AmericasMart Building to Celebrate 50 Years in January
ATLANTA-As AmericasMart Building 1--which first opened as the Atlanta Merchandise Mart in 1961--celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2011, its long-running role as a premier U.S. showcase for home furnishings, decor and accents continues in the January 2011 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Atlanta International Area Rug Market.
AmericasMart Building 1 encompasses more than two million square feet of merchandise. Spanning 15 floors of permanent showrooms, the HOME product includes high-end, design-driven home furnishings, home accessories, fine linens and textiles, wall paintings, lighting, holiday and floral decor and the world's largest collection of area rugs.
Supporting the permanent HOME showrooms are 10 home categories in the Market Temporaries--several of which are housed in four floors of the HOME building (floors 1,2,7,8). These categories cover designer home furnishings and accessories to coastal and outdoor living.
Making its debut this January in the Temporaries is HD Home, evolving from the highly sought-after High Design category and enhancing the permanent home floors. HD Home is a juried collection of exclusive high-design home furnishings and decor and will be showcased in the HOME building on the first floor.