AmericasMart Atlanta Reports Designer Growth & Upgrades
AmericasMart Atlanta’s rapidly expanding presence within the national design community is introducing growing numbers of designers and specifiers to the market’s expansive design-driven product mix in both its principal shows and open-daily operations, according to Mark Furlet, senior vice president of Leasing for AmericasMart’s Home, Rug and Holiday & Floral/Home Decor collections.
Driving the design-sector growth is a litany of industry-focused programming and initiatives including:
The January 2015 launch of the Floor 15 Home & Design collection featuring trend-making collections from Aqua Creations, Annie Selke Luxe, Bandhini Homeware Designs, Barbara Cosgrove Lamps, Bella Notte Linens, Benson Cobb Studios, Bliss Studio, Calvin Klein, Christopher Guy, Couture Lamps, Dash & Albert, Design Legacy Atelier, Design Legacy by Kelly O’Neal, Emdee International, Fresh American, Gabby, Jamie Young Company, JM Piers, Kinzig Design Home, Legend of Asia, Lili Alessandra, Lowcountry Originals, Modern History, Moss Studio, Palecek, Peninsula Home Collection, Phillips Collection, Pine Cone Hill, Pom Pom at Home, RC Furniture by Veronica Flam, SIA Home Fashion, Square Feathers Home, VG Lighting, Waylande Gregory, Wendover Art Group and Wesley Hall. The Floor 15 Collection joins top-design driven lines including Aidan Gray, Allegria Fine Linens, Arte Italica, Arteriors, Bernhardt, Blue Ocean Traders, Century Furniture, Classic Home Furnishings, Currey & Company, Cyan Design, Englishman’s Fine Furniture, Furniture Classics, Global Views, Interlude Home, John Robshaw
Textiles, Lee Upholstery, Leftbank Art Co., Matouk, Weiman, Yves Delorme and more in the Home & Rug collections.
The opening of the Designer Workspace on Floor 15 featuring work areas, meeting rooms, seminar space and a sourcing library.
The appointment of industry veteran Cathryn Miller to the position of Designer Relations Manager responsible for concierge services to visiting designers and outreach to the local, regional and national interior design communities.
Complimentary valet parking for designers sourcing product in Open Year Round showrooms.
Open Year Round, fully staffed outdoor living collection, The Gardens®, featuring casual furniture and outdoor entertaining products.
Design-driven temporary collections HD Home, HIGH DESIGN, HIGH DESIGN LUXE, Tabletop LUXE, Gardens LUXE and Gourmet LUXE, all staged exclusively during AmericasMart’s January and July markets.
Open Year Round programming including CEUs, Market tours, speaker series, networking opportunities, industry conferences and more.
Inspirational product vignettes by notable designers including Kerry Howard, Stan Topol and others.
“The design community is vital to AmericasMart and to our exhibitors,” says Furlet. “Our designer-focused programming, amenities and product offerings corroborates their influence in our industry and supports their efforts as they create inspirational designs across the region, nation and globe.”
Designers can register to attend The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® (Showrooms: Tuesday, July 7 – Tuesday, July 14, Temporaries: Thursday, July 9 – Monday, July 13) and The Atlanta International Rug Market® (Wednesday, July 8- Saturday, July 11), access a full list of showrooms and view a list of Market events and programming on www.AmericasMart.com.