Las Vegas Market shifts date pattern for winter 2014
Home Accents Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, 5/1/2013 2:00:00 AM
The Las Vegas market announced a shift in its winter 2014 market dates. The market will now take place Sunday, Jan. 26 through Thursday, Jan. 30, rather than its traditional Monday start.
Input from gift and home décor buyers and exhibitors played a large role in adjusting the market dates to accommodate the continued growth of those categories at Las Vegas Market, a press release stated.
"After careful consideration of the feedback we received from buyers and exhibitors as to the best way to deliver a truly exceptional Las Vegas Market experience, we are adjusting the market dates to comprise a weekend day while ending on a Thursday to accommodate optimal Friday return travel," said President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Maricich.
While dates for future markets have not been set, officials said they plan to maintain the Sunday start for shows after winter 2014 as well.
In other Las Vegas Market news, long-time exhibitor Surya, along with Palecek, Moe's Home Collection, Andrew Martin International, Cisco Brothers, Luna Bella and Terra Sur, will anchor a new floor of permanent home décor showrooms at the Las Vegas Market. The new floor will launch on C4 during the summer 2013 market, to be held July 29-Aug. 2.
In line with this introduction, which comes six months ahead of schedule, International Market Centers also will reposition its home décor-focused temporary exhibitors to "create dynamic synergies between permanent and temporary resources," according to a press release.
"There is increasing momentum for expansion of better home décor resources in the Las Vegas Market," said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. "With the summer debut of new home décor showrooms on C4, we will continue to build upon our recent success creating concentrations of like resources on B3 and C3. Combined, these three floors will offer 75-plus better home décor vendors in a quarter million square feet."
C4 will be anchored by six leading home décor brands:
Surya (rugs, pillows, throws and art for residential and contract markets) will expand its current Las Vegas showroom presence by nearly 400% into an impressive 30,447-sq.-ft. showroom.
Andrew Martin International (UK-based supplier of upholstered sofas and chairs, living room tables and home décor), will make its U.S. showroom debut in a 10,681-sq.-ft. showroom shared with Cisco Brothers (furniture crafted in Los Angeles from green materials and building methods).
Luna Bella (designers and manufacturers of clocks, accessories, furniture and lighting) will establish its exclusive western states presence in a 2,286-sq.-ft. showroom.
Moe's Home Collection (modern home furnishings featuring top grain leathers, luxurious fabrics, lacquers and stylish lighting) will open a 6,643-sq.-ft. showroom.
Palecek (woven furniture, accessories and lighting for retailers, designers and the hospitality industry) will open a 5,500-sq.-ft. showroom.
TerraSur (manufacturer and distributor of furniture from Argentina) will open a 2,300-sq.- ft. showroom.
In line with this, four home focused categories of temporary exhibits - Home, Style, Textiles and Made (a new segment featuring artisanal, handmade products) - will relocate to the fifth floor of Building C in July. This redesigned floor will provide a cohesive collection of home décor, furnishings, bedding fashions, home textile designs and gifts from more than 300 exhibitors, including confirmed newcomers Adivik Linen Company, Grand Legacy Art, Images 2000, Iron Thread Design, ORE International and many others.
"In less than 12 months, we have created a critical mass of leading home brands on three floors (B3, C3 and C4) of Las Vegas Market, and the growth trend shows no signs of slowing," Belshaw said. "Our strategy began last July on B3, with the re-merchandising of existing better home décor resources, and continued in January on C3, with the addition of leading suppliers to the marketplace."
Notable changes on C3 this July will include the expansion of Classic Home (furniture and rugs) and the addition of Low Country Originals (lighting). In addition, home furnishings floor B4 will be sold out this summer with the addition of JLA (home furnishings) in a 10,000-sq.-ft. showroom.
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