Norwalk set to debut Atlanta showroom

ATLANTA – Customized upholstery producer Norwalk Furnishings will open its first showroom ever in AmericasMart Atlanta.

The 4,500-square-foot location, 14F areas 5, 7 and eight, is on the tradeshow middle’s 14th flooring of Constructing 1. Tamara Lockman will function showroom supervisor. Norwalk, based mostly in Norwalk, Ohio, already had longstanding illustration at AmericasMart by the Charles Ray and Associates designer showroom, and that relationship will proceed.

“We’re proper throughout the corridor from Charles Ray, they usually’ll have the ability to deliver their designers over,” Hipple mentioned. “We simply felt we would have liked to have our personal presence there to take advantage of the market and year-round for the regional design commerce.”

In Atlanta, Norwalk will mannequin the showroom based mostly on its success with a location within the Las Vegas Design Middle at World Market Middle.

“We’ve had such a very good expertise being open year-round in Las Vegas promoting to the commerce, plus markets,” Hipple mentioned. “The showrooms are about the identical measurement, so we all know the mannequin. We’ll be a very good useful resource for Southeastern retailers, and persons are coming from everywhere in the world to Atlanta to buy presents, so we need to faucet into that.”

On a year-round foundation, Atlanta ought to show a powerful location for serving the design commerce within the Southeast, and Hipple famous the Atlanta metropolitan space alone ought to show a powerful base of designer enterprise.

“The Atlanta area has 7 million folks, so we’ll serve that neighborhood as effectively,” Hipple mentioned. “Plus, I reside in Atlanta, so it will likely be nice to have a presence in my very own yard.”

Norwalk will rejoice the brand new AmericasMart showroom with a cocktail celebration the night of July 15, throughout the summer time Atlanta Market, July 13-19.

I am Powell Slaughter, senior editor at Furnishings/Right this moment. I returned to the publication in January 2015 after 9 years of writing about furnishings retail methods and greatest practices at a month-to-month journal specializing in residence furnishings retail operations. Previous to that, I spent 10 years with F/T overlaying wooden furnishings, the final 5 of these as case items editor. Upon my return to F/T, I developed protection of the logistical and repair points of the furnishings {industry} in addition to following the occasional, residence workplace and residential leisure classes. In April 2018 I took over the upholstery class, with accountability for protection of the material and leather-based stationary and movement upholstery, recliners and therapeutic massage chair classes.

Norwalk set to debut Atlanta showroom

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