Strong Orders, Increased Traffic Reported At Vegas Summer Market

Strong order writing, buzzworthy programming and industry-exclusive special events highlighted the recently-concluded Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market. Summer Market presented 4,300+ furniture, home décor and gift resources – more than 130 of which were new to the campus’ permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits. “Buyers at Summer Las Vegas Market were here to buy and exhibitors reported steady order writing,” said Bob Maricich, CEO for International Market Centers. “Marketgoers attended exclusive industry-leading events and experienced dynamic, top-notch sourcing offered only at Las Vegas Market this summer.” Exhibitors Report Steady Order Writing & Increased Showroom Traffic Las Vegas Market features more than four million square feet and 2,000+ furniture lines along with nearly 200 temporary home furnishings exhibitors on B2 and C13; and one-million-plus square feet of home décor resources on 13 showroom floors in Buildings A, B and C, and in The Pavilions. Exhibitors in the home furnishings category – which featured 40 new, expanding, relocating and renewing showrooms – reported strong Summer Markets and noted an uptick in order writing as well as notable increases in buyer traffic in showrooms. “Since this is our first Market, we weren’t really sure what to expect. But overall, we have been really enthusiastic with the traffic we’ve gotten,” said Kellee Hollenback Hammond, vice president of sales for Hudson Valley Lighting Group, who made their West Coast-debut at Las Vegas Market. “Our showroom has been highly attended this market! It’s been so busy and the business is nonstop – we needed more staff,” Classy Art CEO Gabriel Cohen said. “Our traffic was up compared to traffic from last Summer Market,” said Tim Donk, marketing director for Legends Furniture. “We’ve got a lot of momentum and this market has kind of carried us through a slower summer.” The Market’s gift category features more than 2,700 resources in permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits throughout campus. Category growth in Building C translated into a strong overall market for exhibitors. This summer, the gift category expanded by more than 105,000 square feet with 35+ brands opening new and expanded spaces or renewing their commitment to IMC for the market. “Traffic felt good, strong, healthy and alive,” said Adriana de Mello, CEO of representative group Keena, who reported a mix of independent retailers and key accounts placing orders at the show. Jim Spinx of the eponymous East Coast line credited Las Vegas Market as offering a great opportunity to meet buyers in the west. Frances Northcutt, who directs sales, marketing, product development and distribution for new showroom Rewined, reported that 90 percent of orders were from new accounts. The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market showcased 500+ temporary gift...

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Vegas Market Announces Booth Winners For Summer 2019

Las Vegas Market announced that 11 furniture, home décor and gift temporary exhibitors – All Across Africa; Broke Jewels/Moss Industry; Daylight Dreams Edition; Lenasi; Miss Rose Sister Violet; Muzen; Personal Space MB; Poo-Pourri; Pottery Paradise; Shiv Shakti Exports; and Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency – have been named Best Booth winners for the Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market. The Market’s temporary gift and home décor exhibits run through Wednesday, July 31, and furniture and casual/outdoor temporaries run through Thursday, Aug. 1. “Las Vegas Market is pleased to award these 11 temporary exhibitors for the energy, effort and creativity they put into their displays,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer, International Market Centers. “These exhibitors motivate and inspire retailers and designers with exceptional booth design and visual merchandising.” Summer Market judges were Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton, owners of Bauer/Clifton Interiors and Frenchie’s Floral Studio; Kate Lester, owner of Kate Lester Interiors and Kate Lester HOME; Mikel Welch, interior designer on TLC Network’s Trading Spaces; and Sam Ujvary, managing editor of Museums & More Magazine, Gift Shop Pets Magazine and Party & Halloween Retailer. The five-person panel considered five criteria in determining the winners: section/category representation, indicating how well the booth represents and embodies its Market destination; overall visual design of the booth; creative merchandising; brand messaging; and the personality and attitude of the booth and sales staff. The winning exhibitors in the home furnishings temporary booths on B2 were Shiv Shakti Exports and Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency; and winners in the casual temporary exhibits on C13 were Lenasi and Pottery Paradise. Las Vegas Market offers more than 100 temporary exhibitors in these two home furnishings categories. Additionally, seven exhibitors from the 500+ temporary gift and home décor lines showing in the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market were recognized with Best Booth Awards. Winners included: All Across Africa (HANDMADE); Broke Jewels/Moss Industry (DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace); Daylight Dreams Edition (DESIGN HOME); Miss Rose Sister Violet (Cash and Carry); Muzen (DESIGN LIFESTYLE); Personal Space MB (HOME); and Poo-Pourri (GIFT). 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 through Aug. 1, 2019, at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit...

