ATLANTA–The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market opens today, with the Atlanta International Area Rug Market opening tomorrow.
Among the market changes is the debut of the new Market Club on Floor 6 in Building 1. Buying companies that attend five markets over a five-year period are extended membership in the lounge, where they can enjoy complimentary refreshments, Internet connectivity and other business services. Designed by Atlanta-based interior designer Kerry Howard, the new Market Club features furniture and accessories sourced from throughout AmericasMart.
AmericasMart’s application also continues to be enhanced and new features for this market include the ability to search and categorize and sort within the Market Plan, in-app messaging and exhibitor event listings.
Showroom expansions and debuts include Uttermost, which has added 5,000 square feet of space to its showroom on Floor 12 of Building 1, for a total of 20,000 square feet. Phillips Scott has moved from the temporaries to a permanent spot on the 13th floor. On Floor 10, Europe2You will introduce product from celebrated Italian manufacturer and retailer Dialma Brown.
Among the showroom events taking place tonight is Loloi’s World Cup party (Building 1, 4-D-2) where attendees can watch the games on a 14-foot-wide screen, starting at 4 p.m.