More Home Product Than Ever At AmericasMart
The nation’s single-largest collection of furniture and home furnishings product anchors 2013’s first global buying event January 9-16 (Temporaries: Jan. 11-15; Area Rug: Jan. 10-13) at AmericasMart® and the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market® featuring the National Oriental Rug Show.
Encompassing 15 floors of permanent showrooms—and enhanced by a large and growing temporary home furnishings product mix—the HOME center at AmericasMart continues to inspire retailers and designers with an unmatched array of high-end, design-driven home furnishings, home accessories, fine linens and textiles, wall decor, lighting, holiday and floral décor and the world’s largest collection of area rugs. With the most complete product collections, the HOME building is the preferred destination for retailers to discover all the product, all in one place.
New for January 2013, furniture and rug manufacturer Four Hands moves to a 12,000-square-foot showroom on Floor 4 as part of an evolution to create an integrated lifestyle HOME buying experience reflective of the way consumers shop and live. As part of the same integration, Surya moves its collection of area rugs and distinctive home décor to Floor 11. Both moves enrich the overall collection in Building 1, reinforcing the position as the leading collection of the finest rug, furniture and accessories product from around the world.
January continues as a touchstone market for the Holiday & Floral/Home Décor center on Floors 16-20 of Building 1. These five floors are the top destination in the industry for manufacturers and designers to launch innovative ideas, fresh lines and new product for the year. The Artisan Showcase offers a platform for retailers to see the old-world handcraftsmanship intrinsic in valued holiday products.
Supporting the permanent HOME showrooms are 10 home categories in the Market Temporaries—several of which are housed in multiple floors of the HOME building (Floors 1, 2 and 7). These categories cover home furnishings and accessories to fine linens including HD Home, a juried collection of exclusive high-design home furnishings and décor showcased in spectacular vignette settings in the Center Hall of Floor 1.
The January Market will once again feature some of the industry’s most celebrated tastemakers and renowned designers. These special guests will shine the spotlight on the HOME center to educate, entertain and excite retailers. Stacey Bewkes, author of the wildly popular Quintessence Blog, discusses how she uses online sources to develop her style. Nathan Turner, of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Decorators,” explores a traditional American style that involves little effort and produces high design. And interior design icon Stan Topol brings his signature style to Floor 14 of Building 1 with a custom room installation capturing the essence of his 2012 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Decorators Show House room created in the landmark residence Knollwood, where his living room used furniture and accessories sourced from AmericasMart showrooms.
With a robust mix of soft goods, case goods, accessories, fine linens and area rugs, incorporated into an inclusive, unique collection, AmericasMart offers an experience that’s both individual and integrated unlike any other.