Nourison To Kick Off 40th At Upcoming Vegas Market

Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison kicks off their 40th anniversary with abstract designs, texture and indoor/outdoor area rugs. New area rug introductions include the CALVIN KLEIN Balian collection, plus additions to the best-selling Twilight and Passion collections at Las Vegas Market. The theme throughout 2020 will be “Nourison at 40. See What’s Next.” The focus will be on innovation, tradition, passion and responsibility, and continuing to deliver exceptional quality and service to our customers. “It is worth celebrating that we’ve been around for 40 years, but what really matters is what we will deliver next. What are we capable of? How do we delight our customers? How do we continue to be successful for the next forty years?” said Andrew Peykar, president at Nourison. CALVIN KLEIN Balian introduces subtle yet vivid designs with sumptuous carved details, fringed edges and silk-like shine. The trompe l’oeil special effects create impressions of depth and dimensionality. Twilight features new colorways of popular styles with abstract designs, striations, interlocking diamonds and Persian motifs. The palette of new colors include ivory, green, navy, gold and grey. New Passion styles include colorful abstract designs in a palette of blue, yellow, pink, fuchsia, grey and ivory. New styles are also being introduced for hand knotted Ocean and textured Symmetry collections. The Tangra collection introduces abstract designs with painterly effects that explore the nuances of rich neutral and mineral colors. New indoor/outdoor rugs include Cozumel and Key Largo. Cozumel ranges from linear and geometric to sprightly florals in neutral tones. Key Largo introduces classic Persian Garden design, medallion motifs and shape shifting stripes in a palette of rich blues, greys and smoky taupes. Mina Victory Home Accents centers on velvet with hand-stitched cotton velvet & linen pillows (GE903), round cotton velvet pillows (RC190), and polyester velvet floor cushions (L0225). Nourison’s winter market trends focus on black and white, geometrics and velvet glam featuring new and popular area rugs and home accents. Nourison will hosting a coffee bar starting at 8am Sunday-Tuesday, a meet & greet with Kathy Ireland on Sunday from 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM, and cocktails and snacks from 3:00 PM. – 5:00 PM Sunday – Tuesday. Nourison will have a prize wheel in their showroom at C112. Attendees who place an order of $500 or more are eligible to spin the wheel for discounts and prizes....

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Vegas Readies For Upcoming Market

The Winter Las Vegas Market will feature new products, exclusive programs and more than 150 new, expanded and relocated showrooms and temporary exhibitors among its 4,300+ furniture, gift and home décor resources. Winter 2020 Las Vegas Market runs Jan. 26 – Jan. 30, 2020. “Las Vegas Market is the West Coast’s one-stop-shopping destination for all things gift and home,” said Bob Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers. “New and expanding resources from leading lines and exciting newcomers coupled with industry-exclusive event offerings make Las Vegas Market the ultimate platform for buyers and suppliers to do business this winter.” New Products Take Center Stage IMC’s new Market Snapshot program, which showcases new, innovative and trendsetting products, will make its Las Vegas Market debut in January. In the weeks leading up to Market, 48 cross-category products have been selected as finalists for the “People’s Choice” awards and showcased at lasvegasmarket.com/marketsnapshot. Online voting for the People’s Choice awards is open on the webpage now, and winners will be announced on the opening day of Winter Market. The finalists for Winter Market include: ABBIAMO TUTTO; Aesthetic Movement; Amity Home; Art Floral Trading; Artmax Inc.; Be Home; Braid & Wood Design Studio; catstudio; Costa Nova; Creative Co-Op; Da Bomb Bath; Design Imports; Destination Gifts Inc.; Diamond Sofa; Dynasty Gallery; Flora Bunda Inc.; Grainware; Hudson Valley Lighting Group; Jamie Young Company; Joanne & Company; Kathleen Milne Company; Kiss That Frog; Les Céramiques de Lussan; Lynn Lianna; Malouf; Mierco Inc.; Momeni; Momma Pots; Neat 4 Designs; NEST Inc.; New Era Sales Team; Next Step Reps; O.W. Lee Co; OneCoast; Pitkin Stearns International Inc.; Pom Pom at Home; Propac Images; Rokoko; Rug and Kilim; Shifman Mattress Company; Sunset West USA; Twin Star Home; URBIA; WorldFinds; and Worlds Away. Exclusive Partnerships & Programming This winter, Las Vegas Market will present three brand-new Market-only experiences: the Mid Mod Mix Up Bus Tour, a Las Vegas local event showcasing West Coast design, architecture and lifestyle; Rock Stars in the Kitchen, a gourmet demonstration with Kelly Hanson, lead singer of Foreigner, and Mary Moore, founder and CEO of Cook’s Warehouse; and the Market Kick-Off Party, sponsored by IMC_di, IMC’s newly-announced B2B e-commerce division, and featuring performances by Cirque du Soleil, in the Grand Plaza Courtyard. After Market hours, attendees can enjoy complimentary entry to a Hakkasan nightclub and discounts up to 40 percent at a Cirque du Soleil show. Show tickets can be purchased at this special booking link: http://www.cirk.me/LVMkt. Las Vegas Market also will feature a robust slate of educational seminars, industry events and networking receptions. Highlights include the 15th annual Las Vegas Market Design Icon Award, recognizing...

