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Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Offers "Passport to Glamour" on November 13

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World Market Center Las Vegas announced that high fashion and home furnishings will mingle together at Las Vegas Design Center November 13 for “Passport to Glamour,” open to trade professionals and connoisseurs of design. Randy Wells, vice president of Las Vegas Design Center, said Passport to Glamour will lead attendees on a day-long tour of insights about capturing the luxury market, featuring leaders throughout the design industry. “Many of Las Vegas Design Center’s tenants will showcase the bling in their own showrooms and we’ve invited some special guests to share their insights on trends in contemporary design,” Wells said. The Passport to Glamour event will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. November 13, 2008 at Las Vegas Design Center, 495 S. Grand Central Parkway, on the World Market Center Las Vegas home furnishings campus. “In light of current economic uncertainty, now may be the most important time for designers to determine their own destiny,” said Steve Nobel, chairman of the Luxury Home Alliance, who will be a featured speaker at Las Vegas Design Center November 13. “Designers have choices. Will our businesses be determined by the market, or shall we determine the market for our businesses? The luxury market has the most potential for growth because affluent consumers—designers’ clients—are the most certain that their desire to live well transcends the uncertainty of the economy.” Leading designer Gary Hutton, known as the “Dean of West Coast Design,” will share his colorful perspectives on November 13. His theatrical presentation will cover his life and career in the world of design. The Passport to Glamour event will also provide a rare opportunity for designers to have a one-on-one portfolio review over lunch with editors of Western Interiors & Design magazine. Michael Wollaeger, editor-in-chief of Western Interiors & Design is playing an active role in the event. Wollaeger said Las Vegas Design Center is rapidly becoming a primary design resource for design professionals throughout the West. “As a magazine, we want to show the world that the West is all about glamour, excitement and innovation. The Passport to Glamour program a wonderful way to express the new glamour of the West in one of the most glamorous cities in the West—Las Vegas! Passport to Glamour brings some of the leading designers in the country to Las Vegas to discuss trends in contemporary design. It’s a rare opportunity to meet a ‘star’ designer like San Francisco’s Gary Hutton in person, to ask questions, and to learn about where design is going now. I think that the events in the Passport to Glamour can really give designers an edge with regard to their own businesses going forward. It’s also an excellent opportunity to see what’s new in the top showrooms, from fabrics to furniture to accessories.” Many enjoyable and diverse events are scheduled throughout the day at the Las Vegas Design Center: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Las Vegas Design Center Seminar Room, Bldg. C, C-316 25 Years to Life -- A conversation with Gary Hutton The “Dean of West Coast Design,” Gary Hutton, shares his colorful perspective on the past, present and future of design in a theatrical presentation. 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. Las Vegas Design Center, Seminar Room, C-316 Meet the Editors: Portfolio Review and Luncheon The editors at Western Interiors & Design magazine will discuss what they look for and what they avoid when publishing home designs. Designers are invited to bring a single example of their best work for review during a working lunch. Selected designers have an opportunity in advance to be posted on the Western Interiors & Design website. 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Las Vegas Design Center Seminar Room, Bldg. C, C-316 Luxury: Then and Now Michael Wollaeger, editor-in-chief of Western Interiors & Design magazine, will moderate a panel discussion focusing on capturing the luxury market, featuring perspectives from leaders throughout the design industry. Hear from Steve 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; Henessy Wayser, Executive Director and Chief Creative Officer of French Heritage. The panel is moderated by Michael Wollaeger, editor-in-chief of Western Interiors & Design magazine. (Co-sponsored by Western Interiors & Design magazine.) 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Lobby, Bldg. C Bling! An Exhibit to Iconic Showgirl Artifacts Celebrate the launch of “Bling! An Exhibit of Iconic Showgirl artifacts.” Meet Warwick Stone, the special guest curator of Bling! and the creative director and designer of the Hard Rock Hotel’s renowned rock & roll costume exhibit. See rare items for the European archives of Swarovski Crystal. (Co-sponsored by CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements). SHOWROOM EVENTS All the Trimmings Robert Allen/Beacon Hill Showroom, C-101 Laura Mauk, Senior Editor of Western Interiors & Design, will lead a discussion with two of Las Vegas’ leading interior designers about the newest ways to use trim and showcase their favorite examples. 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Crystallized™ - Swarovski Elements Robert Allen/Beacon Hill Showroom, C-101 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Experience the Luxurious Comfort and Warmth of Leather Omnia Furniture, Building A, Showroom A-256 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bringing Glamour to Your Lighting Designs While Optimizing Your Budget (The most “BLING” for the buck) Ambella Home Collection, Building A, Showroom A-156 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Style File at Abbyson Living Abbyson Living Showroom, Building C, Showroom C-196 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (special event from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.) Then and Now RC Furniture, Building A, Showrooms 254 and A129 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. M Luxury Living Masterlooms, Building C, Showroom C-125 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Radiance Tufenkian Carpets, Building C, Showroom C-176 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Naturally Enchanting The Phillips Collection, Building A, Showroom A-202 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. New Century Pictures Building B, Showroom B-160 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Hospitality at the Las Vegas Design Center 10:30 a.m. - Champagne Brunch with Gary Hutton, Building C, Seminar Room C-316 11:30 a.m. - Lunch: Western Interiors & Design Portfolio Review, Building A, Lobby 4 p.m. - Bling! Cocktail Reception, Building C, Lobby Showroom Hospitality Visit Omnia Furniture in A-256, Darafeev in A-132, New Century Pictures in B-160 and many other Las Vegas Design Center showrooms for complimentary hospitality throughout the Passport to Glamour event. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. For additional details about showroom events or other scheduled programs during November 13’s Passport to Glamour at Las Vegas Design Center, visit www.lvdesigncenter.com or call (702) 599-3093 RSVP to glamour@lvdesigncenter.com. All registered attendees will be entered to win a $1,000 shopping spree at Wynn Las Vegas. About Las Vegas Design Center: Sitting at the epicenter of the world’s fastest growing home furnishings complex, Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center is a year-round resource for designers showcasing top names in fine furniture, decorative accessories, wall décor, lighting, floor coverings, fabrics and trim, and kitchen, bath and building products. Open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the LVDC boasts 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. For more information, visit www.lvdesigncenter.com.

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