Home & Design Highlights for January Dallas Total Home & Gift Market
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The upcoming Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, January 4-10, 2023, will offer home furnishings retailers and interior designers unprecedented products and inspiration for the new year.
The centrally located marketplace with more than 1.5 million square feet of Home and Design exhibitors has announced exclusive details for the winter edition of its trade event showcasing important new brands and collections, antiques and artisan items, inspiring special exhibits, and design tastemaker appearances during the seven-day trade event.
“This is truly a can’t-miss event for the design community,” said Michael Bauer, VP of Business Development, Design. “This show is special because it presents more opportunities to secure one-of-a-kind objects, review new collections first, and to experience inspiration from top tastemakers.”
Pre-registration, which is the exclusive method to receive a FastPass for quicker entry, is now available at dallasmarketcenter.com. Plentiful free parking and dedicated ride sharing lanes are available at the show. Valet parking is available to designers beginning on Monday, January 9.
As part of the reimagined Temps at Total Home & Gift Market (January 4-7) there will be a number of top collections and several antiques events showcasing U.S, European, and Asian pieces.
In Market Hall, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4, Blue Ocean Traders will open a container of antiques exclusively for Dallas buyers. The items are available for immediate purchase. These one-of-a-kind finds sourced from more than 15 countries worldwide can only be found in Dallas.
On the 10th floor of the World Trade Center, exhibitor Porch View Home will showcase two containers of Chinese antiques presented exclusively at the show and available immediately. At 1 p.m. on Thursday January 5, buyers are invited to join the “Antiques Diva,” Toma Clark Haines, for a special Champagne Tour of Antiques on the World Trade Center 10th floor.
Also don’t miss permanent showrooms with antiques and artisan items including Market Hill by Paul Michael, which is located on the sixth floor of the World Trade Center.
Amber Lewis Keynote and Book Signing
Tastemaker and style expert Amber Lewis will make a market appearance on Friday, January 6. The design community is invited to “The Art of Interiors” with Amber Lewis taking place at 11:00 a.m. in the atrium of the World Trade Center, moderated by D Home magazine. An exciting keynote & audience Q&A will be followed by a meet and greet and book signing in the Loloi showroom (WTC 506) at noon.
A complete list of events is available via the Dallas Market Center website.
New and Expanding Home and Design Showrooms
Numerous new showrooms serving the Design community will debut in January. Of special note, the 10th floor of the World Trade Center has been reimagined to host multiple trade shows and design-related events. Design exhibitors previously on 10 have relocated to new showrooms including Ashore (WTC 531, TM 3383), Ethan & Associates (WTC 9048), InStyle Gallery (WTC 9050), StyleCraft Lamps, (WTC 608), Revelation (IHDC 2F448, WTC 272), and The Uttermost Company (IHDC 2F128, WTC 268).
In the World Trade Center, Kalalou is expanding to feature florals in Botanica by Kalalou (WTC 360); and furniture and art destination SWANK Home (WTC 9014) expands again. The Goods of Brand Assembly (WTC 10085) has a re-envisioned space on the 10th floor for fashion and lifestyle brands. Wrought-iron chandelier and furniture manufacturer Ashore (WTC 531, TM 3383) has relocated and expanded. Importer of French and Italian ephemera Monahan Papers (WTC 251) has a new showroom that opened its doors in September. Home décor destination Gabby (WTC 150) expands their first-floor location on the atrium.
In the Trade Mart, home, seasonal décor, and fashion accessories leader Creative Co-Op (TM 2802) expands; Ashore (TM 3383) expands; Seda France joins the 2301 Collection (TM 2301); One Hundred 80 Degrees (TM 2010) adds space and new products; Royal Standard (TM 2038) expands its 2nd floor space with new gift, accessory, and home décor products; and Elegant Furniture and Lighting (TM 3060, TM 3420) has expanded and relocated.
In the Interior Home + Design Center (IHDC), new showroom MC Studio (2F140) debuts featuring Norwalk Furniture as well as fabric collections and casegoods from Sarreid. To celebrate its grand opening, the showroom will have a series of events including a marbling demonstration with artist Jill Seale on Saturday and a design conversation, “Goal Setting and Profitability for 2023,” on Thursday with award-winning interior designers Traci Connell and Kristi Hopper.
Also in the IHDC, Go Home/Golden Oldies (IHDC 1D421) has expanded and introduces one-of-a-kind product offerings. Recently added in The Gallery are ceramics tabletop leader Arte Italica (IHDC 1D202-GL24), Palmwood furniture builder Pacific Green (IHDC 1D301-GL110/118), hardwood flooring at PID Floors (IHDC 1D202-GL78), high-end textiles from V Rugs & Home (IHDC 1D301-GL116), and boutique wallpaper that turns heads at Wall Snobs (IHDC 1D202-GL12).
Lighting Showroom News
Designers and home furnishings retailers are invited to visit the largest lighting marketplace in North America during the Total Home & Gift Market, when select showrooms are open, or during the Lightovation trade event taking place January 10-13, when all lighting showrooms will be open. As a reminder, the new Lighting Concierge service is available on a daily basis on the first floor of the Trade Mart for complementary assistance with lighting design projects. Reach Arturo Maluy at email@example.com.
