On July 14th, the new Homescapes Carmel at Carmel Plaza was honored at the annual Icon Honors event in Atlanta, Georgia. The Icons were presented to members of the gift and home furnishings industry in the categories of Innovation, Contribution and Achievement, selected from a pool of submissions by more than 1,000 top retailers, manufacturers, product designers and sales representatives.
Homescapes Carmel, owned and operated by brothers Thompson and Beau Lange, was honored for Community Contribution for redeveloping the former Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Store at Carmel Plaza, a 12,000-sq.-ft. space which had sat vacant for almost six years, transforming it from a dark, windowless store into a light-filled urban, deconstructed showroom. Built to LEED specifications, Homescapes Carmel shows its commitment to sustainability in both its storefront and product lines.
The new Homescapes Carmel has also been nominated for a Retailer Excellence Award in Store Design to be awarded in New York City on August 14th, 2011.