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Vegas Market Offers First Look Guide Preview

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Las Vegas Market announced that it is offering a digital pre-release of its proprietary FIRST LOOK Guide prior to the popular program’s unveiling at the at the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, January 28-February 1, 2018. The digital “sneak peek” will give the gift, home décor and furniture industries an early glimpse at the four primary design, style and color trends to be revealed at Market including: Romantics & Realists; Easy Now: Housewares & Dining; Year of the Dog; and Storytellers. (The digital version of the FIRST LOOK Companion Guide is available online at Vegas/index.html) “Las Vegas Market’s semiannual FIRST LOOK — the multichannel program that includes an exclusive 40-page product guide, four on-site product vignettes, a CEU-accredited seminar, Pinterest boards and more — will showcase 170+ Las Vegas Market tenants and on-trend merchandise to be presented at Winter Market,” said Karen Olson, senior vice president marketing, International Market Centers. “As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, Las Vegas Market is committed to offering buyers and exhibitors exclusive insights into emerging trends and their practical applications.” All Las Vegas Market exhibitors were invited to submit their newest product debuts for the 14th edition of the FIRST LOOK program, and new merchandise from some 170+ Las Vegas Market exhibitors will bring the trends to life in a variety of ways: the FIRST LOOK Guide – available online now and in print at Market; smartly-styled product vignettes in the Grand Plaza courtyard; and as part of a comprehensive seminar presentation during Market. The Winter 2018 FIRST LOOK boards and in-depth content on each trend also are available at Las Vegas Market’s blog DesignOnLVMKt and will be posted to Pinterest and #ViewOnVegas Instagram. FIRST LOOK trends will be presented in a detailed CEU-accredited seminar on Monday, January 29, from 10 to 11am. During the information-packed session, Julie Smith Vincenti, FIRST LOOK curator and editor, will present an overview of each of the four trends along with related Las Vegas Market product introductions — ranging from furniture and home décor to gifts and tabletop. The fast-paced seminar format will be specially tailored to today’s cross- category buyers and lifestyle stores. Following is a brief description of each trend, as well as a sampling of suppliers and products representative of each: Romantics & Realists Paint brands have released their top color picks for 2018, and the hues alternate between fiery red and watery blues to stately grays and atmospheric neutrals. Together, they recall the palettes of both Romantic and Realist painters. Merchandise selections will encompass: accent furniture, occasional tables, upholstery, area rugs, wall décor and wallpaper; warm and natural wood finishes; modern silhouettes in white finishes; warm metal finishes; fresh takes on traditional forms; landscapes and floral patterns; and cognac-colored leather. Las Vegas Market tenants and their featured products in this display include: Arno sofa from TOV Furniture; Spectacle chandelier from Dimond Lighting; Grace mirror from Howard Elliott; Celestial candles from Paddywax; and Presley lounge chair from Star International. Easy Now: Housewares & Dining Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Color of the Year, Caliente AF 290, is a backdrop for Easy Now, featuring casual dining and housewares vignettes that set a table for weekend brunch. Product categories include: casual dining sets, space-saving buffets, bistro tables/chairs, bar carts, freestanding kitchen...

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Nourison Receives Two AMCA Awards

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Nourison was honored in two categories at the 2018 America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards (AMCA) on January 15th at AmericasMart during The Atlanta International Area Rug Market. The annual America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards celebrates the latest in rug design across various price points. Nourison’s winning designs include the Cosmopolite Noir rug (CGS21) in partnership with Christopher Guy in the “Licensee” category, and the Twilight rug (TWI12) in Ivory Grey in the “Machine-Made ($400.01+) category. The Cosmopolite Noir (CGS21) wool and silk rug is a burst of excitement, as piercing white silk layers with deep noir create a three dimensional effect. This rug is part of the new Christopher Guy area rug collection, which made a successful debut in October 2017. This Christopher Guy collection of handmade area rugs has been very well received from both designers and customers and continues to drive momentum with unique rug designs. The hand washed and hand finished Twilight rug (TWI12) in a spectrum of neutrals, expands from the nucleus of rich platinum tones into an effusion of lustrous taupe rays on a soft ivory ground. Twilight is one of Nourison’s best-selling collections, with TWI12 ranked as one of the top...

