Global Views Opens Corporate Showroom at Americasmart

Retail Editor 1, Staff Staff, April 17, 2012

DALLAS — Global Views, manufacturer of decorative accessories, lighting, furnishings, wall art, area rugs and more, will establish a major new Atlanta corporate presence with a 13,000-sq.-ft. flagship showroom opening this July, according to Jeffrey L. Portman Sr., president and chief operating officer of Americasmart parent AMC, Inc.

Secured under a multi-year commitment on floor 14 of Americasmart Building 1 (Merchandise Mart), the new Global Views corporate showroom is now under construction for grand-opening events scheduled to occur with the July 11-18 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market.

"Global Views helps define the direction of our growing design-driven product presentation on floor 14," said David Savula, AMC executive vice president in charge of all Americasmart home and gift leasing. "The scope and depth of its product lines and the unmistakable look and feel of its brand align perfectly with the design environment we are creating on this signature floor."

Other key brands on the 14th floor include Currey & Company, Ambella Home Collection, Port 68, Interlude Home, Century Furniture, and many others.

"Global Views is legendary in the world of premium home furnishings and home accents product with a design aesthetic grounded in pure creativity, innovation and inspiration," said Portman. "Their new showroom will become a showplace of style with the expansive space designed and created to spotlight the full depth and breadth of a large and always-growing Global Views merchandise mix."

Global Views was formerly located within the Southern Accessories Today showroom in Americasmart."Global Views has had a tremendous run in the Atlanta market with Southern Accessories Today for the last 15 years," said David Gebhart, Global Views chief executive officer. "Now jumping off and having our own showroom on the 14th floor will offer us the opportunity to show our line in its entirety and also give our new company — Studio A — the presence it deserves in the marketplace. We are creating a stimulating environment in both Global Views and Studio A to draw increased traffic to our lines during market - as well as day-to-day as we welcome the best designers and retailers from around the world to our exciting new showroom. Everyone in our company is elated by the amazing opportunity our space on the 14th floor in Americasmart will bring."

Open Monday through Friday year-round, the 14th-floor Home & Design collection was designed to complement Americasmart's Home Accents, Furnishings and Fine Linens offerings and that of sister design center entity The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center.

The Global Views grand-opening ribbon cutting event will be scheduled for early in the July Market within the new Building 1, 14-C-1 space.

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