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Dallas Shared Showrooms Have New Companies, Lively Events for June
By Home Furnishings Business in Markets on May 16, 2013
Dallas Market Centers shared showrooms will present scores of new product lines during the June 19-25 Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.
Hemisphere Design Gallery, WTC 9-9009, features distinctive, high-end design oriented products showcased in a 59-space showroom. Hemisphere is a design resource destination targeting designers and retailers. Hemisphere will host an Arts Fest party on Friday, June 21 at 5 p.m. Buyers can register to win a Kindle Fire. The winner announcement will be on Sunday, June 23 at 5 p.m. New exhibitors for June include: Etoffe Makara, a high-end bedding line; Shades of Grey decorative pillows; Anywhere Fireplace indoor/outdoor fireplace, tabletop and on the wall; Patterman and Sons curtain tiebacks; Love that Door iron doors; and Jane Stephens photography.
Outdoor Living, 1F201, International Trade Plaza, the 31,000-square-foot showroom showcasing multiple vendors dedicated to everything outdoors, will host a "Texas Stampede" on Thursday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m. with Dallas Design Supply. Buyers can drop off their business cards for a chance to win daily giveaways. New companies for June are: Hi-Line Gift Ltd. floral lights, furniture, fountains and 3D lanterns; String Light Co. leisure products, string lighting and wine accessories; Resten handmade, outdoor furniture; and LaCandela artisan-produced, hand-painted torches, Christmas ornaments and fire pots.
KidsWorld Studio, WTC 8-8701, the 8,000-square-foot showroom featuring gifts, home decor, lighting, toys, books, dolls, furniture, apparel and accessories for children, will host a Summer Carnival party on Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. Buyers can enter to win a Kindle Fire, with the winner announcement on Sunday, June 23 at 5 p.m. New companies for June include: Baby Bespoke luxuriously-crafted heirloom silhouettes for baby; Bottle Pets animal-themed bottle covers; Cutey Booty personalized bloomers and boxer shorts for infant and toddler girls and boys; Kidaroo Crew custom and write-on designer labels for sippy cups, bottles and other small to midsize containers; Pacipals huggable pacifier; Pello luxe floor pillows; Posh Play eco-friendly, wipeable bibs, diaper clutches, changing pads and play mats; The Pretty Pink Hippo colorful and affordable children apparel for families on a budget; and Wall Sticker Lamp, a decorative wall sticker that is also an electric lamp.
The Gourmet Market, WTC 1-180, has expanded again to allow for a wider array of products for June market. (Table & Housewares FINDS temporaries will be housed adjacent to the Gourmet Market). Following a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 20 at 5 p.m., there will be A Night on the French Riviera party. Buyers can drop off their business cards for a chance to win three nights at the Adolphus Hotel and dinner for two at the acclaimed restaurant, The French Room, during the January 2014 Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. Drawing for the winner will be on Monday, June 24 at noon.
Companies relocating within the expanded Gourmet Market include nationally-known companies Carmies Kitchen, Lammes Candies, Limited Editions Pelican Bay Ltd. and Wild Hare Designs. In addition, Main St. Shoppe, Mercantile International/ChefPro, Leland & Associates and S.A.L.T. Sisters are expanding their exhibit space. New exhibitors include: Artistic Creations innovative, functional hand-painted items including Festa innovative wine products, cool sack insulated wine and beverage bags, freezable koozies and pocket water bottles; Chef Works Cutlery professional and chefs knives made in Germany of forged construction of surgical steel which extend full length of knife; Jon Margeaux pewter-accented, dishwasher-safe glassware as well as domes, salad bowls, pitchers and other serving pieces; Le Popcorn & Candy gumdrop trees, Dutch licorice and more than 50 varieties of popcorn, custom novelty sweet treats for favors, gift baskets and catering; and Winchester Woodworks bowls, lids, platters and urns crafted from a variety of natural woods from forests of North Carolina and exotic imported hardwoods.