Vegas Market’s FIRST LOOK Themes Announced

Las Vegas Market announced that popular trend program FIRST LOOK will showcase “2020 Vision,” a color and trend forecast manifesting two broad themes – Personal Style and Easy Sophistication – at Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market. These themes will be on display in dynamic vignettes located in four Las Vegas Market campus locations: Building A lobby; Building B, WorldView on Sixteen; Building C, fourth floor; and in the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market.

“Las Vegas Market’s FIRST LOOK program is a key source for product trends for furniture, home décor and gift buyers and suppliers,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “Through displays, tours and a CEU-accredited seminar, FIRST LOOK showcases the breadth and depth of on-trend product that Las Vegas Market has to offer.”

FIRST LOOK’s “2020 Vision” is a collective of on-trend products and headlining hues – all of which will be reinforced in the curated displays; a CEU-accredited educational seminar on July 29; in an at-Market resource guide publication (digital version:; and in two FIRST LOOK showroom tours: home furnishings on July 29; and gift on July 30. Marketgoers also will spot examples of micro themes across the gift and home spectrum, including Maximalist decorating, color drenching, menswear influences, new organics for baby, gifts for her, gifts for tweens, artisan-made personal accessories and more.

Below is a brief description of each of the four vignettes, as well as a sampling of products representative of each:

The Maximalist interior in the Building A lobby nods to personal style and home curation – it’s an urban-inspired space for an imagined city dweller. Featured product categories include artful furniture and decorative accessories, statement-making lighting, and barware. A handful of Las Vegas Market tenants and their featured products will be shown in this display, including: Celine velvet chair in merlot by Abbyson; “Temptation” wall décor by Leftbank Art; Kronoberg wine cabinet by MEVA; Frozen arm chair by Phillip’s Collection; and mixology glassware by Vital Industries.

Marketgoers can find a menswear-inspired vignette in the FIRST LOOK display at WorldView on Sixteen. Think business casual meets cool neutrals and playful novelties. Nearby, the “Fringe Elements” presentation is casual elegance at its best — here, the story is texture and tactility. An outdoor sitting area, complete with greenhouse, completes the display. Product selections and highlighted brands include: Juniper soda by Diamond Sofa; Bella Soap collection by European Soaps; Greenhouse storage case/plant stand by Melrose International; Swimmers repositionable wallcovering by Mitchell Black; and Rizz tables by Mobital.

Color drenching, a technique that experiments with tint and shade, is showcased in the display on the fourth floor of Building C. Teal is used as a starting point for this sophisticated, yet youthful, approach to color and home decorating. Also in this display are stationery, ornaments and wallpaper. Highlighted exhibitors and products include: North Pole City pillow by Catstudio; Pretty Words collection by Cardthartic; “Mod Linear Abstract I” and “Mod Linear Abstract II” by Celadon Art; Fall Capiz Shell collection and Olive Dream Christmas collection by Dekorasyon; Tribeca buffet by Manhattan Comfort; and viola settee by Modway.

FIRST LOOK’S future-focused color palette is the backdrop for the Pavilions display. Artisan-made personal accessories, modern home accents, jewelry for her, and gifts for baby are category highlights. Featured exhibitors and products in this category include: Caramels by Dutch House Confections; Pappwatch by I Like Paper; Healing crystals sets by Made Market; On the road portable Bluetooth speaker by Muzen Audio; Birthday blessing bracelets by My Saint My Hero; Aqua gem bracelets by Rain Jewelry; and Shibori Shawl by Sevya Handmade.

FIRST LOOK curator and 23-year magazine editor Julie Smith Vincenti culled through more than 3,500 products submissions from Las Vegas Market tenants.

“Not only was the quantity of submissions to FIRST LOOK’s ‘2020 Vision’ the most we’ve ever received, the diversity of products was our best yet, too,” said Smith Vincenti. “This season’s curation illustrates why Las Vegas Market is such a unique sourcing destination now, and why it will be in the decade ahead: an unmatched range of furniture, home decor, gift and casual furnishings.”

Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting 4,300+ furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of furniture, home décor and gift lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market runs July 28 – Aug. 1, 2019, at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit

Author: Sally James

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