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Las Vegas Market Primed for Strong End to Summer 2021 Market Season

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This press release is submitted and shown here in its original form, unedited by Furniture Today.

LAS VEGAS, N.V. – (August 19, 2021) – Las Vegas Market closes out the Summer 2021 buying season with a comprehensive presentation of top furniture, home décor and gift brand presentations in showrooms and the all-new EXPO at World Market Center Las Vegas, August 22-26, complemented by engaging in-person experiences, industry celebrations and more.

“The Las Vegas Market’s late August timing gives us a unique positioning in the Summer buying calendar and creates a unique sourcing opportunity with brands primed to offer must-have product for the fourth quarter,” notes Bob Maricich, International Market Centers (IMC) CEO. “Our in-person programming ensures that retailers and designers can identify the trend-setting merchandise needed for success through the end of the year.”

Leasing Gains Expand Showroom Offerings

Across the furniture, home décor and gift categories, brands are choosing Las Vegas Market to be their gateway to the West Coast with some 33 new, expanded and relocated showrooms set to open among the 600+ showrooms at the Summer Market.

Six updates in furniture and bedding continue to diversify the collection of 2,000+ furniture lines on 31 Floors in Building A and B. New showroom Accord Comfort Sleep Systems (mattresses) joins the previously announced openings of Purple (mattresses, pillows, cushions, bedding, bed frames and pet beds) and Rize by Mantua (bed frames, adjustable beds, bedroom furniture, commercial bed bases, mattresses, pillows and other bedding and support products) and the relocation of Reverie (adjustable bases, mattresses, bedding) in a series of commitments that confirm Las Vegas as the nation’s top bedding resource. Furniture offerings also grow with new showroom Mobital (outdoor, occasional, lounge, dining and bedroom furniture plus lighting) plus a relocation for Roberto Grassie (dining sets, sofa sets, console tables, coffee tables, wall art and décor).

The 13 home décor updates for Summer 2021 further expand Las Vega Market’s offerings with new and expanded resources presenting accent furniture, accessories, decorative objects, lighting, outdoor furniture, pillows, rugs, wall art and more. The 500+ resources on 13 floors in Buildings A, B and C grow with new showrooms Park Hill Collection (decorative accessories, furniture, and seasonal décor) and Veritas Home (luxury tabletop and home décor) and a relocated/expanded Union Home (solid and recycled wood furniture) adding to the announced updates: new showrooms for A. Sanoma (handmade bone and horn décor), Furniture Classics and K & K Tabletop (handmade lace and crochet tabletop and accessories) plus expansions for Barloga Studios (photographic prints on various media), Mercana Furniture & Décor (accent furniture, accessories, art and lighting), RENWIL, Inc. (art, lighting, accessories, accent furniture, rugs and pillows) and more.

In gift, 14 new, expanded and relocated showrooms expand the 2,000 gift and lifestyle resources on seven showroom floors in Building C. Most recent showroom additions are Art Studio Company (socially conscious hand-crafted goods), Humbolt Artisan Group (handmade items crafted by makers living in Humboldt County, CA) and KAI USA / Shun Cutlery (kitchen cutlery handcrafted in Japan) plus relocations / expansions for Mer-Sea (travel accessories, candles, home fragrances and other luxury gifts) and Peter Pauper Press (gifts and books).

Cross-Category Expansion for Temporary Exhibits

Las Vegas Market’s temporary presentation is more than 25% larger than the April 2021 market with 200+ exhibitors in its Gift and Home Temporaries in the new EXPO at World Market Center Las Vegas and Home Furnishings Temporaries in Building B, Floor 2.

The Gift and Home Temporaries are maximizing their new home at the entrance to Las Vegas Market with an expansive collection presented in six categories – Design, Gift, Handmade, Home, Immediate Delivery (Cash & Carry) and Luxe. The temporary exhibits are seeing significant increases in new lifestyle brands like Berbermade (high-end poufs and home accessories), Colette Cosentino Atelier (luxury art, home accessories and tabletop), Jura (coffee machines), Néos Candlestudio (handcrafted candles), Prince of Scots (home textiles and barware) and more as well as the return of top brands like 9th Letter Press (stationery and home décor), Flora Bunda (garden and floral) Kazi /All Across Africa (baskets and home décor), Papersalt (stationery), Pomegranate Moon (fashion accessories), Rescued Wine (candles) and more.

The Home Furnishings Temporaries are significantly expanded for the Summer 2021 Market with nearly half of the exhibitors returning after a market hiatus. Highlights include Fusion Designs (Amish furniture), iOBED (mattresses and bedding), North American Wood Furniture (case goods for bedrooms, living rooms, offices, entertainment rooms) plus a pavilion by the Indonesia Trade Promotion Centers of Chicago and Los Angeles.

In-Person Events Return

Las Vegas marks the return of in-person events with an engaging roster of trend-driven programming highlighted by the ANDYZ awards ceremony.

