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Dallas Design Week Schedule of Events Announced

— In-person event returns in April with socially-distanced events for the Design community—

DALLAS – March 11, 2021 – Dallas Market Center, the largest open-daily design marketplace in the country, announces the schedule of events taking place during the spring edition of Dallas Design Week, April 5-8, 2021.

The spring edition will feature socially distant seminars and receptions for the design community. Attendees will experience an inspiring week of more than a dozen special sessions from design influencers, business authorities, and trend experts taking place in-person across more than 1.5 million square feet of design showrooms. Special guests include Ginger Curtis, Whitt Sherrill, Donna Moss, Spencer Bass, Paul Michael, a presentation from Benjamin Moore, and others.

“Spring Dallas Design Week will promote business skills, trends, and creativity while supporting health and safety,” says Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We are working closely with our showroom partners to offer inspiration and connection, and we are looking forward to tremendous presentations by design thought leaders.”

All designers visiting Dallas Market Center during Design Week are automatically entered for a chance to win more than $5,000 in giveaways from design showrooms but must be present to win during the Thursday reception.

Monday, April 5

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. Participants include Ashore, Carro USA, Currey & Company, Designer’s Patio, Summer Classics, Feizy, Game Rooms By Design, Park Hill, Peacock Alley, Porch View Home, Taylors, The Botanical Mix, Unique Loom, Charles Ray & Associates, Cyan Design, Dallas Rugs, Design Directions, Global Views, Hubbardton Forge, and Rockford Wholesale.

TAID Days of Education

8:30AM-5PM; ONLINE

Virtually network with the best in the business and earn CEU's at TAID Days of Education, sponsored by Dallas Market Center. Register here: http://www.supporttaid.org/events.htm

Prosecco on the Patio

8:30AM-5PM; Designer’s Patio, WTC 9009

Sip some bubbly while you shop for the latest and greatest in outdoor furniture at Designer's Patio.

Sip, See, and Sign With Donna Moss

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM; Uttermost, WTC 10021

Celebrate with designer and author, Donna Moss, and fellow designers featured in her new coffee table book, "Best of Show," to kick-off a book signing tour. Those present will be eligible to win a signed copy of the book that takes the reader on a beautiful journey through four Showhomes Moss helped complete with the help of some of her designer friends including Danny Russo, Sherry Hayslip, Kim Bailey, Phara Queen, Shane Friesenhahn, Ashley Black and Tiffany Jenkins as well as publisher, Douglas King.

Learn to Light Right With ProSource

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM; ProSource, WTC 10040

Experience the one-of-a-kind demonstration home environment just launched at Dallas Market Center by ProSource, the leading buying group for custom electronics integrators, and Light Can Help You, a premier lighting design firm. Learn about the Promises of Light in actual room settings, as well as the latest technologies available to bring these promises to life. See how lighting can fit into a comprehensive connected home system plan with an expert guided tour of this state-of-the-art showcase.

Tuesday, April 6

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.

TAID Days of Education

8:30AM-5PM; ONLINE

Virtually network with the best in the business and earn CEU's at TAID Days of Education, sponsored by Dallas Market Center. Register here: http://www.supporttaid.org/events.htm

Prosecco on the Patio

8:30AM-5PM; Designer’s Patio, WTC 9009

Sip some bubbly while you shop for the latest and greatest in outdoor furniture at Designer's Patio.

Tips for Purchasing Leather Furniture with Whitt Sherrill

1:00PM to 2:00 PM; Charles Ray & Associates, WTC 9002

Stop by Charles Ray & Associates to hear from Whitt Sherrill as he outlines the important things to look for when purchasing leather furniture. Then shop the showroom for custom upholstery to put your own signature on your next project.

Reception of Gratitude with Feizy

2:00PM to 4:00 PM; Feizy, WTC 102

Join Feizy Rugs for a cocktail reception in honor of their partnership with the Dallas Design Community. Enjoy complimentary cocktails while you shop Feizy’s showroom filled with on-trend yet timeless one-of-a-kind rugs.

Wednesday, April 7

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.

