In The Industry September 2018

International Market Centers Acquires Atlanta Decorative Arts Center

 

International Market Centers Acquires Atlanta Decorative Arts Center

International Market Centers (IMC) announced on Aug. 22, 2018, that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC), which houses the Southeast’s largest collection of luxury furnishings for residential, hospitality and commercial applications. This announcement follows the recent merger between IMC and AmericasMart Atlanta, which was finalized on July 20, 2018.
The ADAC purchase is expected to be complete by late September 2018. Opened in 1961 in Atlanta’s Buckhead district, the 550,000-square foot ADAC property houses more than 60 showrooms and 27 design studios open to interior designers, architects, builders and design enthusiasts. With its curated mix of premium furniture, fabrics, rugs, wallcoverings, antiques, accessories, kitchens, bath and tile products presented by top manufacturers, ADAC has long been a preferred destination for the Southeastern design community.
The acquisition brings ADAC into the IMC national home furnishings network to create strategic business opportunities among all properties, most notably with IMC’s AmericasMart Atlanta, which houses complementary home furnishings product resources serving the national and international design and retail community. With the addition of ADAC to its portfolio, IMC becomes the world’s largest owner and operator of trade mart properties, encompassing more than 20 million square feet of facilities serving the global home furnishings, design and fashion apparel sectors.
Katie Miner, who has served as ADAC general manager since 2012, will continue in her current role under IMC ownership. Robert Maricich, IMC chief executive officer, will lead the combined entity. ADAC will continue to operate under its long-standing branded identity.

AmericasMart January 2019 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market Temp Dates Change

AmericasMart announces a date shift for temporaries at the January 2019 Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market. The new dates for temporaries are: Wednesday, Jan. 9 to Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. The ANTIQUES Collection runs from Wednesday, Jan. 9 to Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Showroom dates remain unchanged: Tuesday, Jan. 8 to Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
Showrooms and temporaries for The Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show are open from Wednesday, Jan. 9 to Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019.
For more information, visit americasmart.com.