On Wednesday August 22nd, Americasmart's new Commercial Design floor hosted a party for the design community. What follows are photos from the event and an abbreviated press release on Americasmart's newest design initiative.
AmericasMart® gives the southeastern hospitality design community its newest curated product resource with the opening of the new Commercial Design Floor. Housed on Floor 5 in AmericasMart Building 1, the new design collection brings together leading commercial furniture, wall art, lighting, fixture and equipment lines geared to the special requirements of commercial installations in Hospitality, Contract, Senior Living, Student Housing and Government spaces.
The AmericasMart Commercial Design collection will serve the robust commercial design sector concentrated in Atlanta and extending across the 10-state southeast region. The metro Atlanta area alone houses more than 1,000 commercial design or architecture firms, together with several of the nation’s largest procurement and purchasing firms. Atlanta, additionally, is headquarters for several top restaurant and hotel brands, and is easily accessible to hospitality industry concentrations in other large population centers across the southeast, particularly the hotel and cruise ship design community in Orlando and the fast-growing Nashville area.
“Atlanta is home to a vibrant commercial design community, which has long sought a consolidated location for these designers to source products—and to host clients,” says Mark Furlet, senior vice president of Building 1 Leasing. “With the creation of the Commercial Design floor, AmericasMart is building that destination.” Vice president of Home, Jenny Heinzen York adds, "Whether they are sourcing for a hotel, restaurant, multi-family dwelling, senior living facility—or any other type of installation that needs furnishings—designers and purchasers will find a broad range on the floor and throughout our campus.”
Showrooms already open on the new Commercial Design floor include Joel Robinson & Associates, Stover Sales, Gabby Commercial and Summer Classics Contract, Bethel International, Telescope Casual Contract, Cozy Mattress and Creative Touch with additional lines continuing to commit to the collection. The more than 40 lines currently on the floor present a range of products including bath fixtures and vanities; commercial-grade office seating and conference tables; fixed-wire lighting; contract-grade outdoor furnishings; rugs and more.
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Georgia has opened a workspace on the floor for its membership to work with clients, source products and host special events. The Commercial Design Lounge, presented by AmericasMart in partnership with ASID, International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and The Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH), serves as the floor’s gathering and meeting space.
The Commercial Design floor is located in Building 1, Floor 5, by appointment only. For more information, visit AmericasMart.com/Hospitality.