Most important to the design community is the grand opening of showroom Market Lighting Services (TM 4808),
which will offer the design community access to a range of lighting companies as well as delivery and installation.
In addition, technology leader Samsung Electronics America (TM 4604) has relocated and expanded to showcase its modern, smart home categories from lighting to sound. Dallas is the only market center in the U.S. to have a Samsung presence.
Also debuting in January is the International Pavilion, a new collection of global brands showing for the first time. Inside Trade Mart 4909 will be the following companies: Zafferano America, with award-winning lighting and glassware designs of Federico de Majo of Venice, Italy; Aldo Bernardi, with interior and exterior lighting from Treviso, Italy; and LOFFKo Group, an agency for high-quality Italian lighting brands including Modo Luce, In-Es.Artdesign, Sitia, MATTEOPALA, codutti, and Prodigal Leathers. A grand opening celebration will take place on Tuesday afternoon.
Other lighting additions include Quorum International/Oxygen (TM 3006) expands; Hunter Fan Company (TM 3135) relocates and expands; Livex Lighting (TM 4503) expands; Lucas + McKearn (TM 4535) expands and relocates; Designers Fountain (TM 4715) relocates; and Modern Forms is showing in TM 4301-4313. Quoizel (TM 3200) has expanded its space to include SKYX, makers of the innovative SkyPlug technology that allows ceiling fixtures to be plugged in as easily as portable lamps.
New lighting showrooms include Ashore (TM 3383), Innovations Lighting (TM 4904), Page One Lighting (TM 3920) while new to shared showroom Spectrum is Electric Mirror (TM 4432-8), Morgan Lighting (TM 4432-18), Rayhil (TM 4432-3), Sarin Energy Solutions (TM 4432-4), Treehouse Lighting (TM 4432-1) and Zastro (TM 4432-2). B&S Lighting relocates to the Trade Mart (TM 3640),
The Bigger, Better, Reimagined Temps
The Temps at Total Home & Gift Market, January 4-7, will be the largest winter presentation in more than ten years with more than 1200 exhibitor booths including many first-time brands. For designers and home retailers, there are special highlights including High Style Dallas (HSD) and Antiques on the 10th floor of the World Trade Center. High Style Dallas will feature more than 80 booths showing the “best of the best” curated collection of gifts and décor. The collection will be a juried array of lifestyle products including Laura Park Designs, Windy O’Connor, WirrWarr Wraps, Haute Home, and many others. The Antiques collection will feature one-of-a-kind furniture and accents, decorative objects, rugs, estate jewelry, and original artwork from the ancient world to mid-century modern. Among the top antiques dealers participating are E. Alexander, ABN Rug Gallery, and Jill Barrett Interiors.
Additional highlights from The Temps include a sold-out Luxe Gift collection on the first floor of the Trade Mart; the Home Temps and Made Temps on the 12th floor of the World Trade Center; and in Market Hall, the Immediate Goods resources include Artisan, Home, and Vintage.
Events every day in The Temps will feature promotions and events that inspire and entertain. All buyers are invited to enter the $10,000 giveaway taking place in the Temps. Two lucky buyers who place orders in The Temps totaling at least $2000 will win a $5000 prize.
Pick up a special guide to the Temps at the show, which has a complete list of participating brands, events, and promotions. Highlighting the events will be daily hospitality and parties. Details are also on the Dallas Market Center website.
Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, will hold the 33nd ARTS Awards on Friday, January 6 at the Hilton Anatole hotel, hosted by Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley. The ARTS
Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement. The ARTS Awards will include category awards as well as a special Academy of Achievement honor for the White Family, owners of Summer Classics, Gabby, and Wendy Jane; and a special HEARTS Award presented to Culp. The ARTS Awards Preview Party takes place on Thursday at 6 p.m. on the 10th floor of the World Trade Center. All buyers are welcome to attend both events; the Preview Party does not require a ticket.
Style Eyes Trendspotting
A panel of trend experts and retail mavens will be discovering new products at market. The Style Eyes returns as the program leveraging the knowledge and taste making skills of many leading industry social media influencers for their insights and discoveries. The Style Eyes will spot must-see and unique products and trends across the marketplace including gifts, home décor, lighting, holiday/floral and fashion. Follow along on Dallas Market Center social media channels and #dallasstyleeyes.
Spark Magazine: Winter Issue
More than 50,000 customers are receiving the latest issue of Spark magazine, the stylish pre-market publication highlighting trends, what’s new inside the market center, and insights from makers and influencers. The cover story is a profile of Los Angeles-based designer Amber Lewis, who creates spaces reflective of her personal style that’s eclectic and unique. The biggest story in this issue and inside the marketplace is the bigger, better, reimagined Temps at Total Home & Gift Market. Also in this issue is the latest design inspiration from The Hamptons; trends in lighting and holiday décor; and highlights of new and expanding showrooms across the marketplace. Finally, the magazine offers plenty of reasons to explore new restaurants and Instagram worthy backdrops around Dallas. A digital copy is available on the front page of the Dallas Market Center website.
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 gifts, home décor, gourmet and housewares, holiday/floral, gifts, lighting, and apparel and accessories. 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.