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Feizy Adds Pop-up Showroom To Dallas Market Showing

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Feizy announced that will feature an exclusive showroom during the Total Home and Gift Market in Dallas, January 17 – 23, 2018, that will be stocked solely with their OAK collections and offer special pricing for Dallas Market customers. The pop-up OAK showroom, Suite 198, will be located across from the Feizy showroom at the Dallas Market Center – World Trade Center, Suite 102. The Feizy family has been curating and collecting handmade OAKs for over four generations, and until now, these rugs have never been offered at competitive pricing. Treasured designs from Feizy’s extensive inventory include hand-knotted, new and semi-antique artisan pieces from Persia, Pakistan, Nepal, Turkey and Romania. These collections have the ability to transport customers through time and around the globe with various styles of one-of-a-kind rugs.  “It’s incredible to be able to offer such an extensive collection of unique and one-of-a-kind rugs all in one showroom and at an exceptional price point,” said Principal Cameron Feizy. “We are continuously manufacturing and sourcing handcrafted masterpieces from all over the world.  We are proud to share our remarkable finds and make room for more inventory.” The showroom will be a true treasure hunt for customers and will be merchandised with stacks of rugs categorized by size – including 10×14, 9×12, 8×10, 5×8 and other assorted sizes and styles. Rugs will be priced to sell, with a specific set price for each size offered. The showroom will be open daily during Dallas Total Home & Gift Market – January 17 (8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.), January 18-19 (8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.) and January 20-23 (8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) with a special pre-sale invitation offered to Feizy’s local customers that will take place on January 15 and 16,...

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Capel To Debut Breccan Collection In Atlanta

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Capel Rugs is introducing a new versatile import rug collection at the winter furniture markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas called Breccan. Breccan The new collection is a 100% wool design in three solid colorways – ink, brownstone and spice. Hand tufted using 100% wool, the yarns are space dyed for extra visual interest. The design also is constructed with tip-sheared loop pile for enhanced texture. A 5′ x 8′ rug is priced to retail for under $349. “This collection is very well priced and easy to decorate around, since it fits in with so many other styles and colors,” said Cameron Capel, president — sales and marketing for Capel Rugs. “The tip shearing gives the rug a bit of heft, and the space dying adds dimension to the color.” Fuego At the winter markets, Capel Rugs also plans to expand its popular Fuego collection with a new Keshan design in cream. In transitional styling, Fuego is a machine woven collection made in Turkey of 100% olefin. A 5′ x 8′ may retail for $249. In addition, Capel Rugs will be featuring a number of new rugs from the October High Point Market that have never been shown in Atlanta or Las Vegas. They include the new licensed line created in partnership with Anthony Baratta, which was a smash hit in High Point. One of the most comprehensive launches Capel has ever made, the Anthony Baratta for Capel line includes two collections of hand tufted designs in wool and viscose; an indoor/outdoor collection of five loop pile designs in olefin; a collection of two easy-care plaid designs made of recycled PET plastic from bottles; two braided collections — one in wool and the other in polypropylene; and an additional braided collection in polypropylene with loop hook centers. All of the designs feature Baratta’s signature mix of nautical, coastal and other Americana-inspired themes in a bold, bright palette. The collection begins shipping to stores in January. New designs added to the licensed Genevieve Gorder line during the fall market also will be available for viewing for the first time in Atlanta and Las Vegas. The additions include two new designs in the Finesse collection — Mali Cloth and NY Toile — and Flower Pop, a cheerful hand tufted design in four colorways that matches a best-selling fabric design Gorder created for P/Kaufmann. In Capel’s flagship line, four new hand knotted rug collections that were well received by retailers at the October market will be featured during the winter markets. They include: Astbury, a delicately distressed transitional design in 100% New Zealand wool with three colorways; Capital, a traditional floral in 100% wool in three bold colorways; Makrana, a distressed, traditional pattern in a wool and viscose blend with four fashionable colorways; and Pinnacle, a colorful transitional collection with a distinctive ombré look in 100% wool with two colorways. “These new hand knots generated a lot of interest in High Point, as did our new licensed rugs, and we’re looking forward to sharing these creative designs with our customers in Atlanta and Vegas,” Capel said. “We’ve gotten a lot of nice comments recently from retailers and designers about how our line is evolving to meet the needs of today’s consumers. We’re very optimistic about our business prospects — and the growth potential...

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Loloi Expands Vegas Showroom

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Loloi has added 2,500 square feet of space to its Las Vegas showroom, expanding its presence at the 2018 Winter Market, taking place January 28 through February 1. Now with 16,500 square feet of space at World Market Center, Building B, Suite #480, Loloi will showcase its growing rug, pillow and throw collections, along with its licensed collections with ED Ellen DeGeneres, Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines, and Justina Blakeney. This is Loloi’s first expansion in Las Vegas since 2012 when the size of the showroom was tripled and new meeting areas, merchandising displays, and a full-service bar was added. The extra space is expected to enhance the visual displays and merchandising of the collection, improve traffic flow and support the overall visitor experience during Market. “The Las Vegas Market has quickly become one of the most important and comprehensive home décor shows in the western United States,” said Cyrus Loloi, principal. “Our expansion in Las Vegas shows our commitment to bringing our beautiful and unique collections to vendors and customers all over the United States and abroad.” At the Las Vegas Market, Loloi will showcase eight brand new rug collections along with new pillows and throws. New rug, pillow and throw collections for Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines and ED Ellen Degeneres will be debuted, while new pillows by Justina Blakeney will...

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New Designs From Nourison To Debut At Winter Markets

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Nourison announced that they will introduce new designs and collections from Calvin Klein, Christopher Guy, Barclay Butera and Kathy Ireland at Atlanta and Las Vegas Markets. The Portfolio by Nourison collaboration with five distinguished design talents will be previewed during Las Vegas Market. Both Atlanta and Las Vegas Markets will center on stripes, bold color, abstract patterns and brush stroke designs. Calvin Klein will debut five new area rug collections named after U.S. cities: Nashville wool flat weave stripes, Brooklyn plush shag rugs, LA densely tufted microfiber cut pile rugs in vibrant colors, San Diego cotton flat weave stripes, and Seattle multi-use rugs. Christopher Guy will feature hand-knotted area rugs in new designs. The Christopher Guy Collection made of New Zealand Wool, silk and mohair will be displayed in both Nourison and Christopher Guy showrooms. The Barclay Butera Lido Collection includes indoor outdoor rugs in stripes and abstract brush stroke designs in a palette of aqua, cream, blue and navy. The kathy ireland® Home Safari Dreams rug collection features abstract brush stroke effects with silky textures and details of a distressed heirloom in ivory, teal, blue, brick, gold and grey hues. The Portfolio by Nourison Collection includes high-end rugs in playful colorways, bold patterns and soft neutrals designed by Catherine and Justine Macfee, Kim Scodro, Shay Geyer, Scot Meacham Wood and Woodson and Rummerfield. New abstract designs from Prismatic and Twilight area rug collections will be introduced, as well as one-of-a-kind and custom pieces. Mina Victory Home Accents presents new pillows with palm leaf prints and plush animals including a unicorn, pig, rooster, lamb, cow and flamingo. Mina Victory Home Accents will preview genuine leather suede pillows with fringe detailing. For further details, visit...

