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IMC to Host 26 Buying Events in 2022

International Market Centers (IMC) has expanded its apparel, furniture, gift and home décor market calendar in 2022 to 26 markets and buying events presented in Atlanta, High Point, NC and Las Vegas.

“IMC is one of the only market centers and trade show operators to actually expand its portfolio during the pandemic,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “In 2022, we are proud to offer even more opportunities coast-to-coast for our industries to gather in person to do business.”

IMC’s 2022 calendar is:

 January

January 11-18, 2022: Atlanta Market at AmericasMart Atlanta (temporary exhibits January 12-16) AtlantaMarket.com

January 23-27, 2022: Las Vegas Market at World Market Center Las Vegas and the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas (temporary exhibits January 23-26) LasVegasMarket.com

 February

February 1-5, 2022: Atlanta Apparel at AmericasMart Atlanta (temporary exhibits February 2-4) Atlanta-Apparel.com

February 12-14, 2022: Las Vegas Apparel at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas LasVegas-Apparel.com

 March

March 2-4, 2022: Spring Market at AmericasMart Atlanta AmericasMart.com

March 23-25, 2022: Spring Sample Sale at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) ADACAtlanta.com

 April

April 2-6, 2022: High Point Market at IMC’s 17 properties in High Point: 300 E. Green St.; 300 S. Main St.; Commerce & Design Building; Furniture Plaza; Historic Market Square; International Home Furnishings Center; Klaussner on Hamilton; Market Square Textile Tower; National Furniture Mart; Plaza Suites; Showplace; the Suites at Market Square; 121, 200, 320 Hamilton St; 330 N. Hamilton St.; and 129 S. Hamilton St. IMCHighPointMarket.com

April 11-15, 2022: Atlanta Apparel at AmericasMart Atlanta (temporary exhibits April 11-14) Atlanta-Apparel.com

April 12-14, 2022: VOW | New World of Bridal at AmericasMart Atlanta Atlanta-Apparel.com

April 26-28, 2022: DESIGN ADAC at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) ADACAtlanta.com

May

May 3-5, 2022: Spring Cash & Carry at AmericasMart Atlanta AmericasMart.com

TBA: Spring Sample Sale at the Las Vegas Design Center World Market Center Las Vegas LasVegasMarket.com/year-round/lvdc

 June

June 8-11, 2022: Atlanta Apparel at AmericasMart Atlanta (temporary exhibits June 8-10) Atlanta-Apparel.com

 July

July 12-18, 2022: Atlanta Market at AmericasMart Atlanta (temporary exhibits July 13-17) AtlantaMarket.com

July 24-28, 2022: Las Vegas Market at World Market Center Las Vegas and the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas (temporary exhibits July 24-27) LasVegasMarket.com

 August

August 1-6, 2022: World of Prom & Social Occasion and VOW | New World of Bridal at AmericasMart Atlanta (temporary exhibits August 2-5): Atlanta-Apparel.com

August 2-6, 2022: Atlanta Apparel (temporary exhibits August 2-4) at AmericasMart Atlanta Atlanta-Apparel.com

August 7-9, 2022: Las Vegas Apparel at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas LasVegas-Apparel.com

August 24-26, 2022: Fall Sample Sale at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) ADACAtlanta.com

 September

September 19-21, 2022: Fall Market at AmericasMart Atlanta  AmericasMart.com

September 20-22, 2022: DISCOVER ADAC at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) ADACAtlanta.com

 October

October 11-15, 2022: Atlanta Apparel at AmericasMart Atlanta (temporary exhibits October 12-14) Atlanta-Apparel.com

October 22-26, 2022: High Point Market at IMC’s 17 properties in High Point: 300 E. Green St.; 300 S. Main St.; Commerce & Design Building; Furniture Plaza; Historic Market Square; International Home Furnishings Center; Klaussner on Hamilton; Market Square Textile Tower; National Furniture Mart; Plaza Suites; Showplace; the Suites at Market Square; 121, 200, 320 Hamilton St.; 330 N. Hamilton St.; and 129 S. Hamilton St. IMCHighPointMarket.com

 November

November 1-3, 2022: Fall Cash & Carry at AmericasMart Atlanta AmericasMart.com 

TBA: Fall Sample Sale at the Las Vegas Design Center World Market Center Las Vegas LasVegasMarket.com/year-round/lvdc

In addition to the markets, AmericasMart, the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) and the Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas are open daily to the trade and offer in-person programming throughout the year.

Augmenting the in-person buying opportunities is JuniperMarket by IMC – the industry’s newest B2B wholesale buying platform – launching in December 2021. Buyers can register and learn more at JuniperMarket.com. Sellers can learn more about joining the platform and the JuniperCommerce suite of SaaS tools which empower sales teams, streamline product data management and deliver real-time visibility across channels at JuniperCommerce.com.

Located in the prestigious Buckhead community of Atlanta, the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) showcases more than 550,000 square feet of the Southeast’s largest collection of luxury furnishings for residential, hospitality and contract projects. DESIGN ADAC and DISCOVER ADAC connect a national audience of design authorities, enthusiasts and media to explore new perspectives and the future of the creative world. ADAC is open to the public daily. For more information, visit https://adacatlanta.com/.

