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Temporary Exhibitors Expanding at Las Vegas Market

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Las Vegas Market recently announced that a significant increase in temporary exhibit leasing will fill three Pavilions with some 500+ gift and home décor exhibitors at the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, January 28-February 1, 2018. The newly expanded temporary exhibition space will showcase products in seven categories – including two new categories and segmentation of an existing category – allowing buyers to more efficiently source and shop the Market’s ever-growing temporary resources.

“Las Vegas Market is continuing to experience a flood of interest in temporary exhibit space from gift and home décor suppliers,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift Leasing and Chief Marketing Officer, International Market Centers. “The extremely high renewal rate for current exhibitors, along with brisk exhibit space sales to newcomers, is confirming Las Vegas Market’s position as the nation’s fastest-growing gift and home décor market. The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market will be compelling, comprehensive and easily-accessible for buyers and designers alike this winter.”

Pavilion 1 encompasses a new DESIGN LIFESTYLE category, as well as the returning GIFT and HANDMADE categories, in some 85,000 square feet. Pavilion 2 showcases a new DESIGN HOME category, the returning HOME category and a newly segmented DISCOVERIES: Antiquities category in some 18,000+ square feet. Pavilion 3 spotlights DISCOVERIES: Vintage, Global and Cash & Carry in some 16,000+ square feet. According to Belshaw, leasing across all categories and locations has been brisk, with a number of notable new and returning companies confirmed for the winter Market.

Pavilion 1: GIFT, HANDMADE and DESIGN LIFESTYLE

New GIFT exhibitors include: Amici Home, Bunnies By The Bay, Elixir Fixer, Girl of All Work, Savannah Bee Company, The Tiny Shed, WildThings Sales & Marketing and Yikes Twins. Returning to Market after a hiatus are: Abbey Gifts, Botanical Collections, Eco Kids, Green Hill Productions, Mercantile 12, PARI, Takobia/Indigo and Wholestyle Packaging. Notable returning companies include: Baggalini, Dorfman Pacific, Notes & Queries, Potluck Press, Primal Elements, South Bend Chocolates, The Grommet, True Brands and Zootility. In total, GIFT, Las Vegas Market’s largest category of temporary exhibitors, will feature 200+ companies in 31,000 square feet.

HANDMADE newcomers for Winter Market include: Batucada USA LLC, C.A.S. Handmade, Good Paper, Musee, Rescued Wine, SA Design Export, Spitzenstücke and Yuzu Soap. Returning exhibitors include: A Primary, Auroara Industries, Kozakh, Looksur, Maurice Millieur, Rustico, Shupaca and Sweet Gumball; Two Hermanas returns after a hiatus. In total, HANDMADE will showcase 70 exhibitors in 8,000 square feet.

The new DESIGN LIFESTYLE category in Pavilion 1 will showcase some 25 companies across the gift and home accent spectrum in 3,300 square feet. The curated collection creates a platform for unparalleled contemporary and design-led gift and home decor resources, highlighting established and emerging designers along with the latest aesthetics in innovation, functionality and thoughtful design. New-to-Market exhibitors include: Daqi Concept, Sunny Life, Tooletries, Tayham and Utility Canvas. Noteworthy returning exhibitors include: American Design Club, Blomus/SKS USA, Cavallini Papers & Co., Cose Nuove, Eleven Design Studio, Good Company Wares and Soap & Paper Factory.

As an extension of Las Vegas Market’s overall emphasis on handcrafted and maker-produced products, Pavilion 1 also will house two special exhibitor showcase areas: Artisanal LA and Aid to Artisans. A continuing collaboration with Artisanal LA will bring 30 LA-based makers to Pavilion 1, showcasing a wide variety of gifts, personal accessories, personal care and social stationery. A first-time partnership with Aid To Artisans (ATA) will launch ATA’s Training for Entrepreneurs in Artisan Markets (TEAM), an on-site coaching and mentoring program for emerging international artisan businesses in Las Vegas. The TEAM presentation will comprise nearly 20 first-time exhibitors, featuring handmade products from South and Central America, Asia, as well as the Caribbean and Africa.

Pavilion 2 – HOME, DESIGN HOME, DISCOVERIES: Antiquities and Artexpo Contemporary Las Vegas

Another new category, DESIGN HOME, will debut in Pavilion 2, presenting a curated selection of some 25 suppliers of design-driven home décor, furniture, and textiles, in 5,000 square feet. Newcomers include: Casoro Jewelry Safes, Dowel Furniture, Les Ceramiques de Lussan, modshop, Namo Rugs, Planika and Samplize LLC. Returning firms include: 727 Sailbags, Art Hide and Amigos de Hoy, Filling Spaces, Illusions, Mirror-tique, Modelli Creations, Vahallan and VANT Panels.

HOME newcomers are Earth Rugs, Fuder Lighting, Homestead Textiles, Inc., Jaspa Herington Leonard Collection, Vantage Crown Textiles and West of the Wind. Notable returning exhibitors include: Artistic Porcelain, Continental Home, DesigneMode, Metal Magic, ORE International, Petal & Plume, Picture King, Replica Plants + Décor, SH Lighting, StarLeads Solution and T&C Floral Company. In total HOME will feature 20 exhibitors in 12,800 square feet, with highlights including new-to-market textile resources and an increase in both decorative lighting and wall décor.

Pavilion 2 also encompasses the DISCOVERIES: ANTIQUITIES category in 18,200 square feet, presenting one-of-a-kind products including found objects, antiques, repurposed and recycled home décor, furnishings, jewelry and clothing, all available for order writing and immediate delivery. The renewal rate in DISCOVERIES: ANTIQUITIES is at an all-time high; returning exhibitors include: Brayden & Brooks, Go Home, Kilim Home, Uber Chic and Vintage Addiction.

As a complement to LVMKT temporary exhibits, Pavilion 2 also will house the co-located Artexpo Contemporary Las Vegas in 25,000 square feet, making Las Vegas Market the only major West Coast furniture, gift and home décor venue to present a fine art component. The new Artexpo Contemporary Las Vegas pop-up show is being presented in partnership with Redwood Media Group (RMG), which owns and operates fine art shows across the country, including the world’s largest fine art show, Artexpo New York. More info on Artexpo is available online at www.lasvegasmarket.com/art-expo.

Pavilion 3 –DISCOVERIES: Vintage, Global, and Cash & Carry

The newly-opened Pavilion 3 will feature 16,400 square feet devoted exclusively to the DISCOVERIES: Vintage, Global, Cash & Carry segment, serving as a unique resource for one-of-a-kind products including vintage, global and repurposed/recycled clothing and jewelry all available for immediate delivery and order-writing. DISCOVERIES is expected to sell out, with renewals running at an all-time high. Returning exhibitors include Bombshell Betty, Broke Jewels, My Mothers Buttons, Ole Gift, Rough & Tumble Salvage, Spell Bound/Rodeo Collections, Sweet Lola and Widafouta Design.

The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market run January 28-31 (Sunday-Wednesday). Hours are 9am to 6pm (Sunday – Tuesday); and 9am to 4pm (Wednesday). A special highlight of Winter Market will be a Cash & Carry Shopping Spree and late night shopping hours on Monday night in both Pavilions 2 and 3.


More about Las Vegas Market: Las Vegas Market  is the fastest growing gift and home décor market in the U.S. and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S. With a record 4,000+ lines, the Market will feature its largest ever number of resources, with greater breadth and depth and exclusive collections across all categories, including major launches for the bedding industry. Market-exclusive programming includes FIRST LOOK trend forecast seminar and displays and Ahead of the Curve seminar and tours, as well as signature special events the third annual ANDYZ design awards. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.

More about International Market Centers, L.P.: 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/.


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