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Nourison To Open New Showroom In AmericasMart Atlanta

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Nourison will be opening a new showroom during The Atlanta International Area Rug Market, located at 1L1,2 at the Atlanta Merchandise Mart. The custom-built 6,000 square foot space is in a prime location on the first floor lobby level and will be easily accessible to customers visiting Atlanta Market. This new showroom space is the third 1st floor location for Nourison. Nourison also has ground floor lobby areas at both Las Vegas and High Point Market. “Atlanta is the longest running market that we have had a presence in. We hope our new location will encourage new customers to visit Nourison in Atlanta. Markets and shows are a significant investment for us and we want to make sure we are maximizing our opportunities to engage with our customers as well as gain new business,” said Alex Peykar, principal at Nourison. A selection of popular area rugs, Mina Victory pillows, and licensed brands, including Calvin Klein and Christopher Guy will be on display in the new showroom. One-of-a-kind and custom pieces will also been on display in the new space. Nourison’s existing space at 3F2 will continue to remain open through Atlanta Market in...

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Capel Offers Incentives For Winter Markets

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Capel Rugs is offering a special incentive for retailers and designers who make advance appointments to visit its showroom during the winter markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas. If customers call their sales representative to make an appointment and mention the code PR DEC, they will receive four 18″ x 18″ rug swatches free of charge. Similar codes also are appearing in Capel Rugs’ trade magazine advertisements heading into the winter markets. “By making an appointment prior to market, customers ensure that they will be able to spend all the quality time they need with our sales reps in reviewing our latest introductions and setting their plans for 2018,” said Cameron Capel, president — sales and marketing for Capel Rugs. “Markets are always so busy for everybody, and we want to make sure that our customers get the most value from their showroom visits with us.” This market, Capel’s product introductions include the Breccan collection, a space-dyed, 100% wool design in three solid colorways. In addition, Capel Rugs will be showing a wide variety of new rugs from the October High Point Market that are being shown for the first time in Atlanta and Las Vegas, including the new Anthony Baratta line. Other featured products include additions to the Genevieve Gorder line and four new hand tufted collections in Capel’s flagship line. Throughout the winter markets, Capel Rugs will be serving fresh-roasted Starbucks coffee to its showroom visitors. At the Atlanta International Area Rug Market being held Jan. 10 to 14, Capel Rugs will be exhibiting in AmericasMart Building 1, space 3-D-1. At the Las Vegas Market taking place Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, Capel Rugs will exhibit in the World Market Center’s Building A, Space A-133....

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Vegas Market To Host Green Gables Launch

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Las Vegas Market announced that longtime exhibitor Green Gables Furniture will launch the Tim McClellan HOME collection during the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, January 28-February 1, 2018. McClellan, the popular 25-year veteran designer and host of DIY Network’s new show, Boomtown Builder, will be at Winter Market for two days — Sunday (1pm-5pm) and Monday (9am-11am and 2pm-5pm) — showcasing his furniture designs, pouring Bloody Mary’s at his copper top bar, signing autographs, taking pictures and telling tales. “Las Vegas Market has proven to be the ideal venue for design-driven home furnishings companies to present highly-styled and cutting-edge product options to retailers, including exciting new brands such as Tim McClellan HOME,” said Scott Eckman, President of Furniture and Home Décor Leasing/ Chief Strategy Officer, International Market Centers. “As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, Las Vegas Market features the top lines in all furniture categories, representing a range of styles from rustic to modern and a range of price points from promotional to high-end.” The Tim McClellan HOME collection, featuring upholstery and casegoods, encompasses both rustic décor as well as a more modernized and sleek industrial style, with pieces that will be equally at home in a Montana cabin or a Manhattan loft. Located on B1, Green Gables’ 3,884- square-foot showroom features complete collections of furniture and accessories for the dining room, bedroom, office and living room. “Tim is a pioneer and legend in the world of refined rustic design, reclaimed barn wood furniture, and mixed media designs using leather, copper, steel, iron, and exotic finishes; his work has been featured on HGTV, the DIY network, ABC, the Ellen Degeneres Show, Arizona Highways TV and CBS,” said Bob Rouse, president of Green Gables, based in Bradford, IL. “His style fits in well with Green Gables’ portfolio of furniture made from reclaimed and sustainable woods, proudly made in America and offering retailers a true slice of American history.” McClellan, of Jerome, AZ, is a popular television personality, founder and former owner of Western Heritage Furniture and hosts an expanding round table video series ( that has generated nearly 2 million views on YouTube. McClellan said he is going to “break some design rules and knock this one out of the park,” at the Las Vegas Market. “Winter Market is an opportunity for retailers to get onboard and enjoy this ride from the beginning,” he said. “I chose Las Vegas for several reasons: it’s close to home; it has been great to me in the past; the Winter Market weather is always good; and where else do you go to make a gamble on this scale. Only in Vegas!” Las Vegas Market is the largest furniture market in the western United States, with more than 4 million square feet and 2,000+ furniture lines presented on 32 showroom floors, along with nearly 200 temporary exhibitors showcasing home furnishings on B2 and in The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market. In addition to key furniture categories, the Las Vegas Market is recognized as THE nation’s bedding market, with the top 14 producers represented, and as a growing resource for casual/outdoor furniture following its 2015 launch of two new, dedicated floors for the category. Key furniture categories presented at Las Vegas Market are: case goods, dining, upholstery, leather and casual/outdoor. The...

