Casual Market Atlanta launches with 100-plus temporary exhibitors
More than 100 temporary exhibitors are confirmed for the inaugural Casual Market Atlanta July 10-13 at AmericasMart Atlanta.
According to International Market Centers (IMC), there has been a 50% expansion of exhibit space planned for this summer’s buying event.
“The response to the Casual Market’s relocation from Chicago to Atlanta has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president and chief growth officer of IMC. “Established brands and innovative newcomers are tapping AmericasMart to showcase their full-spectrums of outdoor living product to top buyers in the casual furnishings industry and beyond.”
Casual Market Atlanta presents an offering of casual furnishings and outdoor furniture temporary exhibitors in a purpose-built tradeshow space on Floors 6 and 7 of Building 1 at AmericasMart Atlanta.
Among furniture brands exhibiting in the Casual Market Atlanta temporary exhibits are America’s Backyards & Outdoor Living (patio furniture), Armen Living(contemporary residential and contract outdoor furniture), Bernhardt Furniture Company(luxury outdoor furnishings), CABANACOAST Outdoor Furniture (luxury residential and commercial patio furniture), Cane-Line USA (Danish outdoor furniture), Flexsteel(showing Homestyles outdoor furniture line), The Hammock Source (outdoor-relaxation products), Pacific Casual (casual furniture and garden houses), Sunbrella (outdoor fabrics) and Vanguard Furniture (high-end outdoor furniture).
Additional outdoor and casual product offerings include fire pits, hammocks, outdoor and garden accessories, outdoor lighting, statuary, umbrellas and more. Temporary exhibitors in these categories include Carolina Casual (outdoor furniture made from recycled materials), Domiziani America (volcanic rock and lava stone indoor/outdoor tables handmade in Italy), Floating Luxuries (luxury in-pool furniture and floats), FlowerHouse(pop-up greenhouses and storage sheds plus hanging furniture), Kaemingk Intl. (holiday décor), Koverroos/Goldencare (outdoor furniture covers and cleaning products), Ocean Rock USA Inc. (gas fire pits), PRISM HARDSCAPES (fire tables and fire pits), REAL FLAME (outdoor fireplaces and furniture plus indoor electric fireplaces), Trans-Ocean Imports (indoor and outdoor rugs) and West Of The Wind (all-weather outdoor canvas art).
While most brands are not new to International Casual Furnishings Association‘s (ICFA) Casual Market (previously held in Chicago), many are new to Atlanta Market, which runs concurrently at AmericasMart Atlanta, July 11-17. Co-location of the wholesale buying events provides a distinct and synergistic cross-category buying and selling opportunity. Casual Market Atlanta buyers have easy access to some 6,000 complementary furnishings, gift, lifestyle, seasonal, housewares and gourmet lines; and outdoor and casual brands can connect with tens of thousands of retailers from across the U.S. and around the world.
“Excitement is building for the debut of Casual Market Atlanta,” added Jackie Hirschhaut, executive director of the ICFA. “Buyers and brands eagerly await gathering again in our new home in Atlanta.”