International Casual Furniture Schedules

September Show Schedule Announced by International Casual Furniture and Accessories

The awaited event by Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. will soon come in September 17-20, which will feature several interesting furniture for home ownera. The International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market will feature several exhibitors for Garden Acessories Countryard, New products gallery and a collective new exhibitor showcase. 

Top manufacturers and their new products with new lines of furniture or accessories are available in the Casual Market exhibition, which is an event made possible by the International Casual Furnishing Association and is expected to be held for four days. This event is dedicated to present outdoor and casual living retailers, which is shown in over 350,000 square feet of its showroom containing 100 temporary exhibitors and 45 permanent showrooms. 

The year has also been marked as a new beginning for the expansion as Casual Market opens its two new floors of casual furniture that is all about "a better and more easily accessible shopping experience."

One of the brands found in the exhibit, Poly-Wood Inc., recently redesigned their showroom and expanded after the transition of Casual Market. Gensun Casual Living meanwhile moved to the 16th floor. Additional permanent showrooms are also tied with Merchandise Mart now, with brands such as Mamagreen USA, Panama Jack Outdoor and Samsonite Outdoor Furniture/Aria included. 

"The September Casual Market is the first time the majority of buyers and designers will see the new redesigned and dedicated casual floor plan, which has been designed to give attendees the ability to easily navigate through showrooms more efficiently," said Jaclyn Kelly, senior director of marketing for the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market/MMPI.

Garden Accessories Courtyard will also be featured this year in the 8th floor of Market Suites that show various decorative outdoor accessories, lighting, hearth products, tabletop items, rugs, pottery, statuary and innovative collections of furniture, fire pits, outdoor kitchen appliances and fabrics. 

"Since the Chicago Merchandise Mart is the casual industry's leader in product exhibition and permanent showrooms, the combination of these display areas creates a broader range of purchasing opportunities for retailers, buyers and dealers," Kelly said.

For quite some time now, the Casual Market's New Product Gallery has exhibited newly launched items on its first floor but this year, another floor on the eight shall contain debut products. Other than that, customers can also learn color and design trends from professionals of different fields. 

The schedule of the event are as follows:
• Tuesday, Sept. 17-Friday, Sept. 20, Merchandise Mart, Chicago Consolidated Permanent Showrooms, Floors 15 and 16:
• Tuesday, Sept. 17-Thursday, Sept. 19, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
• Friday, Sept. 20, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Temporary Exhibitors, Market Suites, Floor 8:
• Tuesday, Sept. 17-Thursday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
• Friday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

On Tuesday, September 17, a welcome party shall be made from 6 - 7:30 in the evening. 

Posted by Diane Araga, on June 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM