Las Vegas Market announced today a first ever sellout of temporary presentation space in the directional C-ONE cross category showcase for the upcoming Summer Market, Sunday, July 27, to Thursday, July 31, 2014. This summer, Las Vegas Market will present the largest number of temporary exhibitors in its history, showcasing nearly 500 vendors in 16 temporary collections located on five floors in two buildings, including the sold out C-ONE presentation.
“We have experienced 41 percent growth in temporary exhibits since launching our gift and home strategic plan in July 2012, said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “This record growth demonstrates the industry’s support and enthusiasm for our strategy to position Las Vegas Market as the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States.”
Eleven first-time exhibitors on C-ONE include Catstudio, Chehoma, Chive, Couleur Nature, Emporium Home, Flow Décor, Kristine Daniels, Mirror Image Home, Pekota Design Corporation, SABRE, and SIA Home Fashion. The newcomers join returning suppliers in temporary presentations: Ann Gish, Gold Leaf Design Group, IONdesign, Phylum Design, Public Lights, Roberta Schilling, SkLO, The Elizabeth Lucas Company, Tronk Design and Trowbridge Gallery.
Temporary exhibits in Building C continue to expand through more home décor suppliers on C5, gift resources on C11, and a sold-out collection of lifestyle micro-showrooms on C10. Recently confirmed newcomers to C11 include: Anika Dali, Breeke and Company LLC, Broke Jewels, Chevalier Collection, Daisy Baby, EnV Bags, Forest Creations, Le Muse, Legend Design, LuLu KD Lifestyle, LuRay Collection, Mama’s Little Babies, Pamela Cassidy Designs, Patra’s Collection, RG Style, String Theory Jewelry, Twigs Jewels and Until There’s a Cure Foundation. Most recent additions to temporary exhibitors on C5 include: AFT Glassware, Décor Fifty Five, Indigo Imports, Mastour Rugs, Nyaara, Petal and Plume, ToiletChic and Well Woven.
In Building B, an additional 80 temporary exhibitors on B2 will offer a wide selection of home furnishings, including furniture, upholstery, motion, bedding, juvenile, accessories and décor. New exhibitors debuting at the summer market include Archbold Furniture Company, Becker Designs, Cabinetbed Inc., Dogberry Collections, DownEast Home Collection, Flash Furniture, Maaya Home, Oasis Concepts, Pin Dynasty and Regis Patrick Collection.
To support and recognize the growth in temporary exhibits, Las Vegas Market will recognize exceptional design, creative merchandising, cohesive brand messaging and inspired visual merchandising with “Best Booth” awards. Exhibits will be judged by a panel of industry editors, including Crystal Palecek, founder and editor-in-chief of Rue Magazine; Dallas Shaw, style expert and blogger; and Becky Tyre, trends editor of GIFT SHOP Magazine.
As previously announced, a variety of special events are planned to build traffic for temporary exhibitors throughout Buildings B and C. On floors B2, C5 and C11, there will be complimentary happy hours Sunday to Wednesday, from 4 to 6 p.m. A daily Brunch Bar will be open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Sunday through Thursday on floors C5 and C11. Other special events in Building C include a Gourmet Demo Stage on floor C11 featuring daily presentations Monday through Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on new products and store displays, along with giveaways and other goodies; as well as daily free food and wine tastings Monday through Wednesday at 1 p.m. A Buyers’ Lounge and food vendors will be located on floor C10 near the Lifestyle Collection and the PLUSH juvenile pavilion. There also will be restaurants and food vendors on floors C5 and C11 for the convenience of market participants. All market-sponsored hospitality is free to attendees.
Las Vegas Market is the leading furniture, home decor and gift marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 2,000+ 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. The Summer 2014 Las Vegas Market runs July 27-31, 2014, at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.