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Industry leaders to showcase international premieres at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market in January 2016

The expansive home furnishings collection at AmericasMart® Atlanta captivates the imagination of the global design community with a trendsetting combination of new product introductions and groundbreaking trend presentations at the first global Market of the year, The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® in January 2016.

Floors 9 through 13 welcome buyers with a new look inspired by AmericasMart’s Chairman and Founder, John C. Portman, Jr. The floors showcase his revolutionary interior design in his signature Portman White colour.

The chic floors are an incubator for the industry’s top home accents collections with lines like Made Goods (Floor 9) doubling in size to bring in its Pigeon & Poodle and Blue Pheasant lines; Mr. Brown (Floor 9) more than doubling its space; Matouk and John Robshaw Textiles (Floor 9) taking a combined corporate location; and Frantic Fern Arizona (Floor 9) and Bougainvillea (Floor 9) moving into exclusive spaces. Other additions to these floors include new showrooms Old River Road (Floor 9) and Alicia Adams Alpaca (Floor 9),and expansions from Bobo Intriguing Objects (Floor 9), Chive (Floor 19), Saro (Floor 9), Noir Trading (Floor 13), Classic Concepts, Inc. (Floor 12), and Surya, Inc. (Floor 11). Laura Lee Designs (Floor 12), CMA HOME (Floor 9) and Elegant Furniture & Lighting (Floor 12) relocate for the Market. The Floor 9 International Business Center has also received a new interior design as part of the floor update.

The HOME & DESIGN collection on Floors 14 and 15 continues to grow with design-driven collections from Light & Living (Floor 15), Frank Thomas Gallery (Floor 14), Art & Frame Source, Inc. (Floor 15), Casa Fine Arts, Inc. (Floor 14), Ashore, Inc. (Floor 14) and Libeco (Floor 15) joining the product offering. Other Market updates include an expansion from Spicher & Co. (Floor 14) and a new location for Ibolili, Inc. (Floor 14).

AmericasMart’s HOME collection hosts the global premiere presentation of the PANTONE® Color of the Year 2016 as seven acclaimed interior designers and tastemakers each design a vignette in the Building 1, Floor 14 gallery inspired by the PANTONEVIEW® home + interiors 2016 color forecast using products sourced exclusively from AmericasMart showrooms. The Design Exhibition will be available for viewing throughout Market, and will continue to be on display until June 2016. AmericasMart proudly presents the PANTONE® Design Exhibition in collaboration with “Rue” and “Veranda” magazines and the PANTONE® Color Institute.

The January 2016 Market’s signature event, the Color of The Year Launch Party, will take place Friday, January 15. All Market attendees are invited to join in this high-energy celebration to toast the participants, view their vignettes and explore the new color of the year and top color trends for 2016. Laurie Pressman, vice president of PANTONE® Color Institute, leads a live viewing in the vignette gallery sharing the colors and trends driving home design for 2016 and beyond with an exclusive view into the selection of the PANTONE® Color of the Year 2016 in a presentation “The Colors and Trends Driving Design in 2016” also on Friday, January 15.

The Floor 15 Designer Workspace will be humming with activity as it hosts a litany of designer-focused events including CEU courses, networking receptions and presentations. Global Trend Ambassador Patti Carpenter shares “Through the Looking Glass: A Study in Contrasts” and author and style arbiter Robert Leleux leads a conversation with Southern style icons Gerrie Bremermann, Michelle Nussbaumer, Shaun Smith, Beth Webb and Brian Patrick Flynn on Thursday, January 17. Dynamic design duo Susanna Salk and Stacey Bewkes of Quintessence give buyers a behind-the-scenes look at their popular “At Home” series on Saturday January 16.

Other design-driven events include the return and expansion of Design Campus Live presenting a now three-day summit January 15-17, America’s Magnificent Carpets® Awards on Friday, January 15 and “Home Accents Today” Editor-in-Chief Jenny Heinzen York presenting “From Brick-and-Mortar to Click-and-Order” on Thursday, January 14.

For more information about the January Market including a full list of Market events, please visit

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