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IMC Launches New Digital Innovation Division

International Market Centers (“IMC”) announced today its launch of IMC_di, a wholly-owned, stand-alone, B2B e-commerce division, which will offer vendors a single integrated digital platform enabling them to reach new buyers, capture leads and grow sales. Building on IMC’s 20 million square feet of physical markets in Atlanta, Las Vegas and High Point, the e-commerce platform will allow buyers to transact – in-person or online through one integrated account – seamlessly bridging physical and digital sales. IMC_di will be created through the concurrent acquisitions of two best-in-class technology companies focused on the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries: Pharos (formerly a division of Whereoware) and RepZio. Pharos is an integrated sales, marketing and commissioning software tailor-made for the gift and home furnishings industry. RepZio is a patented business-to-business sales solution and digital marketplace enabling wholesale vendors and buyers to connect and transact on a B2B basis. “This is a game-changing opportunity for IMC and the industries we serve,” said Bob Maricich, chief executive officer for IMC. “IMC_di’s customer-centric digital tools will connect physical and digital markets and will amplify the business-to-business and person-to-person experiences that make our markets so special. This new digital platform will enhance and extend IMC’s physical markets –connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers – and will open new business opportunities for customers. We look forward to delivering a seamlessly integrated omni-channel B2B commerce platform to the industry.” To optimize deep industry and technology expertise, IMC_di’s leadership will include principals from both Pharos, RepZio and IMC. Eric Dean, founder of Pharos, will become the president of IMC_di. RepZio founders, Max and Alex Fraser, as well as Brandon Ward, who currently leads digital services at IMC, will serve as senior vice presidents. Together, this combined executive team has more than 75 years of demonstrated experience in wholesale markets, software development, B2B commerce and customer-centric digital innovation. “Our industry is in need of easy-to-access tech solutions that reduce friction, and IMC’s ownership and stewardship will enable us to make that software solution a reality,” said Dean. “IMC’s physical markets and web platforms already deliver a global and highly-engaged audience. After watching this need develop in the industry for more than 20 years, I’m excited to have the talent and resources to realize this vision and fully address the opportunity in the market.” In addition to supplier and buyer benefits, IMC_di’s products will bridge physical and digital sales and work in harmony with multi-line sales agencies to provide for seamless commissioning execution. “Our mother was a sales representative in the decorative home furnishings industry for 20 years, and almost 10 years ago we developed RepZio to help...

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Jaipur Living Honored At ARTs Awards

Global rugs and textiles furnishings company Jaipur Living was named best Area Rugs Manufacturer at the 31st Annual ARTs Awards, the premier international home industry awards program. Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, handed out the awards Friday, January 10 during a gala event held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. “This is incredible news,” said Asha Chaudhary, President and CEO of Jaipur Living.  “I’m grateful to be working with an amazing team as we continue to grow Jaipur Living in an authentic way, rooted in passion, positivity, and respect – for each other and for the artisans who create our beautiful handmade product.” In accepting the award for Jaipur Living, Director of Brand and Digital Marketing Carl Henrickson quoted the company’s founder NK Chaudhary: “Let goodness, fairness, and most importantly love prevail in business; profits will inevitably follow.” This is Jaipur Living’s second consecutive win and fourth total in the rug category, having won previously in 2012, 2017, and 2019. The Georgia-based company picked up a win in 2016 in the Green category. The ARTS Awards recognize home industry designers, manufacturers, retailers, and sales representatives, and are presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift...

