Saturday, April 2, 2011

What is ADAC?

Front entrance of ADAC

The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center has been located in the heart of Buckhead since the early 1960's. ADAC was created by internationally recognized architect and developer John Portman Jr., FAIA. ADAC is open Monday through Friday and is one of the premier design centers in the country. John Portman had the foresight to locate his center near the future Lindbergh Marta Station. This has been a valuable asset as designers fly in from all over the country and take Marta to the center. On any given day you will see car tags from all over the southeast in the parking lot.

Galleries of Peachtree Hills
Galleries of Peachtee Hills

Over 25 years ago ADAC started out as a one level design center, but over the years it has grown to a five story building covering 550,000 square feet. There has been an expansion next door to ADAC West and most recently the Galleries of Peachtree Hills.
ADAC is a "To the Trade" facility for designers and their clients but every spring there is a sale open to the public and recently several seminars have also been open too. The showrooms at ADAC offer a collection of the interior design industries finest product lines.
Fabric Showroom
Brunschwig & Fils Showroom

After using ADAC as one of my main resources since the early 70's, I have come to know my way around the showrooms and know where to shop for the best priced lines or the most exclusive. Not all things shown at ADAC are for for the extremely wealth. You just need a good guide to help you find the right items for your price range. ADAC is a wealth of design ideas and as you move from showroom to showroom you will see the latest in fabrics, wallcovering, rugs, furniture, kitchen, bath, lighting and accessories. All are skillfully displayed to offer design inspiration. It is truly a privilege to have such an exceptional facility offering the highest quality and most exclusive products and services available so close to home!

Kravet Showroom
Kravet Showroom

Ann Sack Showroom
Jordan Spencer and Lorts Showroom
Lee Jofa Showroom
 "To the trade only." Means that the showroom permits only professional interior designers or decorators to make purchases.

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