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AmericasMart Announces Call For Icon Honors Award Entries

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The ICON HONORS Call for Entries opens launching the 2018 competition for the home and gift industry’s most celebrated and recognized mark of achievement. Competition for ICON HONORS recognition is open to the home and gift industry at large across all categories of trade and product and service sectors, including the design community. Retailers, manufacturers, sales agencies and service providers are eligible to compete in a broad field of 16 distinct ICON HONORS categories. The 2018 Call for Entries is offered exclusively online with all submissions and nominations made at ICONHONORS.COM through April 9, 2018. ICON HONORS is produced and staged by AmericasMart® Atlanta in exclusive partnership with the Gift & Home Trade Association (GHTA) and Progressive Business Media, and in affiliation with Gift For Life. With a coterie of more than 78 Honorees named over its first eight years—from every dimension of the home and gift industry—ICON HONORS in 2018 will again recognize superior achievement from a diverse field of submissions and nominations. ICON HONORS are conferred annually in July in conjunction with The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® on what is universally recognized as the most anticipated and important night in the home and gift industry. The four ICON HONORS recognition categories, with their individual subsections, include: INNOVATION Innovation 1: Technology Innovations/Marketing; Technology Innovations/Networking; and Technology Innovations/Selling. Innovation 2: Product Innovations/New Products; Product Innovations/Redesigned Products; and Product Innovations/Licensed Products. Innovation 3: Packaging Innovations/New Designs; Packaging Innovations/New Material; and Packaging Innovations/Eco-Friendly. CONTRIBUTION Contribution 1: Community Influence/Business Development and Community Influence/Outreach. Contribution 2: Industry Influence/Leadership and Industry Influence/Cause-Related Product. BRANDING Branding/Identity: Brand Identity Development/Brand Launch; Brand Identity Development/Brand Continuity; and Brand Identity Development/Rebranding. ACHIEVEMENT Achievement 1: New Achiever. Achievement 2: Career Achiever. Honorees are selected through extensive adjudication by highly qualified experts drawn from the world of design, manufacturing and product development. ICON HONORS additionally confers special recognition through the Lifetime Achievement Honor, AmericasMart Medal of Excellence Honor and The GHTA/Gift For Life Honor of Excellence. These Honors are conferred at the sole discretion of the ICON HONORS governing board representing the partners. Those individuals and entities named as Honorees in this level of recognition include Kurt S. Adler, Inc., Chris Rosse, LEE Industries, Howard Henschel (The Norman Group), RM Innovation, Hallmark, Douglas Self (jdouglas), Barbara Bradley Baekgaard (Vera Bradley), catstudio, Century Furniture, Restoration Hardware, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Retail, Anthropologie, the Williamsburg Brand of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and...

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