ATLANTA, GEORGIA (September 2, 2009) — During their inaugural venture to the July 2009 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Diane Bliss and her daughter, Courtney Lombardi, of Bliss Designs Inc. were recognized for their outstanding merchandise display on their floor, bringing home a coveted Visual Display Award to showcase in their family-owned and -operated Boca Raton studio shop.
“We were very honored to receive the award and to be recognized by the board at our first showing in Atlanta,” said Bliss, founder of Bliss Designs, which offers personalized gifts for all occasions, from weddings and holidays to housewarmings and graduations. “We felt our booth really represented our brand -- clean, simple lines and bold colors.”
The independent panel of judges looked for visual design showcasing product in an artistic and eye-catching display on each floor, explained AmericasMart Atlanta Gift Temporaries Director Suzanne E. Ivezaj. Bliss Designs was rewarded for creative efforts, including use of space, product display and placement, signage, flooring and lighting.
“Since it was our first time at market, we didn't know what to expect,” said Lombardi. “We were excited to see that our booth had great buzz! Everyone loved that it was simple, colorful and really showcased our products.”
Located in one of the oldest buildings in downtown Boca Raton, the Bliss Designs retail shop, at 111 E. Boca Raton Road, houses a comprehensive collection of hand-painted and monogrammed gifts. After 25 years in business, Bliss Designs Inc. is offering their distinctive line of ornaments and sticky-note holders to wholesalers. For more information, visit www.blissdesignsinc.com, or call (561) 395-7048.