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Temporary Resources Expanding At Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market announced that another round of leasing updates will bring a total of 120+ new and returning exhibitors to the Market’s 450+ gift and home resources in the Pavilions for Winter 2020 Las Vegas Market, running Jan. 26 – Jan. 30, 2020. “The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market offer retailers and designers an easy-to-navigate one-stop-shopping showcase for gift and home products,” said Jo Ann Miller Marshall, president of tradeshow leasing for International Market Centers. “This winter’s final staging of the temporaries in the Pavilions will be a must-see for Marketgoers seeking on-trend resources from both notable newcomers and returning favorites.” This winter, the Pavilions will feature five core destinations: GIFT, HANDMADE, DESIGN (DESIGN LIFESTYLE, DESIGN HOME), HOME and DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace in one dynamic and easy-to-navigate floorplan. GIFT features some 200 exhibitors showing a full range of giftware categories, including tabletop, housewares, gourmet foods, jewelry, apparel, personal care, baby and kids, stationery and lifestyle products. The most recent new-to-Market GIFT resources include: Blue Mountain Arts; Da Bomb; Joseph K & Company; Moon Valley Organics; Pillowie; Pink Pony Industries; Pitkin Sterns International; The Encore Fashion Group; Trollbeads United States; and Untamed Roots. Notable returning exhibitors include: Banded; Bed Stu; Bunnies by The Bay; Culver Industries; Melissa & Doug; Oliver The Ornament; Perfect Holiday; Preciado Mexican Imports; Sanpiper Distribution; Socksmith Design; Spinfinity Designs; Teresa’s Room; True Brands; and Wildthings Sales & Marketing. HANDMADE will present nearly 100 artisans, makers and local-made designers, emphasizing artistry and originalities in all product categories. The latest new and returning exhibitors include: Blue Orange Pottery; Bramble Market; Letra; Likha; and Lilly Barrack Ltd. Marketgoers can find a combined design-driven gift and home experience in DESIGN, a Las Vegas Market destination which showcases 50+ DESIGN LIFESTYLE and DESIGN HOME exhibitors. DESIGN LIFESTYLE will showcase emerging designers and forward-focused products and DESIGN HOMEwill showcase design-driven home décor, furniture, and textiles collections. Recently announced new and notable DESIGN lines include: Atlantic Folk; EM Brands; ORTC; and Zoe Bios Creative. HOME features 50+ suppliers of accent decor, furniture, textiles, linens, and decorative accessories. The latest new and returning exhibitors include: Adora Furniture and Fiore Stone, Inc. The Pavilions also include immediate delivery resources, which includes the sold-out DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace destination as well as a robust assortment of cash and carry lines. The most recently confirmed new and notable among these companies are: 22 Tote; Evolution CBD; Jess Imports; and RFALV Services. Additionally, the Pavilions will present specialized hand-crafted and artisan-inspired resources with two popular showcases: Aid to Artisans and Artisanal LA. The fifth appearance of the Aid to Artisans’ TEAM (Training for Entrepreneurs...

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Design Resources Expand At Vegas Design Center

International Market Centers (IMC) announced that four Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) showrooms will be relocating, expanding and renewing in time for Winter 2020 Las Vegas Market, running Jan. 26 – Jan. 30, 2020. Located on the first two floors of Building A on the World Market Center Las Vegas campus, LVDC offers interior designers and other members of the trade year-round access to 120+ of the industry’s finest product lines. “Las Vegas Design Center is the premiere destination at Las Vegas Market for design-seeking buyers and trade professionals,” said Cain Brodie, general manager of LVDC. “Outside of Market, LVDC serves as a year-round resource for the regional design community, offering a range of top trade brands in furniture, fabrics, lighting, floor coverings, wall décor and decorative accessories.” Two tenants are relocating or expanding their showrooms in Las Vegas Design Center. Pacific Green(bedding, chairs, coffee and side tables, lighting, sofas and storage) is relocating and expanding by 60 percent into a 4,616-square-foot showroom on A2; and Vanguard Furniture Company (bathroom, bedroom, dining room, living room and office) is expanding by 40 percent into a 5,791-square-foot space on A1. Additionally, two current tenants have renewed their commitment to LVDC on A2. These showrooms include: Elegant Lighting Inc. (furniture and lighting) and Kalco Lighting (fixed wired lighting, lamps, furniture and accessories). In total, LVDC is home to nearly 30 to-the-trade showrooms showcasing 120+ product lines. Las Vegas Design Center resources include Capel Rugs, Global Views, Eastern Accents, Four Hands, European Bath, Kitchen, Tile & Stone, Leftbank Art, and Phillips Collection, among others. Beyond products, Las Vegas Design Center builds community: industry professionals and associations gather throughout the year for engaging seminars and programs, networking events, and special occasions. LVDC also is home to nine interior design firms located in the Design Office area on the second floor. New interior designer offices include: Zen Interiors Inc., an interior design firm founded in New York City by principal designer Thomas C. Burger; and Infinite Trend, a Las Vegas-based interior design firm and supplier. Additionally, World Market Center Las Vegas’ on-campus restaurant, Old Soul, is located in LVDC and open year-round for lunch and dinner. Las Vegas Design Center is located at 495 S. Grand Central Pkwy on the World Market Center Las Vegas campus, and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holiday closures. To learn more, go to https://www.lasvegasmarket.com/year-round/lvdc. Las Vegas Design Center showrooms are open during IMC’s bi-annual Las Vegas Market, the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting 4,300+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las...

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