Americasmart temps to feature more than 2,500 exhibitors
David Perry -- Furniture Today, November 8, 2012
With more than 2,500 exhibiting companies across 34 product categories, Americasmart officials say that the January 2013 market temporaries will be its most extensive lineup of exhibitors to date.
The Temporaries are open Jan. 11-15, 2013 (Area Rug Jan. 11-13) during The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 9-16, and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show Jan. 10-13.
"We travel far and wide in pursuit of new creations from the most imaginative and innovative manufacturers," said JoAnn Miller Marshall, executive vice president of tradeshows at Americasmart. "We are constantly tracking and analyzing trends that help us identify emerging product sectors that will add value to retailers' store offerings. Our goal is to assemble the ‘best of the best' here in Atlanta so that retailers don't have to do any of the cross-country leg work that we do to find product."
For January 2013, the Americasmart temporary collections include:
+ HD Home, showcasing design-led, lifestyle home décor temporary exhibitors. The HD Home Preview Party will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 2-6 p.m. on Building 1, Floor 1, Center Hall Among the vendors are Amy Howard Home, Elaine Smith, Emporium Home, Jamie Young Co., French Heritage, Modern History, Lowcountry Originals and Camilla House Imports.
+ High Design Luxe, an exclusive extension of High Design, includes such companies as Tommy Mitchell Company and Marigot, in addition to luxury French perfumes, handmade, mouth-blown crystal, designer crocodile handbags & accessories, chic Lucite home décor pieces and contemporary nativity art.
+ Gourmet Luxe has added Le Palais Des Thes, which creates and sells high-end tea. Other vendors include those showing specialty honey, handcrafted chocolates, specialty olive oils & vinegar, and other gourmet food products.
+ Gardens Luxe will make its debut in January and will showcase design-oriented garden gifts and décor including luxurious handcrafted fire pits, contemporary patio décor, slate water features and planters, hanging and freestanding live plant walls, and more.
+ The Made in America collection, which made its debut in January 2012, offers an expanded collection of gift and décor products that are manufactured in the United States using at least 70 percent component parts and materials produced within the United States. Located in an expanded area of Floor 2 in Building 3, January exhibits range from furniture and home décor to candles, jewelry, art and edibles, including Cardboard Safari, The Charleston Soap Chef, Cricket Forge, Darrellene Designs, Indianola Pecan House, Jacob's Musical Chimes, Inc., Kringle Candle Co., Lizzy J's, Rewined, Sea Bags, Inc., Second Nature, Urban Ashes and Wendell August Forge among many others. At 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, Joel Joseph, chairman of the Made in the USA Foundation, will lead a seminar called "Promoting Your Store as Made in the USA," to teach retailers to capitalize on the opportunities to reach consumers searching for American-made products.
+ The Global Designs collection is composed of artisan-quality craft companies, with exhibitors from across the globe offer quality merchandise while emphasizing corporate altruism and culturally meaningful designs.
+ The Home Accents/Home Furnishings/Fine Linens collection features many new exhibitors, including Designers Guild and Pomegranate in Fine Linens; and Mainly Baskets, Heather Fields Home and Garden, and Poetic Wanderlust in Home Accents.
Floor 1: HD Home (Juried Collection)
Floor 2: Area Rug
Floor 7: Home Accents & Home Furnishings, Fine Linens & Home Textiles
Building 2 WestWing
Floor 1: High Design (Juried Collection), High Design Luxe (juried)
Floor 2: Gourmet Foods, Gourmet Luxe (juried)
Floor 3: Gourmet Housewares, Living and Entertaining: Gift, Tabletop & Accessories
Floor 4: Birding & Backyard Nature, Coastal Lifestyles Collection, Gardens Luxe (juried), Living. Outdoor/Indoor. The Gardens.
Floor 1: Cash & Carry Jewelry, Holiday, Floral, Baskets, Halloween
Floor 2: Emerging Artist (juried), Global Designs, Handmade Designs & Handmade Jewelry (juried), Made in America (juried), Museum Gifts & Fine Gifts
Floor 3: Body & Soul, Spa Products, Children's World, Modern Baby & Contemporary Kid (juried)
Floor 4: Boutique (juried), Down to Business, Jewelry & Fashion Accessories (Order Writing Only), Luggage & Travel Accessories, Paper Boutique (juried), Write On! Stationery, Imprinting, Paper & Occasions
Floor 5: Collegiate Products, Tailgate, General Gift, Resort & Souvenir, Pampered Pets
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