What has been billed as the “first smart home showroom in North America” will be open in time for the upcoming June Total Home & Gift Market (June 19-25) and Lightovation—Dallas International Lighting Show (June 19-22), held at the Dallas Market Center.
The permanent showcase – named “Smarter Living by Design” – will feature leading technology for residential, commercial, and hospitality projects from 13 innovative companies from around the world including electronics juggernaut Samsung. Smarter Living by Design is comprised of best-in-class brands spanning home technology categories from premier lighting, sound, and appliances to artificial intelligence. The showcase will be the first to unite advanced technology from Europe, Asia, and the U.S. in order to demonstrate how technology can seamlessly and stylishly integrate into the modern home.
Participating brands are: Samsung (South Korea), Basalte (Belgium), BRYTE (USA), California Audio Technology (USA), CinemaTech (USA), Crestron (USA), Display Technologies (UK), Dolby Laboratories (USA), Future Automation (UK), Josh.ai (USA), LumaStream (USA), Koa Technology Group for CoeLux (Italy), and Kaleidescape (USA).
Additional services to be offered exclusively in Smarter Living by Design include education, training, and installation to enhance the products on display and support the retail and design communities. The showcase will be coordinated by HomeTronics, a Dallas-based custom electronics integrator and will feature a series of five custom-built lifestyle vignettes: Family Room, Master Suite, Outdoor Cooking, Outdoor Living, and an Interactive Technology Showcase. Each living space will be updated regularly and serve as a practical demonstration space and design laboratory.
In addition, Smarter Living by Design will host frequent special events and seminars to educate and inspire designers and retailers about the basics of smart home technology, share project ideas, and hold collaborative sessions on technology. HomeTronics will be ready to assist with installation of the products for the convenience of customers.
“This unparalleled showroom is a groundbreaking effort to meet the progressive needs of interior designers and retailers, both of which are increasingly interested in providing smart home resources for their customers,” says Cindy Morris, President & CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Technology is a logical progression from our global leadership in design and lighting, and we welcome the trade to experience the only market center showcase of enhanced living through technology.”
Notes Greg Margolis, President of HomeTronics, “We have carefully selected the best brands from around the world for this first-of-its-kind showcase that will attract buyers from across North America. Dallas Market Center is an exceptional venue for connecting home technology with the design industry. I look forward to the ideas and creativity this space will spark in designers.”
Smarter Living by Design will be open daily inside Light+ Design on Ten in the World Trade Center, space 10085-11. The showroom is fully staffed and able to facilitate the ordering of products and installation services as needed through HomeTronics.