Three Design Events at AmericasMart Atlanta and ADAC, September 18-21
ATLANTA – July 25, 2023 – ANDMORE will host 9 design-driven, educational sessions covering topics such as design, color and category trends across its two Atlanta campuses – AmericasMart Atlanta and the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC)— in September. AmericasMart’s Fall Market and the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA’s) Outdoor Design Days run September 18 – 20 and DISCOVER ADAC runs September 19 – 21.
“This September, ANDMORE offers buyers three concurrent sourcing and shopping opportunities, with the new Outdoor Design Days augmenting the popular Fall Market at AmericasMart and DISCOVER ADAC,” said Karen Olson, ANDMORE CMO. “Throughout our two Atlanta campuses, we are offering curated sessions and a can’t-miss selection of showrooms, ready to help the design community prepare for the holiday and mid-market seasons ahead.”
AmericasMart is set to offer three educational programs, including Design to Dollars: How the outdoor category can help you grow your business, presented by Cindy Hodnett of Designers Today and Furniture Today, on Monday, September 18; and Sherwin-Williams ColorMix, presented by Rachel Moeller, on Tuesday, September 19. A third session, with subject and presenter to be announced will be held on Wednesday, September 20. Educational sessions will take place at 11:30 a.m. during lunch in the Building 1, 14th floor seminar space.
ADAC will offer two daily, inspirational Keynote presentations with interior design panels, color education and product introduction alongside showroom presentations and book signings throughout the three-day DISCOVER ADAC consumer and trade event. Sessions on Tuesday, September 19 are: The Power of the Past in Present Design, presented by Margot Shaw, editor-in-chief of Flower Magazine, interior designers Barry Dixon and Jared Hughes and Matt Gomez, owner of Jean Monro; and Defining Chic: The World of Carrier and Company, presented by Jessie Carrier and Mara Miller of Carrier and Company and Betsy Riley, editor-in-chief of Atlanta Magazine. On Wednesday, September 20, sessions include: The Power of Authenticity, presented by architect Stan Dixon and VERANDA executive editor, Ellen McGauley; and Design Influence Beyond the Eurocentric Lens, presented by Luxe Interiors + Design Southeast Homeseditor Kate Abney alongside Southeast-based design professionals Beth Webb, Cheryl Luckett, Kelley Lentini, and Berkeley Minkhorst. On Thursday, September 21, sessions are: Forces of Nature, presented by Michael Del Piero of Good Design and Rozanne Jackson of The Iron Gate, and moderated by MILIEU design director Leslie Newsom Rascoe; and The Art of Color: Powerful Palettes & Visionary Design, presented by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles editor-in-chief, Lauren Iverson, interior designers Melanie Millner of The Design Atelier, Monet Masters of Forbes Masters, and New York-based designer David Frazier. Sessions are presented daily at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
In addition to design education, both AmericasMart Atlanta and ADAC will offer buyer amenities each day throughout the markets. Free shuttles will operate between both campuses, Tuesday, September 19 – Thursday, September 21. AmericasMart also will provide complimentary parking for market attendees at the American Cancer Society Garage.
For more information about Fall Market and Outdoor Design Days, as well as a full listing of open showrooms, visit www.AmericasMart.com/en/Markets/Fall-Market. For more information about DISCOVER ADAC and a full exhibitor list, visit https://adacatlanta.com/discover-adac/.
Fall Market: The three-day buying, educational and networking event for designers and retailers allows those in the industry to visit AmericasMart Atlanta and learn more about design while shopping the biggest upcoming trends. Each March and September, merchandise is showcased in AmericasMart’s 400+ Open Year-Round showrooms with nearly 2,000 lines in home décor, lifestyle, gift and apparel. Fall Market is owned and operated by ANDMORE, formerly known as, International Market Centers. For more information, visit www.AmericasMart.com/en/Markets/Fall-Market.
Outdoor Design Days: Outdoor Design Days offers sourcing and education for the casual and outdoor furniture industry and provides an additional opportunity in the Fall to source in AmericasMart Atlanta’s nearly 50 casual furniture and outdoor furnishings showrooms. Outdoor Design Days is co-produced by International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) and ANDMORE, formerly International Market Centers. For more information, visit www.CasualMarketAtlanta.com.
DISCOVER ADAC: ABOUT ADAC: Built more than 60 years ago by renowned architect and developer John Portman in the prestigious Buckhead community of Atlanta, ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center) is a community-focused, nationally recognized leader in the world of interior design and home fashion, serving as the essential one-stop shopping resource for interior designers, architects, and builders. In November 2018, ADAC was acquired by ANDMORE and parent company Blackstone, the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. The ADAC campus consists of ADAC and ADAC WEST with more than 550,000 square feet with over 25 design offices and more than 65 showrooms offering 1,200 of the industry’s finest product lines including furniture, fabric, rugs, lighting, accessories, floor and wall coverings, antiques, fine art and framing, kitchens, bath, tile and stone, and home theater products. Likewise, ADAC’s extensive services include custom designs such as framing, electronic systems, faux finishing, and draperies. To learn more, visit www.adacatlanta.com. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About ANDMORE: ANDMORE, formerly International Market Centers, is an Omnichannel Wholesale Marketmaker that fuels opportunities for wholesale buyers and sellers to connect, grow and prosper through physical markets, design centers and digital channels. The company owns and operates more than 20 million square feet of premium event and showroom space, hosting live events in Atlanta, High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and New York City. By pairing face-to-face events with always-on digital tools, ANDMORE provides truly omnichannel business platforms for its global wholesale customer base. www.ANDMORE.com.
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