Education Programming Schedule Announced For AmericasMart Fall Design Week

Fall Design Week featuring Gift & Home is offeringthree days of curated, educational programming on design, the world of retail and seasonal trends from September 20-22 at IMC’s AmericasMart® Atlanta campus. “Along with opportunities for order writing and exploring the latest in design trends, Fall Design Week programming enables design aficionados to learn about the direction the industry is moving toward,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC chief marketing and digital officer. “We are so excited to welcome the design industry back to AmericasMart this September for sourcing, education and reconnection.” Fall Design Week educational programs will take place daily as “Lunch and Learn” seminars throughout the course of the three-day design event. On Monday, September 20 at 12 p.m., Rachel Moeller of Sherwin-Williams will present Sherwin-Williams Colormix® Forecast. This exploration of unique color palettes that draw from emerging global trends is worth 1.0 CEU credits. On Tuesday, September 21 at 12 p.m., DeAnna McIntosh of Retailing Evolved will present Future-Proofing Your Retail Business. The session will address how to future-proofing businesses so they can evolve as quickly as retail does. On Wednesday, September 22 at 12 p.m., Canaan Marshall a contestant on HBO Max’s second season of Full Bloom will present A Floral Designers Secret to Decorating the Perfect Christmas Tree. The session will address how to coordinate a mixture of baubles, ornaments and lights on a Christmas tree making it look professionally styled. Additionally, participants in Fall Design Week will have access to complimentary parking in the American Cancer Society lot throughout the duration of the design event. Fall Design Week featuring Gift & Home runs September 20-22 from 10a.m.- 4p.m., at AmericasMart Atlanta. The three-day buying, educational and networking event for designers and retailers allows those in the design industry to visit AmericasMart andlearn more about design while shopping the biggest upcoming trends. Merchandise is showcased in AmericasMart’s 400+ Open Year Round showrooms displaying nearly 2,000 lines in home décor, lifestyle, gift and apparel. For more information, visit www.americasmart.com/en/Markets/Fall-Design-Week. In 2021, for a third consecutive year, AmericasMart and the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) are collaborating to create the Southeast’s premier dual-venue design shopping destination, September 20-23 in Atlanta, with unparalleled product selections from leading home décor, lifestyle, furniture and rug brands. Fall Design Week at AmericasMart will run September 20-22, and DISCOVER ADAC will operate September 21-23. To facilitate cross-campus sourcing and shopping, IMC will operate free shuttle between both campuses on Tuesday, September 21 and Wednesday, September 22. For information, visit www.americasmart.com/en/Markets/Fall-Design-Week or...

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Nourison Opens Vegas Showroom Early

Nourison will be opening their Las Vegas showroom at C112 one day earlier on August 21. During Las Vegas Market, Nourison will be previewing hundreds of new styles of area rugs and home accessories, all in-stock and ready to ship. In addition to new Prismatic designs, kathy ireland® Home American Manor (KI100) and Michael Amini Star (MA30) collections, Nourison will preview the following new collections: Asilah and Paxton with geometric designs with twisted fringe, and Lennox and Carina featuring Persian designs. Mina Victory Home Accents will be showcasing new cotton beach totes with hand sewn sequin embellishments, nautical-themed pillows and shag pillows in lime and hot pink. The following Nourison products will be in these FIRST LOOK themes and displays: Prismatic PRS18 Multicolor rug: 80s BEATS vignette (The Expo, World Market Center) and at-market webinar Prismatic PRS22 Sea Mist Blue rug: SPECIAL EFFECTS publication spread and at-market webinar Mina Victory VV201 Multicolor pillow: SPECIAL EFFECTS publication spread and EARLY TO RISE vignette (The Expo, World Market Center) and at-market seminar Customers can make an appointment for August 21 or regular market dates, August 22-26 here:...

