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Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas, in partnership with Pantone Color Institute, the global authority on color, celebrated this year’s holiday season in colorful style. Just a week following the formal announcement of Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year, LVDC held its special annual holiday gala celebration Dec. 19, successfully executing a first-of-its-kind Color of the Year display swathed in Tangerine Tango for the Southern Nevada and southwest regional design industry. Information on Tangerine Tango can be seen at  http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/category.aspx?ca=88#colordata

This event marks the first time any Design Center has partnered with Pantone to execute a celebration of the highly anticipated Color of the Year in a large-scale event.

According to Randy Wells, vice president of Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center, “we were thrilled to partner with Pantone to headline the 2012 Color of the Year. Pantone is not just the most respected authority on color, they are THE authority.  Their influence over both the design and fashion industries is unparalleled. This unprecedented partnership with Pantone speaks to our continued commitment to bringing the best of the best to Las Vegas Design Center."

Prior to the celebration, Pantone Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman, gave a brief presentation on the fascinating process of selecting the Pantone Color of the Year (Tangerine Tango.  The annual gala included tango dancers, aerialists draped from the ceiling and dancers all dressed fittingly in the 2012 Color of the Year. The event even featured signature cocktails and appetizers in the shade of the evening.

“The release of the color of the year is Pantone’s single-most significant annual announcement that generates huge and ongoing global buzz,” said Eiseman.  “We were pleased to partner with Las Vegas Design Center to share the 2012 Color of the Year with the area’s regional design industry immediately following our official announcement. We look forward to an ongoing partnership with LVDC and hope to continue to bring a firsts-in-color to Las Vegas and its thriving design community,” said Eiseman.

About Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas: Sitting at the epicenter of the world’s fastest growing home furnishings complex, Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas is a year-round resource for design-seeking consumers and designers showcasing top names in fine furniture, decorative accessories, wall décor, lighting, floor coverings, fabrics and trim. Open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., LVDC offers nearly 40 showrooms carrying hundreds of leading manufacturers’ lines. An important source of education for the industry, Las Vegas Design Center also attracts many of the industry’s most prominent thought leaders to its comprehensive slate of seminars, networking receptions and other sought-after events. Las Vegas Design Center is also home to the award-winning restaurant Mundo, A Culinary Haute Spot. For more information, visit www.LVDesignCenter.com.

Las Vegas Design Center at 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 IMCenters.com.

About Pantone: Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world’s color authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at www.Pantone.com.

About X-Rite: X-Rite, Incorporated, is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further information, please visit www.XRite.com.


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