First Smart Home Showroom in North America to Open

at Dallas Market Center in June 2019

—Samsung to Anchor Smarter Living by Design—

DALLAS – April 30, 2019 – Dallas Market Center, home of the largest residential lighting marketplace and largest open-daily design marketplace, announces the grand opening of the first smart home showroom in North America, Smarter Living by Design. The permanent showcase will feature leading technology for residential, commercial and hospitality projects from thirteen innovative companies from around the world including Samsung. The open-daily showroom will debut in June 2019 in time for the June Total Home & Gift Market (June 19-25) and Lightovation—Dallas International Lighting Show (June 19-22).

Smarter Living by Design will include a selection of best-in-class brands spanning home technology categories from premier lighting, sound and appliances to artificial intelligence. The showcase will be the first to unite advanced technology from Europe, Asia, and the U.S. in order to demonstrate how technology can seamlessly and stylishly integrate into the modern home.

Participating brands include Samsung (South Korea), Basalte (Belgium), BRYTE (USA), California Audio Technology (USA), CinemaTech (USA), Crestron (USA), Display Technologies (UK), Dolby Laboratories (USA), Future Automation (UK), (USA), LumaStream (USA), Koa Technology Group for CoeLux (Italy), and Kaleidescape (USA).

Additional services to be offered exclusively in Smarter Living by Design include education, training, and installation to enhance the products on display and support the retail and design communities.

The showcase will be coordinated by HomeTronics, a Dallas-based custom electronics integrator and will feature a series of five custom-built lifestyle vignettes: Family Room, Master Suite, Outdoor Cooking, Outdoor Living, and an Interactive Technology Showcase. Each living space will be updated regularly and serve as a practical demonstration space and design laboratory.

In addition, Smarter Living by Design will host frequent special events and seminars to educate and inspire designers and retailers about the basics of smart home technology, to share project ideas, and to hold collaborative sessions on technology subjects that can turn the design community into smart home thought leaders.

Finally, Dallas Market Center and vendor personnel will be present to connect customers with installation resources in their local areas for the products featured. The full-spectrum showcase has been masterfully designed to integrate products, training, education and related services to support the design and retail community in an unprecedented manner.

“This unparalleled showroom is a groundbreaking effort to meet the progressive needs of interior designers and retailers, both of which are increasingly interested in providing smart home resources for their customers,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Technology is a logical progression from our global leadership in design and lighting, and we welcome the trade to experience the only market center showcase of enhanced living through technology.”

“We have carefully selected the best brands from around the world for this first-of-its-kind showcase that will attract buyers from across North America. Dallas Market Center is an exceptional venue for connecting home technology with the design industry,” said Greg Margolis, president of HomeTronics. “I look forward to the ideas and creativity this space will spark in designers.” 

Smarter Living by Design will be open daily inside Light+ Design on Ten in the World Trade Center, space 10085-11. The showroom is fully staffed and able to facilitate ordering of products and installation services as needed. HomeTronics has design and integration experience with all technology partners featured. Individual partners also offer additional resource options to assist with final sale and installation. Attendees of the upcoming Total Home & Gift Market and Lightovation will be among the first to experience Smarter Living by Design.

Dallas Market Center serves retail buyers and interior designers from around the world who seek a wide range of home décor products from leading manufacturers and emerging brands. Its expanding open-daily design marketplace, the largest in North America, spans approximately 2 million square feet and features furniture, decorative accessories, floor coverings, wall art, residential lighting, and home technology. Its residential lighting marketplace and twice annual trade event, Lightovation, are also the largest in North America. The marketplace hosts global trade events including the upcoming Dallas Total Home & Gift Market as well as specialized design events throughout the year, such as Dallas Design Week, that attract thousands of members of the design community from across the country and Latin America.

For a complete list of design events and showrooms, visit the Dallas Market Center website or download the Dallas Market App. Also, keep up-to-date on all market information by following Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

About Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, holiday/floral, gifts, lighting and apparel. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center App. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Dallas Market Center blog.