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 Design News in Dallas: Recent Additions, Expansions and Relocations
—Largest open-daily design marketplace in North America continues to grow—

DALLAS – April 21, 2021 – Dallas Market Center, the largest and most active design marketplace in North America, has announced new showrooms as well as expansions and relocations for top home brands. The marketplace welcomes thousands of design customers each month to its more than 1.5 million square feet of design showrooms.

Recently, the marketplace held an in-person spring edition of Dallas Design Week that welcomed 500 guests. Design Week included showroom grand openings and events, book signings, and trend presentations. The next Design Week takes place September 20-23, together with ArchLIGHT Summit (September 21-22), a new lighting trade event and educational platform for the architectural, specification and design communities.

Recent additions to the marketplace include:

· Todd Smith and Charlie Groppetti, the visionaries behind the farmhouse interiors look, have debuted a new showroom called Porch View Home on the second floor of the World Trade Center. The brand offers home furnishings and accessories in a relaxed, casual aesthetic.

· ProSource has opened a smart lighting demo center on the tenth floor of the World Trade Center. The space features multiple residential rooms showcasing smart home systems and devices, including lighting products and applications, for the benefit of ProSource members and vendor partners. ProSource is the leading buying group for the custom electronics integrator market and represents more than 550 specialty retailers and custom integrators.

· New in The Gallery on the first floor of the Interior Home + Design Center (IHDC): Couture Lamps, the artisan-crafted lamp and accessories brand featuring a mix of materials and natural elements that are rich in texture and depth; Shona African Sculptures showcases the skills of Zimbabwe artists who have achieved worldwide fame for fluid, organic forms; Susan Sales Fine Art features lively, abstract works that offer vivid colors and deep glossy surfaces; Kelly Butler Home presents a curated selection of antiques; and Benjamin Moore has a color wall of paint samples as a resource for daily buyers and designers in search of swatches.

· Synergistic Furniture Designs has opened on the 5th floor of the World Trade Center with custom industrial furnishings and décor utilizing metals, wood and epoxy for residential and commercial needs;

· Hinges, newly arrived on the 6th floor of the World Trade Center, offers premium furniture with attention to plantation grown, reclaimed and recycled wood.

Expansions include Savoy House in the Trade Mart, Pasha and Unique Loom in the Interior Home + Design Center (IHDC), and Park Hill and C Maddox in the World Trade Center. The 70% expansion by Savoy House creates room for a tremendous number of new collections across their stylish categories of chandeliers, ceiling and wall lights, pendants, outdoor lighting and ceiling fans. Unique Loom is almost doubling its square footage. Said a company representative: “Due to the increased demand for the presence of our one-of-a-kind rugs in Dallas, we are thrilled to reveal our expansion with DMC.”

Recently relocated are Minka Group and Hubbardton Forge in the Trade Mart, Darafeev in the Interior Home + Design Center (IHDC), and Import Collection and HiEnd Accents in the World Trade Center. The new Minka Group showroom on the fourth floor of the Trade Mart unites all brands will be located in a single location, including Minka-Lavery, Minka-Aire, Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co., and George Kovacs. A new Trade Mart atrium location for Hubbardton Forge means ample opportunity to showcase iconic award-winning lighting designs that combine artistry and technology.

“We have seen tremendous momentum as designers keep pace with projects and as manufacturers recognize that our marketplace is a year-round hub for new business,” said Dallas Market Center president and CEO Cindy Morris.

“These exhibitor partners are able to serve loyal buyers and a record number of new buyers coming into our showrooms. We appreciate their investment and their commitment to serving the design community.”

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 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

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.

Special travel deals are still available for the upcoming show. 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 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, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. 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 world’s largest western marketplace, opening in 2021; 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 percent of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers.