Gifts Today magazine

Atlanta Market opens today!

With an expanded Tabletop and Gift section, the January edition of The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishing Market opens its doors today

The largest of AmericasMart’s 14 annual Markets and shows, The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishing Market, will open the doors to its January edition today and will run through January 19.

Located in downtown Atlanta, the AmericasMart complex contains more than seven million square feet of space. It’s a huge global stage on which manufacturers, designers and sales representatives unveil new lines, launch new designs and introduce new categories – all for the benefit of buyers seeking all that is fresh and first in the home, rug, gift and apparel arenas.

Tabletop and Gift, which is set in Building 2, Floors 8 and 9, has grown with new lifestyle collections joining the category. Australia’s leading home décor purveyor OneWorld has opened its first US showroom on Building 2, Floor 9 to showcase a product mix of diverse craftsmanship that integrates timeless classics and latest creative concepts with innovative Australian design.

Other new showrooms include Rewined and Formatical, Seda France and the Willow Group featuring Skalny, all in their first corporate showrooms. Pottery Avenue, De Rolsa and Twig also join the collection in a new combined showroom.

The Gourmet & Housewares collection, in Building 2 on Floor 8, presents more design-driven gourmet products than ever before with new showrooms from the iconic Wolf Brands, Hammerstahl, Chevalier Collection, Yedi Housewares and Fitz and Floyd featuring Andrea by Sadek joining the category. The area also features a new Market Club.

This Market, designer Eddie Ross will create a one-of-a-kind tablescape using products sourced at Market from both temporary and permanent exhibitors in an interactive presentation on Thursday, January 14 on Building 2, Floor 3. The charming and inspirational Ross repeats the presentation on Saturday, January 16. Both presentations are at 4 p.m.

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.

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.

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