Virtual Winter Market

Virtual Winter Market


Wednesday, February 24, 2021    
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Event Type

The Design Center of the Americas is hosting a Virtual Winter Market, a series of conversations and presentations specifically aimed at design industry insiders. DCOTA’s Virtual Winter Market is one of the ongoing digital activations in 2021 throughout all of the Cohen Design Centers. On March 23-25, Pacific Design Center’s West Week will present three days’ worth of socially distant conversations tailored for the design enthusiast. The Decorative Center Houston’s virtual market is scheduled for April 21 and 22.

The theme of DCOTA’s all-day event is “Navigating the New: Reimaging the Future of Design” and it will be held on Wednesday, February 24, from 9 am to 6 pm. The conversations will explore the methods in which the design community has transcended this period of adjustment through togetherness, while reevaluating normalcy and its defined meaning all while fashioning forward into an optimistic 2021.

“DCOTA offers an elevated experience for design professionals and design enthusiasts, showcasing impeccably curated to-the-trade showrooms with an unrivaled bespoke product selection,” says Jessica Idarraga, Director of Digital Marketing. “Locally and internationally sourced, DCOTA—like all four Cohen Design Centers—are distinguished by having the finest in residential and commercial furnishings, exquisite craftsmanship, and home décor. Certainly, Cohen Design Centers continue to inspire and be inspired, enduring the test of time as the preferred luxury design hub in the world.”


Schedule of Events

10 am  (Eastern Time / ET)

Coffee Talk: Getting a Book Deal 

(Galerie Magazine, in partnership with eggersmann Kitchens / Home Living)

Not only can a book beautifully showcase and extend the life of designers projects but publishing a book can exponentially grow one’s business and following. Join celebrated designers, and Rizzoli authors, Kate Hume, Jeffrey Bilhuber and Celerie Kemble as they talk about how they got their books deals and the lessons they learned along the way. Moderated by Jackie Terrebonne, Editor-in-Chief of Galerie Magazine. The discussion will explore the process and stories behind these designers and their must-have coffee table books.

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Noon  (ET)

Dynamic Design:

New Furniture Collections by Legacy Brands Baker and McGuire

Join Baker Interiors Group for a peek at its exquisite newest collections–Baker Luxe and Kara Mann for McGuire. Guests will have the opportunity to see the brands’ latest furniture introductions featuring enticing forms, bold textures and materials, and novel designs that showcase premier quality and craftsmanship.

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2 pm  (ET)

Past, Present, Future: Togetherness in the Industry 

Interior Designer and host of SoFlo Home Project Alena Capra talks with Interior Designer Jennifer Lynn Arteaga and the Design duo Jay Britto and David Charette on evolving a brand during unprecedented times for a more dynamic future.

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3 pm   (ET)

Powering the Luxury Residence

This exciting virtual event streamed from Creston’s DCOTA showroom will provide an overview of Creston Smart Home Technology and the latest solutions for designer homes. Viewers will gain an understanding of various residential control solutions and the benefits associated with each system. Presented by Michelle Guss, Director of Business Development, and Joseph DosSantos, Manager for the Crestron Showroom at DCOTA.

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4 pm  (ET)

Florida Design and Century Furniture Present:

Inside the Designer’s Mind

Jayne Chase, Editor-in-Chief of Florida Design Magazine, will talk with Interior Designer Allison Paladino on her outdoor line SAIL, who will offer insight into the execution of the collection and her future plans.

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Showroom Conversations: All Day

(Visit our Instagram: @DcotaDesign for more information)


From Glass Art to Exceptional Design:

The Rug Company and Chihuly Studios on their recent ‘Masterpieces’ Collaboration 

James Seuss, CEO of the Rug Company, and Leslie Chihuly, President and CEO of Chihuly, will discuss their new limited edition, its homage to craftsmanship, and how the magical world of Dale Chihuly meticulously translates underfoot.

Deep Dive with Dara:

Timothy Corrigan on Creating Comfortable Interiors

Schumacher Creative Director Dara Caponigro will sit down with renowned interior designer Timothy Corrigan to share secrets on designing livable spaces that don’t sacrifice a bit on style.

About DCOTA:

For more than 30 years, Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) has served the design community with the finest campus amenities and showrooms in the industry, attracting world-class designers, architects, decorators, dealers and their clients. At nearly 800,000 square feet, DCOTA is the largest design campus of its kind and caters to any residential, yacht or office project. High design is showcased within over 60 prestigious showrooms representing premier manufacturers from around the world. Fine indoor and outdoor furniture, fabrics, flooring, lighting, kitchen, bath, accessories, appliances, window treatments, wallcoverings, decorative hardware, paint and surfacing are just some of the resources found within the center.

Based in Dania Beach, DCOTA is conveniently located at 1855 Griffin Road in Dania Beach, right off I-95 and just minutes from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. For more information, please visit

DCOTA is part of the Cohen Design Center quartet with sister locations in Manhattan (D&D Building) in West Hollywood, California (Pacific Design Center), and in Houston, Texas (Decorative Center Houston).

For more information contact Design Center of the Americas.