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ADAC and AmericasMart Team up to Sponsor Atlanta Magazine’s Georgia Design Awards (GDA)

The Premiere Atlanta Design Hubs are Proud to Join Together for the Introductory Year of the GDA


ATLANTA: ADAC and AmericasMart Atlanta, International Market Centers’ (IMC) dual-venue design destination in Atlanta, are expanding their influences in the design community, both in Atlanta and across the Southeast, by jointly sponsoring the first year of the Georgia Design Awards, introduced by Atlanta Magazine’s HOME and Atlanta Magazine. Together, the Atlanta powerhouses hope to bring amazing work to light across the state.

“The creativity of the Georgia design community provides constant inspiration for the IMC Team,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “Through our design centers in Atlanta – ADAC and AmericasMart – we have the opportunity to interact with its talented designers and suppliers as they push the boundaries of great design. We are honored to partner with Atlanta Magazine to recognize these trendsetters and tastemakers.”

The Georgia Design Awards aim to spotlight the best work and talent across Georgia in the areas of architecture, interior design, homebuilding, remodeling, and landscape design – both residential and commercial in all categories. All submitted applicants are based in Georgia and projects range from a one-bedroom or product installation to an entire space or home.

ADAC and AmericasMart are a natural fit to sponsor the work and involvement of both trade and consumers across all segments of the design community. AmericasMart presents 300+ home décor showrooms at its semi-annual Atlanta Market, along with 130+ showrooms open between markets for designers. ADAC, a community-focused interior design resource, is a one-stop shopping experience, open to both public and trade and featuring over 65 showrooms and more than 25 design offices. The venues are collaborating for the fourth consecutive year to create the Southeast’s premier dual-venue design destination, Sept. 19-22 with two design-focused markets: Fall Market at AmericasMart, Sept. 19-21, and DISCOVER ADAC at ADAC, Sept. 20-22.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Atlanta Magazine and AmericasMart to recognize the best talent in the design industry in the state of Georgia,” said Katie Miner, General Manager of the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC). “To be involved with the Georgia Design Awards – and to do it alongside AmericasMart – in the award’s inaugural year is an honor.”

Submissions have recently wrapped, and all entries will be judged by an independent panel of judges from outside of Georgia. Winners will be announced at a Black-Tie Gala in December and will be featured in the winter edition of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.

Interviews are available upon request. For more information on the Georgia Design Awards, visit here.

ABOUT ADAC: Built over 60 years ago by renowned architect and developer John Portman in the prestigious Buckhead community of Atlanta, ADAC is a community-focused, nationally recognized leader in the world of interior design and home fashion, serving as the essential one-stop shopping resource for interior designers, architects, and builders. In November 2018, ADAC was acquired by International Market Centers (IMC) and parent company Blackstone, the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. The ADAC campus consists of ADAC and ADAC WEST with more than 550,000 square feet with over 65 showrooms offering 1,200 of the industry’s finest product lines, including furniture, fabric, rugs, lighting, accessories, floor and wall coverings, antiques, fine art and framing, kitchens, bath, tile, stone and home theater products. Likewise, ADAC’s extensive services include custom designs such as framing, electronic systems, faux-finishing and draperies. To learn more, visit Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

ABOUT AMERICASMART: AmericasMart Atlanta presents more than 300 home décor showrooms with lighting, accent furniture, rugs, wall décor, casual furniture and linens to the trade at its semi-annual Atlanta Market. Between markets, designers can source in some 130+ showrooms with amenities including in-person and virtual educational opportunities and events, designer concierge services, a resource library, guided tours and complimentary valet parking. For more information, visit

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL MARKET CENTERS: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of IMC’s Digital Innovations division and the Juniper suite of digital sales and marketing solutions and B2B ecommerce marketplace, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information, visit


Media Contacts:

For ADAC: Tara Murphy + Alli Ehrhardt | 360 Media, Inc. – or 404-577-8686

For IMC: Amanda Merritt – or 404-884-5061


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