Dallas Market Center reveals Interior Home + Design Center exhibitors

16 vendors join new open-daily marketplace

Dallas Market Center finalized the first collection of luxury home exhibitor partners for its Interior Home + Design Center, a new 220,000-sq.-ft. marketplace serving interior designers and retailers. The project, which redevelops the first floor of the International Trade Plaza building, represents the largest expansion of luxury home décor showrooms in Dallas in more than 40 years.

Leases within the Interior Home + Design Center include Taylor’s On Ten, a leading agency of luxury lighting and home décor; Visual Comfort; Ralph Lauren Home; Bliss Studio; Dessau Home; Emissary; In 2 Green; Shadow Catchers; Ambella Home Collection; Zuo; Ratana Casual Furnishings; Lawrence & Crane; Wish Designs; Spicher & Company; Ashore; and Botanical Mix.

“Capitalizing on our tradition of leadership in market center management, we are setting a new standard in marketplace expansion, sophisticated building re-design, and business innovation by creating a destination with ground floor, controlled access showrooms for the design community,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We are already the largest and most successful open-daily design center in the U.S., welcoming more than 2,000 interior designers each month. This significant investment in new space for luxury home showrooms will help build even greater traffic to the entire campus.”

The Interior Home + Design Center is the centerpiece of a long-range strategic initiative to enhance the Dallas Market Center experience for market-time attendees and weekly visitors.

“We look forward to creating a wonderful new home for our signature designer lighting collections in what will be our largest to the trade showroom in the country, open on a daily basis,” said Andy Singer, founder and president of Visual Comfort. “The opportunity is tremendous.”

“We were among the first to sign a lease for showroom space, and we enthusiastically support this stylish and bold plan to serve more customers year-round,” said Luis Ruesga, founder and CEO of Zuo.

Originally opened in 1957 as the first building on the Dallas Market Center campus, the current International Trade Plaza will transform into the re-imagined Interior Home + Design Center after a multi-million dollar renovation. While staying true to the building’s mid-century design, the updated space will feature a curated collection of state-of-the-art, open-daily showrooms from leading home décor companies serving an active interior design community as well as the seasonal markets. The building will offer showrooms with individual exterior entrances, large exterior windows for natural light, hundreds of front-row parking spaces and valet service.

“Consistent with our philosophy of providing new, exciting, and a modern point of view on the classics, we are happy to be partnering with the DMC to launch the Interior Home + Design Center,” said Tom Jung, president and CEO of Bliss Studio.

“Reaching qualified customers year-round is more important than ever, so we are pleased to join the IHDC and to deliver our artwork to the retail and design communities,” said Mark Spicher, owner of Spicher & Co. “We look forward to the grand opening.”

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