014.