LAS VEGAS – (May 12, 2016) – Las Vegas Market announced today that temporary gift and home décor exhibits are expected to hit an all-time high this summer, with more than 500 exhibitors showing in The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market, July 31-August 4, 2016. The Market’s highest-ever rate of early renewals, combined with rapid addition of new companies, has resulted in gains across all five temporary gift and home décor categories – HOME, DESIGN, HANDMADE, GIFT and DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace.
Of particular note for Las Vegas Market’s Summer 2016 gift and home décor temporary exhibits are the early sell-out of HANDMADE, the expected sell-out of GIFT, and rapid expansion of DESIGN, HOME and DISCOVERIES. The planned launch of three new showcase areas also is generating quite a bit of excitement: BHome, a new luxury-focused category within HOME; Artisanal LA, a new pop-up show featuring Los Angeles-based artisanal products and producers; and Trading Post 1908, a new pop-up collection of vintage and handmade products.
“The unparalleled rate of gift and home décor temporary renewals, combined with robust early leasing activity, signals Market strength and customer satisfaction. As Las Vegas Market exhibitor ROI steadily increases, more and more new companies are seeking access to our large, and growing, retail audience from western states,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, the Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market promises to be bigger and more exciting than ever before.”
Summer 2016 marks the first anniversary of The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market, a dramatic, freestanding, climate-controlled temporary trade show space showcasing some 80,000 net square feet of innovative and emerging gift and home décor resources in a vibrant, easy-to-shop, open layout. Pavilion 1 features HOME, DESIGN, HANDMADE and GIFT; Pavilion 2 houses DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace, a unique resource for one-of-a-kind products including found objects, antiques, repurposed and recycled home décor, furnishings, jewelry and clothing all available for immediate delivery.
Two new specialty segments will debut Pavilion 1 this Summer: The Artisanal LA (ALA) pop-up showcase, highlighting the best handcrafted, handmade, unique artisan and maker products available; and BHome, a curated presentation of higher-end luxury furniture and home décor products targeted at specialty boutique retailers and interior designers. Nine first-time Las Vegas Market participants will exhibit in BHome including: Halo Home by Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Incy Interiors, Magnus Art Collections LLC, and Wilkinson&Co. Among the section’s 25 total exhibitors are leading aspirational lines: Busatti s.r.l., M3LD, Mirror Tique, Pendulux and Poetic Pillow.
In addition to the 25 BHome newcomers, HOME will showcase 80+ exhibitors featuring accent décor, accent furniture, textiles, linens and decorative accessories. Five first-time Las Vegas Market exhibitors will show in HOME, including: A&A Designs, Alton Creations, Casa Amarosa and Haitral LED. These new exhibitors join leading home décor lines A. Sonoma, Darzzi LLC, Eangee, Elite Home Fashions, Fabulous Furs, Mathews & Company and Royola Pacific Designs.
The Market’s DESIGN segment spotlights a growing collection of 20+ juried suppliers presenting design-driven lifestyle, gift and home décor products. Newcomers for Summer Market include: Artecnica, Aspen Lane, Dos Riberas, Men’s Society, My Cinema Lightbox, Sempli and Studio Lola; and Aesthetic Content LLC returns to Las Vegas Market after a one-year hiatus, joining other current exhibitors, including: American Design Club, bambu, Buddha Board Inc., Eleven Design Studio LLC, Highwave, Martone Cycling Co., Nuop Design and Taki Watches.
Other highlights in Pavilion 1 include the sold-out HANDMADE presentation of some 50 companies offering handcrafted, artisanal and designer/maker products including ceramics, pottery, home décor, letterpress, apparel, jewelry and fairly traded products. Newcomers for summer include Shirley DeMarco & Associates, an established multi-line sales agency from California, showcasing handcrafted lines including Laura VanLandingham, Liz Franklin, Lorraine Oerth, Peggy Petrey and Olive Rose; and IsArt, LLC, a Denver-based sales agency showcasing handcrafted jewelry including Ayala Bar, Ascopa for Angie Olami, Pazit Keidar and Tea & Apples.
The GIFT category represents the largest assortment of temporary exhibitors in The Pavilions, with more than 140 companies presenting an integrated collection of traditional and contemporary giftware including decorative gifts, tabletop/ housewares, gourmet foods, jewelry, apparel, spa/personal care, stationery and innovative lifestyle products. GIFT is expected to sell-out for Summer 2016, with notable new and expanding exhibitors including OILILY’s – making its Las Vegas Market debut – and The Grommet increasing its booth size.
In Pavilion 2 at Las Vegas Market, DISCOVERIES is a unique resource for the independent retail and interior design audience looking to diversify their assortments through the addition of antique, vintage and one-of-a-kind resources available for immediate delivery. Highlights for one-year anniversary of DISCOVERIES include the debut of Trading Post 1908, a pop-up showcase of antique, vintage and handmade goods will debut at the Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market; and significant expansion of exhibit space by several charter exhibitors: GO Home Ltd / Golden Oldies is tripling its space to 3,600-square-feet; Grenouille is doubling its size; and Vintage Addiction is quadrupling its space to 1,600-square-feet.
These new and expanding exhibitors join DISCOVERIES favorites: Arteliberal, Bella Maison, Blue Ocean Traders, Bombshell Betty Shop, Broke Jewels, FrenchatHeart, Junk Girls, Lisa Souers Designs, Mixing Whimsy, My Mothers Buttons and Vintage Studios Inc. Veteran antique fair organizer Arbor Antiques Services, Inc. also returns for its third show with a collection of dealers, featuring fine European and American antique furniture, antique linens, American primitives, silver, china, pottery, antique prints, rugs and more.
The Pavilions and DISCOVERIES run Sunday, July 31, through Wednesday, August 3, 2016 with staggered show hours on all four days: Sunday, July 31, from 9am to 7pm, Monday and Tuesday, August 1-2, from 9am to 6pm, and Wednesday, August 3, from 9am to 4pm. The Pavilions and DISCOVERIES are closed on Thursday, August 4.
Other Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market highlights include the addition of some 40 new tenants in the gift, housewares and home décor categories as well as 50 new furniture companies; concentration of new boutique home décor resources on C5; a rebranding of c-ONE as a dynamic cross-category showcase of directional tableware, gift and home décor resources; continued resource growth in the C10 Lifestyle Collection; the targeted expansion of C11 as the industry’s newest destination for gift-oriented housewares, gourmet products, specialty food and tabletop items; continued expansion in casual and outdoor products on C12 and C13; presentation of the top 15 bedding manufacturers; and sold out home furnishings temporaries on B2.
Las Vegas Market is the leading furniture, home decor and gift marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 2,900+ 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. Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market runs July 31-August 4. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.
About Las Vegas Market and International Market Centers, L.P.
Las Vegas Market is the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market in the United States, presenting a unique cross-section of 2,900+ resources in an unrivaled market destination. With two markets each year, retailers and designers can shop a broad assortment of product from thousands of manufacturers of furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles, tabletop, general gift and more — delivering the most complete, cross-category wholesale tradeshow for the furniture, home décor and gift industries in the United States.
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Las Vegas Market is produced by International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 12.1 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit http://imcenters.com/.