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IMC Design Events Return To AmericasMart And ADAC

For a third consecutive year, AmericasMart and the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) are collaborating to create the Southeast’s premier dual-venue design shopping destination, September 20-23 in Atlanta, with unparalleled product selections from leading home décor, lifestyle, furniture and rug brands. Fall Design Week at AmericasMart will run September 20-22, and DISCOVER ADAC will operate September 21-23. “Bringing together AmericasMart and ADAC for a collaborative market experience allows the design community an expanded opportunity to network with industry leaders, preview upcoming trends and buy accordingly,” said Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers. “For one week, with two design destinations, Atlanta will be the pinnacle of high- end design trends this September.” All trade registrants for Fall Design Week and DISCOVER ADAC will have access to ADAC’s 65+ high design home décor, lifestyle and furniture showrooms and to AmericasMart’s 400+ Open Year Round showrooms displaying nearly 2,000 lines in home décor, lifestyle, gift and apparel. Additionally, for the first time ever, a curated selection of antique vendors will be showcased at AmericasMart. To facilitate travel between both locations, IMC will provide a free, hourly shuttle between the two campuses on overlapping market days, Tuesday, Sept. 21 and Wednesday, Sept. 22. Beyond exhibits, Fall Design Week and DISCOVER ADAC participants can draw inspiration from unique “Directions in Design” vignettes installed at both market centers. The two coordinated vignettes, which will be merchandised and curated by a leading Atlanta interior designer, will showcase the exclusive and complementary design resources available across both campuses. As an added benefit, attendees will have access to virtual and in-person seminars and networking events with some of the top industry leaders in design. A full schedule of sessions will be available in the coming weeks at Americasmart.com/Year-Round/Calendar-of-Events and...

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Capel Spotlighting New Designs At Vegas Market

Several dynamic new designs will be making their Las Vegas debut in the Capel Rugs showroom during the summer market being held August 22-26. Buyers can visit the showroom at the World Market Center’s Building A, Space A-133. Introductions include Braymore, a cozy hand knotted collection that puts an updated twist on classic motifs, and and two versatile new braided designs — Sturbridge and Stockton. The three collections were shown for the first time at the High Point Market in June. “Retailers and designers who missed us in High Point will get another chance to see these latest high-value additions to our ever-evolving line,” said Cameron Capel, president – sales and marketing for Capel Rugs. “With consumers spending more time at home, they are eager for new ideas to make their living spaces more inviting and comfortable. The addition of a fashionable rug provides the perfect way to liven up a room without breaking the bank.” Braymore is a tranquil, hand knotted collection made in India that reinterprets timeless Ziegler and Ushak designs. Rendered in hushed tones with subtle color gradations created by 100% space dyed wool, this creative new collection puts a fresh spin on classic motifs. Patterns and colorways include Adelaide in ivory/slate, Edison in pewter, Jackson in loden, Keller in silver/ivory and Wilona in ice blue. Braymore is available in five sizes — 3′ x 5′, 5′ x 8′, 8′ x 10′, 9′ x 12′ and 10′ x 14′. A 5′ x 8′ version may retail for under $1,199. “With 15 knots per square inch and a pile height of one-half inch, Braymore is a lush, lovely collection that can go traditional or transitional, depending on its surroundings,” said Capel. Also in the spotlight at the Las Vegas Market will be the new traditionally styled Sturbridge and Stockton collections, designed for outdoor or indoor use. Made in the U.S.A., Sturbridge and Stockton both feature 100% polypropylene yarns with a 3/8-inch pile height. The texturized yarns provide a luxurious wool look and feel while also offering easy care and all-weather performance. Sturbridge is a banded braid design inspired by the classic rug looks of Colonial America. Sturbridge’s wide bands of variegated colors create an attractive pattern that is perfect for today’s relaxed lifestyles. The vintage yet timeless technique has been modernized by Capel’s designers to maximize its appeal and charm. Five colorways are available in the Sturbridge collection — balsam green, Coventry gray, Lowell blue, maple red and Berkshire brown. Standard sizes include 20″ x 30″, 2′ x 3′, 27″ x 48″, 3′ x 5′, 4′ x 6′, 5′ x 8′, 7′ x 9, 8′ x 11′,...

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Summer 2021 Atlanta Market Beats Expectations

