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'Designer Days' Series During Summer Las Vegas Market

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Designers attending the Summer 2008 Las Vegas Market July 28 through August 1 are invited to experience a robust, high-end series of events planned especially for them. From architecture and lighting to new shades of green—to talks by such trend-setters as Larry Laslo and Roger Thomas—the new Las Vegas Market “Designer Days” series is an educational, entertaining and focused series of events catering to the design community. Not only can attending designers see what’s new in the latest products and trends during Las Vegas Market, but they can get educated through Designer Days and learn how to apply these new trends with clients. The design focused in-depth seminars appeal to design professionals, buyers and students alike, said Margaret Casey is Director of Programming for World Market Center Las Vegas. “Designers and retailers come to Las Vegas Market for more than buying alone. As a global player, it is our goal to add additional depth to our educational programs, focusing on issues that are relevant to our home furnishings industry.” Designers won’t want to miss the many programs scheduled during “Designer Days” (Wednesday, July 30 – Friday, Aug. 1) including: “The Forecast Series: The Art of Lighting for Homes with Randall Whitehead,” co-presented by Furniture Style magazine. Wednesday, July 30 at 10:00 am Building B, 16th Floor, World Forum Attendees will learn how lighting can influence a space positively and negatively, enhance color and texture, emphasize depth or dimension and combine comfort with drama. “The Many Scales of Green,” sponsored by Metropolis Magazine. Wednesday, July 30 at 2:00 pm Building C-316, LVDC Seminar Room Susan S. Szenasy, Metropolis’s long-time editor in chief and advocate of green design, examines the movement as it is today. She finds signs of green in every area of design. “One Good Chair International Design Awards,” co-presented by Sustainable Furniture Council, and Western Interiors Design magazine Wednesday, July 30 at 3:00 pm Building C-316, LVDC Seminar Room The prestigious panel of judges will announce the winning design — submitted by designers from around the world — of a new kind of “eco-chair” that focuses first and foremost on form by transforming the very nature of the chair. Design in Common: Global Trends in Today’s Residential Interiors, with Mary Gilliatt” co-presented by Decor & You Inc. Thursday, July 31 at 11:00 am Building B, 16th floor, World Forum What influences on residential interior design are unifying people from Auckland to Dubai, Sydney to Provence and London to Milan to Manhattan? A wine and cheese reception will follow — get signed copies of Mary’s newest book, Bedrooms: Creating and Decorating the Room of Your Dreams. “Evolution: The Architecture and Interiors of Historic Las Vegas Resorts,” with Libby Lumpkin, PhD, Director of the Las Vegas Art Museum and Brain Paco Alvarez, Las Vegas News Bureau Photo & Film Archives Thursday, July 31 at 1:00 pm Building B, 16th floor, World Forum Enjoy a guide through a fascinating slide show of rare, archival photographs of the interiors of iconic, mid-century Las Vegas resort architecture. “Design Icon featuring Larry Laslo,” co-presented by Robert Allen/Beacon Hill Thursday, July 31 at 2:30 pm Building C-316, LVDC Seminar Room (Reception to follow at Robert Allen/Beacon Hill showroom, C-101) The second installment of World Market Center Las Vegas’s Design Icon Series will honor Larry R. Laslo, who’s legendary interior landscapes has been showcased in top interior design and architecture publications around the world. “First Friday,” featuring Roger Thomas, Exec. VP Design, Wynn Design and Development Friday, Aug. 1 at 9:30 am Building C-316, LVDC Seminar Room Roger Thomas is the creative genius behind the world-famous Bellagio and Wynn hotels in Las Vegas, and he will take you through the creative process and execution of the one the world’s finest hotels: Wynn Las Vegas. In addition to “Designer Days,” the July Las Vegas Market will feature numerous other seminars and comprehensive “green” programming. To find out more about scheduled events and to plan ahead for July Las Vegas Market, check out the complete schedule at www.lasvegasmarket.com/events. -more- The Summer 2008 Las Vegas Market is scheduled for July 28 through August 1, 2008 at World Market Center Las Vegas. Complimentary M-Line Shuttles will run continuously all day from host hotels to World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, please visit www.LasVegasMarket.com. About World Market Center Las Vegas: World Market Center Las Vegas is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex in Las Vegas. In July 2008, when Building C opens, World Market Center will stand at more than five million square feet of space, exceeding the size of any trade merchandise mart in the United States. When fully built, at 12 million square feet in 8 buildings, World Market Center will be the largest trade show complex in the world. The $3 billion, state-of-the-art campus will showcase furniture, decorative accessories, gift, lighting, area rugs, home textile and related segments, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC), open year-round.

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