Prosecco on the Patio

8:30AM-5PM; Designer’s Patio, WTC 9009

Sip some bubbly while you shop for the latest and greatest in outdoor furniture at Designer's Patio.

Window Fashions Simplified Lunch and Learn

Noon-1:30 PM; In-Detail, WTC 500

Head to In-Detail and join speakers from both Alta Window Fashions and Misti Thomas Modern Luxuries who will be on site to discuss and explore the current trends in window coverings and how to grow your design business by offering this exciting and lucrative service. RSVP required via email to: jennifercourtney@in-detail.net.

Benjamin Moore and Global Views Color Trends 2021

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM; Hallways Outside Global Views, IHDC 1D209

Join the color experts as they unveil and explore the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year and Color Trends 2021 outside of Global Views in the IHDC. Then, sip and shop these color trends inside the Global Views showroom! Register now: https://signin.aecdaily.com/register/PJM8138

Sip and Shop with Global Views

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Global Views, IHDC 1D209

Following the Color of the Year and Color Trends presentation, enjoy complimentary cocktails while you shop color trends at Global Views.

Thursday, April 8

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.

Prosecco on the Patio

8:30AM-5PM; Designer’s Patio, WTC 9009

Sip some bubbly while you shop for the latest and greatest in outdoor furniture at Designer's Patio.

Meet and Greet with Amy Mints of Interior & Textile Solutions

9:30AM-10:30AM; Uttermost, WTC 10021

Meet Amy Mints of Interior & Textile Solutions inside the Uttermost showroom where she'll discuss her services focused on Superior Textile Protection for Interior Designers.

Motion Furniture with Spencer Bass

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM; Design Innovations by American Leather, IHDC 1D205

Visit American Leather to hear from Creative Director, Spencer Bass, on the topic of Motion Furniture. Get inspired for your next project and then shop the showroom.

Meet and Greet with Artist and Renaissance Man Paul Michael

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM; Market Hill on 6 by Paul Michael, WTC 615

Head to Market Hill on 6 by Paul Michael and meet the artist and renaissance man himself, Paul Michael, where he will be talking about how the supply chain has effected the home industry and One-of-a-Kind products. While you're there, shop his One-of-a-Kind products that will transform your next project.

Creating Refreshing Spaces Inspired By What Matters Most, with Ginger Curtis

3:00 PM – 3:30PM; WTC Atrium

Join five-time winners of the Designer of the Year Award and founder of Urbanology Designs for conversation about creating spaces and moments with intention and personality, gathering meaningful treasures, and connecting with what matters most. This is the heart of her new book, Beauty By Design. Q&A to follow.

Design Week Cocktails and Giveaways

3:30 PM – 5:00PM; WTC Atrium

Wrap up Design Week with music, a signature cocktail and the chance to win prizes from our designer showrooms. Leave your business card in the Lucite boxes located at IHDC Registration and the WTC Atrium to enter. Must be present to win!

Sponsors for Dallas Design Week include Platinum Sponsors: Ashore, Carro USA, Currey & Company Designer’s Patio, Summer Classics, Feizy, Game Rooms By Design, Park Hill, Peacock Alley, Porch View Home, Taylors, The Botanical Mix, and Unique Loom. Diamond Sponsors: Charles Ray & Associates, Cyan Design, Dallas Rugs, Design Directions, Global Views, Hubbardton Forge, and Rockford Wholesale.

Health & Safety Including On-Site COVID-19 Testing

Supporting the comfort, health and safety of all attendees, the market center will continue measures that include mandatory face covering and temperature screening for every person entering the marketplace every day. Other efforts include low contact entry via online pre-registration as well as enhanced cleaning with hospital grade products, hundreds of hand sanitizing stations, and signage for social distancing. Along with these new measures, there are safety features that are part of the natural design of the marketplace: open parking, large entryways, quick registration in multiple areas, wide hallways, multiple escalators to every floor, and showrooms with controlled access to allow for the appropriate distance between customers. Complete Health & Safety details are available via a link on the front page of dallasmarketcenter.com.

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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