AmericasMart Awards Outstanding Displays

AmericasMart® recognized merchandising excellence with its Visual Display Awards presented at the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market®, July 8-15, 2014. The at-Market adjudication yielded the following winners for outstanding visual presentation in permanent showrooms, temporary exhibits and showcase window displays.   SHOWROOMS BUILDING 1 Floor 20: Allstate Floral, Inc. Floor 19: Supreme Silk Floor 18: Jim Marvin Enterprises, Ltd., Inc. Floor 17: NAPCO Marketing Corp. Floor 16: Floral Treasure Floor 14: Amy Howard at Home Floor 13: Phillips Scott Floor 12: Paragon Floor 11: Surya Floor 10: Europe2You Floor 9: Tommy Mitchell Company   BUILDING 2 Floor 18: Ivystone Floor 17: Two’s Company, Inc. Floor 16: Enesco Floor 15: One hundred 80 degrees/ Glitterville Floor 14: Select Artifacts, Inc. Floor 13: Couronne Company, Inc. Floor 12: Napa Home & Garden Floor 11: Privilege International, Inc Floor 10: Grace Direct, Inc. Floor 9: Maileg Floor 8: Road Runners L.L.C Floor 7: Trash Talk by Annie (Primitives by Kathy) Floor 6: The Hearthside Collection   LIVING. OUTDOOR / INDOOR®. THE GARDENS®. Floor 10: Slate… Naturally Floor 9: Jamie Durie Design   GOURMET & HOUSEWARES Ben Tally & Associates   BUILDING 3 Floor 13: Carolina Baby   WINDOWS Building 1: Fortunata, Inc. Building 2: IMAX Corporation Building 3: Bullington Clothing   TEMPORARIES BEST OF SHOW Second Nature by Hand Home Accents: Old World Antieks Fine Linens/Home Textiles: Board and Batten / French Graffiti / Lizzie Kate HD Home: Emporium Home HIGH DESIGN: Nest Fragrances Gourmet Foods: The Beer Bread Company Living & Entertaining: Chic Rustique Birding & Backyard Nature: Aviologie Living. Outdoor/Indoor. The Gardens: PH Garden Holiday, Floral, Baskets: Kringlekin Animation Made in America: Rewined Candles Global Designs: Eangee Home Design Handmade Jewelry: Grandmother’s Buttons AmericasMart’s Children’s World: Logan + Lenora Body & Soul: Christopher Radko’s Hudson Organics Boutique: PJ Harlow Jewelry & Fashion Accessories: Gleeful Peacock Write On!: Simple Elegance with Stevie Streck General Gift: Cards of Destiny Licensed Product: Fan Flirties...

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ICON Honors Industry Leaders

On July 17, 2014, the fifth-annual ICON HONORS celebrated the best in global innovation as top achievers and superior achievements were recognized before a record-breaking audience on the most anticipated and important night in the home and gift industry. As a centerpiece of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®, the July 10 event attracted a capacity audience of more than 1,000 to applaud the nine ICON HONORS 2014 Honorees, which were selected in rigorous adjudication of a broad field of entries. “Five years ago, ICON HONORS premiered in pursuit of the mission for which it was created: To showcase and celebrate global innovation,” notes Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman and president of AmericasMart Atlanta, the founder and primary sponsor of ICON HONORS. “That mission continued this year with the largest audience in ICON history on hand to witness stories of extraordinary achievement, and to be reminded of all that ingenuity and innovation can accomplish.” Here are the ICON HONORS 2014 Honorees: The ICON 2014 Innovation Honors Surya – Technology Innovations Leftbank Art – Product InnovationsThe ICON 2014 Contribution Honors Up Country Gardens/Home – Community Influence  Mud Pie – Industry Influence The ICON 2014 Branding Honors: J Banks Design Group – Branding/Identity The ICON 2014 Achievement Honors: Annie Selke, Pine Cone Hill – Career Achiever The ICON 2014 AmericasMart Medal of Excellence Honor: catstudio The ICON 2014 Lifetime Achievement Honor: Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, Vera Bradley The Gift and Home Trade Association/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence: Albert Maslia An exclusive performance by Heart, led by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson, added to the excitement of this momentous event. ICON HONORS was founded and is staged by AmericasMart Atlanta and is sponsored exclusively by the Gift & Home Trade Association (GHTA) and Progressive Business Media. Please visit www.americasmarticonhonors.com for information about ICON...

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