New Exhibitors Announced For High Point Market

International Market Centers has announced that several new exhibitors will make their market debut in SALON during October High Point Market. Located in the Suites at Market Square on the Ground and Mezzanine floors, SALON features design- focused, fashion-forward companies and their latest designs in the furniture, lighting, rugs, wall art, home textile and decorative accessories categories. For High Point Market Fall 2017, new exhibitors in SALON include Flitch, Kenneth Cobonpue, Bend Goods, Alexander Lucent Gallery and Robin Baron. Fall High Point Market is Oct. 14 – 18. SALON opens for early shopping on Friday, Oct. 13, from 8:00 am- 7:00 pm. For more information about SALON, go to http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/salon To register for High Point Market Fall 2018, go to http://www.highpointmarket.org/register...

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Vegas Market Raises Over $15K At Charity Event

Las Vegas Market announced that its seventh annual “Up on the Roof” fundraiser netted a record-breaking $15,735 to benefit Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home décor industries’ sole charitable organization. Some 500+ supporters attended the annual industry soiree, which featured special guest Donny Osmond, a silent auction of Donny Osmond Home products as well as Las Vegas-themed items and experiences. “Las Vegas Market is pleased and proud to once again demonstrate our commitment to assisting Gift For Life and its vital mission of supporting HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, education and advocacy by raising an unprecedented $15,735 at our Summer Market gala,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift Leasing and Chief Marketing Officer, International Market Centers. “Having Donny Osmond as our special guest was a big attraction and helped us attract a record crowd of 500+ to raise money for Gift For Life. As the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market, Las Vegas Market is proud to support the industry’s charitable efforts, to date raising more than $85,000 for Gift for Life.” Auction prizes included tickets to the award-winning “Donny & Marie Show” – at Donny’s personal table plus a meet and greet – at the Flamingo Las Vegas, valued at $750 per pair. Ticket winners were Diane Rice, buyer, Furniture Village and Gayle Jacobs, guest, Furniture Village. In the 90-minute show, Donny Osmond and his younger sister, Marie, backed by eight dancers and a nine-piece band reprise their fabulously successful TV variety series, which ran on ABC from 1976 to 1979. Specially-selected Donny Osmond Home licensed merchandise from three Las Vegas Market showrooms – Art Trends, Coaster Company of America and Rizzy Home – and other licensees also were auctioned. Prizes and winners included two fine art giclees from Art Trends, valued at $299 each, won by Lucinda Lopez; Mercer Collection four-light pendant from Capital Lighting Fixture Company, valued at $498, won by exhibitor Kristi DeLeo of UMA Enterprises, and a Gavin Collection 12-light chandelier from Capital Lighting Fixture Company, valued at $480, won by sales representative Randy Spoor of Sales Producer; Houndstooth Accent Chair from Coaster Company of America, valued at $380, won by exhibitor Joseph Goulet of Candle Impressions/Next Step Reps; and king-size quilt and four décor pillows set from Rizzy Home, valued at $499, won by Jim Morey of Morey Management. Las Vegas Market is the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 4,000+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries....

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Atiyeh Goes Solar

Atiyeh International, Ltd. is taking its own corporate action for environmentally responsible sustainable energy by powering its operations with a ground-mounted solar array that offsets nearly 90 percent of the annual electrical needs of its warehouse and office. Tom Atiyeh commented, “Our hand-spun vegetal dyed wool rugs are the epitome of sustainability so it is natural that we power our Oregon operations using photo-voltaic solar modules behind our warehouse. We not only provide enough electrical energy for Atiyeh International, the system also feeds excess power back into the grid of our local utility.” The 9.9-kilowatt solar array also feeds an 8-kilowatt and 19.2-kilowatt-hour battery backup system for powering the office during a power outage to provide resilience during emergency situations. An electric vehicle charging station at the office entrance is available for visiting clients. Tom and Leslie Atiyeh are both FCC licensed ham radio operators and provide emergency communications for their community. Financial assistance for the project was provided by Energy Trust of Oregon, the USDA Rural Development and Bank of the West. Elemental Energy engineered and installed the solar array and battery...

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New Collections From Capel Well Received At Summer Markets