The five Atlanta Apparel markets feature the latest looks in contemporary, young contemporary, ready-to-wear, fashion accessories and more, plus specialty categories such as children’s and plus-size. Las Vegas Apparel is Atlanta Apparel’s semiannual West Coast fashion sourcing market. VOW | New World of Bridal presents looks for the whole wedding party twice per year. The annual World of Prom and Social Occasion is the nation’s largest prom, pageant and social occasion fashion market. Market information is available at Atlanta-Apparel.com.

Headline: ASID Foundation Announces 2021 Research Grants Recipients (1 logo)

Spotlighting the critical role of design and its impact on the human experience, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2021 Transform Research Grants.

The ASID Foundation Grants provide essential funding to address critical gaps in industry knowledge, advance design understanding, and transform the practice of interior design to improve lives. The 2021 grant sought research that activated diversity, equity, and inclusion in design solutions, and was made possible by the generous support of the Donghia Foundation. With recipients centered on promoting inclusivity and mental wellbeing in the world of education, the ASID Foundation’s 2021 grants will empower designers to create safe education settings grounded in research-based solutions for all student communities. 
 
“Research is absolutely vital to the design profession,” comments ASID Foundation Chair Toni Gocke Wyre, FASID, LEED AP, WELL AP, Assoc. AIA. “Through increased focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, we are well-positioned to analyze and offer solutions for the built environment.  These issues live at the intersection of choice and flexibility, the mantra of inclusive design for decades.  The time is now to expand our understanding of marginalized communities and deliver interior projects that promote social, physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.”  

The awardees proposed exemplary solutions, innovation and measurable results on the impact of design. Both aimed to bring awareness to design practices that can aid educational communities in bettering the wellbeing of our youth and their schools. 
 
The 2021 awardees of the ASID Transform Research Grants are: 
  
Equitable & Enriched Environments to Uplift: Impacts of School Design on Wellbeing, First-Gen College Readiness, and Social and Emotional Learning ($70K Award) 

PI: Dr. Renae Mantooth, Education Sector Design Researcher, CADRE/HKS

This pre-/post mixed methods study will investigate how the move of a predominantly Hispanic serving Pre-K-12 school from a dense urban setting devoid of green, open space to a new location with an open green quad and enriched interior affordances transform wellbeing, academic outcomes, and college-readiness for at-risk and first-gen students. 

“I am so excited to bring together educators, researchers, and designers on this project to investigate big questions around how the design of the built environment contributes to equitable student enrichment,” Mantooth comments. “Through these funds, we will investigate the impact design has on student outcomes and engage teachers to develop a design framework that establishes strategies to cultivate social and emotional learning in K-12 education that is responsive to all learners.”

This project is administered through the Center for Advanced Design Research and Evaluation (CADRE), in collaboration with HKS and Uplift Education. 

K-12 Schools Trauma-Informed Design Evaluation Tool Development (for and by designers and educators) ($30K Award) 

PI: Dr. J. Davis Harte, Director and Faculty of Design for Human Health, Boston Architectural College

This project aims to develop an interior-focused trauma-informed design evaluation tool for K-12 schools (K12TiDEval) to help heal trauma, with insider perspective on youth behaviors and triggers, coupled with interior design evidence and perspective.
 
“Trauma-informed Design (TiD) practices are helping survivors of trauma, including our youngest people,” states Harte. “Environments can lower stress levels, which helps students better regulate emotions, control behaviors, and access educational opportunities. We aim to develop this tool, created by and for designers and educators, to incorporate TiD principles in schools. Thank you to the ASID and Donghia Foundations for the opportunity to improve the lives of our children and youth through Trauma-informed Design.”

Along with Dr. J. Davis Harte, the research group also includes Janet Roche, MDS, Christine Cowart (Cowart Trauma-Informed Partnership), Molly Pierce, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, David O’Coimin (Nook Pods), Laura Shook Guzman, LMFT.
 
The ASID Foundation Research Committee selected the winning projects based on a range of qualifications, including the significance of the study, innovativeness of research questions, strength of research methods, applicability of research findings, and more. Scores from the committee* were aggregated and analyzed to determine the top three proposals for each grant type and then were discussed in detail. The Foundation Board of Trustees reviewed the award recommendations and approved the awards.

“The 2021 grant recipients embody the very spirit of diversity, equity, and inclusion - their proposals seek to elevate the voices of underrepresented students and to create a body of research and data that will inform and enhance the way we practice and design,” concludes Wyre. “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to our grantees and look forward to seeing the outcomes of their research.”
 
This year’s committee members include: Sally Augustin, Ph.D. – Principal, Design With Science; Lisa Henry, FASID, Allied AIA – CEO, Greenway Group; Denise Rush, FASID – Dean and Faculty, Boston Architectural College, School of Interior Architecture; Kay Sargent, FASID, LEED AP, MCR.w, WELL AP – Senior Principal and Director of Workplace, HOK.  
 
To review the winning projects, visit https://www.asid.org/foundation/programs/transform



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