The WorldView on Sixteen in Building B is the hub of market programming with a series of six design and retail trend programs. ASID and BOLD by Design Magazine present an educational session Burnout to Blowout! Rejuvenate and Inspired for the Design Fatigued featuring design industry experts Wendy Glaister of Sacramento, CA; Jamie Stringham of Interior Dynamic in Las Vegas, NV; George Brazil of SagreraBrazil Design in San Francisco, CA and Jackie Von Tobel of Las Vegas, NV in conversation with Editor in Chief Julia Molloy on Sunday, August 22 at 3 pm. The celebrated FIRST LOOK presentation comes back in person this summer with fresh products and cross-category ideas in the FIRST LOOK – Summer 2021 At Market Seminar presented by Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media on Monday, August 23 at 11 am. Laurie Clark, Sherwin-Williams senior designer account executive, presents the MODE – Colormix® Forecast 2022 and gives out the exclusive Sherwin-Williams Colormix® Forecast 2022 brochure and limited-edition Fan Deck on Monday, August 23 at 1:30 pm. In Retailer Excellence Awards – Revisited Onsite! Gifts & Decorative Accessories Managing Editor Anne-Marie Earl leads a discussion about what it takes to make it to the Retailer Excellence Awards winners’ circle with competition finalists Jing Chen of Therapy Stores in California and Portland, OR; Lanora Davidson of Things Celtic in Dublin, TX; Caroline Morris of Kimman’s Co in Fredericksburg, VA; and Pam Smith of Bald Head Island Conservancy Gift Shop in Bald Head Island, NC on Monday, August 23 at 3 p.m. Las Vegas Market’s signature Ahead of the Curve program returns with a panel discussion featuring designers Marie Burgos of Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY and Nadia Watts of Denver, CO; and retailer Jamilyn Fournier of The Collector’s House in Scottsdale, AZ in conversation with Vanessa Kogevinas of Luxe Interiors + Design on Tuesday, August 24 at 11 am. Trend forecaster Michelle Lamb of the Trend Curve presents the best options for Holiday success in 2022 in Christmas Trends: Looking Forward and Looking Back on Tuesday, August 24, 1:30pm. Registration for all events is at LVMKT.com/events.

The Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) California Central / Nevada Chapter together host the 2021 ANDYZ Awards in-person at Las Vegas Market to recognize exceptional work by interior designers, architects, and design students throughout the western regions of the United States. Two west coast tastemakers — designer Christopher Grubb and BOLD by Design Magazine founder and Editor in Chief Julia Molloy will serve as masters of ceremony for the event. The 2021 ANDYZ Awards Celebration, sponsored by Furniture, Lighting & Decor and BOLD by Design Magazine is Sunday, August 22, 4:30-6 pm in Building B, WorldView on Sixteen. Tickets are free.

Additionally, the Gift and Home Temporaries fete the opening of market with live music and giveaways at First Night – Celebrate in the Expo on Sunday, August 22, 4-6 pm. Adding to Las Vegas Market programming are showroom events throughout the three buildings. For a full list of events, visit LasVegasMarket.com/Explore/Events-and-Seminars.

Exciting Market Experiences

Inspiration is at every turn on-campus and online with a series of at-market moments and digital takeovers.

Trend-making product is presented in a series of vignettes showcasing FIRST LOOK in the entrance to Building C; the Market Snapshot finalists in the lobbies of Buildings A,B and C; and gift exhibitors on C11.

The signature Market Pros presents daily takeovers of the Las Vegas Market Instagram with tastemakers sharing favorite finds and market moments. For the first time, Ahead of the Curve panelists Marie Burgos, Jamilyn Fournier, Jay Jeffers and Nadia Watt with serve as Market Pros joined by Adam Glassman, the Creative Director of O, The Oprah Magazine; Kate Lester, a Los Angeles-based designer and retailer; and Heather Smith, Director, Strategy & Membership for The Good Toy Group. Additionally, Market Snapshot showcases 54 trending products in nine themed collections on Las Vegas Market’s Instagram and Facebook channels and at LasVegasMarket.com/Explore/News-and-Trends/Market-Snapshot.

Juniper – IMC’s new fully integrated omnichannel B2B e-commerce platform launching in 2021 – will have an expansive presence at Las Vegas Market to showcase its capabilities and give away swag to brands and buyers. At-market Juniper experiences include the JuniperCommerce showroom in Building C, Floor 1 as well as JuniperMarket photo booths in the Building C lobby and Floor 11 Buyer’s Lounge; a photo op and info station in the EXPO at WMCLV; and an information desk in the Building A Lobby . During Las Vegas Market, buyers can enter to win an iPad by tagging @JuniperMkt on Instagram.

Additionally, Las Vegas Market is sponsoring Gift for Life’s “Feed the Hungry – Feel the Good” fundraiser for World Central Kitchen’s COVID-related hunger relief efforts with a commitment to match donations up to $10,000 from market participants. Donors of at least $50 can qualify to win raffle prizes including include two-night stays in four hotels, with dining credits and tickets to local attractions. Connections Housing, Las Vegas Market’s official travel partner, also has donated round-trip airfare for Las Vegas Market. Las Vegas Market raffle entries can be purchased online at https://donate.wck.org/LasVegasMkt.

The Summer 2021 Las Vegas Market is August 22-26, 2021 at World Market Center Las Vegas. Showrooms in Buildings A, B & C are open Sunday, August 22 – Wednesday, August 25, 8 am – 6 pm and Thursday, August 26, 8 am – 4 pm. Gift & Home temporary exhibits in The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas are open Sunday, August 22 – Tuesday, August 24, 9 am – 6 pm and Wednesday, August 25 9 am – 4 pm. Home Furnishings temporary exhibits in Building B, Floor 2 are open Sunday, August 22 – Wednesday, August 25, 9 am- 6pm and Thursday, August 26, 9 am- 2pm.

Las Vegas Market will follow IMC’s updated Together Safely protocols, available at TogetherSafely.com.

Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting thousands of furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market’s diverse product offerings allow for cross-category commerce among these industries. The next Las Vegas Market runs August 22-26, 2021, at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.

About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of Juniper, a fully integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution and multiline B2B e-commerce marketplace empowering buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business at markets and year-round, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information, visit www.imcenters.com

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