Spring Market Day at the Arizona Design Center

The design and furniture industries have market events, usually two times a year. Earlier in the year, Las Vegas had their Winter Market, and two weeks ago, High Point had their Spring Market. These markets events are so large and complex with seminars, product launches, key note speakers, book signings, super sized showrooms and overwhelming attendance (from around the country + globe), the market will last a week. To keep up with trends and launches in between these major market events, metropolitan markets will hold a seasonal market day. This week was Spring Market Day at the Arizona Design Center in Scottsdale. This year's Spring Market at the Arizona Design Center featured keynote speaker, designer Windsor Smith, a presentation on Outdoor Living from Eric Graham, a luncheon, and Open House all day in the showrooms. Windsor Smith currently has launched a furniture line as a Century Icon at Century Furniture, and she will also be launching her first lighting line with Arteriors in Spring 2015 at High Point. Here are a few finds from my day (and first time) at the Arizona Design Center Spring Market, including a video recap at the end...

Windor's line at Century Furniture...

 Designer Windsor Smith being interviewed at the Century Furniture Showroom.

 CEU accredited presentation of Outdoor Living from Eric Graham, Senior Merchandise Manager for Century Leisure.

 Inside / Out reminded me a lot of Miami with it's strong & vibrant colors.
I looked for them online - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, G+ and Instagram, but they currently are only online on their website and have their showroom located at the AZDC. Tobi Fairley has also included two of their tables in her pinned "Market Finds" when Tobi was a key note speaker at the Arizona Design Center Spring Market Day in 2012...

LOVED this outdoor storage piece. Lighter wood, clean lines, fresh and modern...

Pindler is a wonderful source of Sunbrella fabrics - excellent for the outdoor living lifestyle here in Arizona - during Fall thru Spring.

  Yes - That's me in the mirror back there... :)

Although I haven't yet been to High Point (which shuttles are needed to visit the showroom locations), I did make it to the Vegas Market this past January - and hopefully again this Summer. The Vegas Market Event consists of a three building campus, holding 12 - 15 floors of showrooms in each building.

The Arizona Design Center consists of a single level of showrooms which are:

 Pindler & Pindler, Inc
Suite 104 | (480) 874-0744

 patrick mccourt
Suite 112 | (480) 502-0208

 Pacific Resource Group, LLC.
Suite 120 | (480) 905-6953

 McNamara & Hirschman
Suite 105 | (480) 874-0707

 Kravet and Lee Jofa
Suite 142 | (480) 994-3900

Suite 134 | (480) 994-1060

Suite 138 | (480) 970-1892

 David E. Adler, Inc.
Suite 108 | (480) 513-3200

 Century Designer Showrooms
Suite 154 | (480) 362-1832

 Alexander • Sinclair
Suite 126 | (480) 423-8000

 The Arizona Design Center has been servicing the trade in Arizona and the Southwest since 1968, and is a source of inspiration and products for architects, contractors and designers. Although the AZDC doesn't have a Pinterest or G+ page, and they aren't on Twitter or Instagram, you can find local information on their Facebook page, or by visiting the website at: arizonadesigncenter.com, which is how I learned about their Spring Market Day. Below is a short video recap...


Had a great time!
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