Atlanta Market Delivers Major Growth in Home
Home décor and furnishings are front and center at Atlanta Market this summer, with nine updates including a dynamic new Building 1 Lobby presentation of industry-leading home furnishings showrooms, plus seven other home décor showroom additions and expansions, July 11-17, 2023, at AmericasMart Atlanta.
“Home resource expansion brings increased opportunity for retailers and designers at the Summer 2023 Atlanta Market,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC chief growth officer.” The depth and breadth of home brands and products is unmatched this summer at AmericasMart, with a dynamic new collection of industry-leading brands at ground-level of AmericasMart, the addition of new casual furnishings and outdoor furniture resources and some nine new and expanded brand presentations.”
Highlighting the Summer Market is the completion of IMC’s Atlanta Next transformation, with three industry-leading home resources now serving as the gateway to the Building 1 Home Collection. A new Hooker Furnishings (consumer and contract furniture brands) showroom debuts on the ground-level, alongside the newly relocated showroom of Loloi(area rugs and textiles) and the existing showroom of Currey & Company (lighting, accent furniture and accessories). This major reimagining of the arrival experience for AmericasMart visitors was a significant element of the multi-year transformation project that also included a new registration area on Floor 2. All three of these Lobby-level showrooms will be open for Atlanta Market as well as weekdays as part of AmericasMart’s Open Year Round offerings.
“Our permanent, year-round space within the prestigious AmericasMart allows us to showcase a variety of Hooker Furnishings portfolio brands, to connect with new and existing retailers, and to contribute to our growth within the essential interior design channel,” said Johne Albanese, Hooker Furnishings chief marketing officer. “Additionally, the company’s outdoor brand, Sunset West, will have its own temporary space on Floor 12 in Building 1 for Casual Market Atlanta.”
Overall, the Summer 2023 Market features a total of 25,000 square feet of showroom updates in the home décor category. In addition to the two Building 1 Lobby changes, updates include three new showroom debuts: Artifacts Trading Company (hand-woven home décor and accessories), Home Treasures (luxury Italian bedding, bath and table linens) and The Ivy Guild (custom silk floral, floor plants, trees and home accents). Four expanding showrooms are Cloud Nine Design (home accessories), D.V. KAP Home(accent pillows), Frank Thomas Gallery (wall art) and LR Home (home décor).
As an added benefit for Atlanta Market participants, co-location with the inaugural Casual Market Atlanta brings 150+ casual furnishings and outdoor furniture resources to AmericasMart Atlanta this summer. To help Atlanta Market retailers and designers navigate the new cross-category offerings, a Buyer Tour: Casual/Outdoor Furnishings will be held on Monday, July 10, at 10 a.m., and Tuesday, July 11, at 10 a.m. Casual Market Atlanta runs July 10-13, in Building 1, with permanent showrooms on Floors 2-5 and temporary exhibits on Floors 6 and 7.
Atlanta Market presents more than 350 home décor showrooms with lighting, accent furniture, casual furnishings, rugs, wall décor, linens, textiles and more on 13 floors in Building 1. Complementing the permanent showrooms are 200+ home décor temporary exhibitors on three floors in the ANTIQUES, HIGH DESIGN and HIGH DESIGN LUXE categories and Home Accents & Home Furnishings and Fine Linens & Home Textiles collections. A Buyer Q&A: All Things Home, offering a brief overview of the home resources at AmericasMart Atlanta, takes place on Wednesday, July 12, at 10 a.m. A full list of exhibitors is available at AtlantaMarket.com.
Atlanta Market is a dynamic and immersive wholesale sourcing destination housing the nation’s largest product mix for gift complemented by a broad selection of home décor, furnishings, apparel and the nation’s largest outdoor living presentation. It features three buildings with 51 floors of showrooms and temporary exhibits with thousands of brands that attract retailers and designers from every U.S. state and more than 60 countries. For information, visit AtlantaMarket.com.