Atlanta Market is ready to kick off the summer market season with new dates and a modified format that will allow retailers and designers to source needed new product during their recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. The 2020 summer market will be staged August 13-18, 2020 at AmericasMart Atlanta, with buying across its complete product collection alongside new enhanced safety protocols.
Submissions are now being accepted for Las Vegas Market’s proprietary FIRST LOOK trends program, which will showcase design and color trends through two 30-minute, CEU-accredited webinars presented in advance of the Summer 2020 Market, Aug. 30 – Sept. 3, 2020. All Las Vegas Market exhibitors are invited to submit their best-selling or new introductions in furniture, gift and home décor products for consideration by Friday, June 12.
Sonneman—A Way of Light, a pioneer in sophisticated, contemporary lighting, has expanded its leadership team with the promotion of two senior-level team members. Gray Sessoms, formerly director of sales at Sonneman, has been promoted to vice president of sales. Additionally, Matthew Sonneman has been promoted from director of sales and market development to vice president of business development.
International Market Centers (IMC) has announced that Las Vegas Design Center’s (LVDC) monthly “First Friday” programming continues online while the World Market Center Las Vegas’ campus is closed to the public due to COVID-19. The June webinar, taking place from 10 - 11 a.m. (PT) on Friday, June 5, features a discussion with industry expert Leslie Carothers, principal of Savour Partnership, on how to utilize digital channels to generate income.
The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) has announced 12 winners in the inaugural Innovation + Design Competition. 26 professional and student finalists compete for the Best of Show and Category Winner distinctions. The juried and curated competition was open to ISFD members as well as members of the professional Maker/Designer community and post-secondary students.
As International Market Centers (IMC) enters Phase Two of its Atlanta NEXT initiative, another 12 home décor brands are scheduled to open new showrooms at the Summer 2020 Atlanta Market.
Norwalk Furniture has identified four emerging color and textile trends for the summer of 2020. From soft rose and blue colorways that echo a casual vibe to mixed browns that play up spice tones, the four themes have emerged through the company’s industry-leading forecasting process.