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Kaleen Gives Vegas Showroom A Couture Makeover

Kaleen Rugs, the manufacturer of high-quality rugs and broadloom, has teamed up with award winning showroom designer Jennifer Lanna to give their Las Market Showroom a couture makeover that’s a must see. Kaleen’s new showroom can be referred to as a gorgeous piece of fine art. Visitors can expect to be visually stunned by the bold new look sought out by Kaleen’s Chief Operations Officer Monty Rathi. When asked why he (Rathi) wanted a completely new space he said “This space is unlike any other Kaleen has done before and we hope to take certain elements of it and work them into all of our spaces moving forward. This space will educate our guests on how our products are made and why they are truly unique. We are literally putting our story on the wall for everyone to read – it’s a story of craftsmanship, quality and caring for our fellow human beings and environment, it’s the story of Kaleen.” The new space will be a head-turner for sure, but where did the ideas for this new space come from? Jennifer Lanna, an award-winning showroom designer, said this when asked about her inspiration behind the design “When dreaming up my vision for the new Kaleen showroom, I was so inspired by their rug collections from Modern to Bohemian. Their luxe textures, rich colors, and intricate designs inspired my vision for their space which utilizes luxurious materials in a warm, bold color palette, using dynamic shapes and patterns. The space evokes the elegant yet on-trend aesthetic of the Kaleen brand. Kaleen’s expansive collections hold something suitable for every decor theme, so we are displaying their rugs in a variety of themed vignettes to showcase their versatility.” “Beauty and function coexist perfectly in our new space.” said Brian Brigham, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Kaleen. “Yes, the space will visually be transformed, but we also wanted it to be relaxing for customers and guests. We have added more seating and meeting areas on comfortable furnishings and are even planning a new space for our reps. The space will continue to host its usual daily lunches and afternoon happy hours while continuing to offer such amenities as high-speed Wi-Fi and charging stations for cell phones and laptops.” The Kaleen showroom will also feature 2 completely new rug collections as well as some new additions to their already top selling collections. If you’re planning your visit to the Las Vegas World Market this summer, make sure to put Kaleen Rugs on your must-see list. The Kaleen showroom is located in building C on the 4thfloor, space number 407. The space will...

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Vegas Adds Home Furnishings Resources To Summer Market

New and expanding home furnishings and gift resources and industry-exclusive programming will be on tap for Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market, running July 28 – Aug. 1, 2019. Las Vegas Market features 4,300+ furniture, home décor and gift resources in one easy-to-shop destination. “Las Vegas Market offers buyers and suppliers an unparalleled platform for business in the West,” said Bob Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers. “It’s robust – and growing – resources showcase both leading suppliers and innovative newcomers, and its slate of ‘only-in-Las Vegas’ industry awards and networking events combine to make the Las Vegas Market a ‘must-see’ this summer.” New and Expanding Home Furnishings & Gift Resources Las Vegas Market’s key categories – furniture, home décor and gift – continue to grow. In furniture, more than 120,000 square feet of new, relocating, expanding and renewing furniture showrooms will be among the Market’s more than four million square feet and 2,000+ furniture lines on 31 showroom floors, along with 100+ temporary home furnishings exhibitors on B2, C13. Within home décor, more than 90,000 square feet of new, relocating, expanding and renewing showrooms are set to open, adding to Las Vegas Market’s one-million-plus square feet of home décor resources on 13 showroom floors in Buildings A, B and C, and in The Pavilions. In gift, Las Vegas Market will showcase more than 2,700 resources in permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits throughout campus, including 100,000 square foot of new, expanded and renewed showrooms confirmed in Building C for July Market. New and Returning Temporary Exhibitors More than 100 new and returning exhibitors will be among the 500+ temporary gift and home lines showcased in the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market. This summer, the Pavilions dynamic new floorplan will showcase five core destinations together under one roof: DESIGN (DESIGN LIFESTYLE, DESIGN HOME), DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace, GIFT, HANDMADE and HOME. The Pavilions also will present specialized hand-crafted and artisan-inspired resources in two popular showcases: Aid to Artisans and Artisanal LA. Marketgoers can find an additional 100+ temporary home furnishings resources on B2 and in the casual/outdoor exhibitors on C13. Partnerships & Programming Las Vegas Market will feature a robust slate of exclusive industry events this summer, including the 2019 Las Vegas Market CEO Summit; the fifth annual ANDYZ Design Awards sponsored by Furniture, Lighting & Décor; Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards presented by Great American Media Services; “Lean In and Lift Up,” sponsored by Progressive Business Media; and the ninth annual “Up On the Roof” fundraiser benefiting Gift for Life. Summer Market also will include two proprietary trend programs: FIRST LOOK and Ahead of the...

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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: https://www.pageturnpro.com/International-Market-Centers/91017-First-Look-Summer-2019/sdefault.html#page/1); 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...

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