Capel Rugs generated strong placements on all three of its new collections introduced at this summer’s Atlanta and Las Vegas markets, with buyers responding to the key themes of texture and value.” At the latest round of markets, Capel Rugs added three fashion-forward collections: Laramie, a contemporary-casual collection of leather patchwork rugs; Avanti, an innovative transitional offering with tribal influences; and Peyton, a nature-inspired hand tufted design. In addition, the company featured an assortment of well-received designs introduced at the April High Point Market that were new to many Atlanta and Las Vegas buyers. “We received rave reviews for all three new collections,” said Cameron Capel, vice president of national accounts. “The Brushed Blocks version of Laramie was an especially big hit, but the other patterns in the collection also did well.” “Traffic in Atlanta was quieter than last summer, but our Las Vegas attendance showed a modest gain,” Capel said. “Business overall was tough for many dealers in the second quarter, so that may have kept some stores home. But those retailers who were at market came into our showroom eager for new ideas and fresh looks to promote. As a result, we had solid markets in both Atlanta and Las Vegas with dealers responding very positively to our new rugs and actively placing orders.” To encourage retailers to visit its showrooms, Capel Rugs offered several special promotions, including a 20% discount on the purchase of three or more new rugs sized 5’ x 8’ or larger. In addition, customers placing qualifying orders on both new and existing models also had an opportunity to pop a balloon for a cash reward of up to $100. “That was a very fun ‘extra’ that ties into the 100th anniversary of Capel Rugs, which we have been celebrating at markets throughout the year,” Capel said. “We also kept customers cool during the heat of this summer’s markets by offering ice cream pops.” Capel Rugs’ new introductions at the Las Vegas Market held July 30 to August 3, and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market held July 12 to 16, offer strong value with Avanti and Peyton priced at under $299 retail for a 5’ x 8’ rug and Laramie priced at under $649 retail for an 5’ x 8’ size. “Peyton and Avanti are wonderful, new loop-pile designs in a range of on-trend colors, and Laramie’s leather Brushed Blocks design features a unique surface treatment that gives it a vintage, slightly ‘scratched’ look,” Capel said. Both rugged and stylish, Capel Rugs’ new hand-sewn, hair-on hide constructed Laramie collection is made India using naturally colored strips and squares of quality cowhide leather transformed into art for the modern floor. The rustic-leaning...

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ANDYZ Award Winners Announced At Vegas Market

Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) announced ten winners of the third annual ANDYZ design awards, a program created in partnership with the California Central/Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) to spotlight the year’s best from interior designers, architects and design students based in the west. Awards were presented at the Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market, which runs through August 3, 2017. “Las Vegas Design Center and Las Vegas Market play a vital—and growing—role in helping the Western interior design community shop and source unique, innovative and fashion-forward merchandise to suit the wide-ranging needs of a diverse customer base,” said Lee Hershberg, Vice President, Home Décor Leasing and Las Vegas Design Center. “As a result, Las Vegas Design Center has seen a rapid and sustained increase in the number of interior designers shopping our showrooms continually throughout the year, as well as attending during Market, strengthening our position as the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States. We are pleased to once again work with ASID to recognize and celebrate the most outstanding residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with the ANDYZ awards.” Renee Gangness, President of the Central California/Nevada Chapter of ASID, added, “Our goal at the CCA/NV ASID Chapter is to promote the value of interior design while bringing awareness to our communities. The ANDYZ awards reaches both the designer and the community by highlighting the stellar work surrounding us by our colleagues who have positively impacted our surroundings.” ANDYZ winners are selected by a panel of interior design professionals based upon five main criteria: presentation; innovation/creative use of space; scale and functionality; aesthetics, and overall execution. The 2017 ANDYZ awards featured several new elements, including the addition of a new 10th award category recognizing superlative Las Vegas Market showroom design. The 2017 ANDYZ winners are: Student Design: Monica Casillas, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Custom Furnishings/Product Design: Michele Youell, Natural Domain Interiors Residential Kitchen Design: Daniella Villamil Interiors Individual Residential Space: Kerrie Kelly Design Lab Multiple Residential Space: Miche Monteiro, Benning Design Construction Individual Commercial Space: Benning Design Construction Multiple Commercial Space: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions Individual Hospitality Space: Benning Design Construction Multiple Hospitality Space: Boyd Gaming, Dezmotif, Avenue Interior Design, Tandem Showroom Design: Abbyson   The ANDYZ Awards, named to bear the resemblance of “Annual Nevada Design,” were created in 2015 to recognize exceptional design from designers and design firms. The ANDYZ Awards were open to all design firms, independent designers, and students located in states west of the Mississippi. Interior design projects in residential, commercial and hospitality categories were judged by a respected panel of professional, eastern-based ASID...

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Nourison Plans Instagram Photo Contest For Vegas

Nourison will engage Las Vegas Market attendees with a summer Instagram photo contest from July 30th to August 3rd. To participate, Las Vegas Market attendees follow @nourison on Instagram, and post a compelling photo from the Nourison showroom at Suite C112, Building C at World Market Center, with the #NOURISONLVMKT hashtag in the caption. Photos will be judged on creativity and composition. Prizes include the following best-selling products – 1st prize: choice of any 5’ x 8 Twilight rug, 2nd prize: choice of any Mina Victory Couture hide rug and 3rd prize: choice of any two Mina Victory pillows. The winning posts will be announced and reposted after Las Vegas Market on August 4th. Social media campaigns such as this photo contest have been a great way to increase customer engagement and foot traffic into the Nourison showroom during market. It has also been a great way to get more insight on what product offerings and trends are sparking interest with attendees. These enhanced social market efforts have been successful for Nourison, increasing brand awareness and messaging reach to current and new customers....

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