Largest Casual Presentation to Date Featured 180+ Resources, Scott Brothers, Strong Order-Writing
LAS VEGAS, NV – (August 16, 2016) – The casual furniture presentation at Summer Las Vegas Market, which ran from July 31-August 4, 2016, showcased new tenants, major relocations and featured an exclusive new outdoor furnishings promotion. Retailers and interior designers entered to win 1 of 13 casual/outdoor seating displays from leading vendors displayed in the Grand Plaza during market. Participating showrooms included: Agio, America’s Backyards & Outdoor, Ebel, Hanamint, Modway, OW Lee, Pelican Reef, Poly-Wood, Ratana, Scancom International/Northcape, South Sea Rattan, Telescope Casual and Zuo Modern.
“Casual checked all the boxes this summer,” said Scott Eckman, Executive Vice President of Marketing & Furniture Leasing, International Market Centers. “The category showcased the largest-ever presentation of resources at Las Vegas Market; tenants saw strong growth in buyer traffic and order-writing with visibility to new audiences for their product lines. It’s gratifying to see the continued growth, and the commitment to Las Vegas throughout the outdoor industry – having over a dozen of our tenants participate in our furniture giveaway promotion speaks volumes. Looking ahead, we continue to explore new ways to add value for all of our customers – our greatest asset.”
Anthony Niceforo, President of D.O.T. Furniture in Ontario, Canada, “came this summer to see the new casual showrooms. We were pleasantly surprised with what we saw,” he said, “not only from the casual showrooms but market overall. Las Vegas Market has improved significantly over the past three years, and we plan to attend regularly moving forward.”
Dedicated Casual Floors C12 and C13 featured more than 180 resources, in both permanent and temporary presentations, respectively. Newcomers included Casual Classics, Kannoa, Forward Furniture, Koverroos/Golden Care, More Outdoor Living, Napoleon, Pad Soleil, Pottery Paradise, Pottery Pots, Royal Teak Collection, Summerset Casual, Sunny Outdoor and The Outdoor Plus. They join Agio, America’s Backyard, Ebel, Hanamint, OW Lee, Panama Jack, Pelican Reef, Poly-Wood, Ratana, Scancom International/Northcape, South Sea Rattan, Sunset West, Telescope Casual, Veneman and Zuo Modern, among others.
- Agio: Laure Oglethorpe, The Stated Home, Las Vegas, NV
- America’s Backyard & Outdoor: Jay Jones, True Value, Palm Springs, CA
- Ebel: Kim Alt, Ara Gallery & Interiors, Cedar Rapids, IA
- Hanamint: Rob Decker, Outdoor Elegance, La Verne, CA
- Modway: Laura Carter, PriceMart Inc., San Diego, CA
- OW Lee: Brian Engstrom, Christy Sports Patio Furniture, Lakewood, CO
- Pelican Reef: Pablo Carmona, California Patio, Las Vegas, NV
- Poly-Wood: Terry Ann Olsen, Foremost Interiors, Salt Lake City, UT
- Ratana: Skylar Ireton, Skylar’s Home & Patio, San Diego, CA
- ScanCom International/Northcape: Sharon Kidd, Parker Furniture, Beaverton, OR
- South Sea Rattan: John Dato, Ion Décor, Brea, CA
- Telescope Casual: Ryan Collins, America Sale, Tinley Park, IL
- Zuo: Jennifer Parrick, Rich’s for the Home, Lynnwood, WA
The growth and maturation in furniture is evident with major expansions, with tenants doubling or nearly tripling showroom space in some cases, including: United Furniture (nearly doubling space to over 38,000 square feet), Cozzia expanding, almost doubling their square footage, Modway and Target Marketing Systems nearly tripling their space, and expansions for K-Motion, Twin-Star International, Eclipse International/Eastman House, and Reverie expanding into an additional 2,500 square feet, as well as Kuka Home – growing to 14,000 square feet – and Flair to 18,000 square feet. They join current tenants Ashley, AICO, Magnussen, Lexington, Décor-Rest, Christopher Guy, Stanley Furniture, Sunpan, Bassett, Natuzzi, Klaussner, Zuo and more across all three buildings and dedicated temporary venue The Pavilions.
Beyond a great lineup of tenants, Summer Market featured dedicated casual programming headlined by an appearance and book signing with Drew and Jonathan Scott, a seminar with Libby Langdon followed by a launch party for her new Sunbrella and NorthCape collection, Casual Destination Tours – designed for seasoned casual buyers and retailers, interior designers, and furniture retailers looking to add casual/outdoor to their merchandise mix, a Coastal Living/Sunbrella seminar with FREE handmade giveaway and more.
About Las Vegas Market and International Market Centers, L.P.
Las Vegas Market is the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market in the United States, presenting a unique cross-section of 3,100+ resources in an unrivaled market destination. With two markets each year, retailers and designers can shop a broad assortment of product from thousands of manufacturers of furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles, tabletop, general gift and more — delivering the most complete, cross-category wholesale tradeshow for the furniture, home décor and gift industries in the United States.
For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.
Las Vegas Market is produced by 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 12.1 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 http://imcenters.com/.
SOURCE: Las Vegas Market