AmericasMart today announced the opening of its new Commercial Design Floor, giving the southeastern hospitality design community its newest curated product resource.
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 and rapidly expanding 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.”
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.
“The new contract-centric showroom fosters an environment where commercial designers and clients can comfortably relax and discuss their specific project needs with our representatives,” says Don Smith, Vice President, Summer Classics Contract. “We truly believe that our new contract-focused showroom raises the bar and gives the design community a competitive edge. We have strengthened our core competencies and increased availability to the community by combining a show experience with the benefits of an on-demand resource that is conveniently available year-round.”
“AmericasMart is already home to more than 100 hospitality- and contract-friendly product lines and drives a substantial commercial design business during our major Markets and in between,” says Jenny Heinzen York, Vice President of Home. “The Commercial Design floor neatly consolidates this type of product so that these busy designers can get in and out in an efficient manner. 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.”
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 showroom presentation represents a customer-friendly business where the products that designers need to see are available at their convenience, five days a week, year-round. Designers enjoy AmericasMart’s Open Year Round amenities including complimentary valet parking and simple registration.
The Commercial Design floor is located in Building 1, Floor 5, by appointment only. For more information, visit www.americasmart.com/hospitality.