Atlanta Market confirmed its place as the top Summer 2021 buying destination for the national retail and design industry with better than projected attendance and reports of record-breaking shows across its home and gift collections at the closing of its seven-day run, July 13-19, 2021 at AmericasMart Atlanta. “Atlanta Market was exactly what buyers and sellers needed right now,” said Bob Maricich, International Market Centers (IMC) CEO. “The buzz about market quickly traveled through the industry, and the brands and buyers who did not attend were really feeling like they missed out. We’re confident that their need to be a part of Atlanta Market will accelerate the growth of the Winter Market in 2022.” Pent-up demand for inventory led to aggressive buying by retailers and designers. Upticks in Key Account attendance – with nearly 100 top retailers including Anthropologie, Ballard Designs, Barnes & Noble, Bath & Body Works/White Barn, Bealls, Belk, Buc-ees, Cracker Barrel, Dillard’s, Francesca’s, Food 52, Hallmark Cards, Hamricks, Hobby Lobby, The Home Depot, Joann Stores, Macy’s, Michael’s Arts & Crafts, Nordstrom, Old Time Pottery, Paper Source, Plow & Hearth, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Sharper Image, Swoozies, Tuesday Morning, Urban Outfitters, Von Maur and more – also sparked high-volume orders. Buyers from all market verticals – Gift, Home Décor and Apparel – were well represented with growth in all three categories over the Winter 2021 staging. Attendees hailed from all 50 states, with notable growth from the Midwest and continued recovery of international traffic with buyers from some 36 countries. Overall, the Summer 2021 Atlanta Market well outpaced the Winter 2021 staging, growing by nearly 55% in attendance and ultimately beating IMC’s pre-market projections with more than 85% of the Summer 2019 turnout. Buyers Choose Atlanta Market to Get to Business Many retailers and designers chose Atlanta Market as their first market after a pandemic hiatus or as their first market ever. “Coming back to the Atlanta Mart has felt like a homecoming,” said Jorge Gonzalez, buyer and general merchandising manager for Draeger’s HOME & Market with four stores in California. “The safety measures and the graciousness of the Atlanta Market staff has left me with a smile on my face an incredible hope for the future of our business and brick and mortar stores!” “This is our very first market as buyers and it’s been a great experience!” said Madison Clayborn, founder of new online retailer Clayborn Collection. “We found a lot of what we were looking for to start our company by coming to Atlanta Market. We’ll definitely be coming back in the future.” Tammy Lopez and Maddie Morden of Personify Shop in Duluth, GA...

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Adding to the excitement surrounding the summer Atlanta Market, International Market Centers (IMC) announced the much anticipated return of in-person events and celebrations with a schedule of industry parties, culinary demonstrations and expanded amenities set for the July 13-19, 2021 staging at AmericasMart Atlanta. “With market attendance and activity returning to more ‘normal’ conditions, we are delighted to resume the live education, networking and industry celebrations that are a hallmark of the market experience,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC executive vice president, chief marketing and customer officer. “We will celebrate industry reconnection in Atlanta Market style with an opening night party, daily networking events and the relaunch of our one-of-a-kind Demonstration Kitchen. We also will introduce a new series of free buyer amenities to address current market transportation needs.” Kick-Off Party and Demonstration Kitchen Reopening The Market Kick-Off Party on Wednesday, July 14 offers a long-awaited opportunity for the industry to gather again. Open to all market attendees, the Kick-Off party will feature entertainment and complimentary light bites and drinks beginning at 3 p.m. in the Building 3, Floor 2 atrium. The celebration continues Thursday through Saturday with free daily happy hours from 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the atrium. Atlanta Market’s popular Demonstration Kitchen in Building 2, Floor 8 reopens with a live demonstration and book signing by tastemaker and author Danny Seo, publisher and co- principal of Rue magazine and editor-in-chief of Naturally Danny Seo who will prepare a new dessert recipe from his Naturally Delicious Desserts cookbook on Thursday, July 15 at 11 a.m. Also playing in the Demonstration Kitchen are a series of videos featuring all-star Atlanta chef, restaurateur and “Top Chef” fan favorite Kevin Gillespie preparing his char sui pork dish and a classic mai tai cocktail. Additional in-person experiences include at-market installations featuring a tribute to the 2021 Greeting Card Association LOUIE Award finalists in Building 2, Floor 2; a vignette of Market Snapshot finalists in Building 1, Floor 1; and instagrammable moments throughout Buildings 1, 2 and 3. A Welcoming Experience from the Market and the City A new free shuttle to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and expanded free buyer parking make it easier for attendees to come to-and-from market. The airport shuttle leaves AmericasMart from the new bus terminal at Building 1 every hour on the hour from 1 – 7 p.m., July 14-17. Free buyer parking is available close to the AmericasMart campus in the Peachtree Center Garage (0.2 miles from Building 1 at 161 Peachtree Center Ave.) and American Cancer Society Building (connected by bridge to Building 3 at 112 Baker St NW) July 13-19 on a first-come first served basis until...

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