Mercato Place introduces CURATOR- a new tool for the design community

Mercato Place, the easiest, most dependable and environmentally responsible resource for high-quality samples, today announced the launch of Mercato Place Curator, a free service for registered users looking for extra assistance to pull together a project, find inspiration or identify a bespoke option.

Registered users can access Curator directly on the Mercato Place website. Simply fill out the form and an expert from Mercato Place will help you find the perfect samples for acoustic materials, coated fabrics, drapery, leather, outdoor materials, panel fabrics, performance fabrics, privacy curtains, sheers, upholstery, velvet and wall coverings.

“Mercato Place was created to make the work of interior designers and architects easier,” said Ray Sayers, president and founder of Mercato Place. “Curator adds to that mission. We want to take the pressure off the design community. Everyone has been busy, everyone has been juggling more. Our drive to further simplify the process of specifying products led to the creation of Curator. From the day we launched Mercato Place, our message has been ‘curated, not cluttered.’”

Curator is a free service and the turnaround is quick. Curator experts have decades of design experience and can help find exactly what you are looking for, saving valuable time when building out a project.

No other sample fulfillment service offers anything like Curator. And the need is great. Sometimes a designer or architect can’t find what they want. Curator gives them a lifeline.

“Whether they can’t get to work that day, the intern is out sick or the user simply can’t find what they are looking for, Mercato Place Curator is there to help,” said Alison Goldman, executive vice president.

Help is quickly available from Mercato Place Curator. Designers who request help often have samples in hand the next day. Curator experts can even put together a full digital palette that a designer can use to order straight from the website.

To use Curator, register for a free account on Mercato Place or sign into your existing account. Enter the project name, approximate quantity of material needed, budget and timeline. Attach any supporting files. Mercato Place’s Curator will do the work for you. It’s that simple.

Mercato Place was created for those who make or distribute textiles and those who specify products with textiles. Users of Mercato Place include interior designers, architects, specifiers, procurers, purchasing managers and resource librarians who serve the contract/commercial office, hospitality, healthcare, education, government, sports/entertainment and residential design markets. Learn more and join at


Mercato Place is a free online resource and service for interior designers to explore materials and trends, search easy-to-use resource libraries and order free textile samples curated from exclusive textile manufacturers and distributors. Mercato Place is a Thoroughbred Fulfillment company