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Dallas Design Week Schedule of Events Announced

—September 20-23 event for the Design community unites thought leaders and influencers—

DALLAS – August 25, 2021 – Dallas Market Center, the largest open-daily design marketplace in the country, announces the schedule of events taking place during the fall edition of Dallas Design Week, September 20-23, 2021.

The fall edition will feature more than 25 seminars and receptions for the design community. Attendees will experience an inspiring week of special sessions from design influencers, business authorities, and trend experts taking place across more than 1.5 million square feet of design showrooms. The centerpiece event is the Dine + Design: Colormix 2022 with Sherwin-Williams, a lunch and learn event taking place on Tuesday, September 21. The event is sponsored by LUXE Interiors + Design.

Special guests throughout the week will include Alexa Hampton, FORM Design Studio, Shay Geyer, HGTV’s Mike Pyle, The Kaleidoscope Project, Patti Carpenter, Kristi Hopper, Charlie Groppetti, Andrew Knapp, Ginger Curtis, Benjamin Johnston, and many others.

Dallas Design Week takes place the same time as ArchLIGHT Summit, a new lighting trade event and educational platform for the architectural, specification and design communities; and Total Home & Gift Market, September 22-24. Design Week attendees will have access to the ArchLIGHT Summit tradeshow floor showcasing commercial lighting resources for free.

“This will be our largest Design Week in years with incredible thought leadership and inspiration,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We look forward to welcoming designers eager to share best practices, connect with colleagues, and learn trends and skills to elevate their business.”

Monday, September 20

Vignette Viewing Opens

8:30AM-5PM; World Trade Center Atrium

Custom vignettes created exclusively for Design Week open for viewing in the atrium of the World Trade Center.

Lighting Design Presented by The Kaleidoscope Project, A Sustainable Showhouse

9:00am-9:45am, Progress Lighting, TM 3840

Designers Rydhima Brar, Rasheeda Gray, and Everick Brown will offer insights on selecting the ideal fixtures for interior spaces.

Designing Small Bathrooms Presented by The Kaleidoscope Project, A Sustainable Showhouse

10:00am-10:45am, Elegant Lighting, TM 3050

Designers Marilyn Lavergne, Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas, and Amy Schwartzbard will offer key advice for providing both function and beauty in a small-scale bathroom.

Artwork and Its Place in Design Presented by The Kaleidoscope Project, A Sustainable Showhouse

11:00am-11:45am, The Gallery - IHDC 1D202, GL 82

Designers Iantha Carley, Tanya Lewis, and Denise Gordon discuss the balance and importance of art when curating spaces.

Designing Long Distance Presented by The Kaleidoscope Project, A Sustainable Showhouse

1:00pm-1:45pm, Global Views, IHDC 1D209

Designers Shawna Underwood, David Santiago, and Nile Johnson provide tips on designing a space from afar.

Being BIPOC in the Design Industry Presented by The Kaleidoscope Project, A Sustainable Showhouse

2:00pm-2:45pm, Hallway outside Global Views, IHDC 1

Patti Carpenter and Amy Schwartzbard join the entire team of designers for this grand finale discussion about their experience in the industry.

Meet & Greet With Alexa Hampton

3:00pm-4:00pm, Taylors, IHDC 1D111

Please join us for champagne and light bites as Alexa talks about her process for creating designs for her product lines as well as engaging with others designers to support our design community.

Tuesday, September 21

Vignette Viewing

8:30am-5:00pm, WTC Atrium

Network with peers and exchange ideas while viewing a variety of incredible vignette displays provided by our event sponsors.

ArchLIGHT Summit Design DNA Installation

8:30am-5:00pm, Trade Mart 1

Head to the first floor of the Trade Mart to see Design DNA from you and your industry peers come to life through a light installation.

Samsung Designer Program

9:30am-10:00am, Light + Design, WTC 10085

Head to Light + Design to hear about how designers can purchase Samsung products at trade pricing.

