In The Industry July 2017

Bunakara Is First-Time Exhibitor At Dallas Total Home & Gift Market

Bunakara, a line of home furnishings and textiles that blends the simple with the luxurious, opened a 600-square-foot temporary showroom for its debut at the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market in June 2017 to support the company’s sales growth in the South Central U.S.

Bunakara also has partnered with In-Detail, a leading sales group in home accessories and furnishings, to represent the product line in the region and at the Dallas Market.

New products featured in the temporary showroom included a tailored, natural ivory linen slipcover collection (shown) for the Fingerprint chairs and chaises, developed to protect the pieces from daily use as well as to provide a seasonal change to the look of each piece.

“Exhibiting at the Dallas Market is part of our growth strategy to expand our reach to other parts of the country,” says Dixon Bartlett, U.S. national sales and marketing director for Bunakara.

Georgina Weddell, co-founder of In-Detail, shares the excitement about the partnership with Bunakara, and notes the companies have similar business philosophies.

“In-Detail carefully selects the brands we represent, choosing the best in design and the ability to deliver these products to our retailers and designers,” she comments. “We immediately became excited about the fresh point of view of Joana Aranha, Bunakara’s creator, and the simple, but luxurious look of the products.”

Located on the sixth floor in the Temps area of the World Trade Center, Bunakara’s space featured furniture, home accents and textiles hand-crafted in India, using authentic materials, such as acacia wood, cotton, linen, natural dyes and sand-cast brass. Each piece also incorporates an unexpected signature detail, such as an iconic single painted chair leg, a hidden message on the inner core of a pillow, an ornate sand-cast brass ferrule on a simple acacia table leg or an intricate hand-applied lace appliqué.

The company’s product line will be on display year-round alongside several other home accents lines that In-Detail represents in the permanent In-Detail showroom, located in Suite 500 on the fifth floor of the World Trade Center.

Bunakara also maintains showrooms in High Point, Atlanta and New York. For more on the company, visit bunakara.com.