Summer 2023 Atlanta Market bolsters home resources
Nine updates to home décor and furnishings are on tap for the summer 2023 Atlanta Market, including a new Building 1 Lobby presentation of home furnishings showrooms, plus seven other home décor showroom additions and expansions.
The show takes place July 11-17 at AmericasMart Atlanta.
“Home resource expansion brings increased opportunity for retailers and designers at the Summer 2023 Atlanta Market,” said Dorothy Belshaw, chief growth officer of International Market Centers (IMC). “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 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 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, according to IMC. 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, chief marketing officer of Hooker Furnishings. “Additionally, the company’s outdoor brand, Sunset West, will have its own temporary space on Floor 12 in Building 1 for Casual Market Atlanta.”
The summer 2023 Atlanta Market features 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).
Co-location with the inaugural Casual Market Atlanta brings more than 150 casual furnishings and outdoor furniture resources to AmericasMart Atlanta this summer. Designed 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.