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IMC Announces Fall Design Week Educational Programming

Fall Design Week featuring Gift & Home is at AmericasMart Sept. 20-22, 2021 and will offer programming showcasing the direction the industry is moving toward.

ATLANTA – Fall Design Week featuring Gift & Home is offering three days of curated, educational programming on design, the world of retail and seasonal trends from Sept. 20-22 at IMC’s AmericasMart Atlanta campus.

“Along with opportunities for order writing and exploring the latest in design trends, Fall Design Week programming enables design aficionados to learn about the direction the industry is moving toward,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC chief marketing and digital officer. “We are so excited to welcome the design industry back to AmericasMart this September for sourcing, education and reconnection.”

Fall Design Week educational programs will take place daily as “Lunch and Learn” seminars throughout the course of the three-day design event.

On Monday, Sept. 20 at 12 p.m., Rachel Moeller of Sherwin-Williams will present Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast. This exploration of unique color palettes that draw from emerging global trends is worth 1.0 CEU credits.

On Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 12 p.m., DeAnna McIntosh of Retailing Evolved will present Future-Proofing Your Retail Business. The session will address how to future-proofing businesses so they can evolve as quickly as retail does.

On Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 12 p.m., Canaan Marshall a contestant on HBO Max’s second season of Full Bloom will present A Floral Designers Secret to Decorating the Perfect Christmas Tree. The session will address how to coordinate a mixture of baubles, ornaments and lights on a Christmas tree making it look professionally styled.

Additionally, participants in Fall Design Week will have access to complimentary parking in the American Cancer Society lot throughout the duration of the design event.

Fall Design Week featuring Gift & Home runs Sept. 20-22 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., at AmericasMart Atlanta. The three-day buying, educational and networking event for designers and retailers allows those in the design industry to visit AmericasMart and learn more about design while shopping the biggest upcoming trends. Merchandise is showcased in AmericasMart’s 400+ Open Year Round showrooms displaying nearly 2,000 lines in home décor, lifestyle, gift and apparel. For more information, visit www.americasmart.com/en/Markets/Fall-Design-Week.

In 2021, for a third consecutive year, AmericasMart and the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) are collaborating to create the Southeast’s premier dual-venue design shopping destination, Sept. 20-23 in Atlanta, with unparalleled product selections from leading home décor, lifestyle, furniture and rug brands. Fall Design Week at AmericasMart will run Sept. 20-22, and DISCOVER ADAC will operate Sept. 21-23. To facilitate cross-campus sourcing and shopping, IMC will operate free shuttle between both campuses on Tuesday, Sept. 21 and Wednesday, Sept. 22.

For information, visit www.americasmart.com/en/Markets/Fall-Design-Week or https://adacatlanta.com/discover-adac/.

About International Market Centers

International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of Juniper, a fully integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution and multiline B2B e-commerce marketplace empowering buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business at markets and year-round, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information, visit www.imcenters.com.

About ADAC

Built 60 years ago by renowned architect and developer John Portman in the prestigious Buckhead community of Atlanta, ADAC is a community-focused, nationally recognized leader in the world of interior design and home fashion, serving as the essential one-stop shopping resource for interior designers, architects, and builders. In November 2018, ADAC was acquired by International Market Centers (IMC) and parent company Blackstone, the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. The ADAC campus consists of ADAC and ADAC WEST with more than 550,000 square feet with over 65 showrooms offering 1,200 of the industry’s finest product lines including furniture, fabric, rugs, lighting, accessories, floor and wall coverings, antiques, fine art and framing, kitchens, bath, tile and stone, and home theater products. Likewise, ADAC’s extensive services include custom designs such as framing, electronic systems, faux finishing, and draperies. To learn more, visit www.adacatlanta.com.
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