DMC announces construction schedule for Interior Home + Design Center
March 10, 2017,
DALLAS – Dallas Market Center has announced the construction schedule for its Interior Home + Design Center. The new 220,000-square-foot wholesale marketplace serving interior designers and retailers will open its first phase for the June 2017 Total Home & Gift Market.
Phase One will feature custom space for more than 15 home décor companies including Phillips Collection, Palecek, Visual Comfort, Ralph Lauren Home, Bliss Studio, Dessau Home, Emissary, In2green, Shadow Catchers, Ambella Home Collection, Zuo, Ratana Casual Furnishings,Austin Allen James,Robin Baron, Ella Home, Spicher & Company, Ashore, Botanical Mix and Taylor’s.
Construction of Phase Two, set to begin immediately following June market, will move outward to exterior façade renovations, exterior landscaping and to the next stage of showrooms, culminating with a celebration in the fall.
“The opportunity for companies to create new, custom space serving customers year-round in the strongest economic region in the U.S. is a once-in-a-generation event,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We are setting a new standard in sophisticated building re-design and business innovation by creating an open-daily destination with ground floor, controlled-access showrooms. Each month more than 2,000 members of the design community visit our campus, and this significant investment in new space for luxury home showrooms will help build even greater traffic to the entire Dallas marketplace.”
The Interior Home + Design Center is the centerpiece of a long-range strategic initiative to provide enhanced value to manufacturers by serving market-time attendees as well as the growing number of customers conducting business at Dallas Market Center each week.
Originally opened in 1957 as the first building on the Dallas Market Center campus, the current International Trade Plaza will emerge anew as the re-imagined Interior Home + Design Center after a multi-million dollar renovation. While staying true to the building’s mid-century design, the transformed building will offer showrooms with individual exterior entrances, large exterior windows allowing in natural light and hundreds of front-row parking spaces and valet service — all focused on serving interior designers and their clientele.
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