September 12, 2020
Designers focus on wellness at IMC’s Directions In Design

Four Atlanta designers will reflect on the impact of design on wellness in the 2020 staging of International Market Centers’ (IMC) Directions In Design, a vignette program which showcases the combined home décor resources of the southeast’s comprehensive dual-venue design resource – the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) and AmericasMart Atlanta. In 2020, in connection with the coordinated DISCOVER ADAC and Fall Design Week, the program moves online with the four designs showcased virtually via a webinar on Sep. 14, 2020, an interactive webpage and the centers’ social media channels.

Directions in Design at AmericasMart

“Through Directions in Design 2020 we are tapping some of Atlanta’s talented designers to showcase the best of the ADAC and AmericasMart collections as they  create all-new designs that are relevant for this unique time,” said Dorothy Belshaw, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers (IMC). “While the format has adapted due to the COVID-19 crisis, the program still celebrates the unmatched resources offered by ADAC and AmericasMart and their impact on the southeastern design community.”

Tish Mills Kirk of Tish Mills Interiors, Katelyn Rountree of Terracotta Design Build, Chris Socci of C. Socci Inc., and Justin Q. Williams of TradeMark Design Co. will provide valuable insights into living better through a more thoughtful use of space, a focus on simple comforts, and by incorporating healthy products that enhance overall wellness in their designs.

Atlanta designer Steve McKenzie – who created the 2019 vignettes – joins the Directions in Design 2020 participants for the unveiling of the virtual showhouse and a discussion of their designs on Sep. 14 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Registration for the webinar and more information about Directions in Design is available online at and

Fall Design Week is a three-day in-person buying event in AmericasMart’s 400+ Open Year Round showrooms. Fall Design Week also offers access to AmericasMart’s home décor collection. Showrooms are open Sep. 21-23 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required and is open now at

DISCOVER ADAC will virtually connect an international audience of design authorities, enthusiasts, and media to explore the enduring force of creativity. For three days, from Sep. 22- 24, 2020, design enthusiasts are invited join ADAC online for inspirational presentations and product launches by acclaimed interior designers, creative visionaries, and the finest luxury brands in the business. ADAC’s 65 showrooms are open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday- Friday.

Fall Design Week and DISCOVER ADAC 2020 will follow IMC’s Together Safely protocols which outline safety measures and mitigants during the COVID-19 crisis. Mandates include the use of PPE, temperature screening, social distancing measures, crowd control efforts and enhanced cleaning procedures. Appointments are suggested, but not required. For more information, visit

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