Breadth & Depth of Better Home Products Expands for Winter 2013 Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market
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Furniture World Magazine
With the addition of leading soft goods supplier CODARUS WEST to its rapidly growing roster of better home goods tenants, International Market Centers will expand its assortment of A-level home resources for the forthcoming GIFT+HOME at Las Vegas Market, January 28-February 1, at World Market Center Las Vegas.
“The Las Vegas Market has witnessed exponential – and unprecedented – gains in better home goods, and in just 12 months has grown dramatically from just 5 companies in 15,000 square feet of space to 45 companies in 200,000 square feet of space,” said Lee Hershberg, Vice President, Home Décor for International Market Centers (IMC). “By merchandising these resources together on two floors (B3 and C3) of the World Market Center, we have set a new industry standard for the qualitative and quantitative presentation of better home goods.”
CODARUS WEST is the first supplier of leading soft goods to join Las Vegas Market. The 12,000+ square foot showroom, which is the first for CODARUS in the western United States, will showcase not only better home fashions – including Dash and Albert and Pine Cone Hill – but also a wide range of better home accessories, lamps and upholstery – Amy Howard Home, Barbara Cosgrove Lamps, Benson Cobb Studios and Kim Salmela Atelier – as part of Las Vegas Market’s new “C3 Collection” debuting in January 2013.
“The Las Vegas Market offers the perfect platform to introduce our leading soft goods to the western states,” said Cody Hutcheson, principal, of CODARUS. “It gives us a base from which to expand our home and hospitality industry sales and will nicely complement our existing showrooms in High Point and Dallas, and sales operations across the Midwest, south central and southeast regions of the U.S.”
With the opening of its permanent showroom, CODARUS joins a growing roster of leading home décor suppliers supporting the reorganized and reenergized Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market. The new “C3 Collection” will be a concentration of 25 better home goods suppliers on the third floor of the World Market Center’s Building C, and further refinements to the B3 Collection of 20+ high-end home resources which debuted in summer 2012. To facilitate shopping and sourcing of better home products presented across the market, and to further fuel momentum for future expansion of this category, a bridge links C3 and B3.
Anchor tenants for the “C3” debut are: Art Classics, Bliss Studio, Cisco, Classic Home, Couture Lamps, Design Legacy by Kelly O’Neal, Etoffe Makara, Feizy Rugs, Guildmaster, Jeffan, Jesco Lighting, Karastan, Leftbank Art, Light & Living, Natural Curiosities, Oriental Weavers, Peninsula Home, Pol Art, Santangelo Lighting & Design, Selamat and Thumprints. In January, Europe 2 You, joins B3’s 20+ high-end home resources which include: Arteriors, Best Slip Cover, Blue Ocean Traders, Chandra Rugs, Daniel Stuart Studio, Go Home, Lazy Susan, Made Goods, Noir, Paragon, Surya and Wendover Art Group.
Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market is a leading gift and home décor marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 800+ gift and home décor resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of furniture, gift and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among the gift, furniture, home décor and accessory industries. The Winter 2013 Las Vegas Market runs January 28-February 1, 2013, at the World Market Center. For more information, visit GiftandHomeLV.com.
About Las Vegas Market and International Market Centers, L.P. Las Vegas Market is an international furnishings showcase that combines style, inspiration and productivity in an unrivaled, world-class destination. Situated on World Market Center Las Vegas’ state-of-the-art campus, Las Vegas Market features a comprehensive array of new product from thousands of leading manufacturers and lines in furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles and more—delivering Today’s Total Marketplace. Retailers and designers can shop product offerings from trend-setters in all home furnishings categories as well as benefit from complimentary educational, networking and hospitality events. With two markets each year, Las Vegas Market is the only major home furnishings market in the western U.S. offering a unique cross-section of suppliers and buyers spanning the home furnishings, décor and gift industries. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.
World Market Center Las Vegas is a property of 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 11.5 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 www.imcenters.com.
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