Dallas shared showrooms present new lines, exciting events
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, June 5, 2012
Dallas Market Center's shared showrooms will offer new lines and host special events during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, June 20-26.
The Gourmet Market, Hemisphere Design Gallery, KidsWorld Studio, The Living Room, Outdoor Living and Spectrum will showcase a wide range of collections across more than 85,000 square feet of showroom space.
Outdoor Living is the 31,000-sq.-ft. showroom in the International Trade Plaza (1-1F201). It offers a wide range of merchandise for outdoor spaces from furniture, lighting and outdoor flooring, to fountains, pottery and garden accessories. During June, the showroom will include the following new lines: Anywhere Fireplace, high style, affordable portable fireplaces; Ceramo, a unique collection of pottery; and Domani International, unusual garden fountains, accents and statuary. Each of these lines are exhibiting for the first time in Dallas.
Buyers are invited to attend the Outdoor Living "Summer Beach Bash" on Friday, June 22 at 5 p.m. The party will include beach-style snacks, refreshing cocktails and summer tunes.
Spectrum, the 3,000-sq.-ft. lighting resource is located on the 3rd floor of the Trade Mart (3-3656). The showroom features a wide variety of lighting products. Spectrum is part of the largest concentration of permanent lighting showrooms in the world. LED Inspirations joins other Spectrum exhibitors for the first time this month including SLV Lighting, Osram Sylvania, LIGHTS UP!, Avenue Lighting, Toshiba Lighting and Viz Glass.
Gourmet Market, located on the 1st floor of the World Trade Center (1-180), is the only open-daily permanent shared showroom in the gourmet industry. The 25,000-sq.-ft. shared showroom features unique gourmet gifts and specialty food and beverage lines, as well as housewares, cookware, tabletop, cookbooks, kitchen gadgets and wine accessories from more than 140 companies.
The more than 30 new companies showing in the Gourmet Market include: All Clad, Big Wood Boards, Caffe D'Amore, ChefPro Tortilla Maker, Cooke Tavern Soups, DeBrand Fine Chocolates, Dread Head Chef, Gage Inc., Krups, OIC Basketware, Raven's Nest Specialties, S.A.L.T. Sisters, Soda Stream, The Sassy Apple, Too Good Gourmet and more.
During June, the Gourmet Market will debut Phase One of its three phase renovation and expansion with updated décor to create a comfortable, welcoming space and enabling more interaction between exhibitors and buyers. Upon completion, the Gourmet Market will be nearly 30,000 square feet featuring more than 1,500 product lines of gourmet specialty foods, kitchen accessories, casual tabletop and gourmet gadgets.
The renovation will also include a new demo kitchen located just outside the Gourmet Market in the Hall of Nations, WTC 1st floor. During Market, more than a dozen famous chefs will host cooking demonstrations. On Saturday, June 23, renowned Australian Chef Curtis Stone will prepare tasty samplings of his favorite dishes during a cooking and product demo at noon in the Demo Kitchen. After the demo, Curtis will sign his latest cookbook, Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone, and buyers are invited to see the full line of his cookware, bakeware and servingware. Later that afternoon Curtis will be available to meet buyers in Source One Marketing, Trade Mart 1-1949. For more information on Curtis Stone visit www.curtisstone.com or for details on his line contact Source One Marketing at 214-520-9845.
Hemisphere Design Gallery is the 10,000-sq.-ft. design resource for decorators, designers and retailers located on the 9th floor of the World Trade Center (9-9000). It offers distinctive high-end home decorating products and services. New lines for June include: All Resort Furniture, Continental Home, Cowhide Western Furniture, Harlequin Lighting, Linda Bourgault, Starling Design and The Art Menu. On Friday, June 22 Hemisphere will host a cocktail party from 5 to 7 p.m.
KidsWorld Studio, the 8,000-sq.-ft. shared showroom on the 8th floor of the World Trade Center (8-8701), features leading manufacturers of children's products ranging from room décor and lighting to gifts, toys, apparel and accessories. KidsWorld Studio will exhibit the following new lines in June: Diane Doss & Associates representing Little Yellow Chic, Sumersault Bedding and Tiny Love; Fairy Godmother, interchangeable hair accessories for girls; Heavenly Wear, baby attire market with scripture passages; Hip Together, fabulous designs for girls, boys and moms; Perry Mackin, chic and affordable diaper bags; Rosie Me Collections, boutique-style hair accessories; The Binky Bag, a stylish and convenient holder for storing and dispensing pacifiers; Wallflower Art Boutique, gallery wrapped giclee canvas prints; and Ypsi Designs, interactive paper-doll shirts with detachable, Velcro® doll clothes. KidsWorld Studio will host a picnic-themed party on Friday, June 22 from 6-8 p.m.
The Living Room, a 10,000-sq.-ft. showcase located on the 5th floor of the World Trade Center (5-521), features special manufacturer collections for the home in a more intimate setting. Located in a high-profile space it allows several companies to exhibit in a single destination. Current companies include: Bella Toscana, Bougainvillea, Christian Aubry, Daniel Stuart Studio, Frantic Fern Arizona and Peninsula Home Collection.
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