ArchLIGHT Summit: ProSource Lighting & Home Automation Showroom Tours

10:00am-10:30am, ProSource, WTC 10040

Experience a one-of-a-kind demonstration within a home environment to better understand lighting options for your clients. Design Week attendees will be able to register for this session for free using code DESIGNVIP.

Dine + Design: Colormix 2022 with Sherwin-Williams Vignette Viewing Kick-Off

11:00am-11:30am, WTC Atrium

Kick-off Dine + Design by networking with peers and exchanging ideas while viewing a variety of incredible vignette displays provided by our event sponsors.

Dine + Design: Colormix 2022 with Sherwin-Williams

11:30-1:30pm, WTC 13

Join us for an inspired and in-depth survey of the influences and drivers for design and color in 2022. 11am event check-in and Vignette Viewing, 11:30am Lunch and Announcements; 12pm CEU presentation. RSVP by Sept. 17; 1-hour CEU AIA, IDCEC, CEPH accepted by TBAE.

Blending Organic Designs with Modern Sophistication: A Discussion with Form Design Studio

1:30pm-3:00pm, Global Views, IHDC 1D209

Join principal designers Joshua Rose and Rafael Kalichstein of Form Design Studio for a conversation on holistic, bespoke, contemporary design. Learn about their successful collection with Global Views and how they incorporate European influence into each piece. Cocktails in Global Views showroom immediately following discussion.

ArchLIGHT Summit: Color Rendition

3:30pm-5:00pm, TM 4814

Join Tony Esposito, Founder and Head Research Scientist of Lighting Research Solutions, and Jason Livingston, Theatre Consultants + Lighting of Studio T+L, LLC, to discuss an IES recommendation for Specifying Light Source Color Rendition. Design Week attendees will be able to register for this session for free using code DESIGNVIP.

ArchLIGHT Summit: DNA Discovery Event

6:30pm-10:00pm, TM 3 & TM 4

In addition to finding your Design DNA, visit some fabulous lighting showroom locations in the Trade Mart during an evening hospitality event. Each location will feature a unique food and beverage selection resonating with a particular strand of the Design DNA. Design Week attendees will be able to register for this session for free using code DESIGNVIP.

Wednesday, September 22

Vignette Viewing

8:30am-5:00pm, WTC Atrium

Network with peers and exchange ideas while viewing a variety of incredible vignette displays provided by our event sponsors.

ArchLIGHT Summit Design DNA Installation

8:30am-5:00pm, TM 1

Head to the first floor of the Trade Mart to see Design DNA from you and your industry peers come to life through a light installation.

ArchLIGHT Summit: Networking Breakfast: Women in Lighting + Design

8:00AM – 10:00AM, The SMART Center, TM 4826

Grab a cup of coffee, enjoy a welcoming breakfast, connect with peers from across the country, and participate in a lively, strategic discussion of the opportunities and challenges currently facing women in the industry. Design Week attendees will be able to register for this session for free using code DESIGNVIP.

ArchLIGHT Summit: Outdoor Living & Lighting - Science, Design and Illumination

10:00am-11:00am, Hubbardton Forge, TM 3725

Join Andrew Knapp of Hubbardton Forge to discuss how the use of outdoor space, whether in commercial, hospitality or residential settings, continues to have an ever-increasing impact on design. Design Week attendees will be able to register for this session for free using code DESIGNVIP.

A Fresh Approach to Flowers

11:00am-12:00pm, Porch View Home, WTC 280

Learn how well-placed flowers or foliage can change a room or styled display with Charlie Groppetti, laureate member of the American Institute of Floral Designers, while experiencing the Porch View Home Showroom.

Expertly Incorporating One-of-a-Kind Pieces

12:15pm-1:15pm, Gabby, WTC 150

Whether antique or custom created, one-of-a-kind pieces are essential to executing unique, timeless interiors. Join interior designer Roz Murphy of Roz Murphy Design in Gabby as she details the ins and outs of incorporating antiques into your designs. Topics will include building a room around an heirloom, ensuring the quality of an antique, and how to expertly mix new and old furnishings.

