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Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Announces Fall/Winter Events

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The Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas announced that design-savvy individuals craving the very latest details about the world of interiors will be able to get inspired by events to be held there in the coming months. From art to architecture and sustainable design to high fashion, Las Vegas Design Center is delivering a high dose of inspiration in its new programming calendar. Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas (495 S. Grand Central Parkway) is a design resource open year-round. Featuring nearly 100 home furnishings showrooms on the lower floors of World Market Center's buildings, the Design Center showcases fine furniture, fabric, lighting, floral, accessories, rugs and wall décor. “We have created a series of events designed to both educate and entertain the design trade, aspiring designers and design-savvy consumers," said Randy Wells, vice president of Las Vegas Design Center. Las Vegas Design Center launched its new events calendar with a nod to Italian design last month during Veni Vidi Vendi: A Celebration of Italian Design, featuring a series of talks, spotlighted showrooms and curated look inside the exclusive Design Italiano Exhibit. Upcoming events include a talk about contemporary art, a series of events about fabrics, an intriguing peek at glamour and luxury, and many more. OCTOBER 2008 covered October 14, 2008 covered, a fabric and color showcase, illustrates how global influences and climate change continue to inspire our home decor. Hear from the experts what colors and fabrics are here to stay. RSVP to covered@LVDesignCenter.com. Beyond the Basics – Creating Cutting-Edge Treatments Using Classic Components 11 a.m. – 12 noon Las Vegas Design Center Seminar Room C-316 Best selling, local author of The Design Directory of Window Treatments Jackie Von Tobel will discuss current trends in window treatment design and construction and show you how to use the basic elements of soft treatments in new ways to design unique, cutting edge window fashions that will WOW your clients and generate profits. Tricks of the Trade: How to Select Upholstery Fabric so Projects are Problem-Free 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Las Vegas Design Center Seminar Room C-316 Steve Avitable, Vice President, Furniture Merchandising for The Robert Allen Group, will share his insights on picking the most suitable fabric constructions and designs for a variety of furniture styles and frames. Among the furniture lines he'll discuss are Bolier & Co., Christopher Guy, E.J.Victor, Ferguson Copeland, Guy Chaddock & Co., Kindel Furniture Co., Payne Street, Swaim and Robert Allen Furniture. NOVEMBER 2008 November 7, 2008 First Friday with Eleanor McKay; “Lighting Today: Lighting in the Post-Incandescent World” 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Las Vegas Design Center Seminar Room C-316 Eleanor McKay, CEO of Niermann Weeks, discusses how manufacturers can remain relevant, inspired and focused in the ever-changing interior design industry. November 13, 2008 Passport to Glamour Ever question why all that glitters is gold? Find out at Western Interiors & Design Magazine’s “Passport to Glamour,” as you explore glamour as it relates to interior design and home furnishings. 25 Years to Life — A conversation with Gary Hutton 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Las Vegas Design Center Seminar Room C-316 The "Dean of West Coast Design" Gary Hutton will share his perspective on the past, present and future of design. Meet the Editors: Portfolio Review 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Las Vegas Design Center Seminar Room C-316 Now’s the chance to have a group of experts critique your portfolio. The editors at Western Interiors & Design Magazine will discuss what they look for and what they avoid when publishing home designs. Join them for lunch and bring an example of your work for review. Luxury: Then and Now 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Las Vegas Design Center Seminar Room C-316 This panel discussion on capturing the luxury market features perspectives from leaders throughout the design industry, including Steven Nobel, Chairman of Luxury Home Alliance; Robert Maricich, CEO of World Market Center Las Vegas and former President of Century Furniture; Gary Hutton, Furniture and Interior Designer; Henessey Wayser, Executive Director and Chief Creative Officer of French Heritage. The panel will be moderated by Michael Wollaeger, editor-in-chief of Western Interiors & Design Magazine. Bling! An Exhibit 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Lobby Bldg C This champagne reception will celebrate the launch of “Bling! The Evolution of the Showgirl and her Iconic Costumes. Meet Warwick Stone, the special guest curator of Bling! and also the creative director and designer of the Hard Rock Hotel’s renowned rock & roll costume exhibit. Enter to win a $1,000 shopping spree at Wynn Las Vegas by RSVPing to glamour@lvdesigncenter.com. November 21-22 Semi-Annual Pre-Market Inventory Clearance Sale Buildings A, B and C Attention discerning buyers! For two days, the Las Vegas Design Center is open to the general public. Shop where interior designers shop – and buy what they buy – at trade-only clearance-sale prices. From luxury designer merchandise to one-of-a-kind samples, fine furniture, accessories, lighting, wall décor, rugs and fabric, there’s something for every room in your home. The sale, hosted by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) serves as a fundraiser benefiting The Nevada Aids Project, Opportunity Village, and Habitat for Humanity of Las Vegas. Participating showrooms at Las Vegas Design Center only. DECEMBER 2008 December 5, 2008 First Friday with Carlton Varney of Dorothy Draper and Company 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Las Vegas Design Center Seminar Room C-316 Carleton Varney, one of America’s best known interior designers, is associated with the restoration and decoration of countless hotels and resorts all over the world, among them Dromoland and Ashford Castles in Ireland and The Waldorf Towers and Plaza Hotel in New York. His versatility in design can be seen in the wide array of products that bear his mark, ranging from furniture, lamps, dinner-ware, crystal, and linen designs. To R.S.V.P. or for more information e-mail events@LVDesignCenter.com, visit www.LVDesignCenter.com or call (702) 599-3093.

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