Panel and Book Signing with Sandy Lucas and Sarah Eilers

1:45pm-3:00pm, Currey & Co, IHDC 1D228

Attend this panel discussion led by three of the Home Staging industry's largest business owners and influencers who openly share everything you want to know about adding home staging to an interior design business.

Designer Tour with Kristi Hopper

3:00pm-4:00pm, Meet at The Gallery, IHDC 1D202

Join Dallas native and Award-Winning Interior Designer Kristi Hopper as she takes you on a tour of the market place outlining the design resources you need for any project.

Thursday, September 23

Vignette Viewing

8:30am-5:00pm, WTC Atrium

Network with peers and exchange ideas while viewing a variety of incredible vignette displays provided by our event sponsors.

Outdoor Oasis with HGTV Stars Tamara Day and Mike Pyle

10:30am-11:30am, Palecek, IHDC 1D201

Moderated by Shay Geyer, Coyote Outdoor president Jim Ginocchi and RTA Outdoor Living president Josh Brown are joined by HGTV stars, Tamara Day of Bargain Mansions and landscape designer Mike Pyle of Inside Out to discuss modern outdoor kitchen trends and creating an outdoor oasis. Register at the event to win a Coyote Grill to be presented at the Entertaining Al Fresco Panel. Must be present to win.

Coyote Grill-Off

12:00pm-1:00pm, Outside IHDC Front Entrance

Attend a celebrity designer grilling contest outside the Interior Home + Design Center with interior designers Shay Geyer, Ben Johnston and Ginger Curtis as well as Mike Pyle and Tamara Day of HGTV fame alongside celebrity Dallas chef Tre Wilcox.

Entertaining Al Fresco

1:15pm-2:00pm, Palecek, IHDC 1D201

Join Shay Geyer, Benjamin Johnston, and Tre Wilcox to learn about the art of elevating your outdoor dining experience. A Coyote Grill will be presented to the lucky winner at the conclusion of the panel.

Sponsors for Dallas Design Week include Platinum Sponsors: Ashore, Currey & Company, Designer’s Patio, Summer Classics by Designer’s Patio, Game Rooms By Design, HiEnd Accents, Hubbardton Forge, Kalalou, Market Hill on 6, Park Hill, Pasha Furniture, Peacock Alley, Porch View Home, Rose Casual, Sherwin-Williams Co., Synergistic Furniture Design, Taylors, Unique Loom, and Uttermost. Diamond Sponsors: American Leather Innovations by Contempo, Designs, Amity Home, Charles Ray & Associates, Couture Lamps, Cyan Design, Dallas Rugs, Design Directions, Expressive Homes by Hina and Global Views.

Recent home and design additions to the marketplace include Porch View Home, ProSource, Couture Lamps, Shona African Sculptures, Susan Sales Fine Art, MetColors, Kelly Butler Home, Benjamin Moore, Synergistic Furniture Designs, and Hinges. Expansions include Pasha, Unique Loom, Park Hill, and C Maddox.

Upcoming at Dallas Market Center is ArchLIGHT Summit, September 21-22, a new lighting trade event and educational platform for the architectural, specification and design communities; and Total Home & Gift Market, September 22-24.

Only Dallas Market Center presents the most complete collection of new and best-selling products across multiple categories including home décor and lighting together with gift, holiday and floral, housewares, gourmet, apparel & accessories, artisan products, and more. The marketplace includes the largest residential lighting trade events in North America; the largest and most successful open-daily design center; dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; and the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories marketplace featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers.

To make plans 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 DMC Blog.

About Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center is the largest open-daily design resource in the U.S. and serves retail buyers and interior designers across the country and internationally who seek a wide range of home décor products. The efficient marketplace features more than 1.2 million square feet of space dedicated to design showrooms of furniture, decorative accessories, and residential lighting. Dallas Market Center also hosts trade events and specialized design events throughout the year attracting thousands of members of the design community.

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 visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter 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. The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80% of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers. 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.

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