Las Vegas Market expands cross-category product offerings
Expanded cross-category product offerings, expert-level educational programming and can’t miss industry celebrations are drawing the West Coast design and retail community to Las Vegas for the Summer 2022 Las Vegas Market, July 24-28, 2022 at World Market Center Las Vegas.
“Anticipation is building for the Summer 2022 Las Vegas Market,” said Bob Maricich, CEO for IMC. “Brands and sales agencies are putting finishing touches on compelling displays of new product, top national thought leaders are perfecting presentations and the industry is readying to celebrate its best and brightest; all in preparation to connect with retailers and designers eager to tap the opportunities that are only found at Las Vegas Market.”
Expanded resources strengthen Las Vegas Market’s position as an opportunity for complete cross-category sourcing in furniture, home décor and gift. More than 200 brands are new, expanded or relocated across Las Vegas Market’s thousands of resources in permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits.
In furniture and home décor, Las Vegas Market offers 25 updates among its 600+ showroom. In gift, growth continues in general gift and specialty categories including gourmet, tabletop, and toys with eight updates across 300+ showrooms. Joining the previously announced updates is the expansion and relocation of the combined showroom for Gorky Pottery / Alfareria Tradicional (handmade tabletop and decorative pieces in the Majolica technique from Mexico) and Parasol (handblown bird feeders created by artisans in Mexico).
Gift and Home Temporaries
For the first time, Las Vegas Market’s gift and home temporary exhibits fill the state-of-the-art Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas with a collection of 350+ international, design-driven brands in six categories: Gift, Home, Design, Handmade, Luxe and Immediate Delivery. New for Summer 2022 are the RISE pavilion presented by JuniperMarket by IMC of 11 women-owned brands debuting at Las Vegas Market and the *Noted at Las Vegas Market showcase of Greeting Card Association (GCA) member brands.
Top domestic brands include Danica Home (modern gift and housewares), Jura Inc. (specialty coffee machines), Saban Glass (handblown glass) and Windy O’Connor Art & Home (high-end home décor). Of note for Summer 2022 is the increased internationality of the gift and home temporary exhibits with brands from nearly 20 countries highlighted by Aid to Artisans (carefully crafted global handmade product), Amigos de Hoy (ethically sourced leather products from Australia), Aquavirio (home textiles from Sweden), Assouline (luxury books from the United Kingdom), Banwood (design-driven children bikes and tricycles from Spain), Belize Mar (modern home furnishings and wall décor from Turkey), Blomus (design-driven housewares designed in Germany), Glasshouse Fragrances (home fragrances made in Australia), Lissoy (French linens), Nature’s Collection (sheepskin home textiles and apparel and cowhide rugs made in Denmark), Neem (home and clothing collections using indigenous Indian handloom textiles), NØRDIK (sustainable Scandinavian home decor, textiles, tableware, accessories and gifts), pappelina (sustainable rugs, placemats, blankets, dish cloths made in Sweden), Treko Chile (unique and high quality woolen pieces using the textile traditions of Chilean artisans) and Zafferano America (Italian-designed lighting and tabletop).
The Ukrainian Pavilion
The highlight of the Summer 2022 B2 Furniture Temporary Exhibits is The Ukrainian Pavilion showcasing seven Ukrainian furniture manufacturers offering chairs, tables and sofas as well as bedroom and living room furniture. Exhibitors include Chorney (bespoke solid wood furniture made in Kyiv), Garant Export LLC (wood products and office furniture produced in Zhytomyr Oblast), Kint (designer furniture made in Kyiv), Mebus Manufacture (solid wood upholstered furniture and sets for bedrooms, living rooms, offices, hallways and dining rooms made in Busk), SOFRO (bedroom, living room and kitchen furniture and cabinets made in Zhvyrka), Tivoli Firm Ltd. (wooden chairs and tables produced in Stryi) and Woodsoft (wooden beds with soft headboards, mattresses and convertible sofa made in Kyiv).
A full list of market exhibitors is at LasVegasMarket.com/exhibitor/exhibitor-directory.
This summer, Las Vegas Market offers nearly 50 presentations, tours, seminars, award ceremonies and networking events taking place during the market. Programing highlights include Las Vegas Market’s proprietary FIRST LOOK and Ahead of the Curve trend presentations and tours, the Science in Design Summit, the Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards celebration, the 2022 ASID California Central / Nevada Chapter ANDYZ Awards Celebration and furniture retailer sessions presented by the Home Furnishings Association plus 14 CEU-eligible educational sessions.
Trend inspiration is live on campus with a series of vignettes and on social media via Las Vegas Markets’ Market Pros. Two vignettes highlight trending product: the FIRST LOOK product display showcasing the summer’s top trends is in The Expo and the Market Snapshot display with a sampling of finalists is in the building C lobby. Six designers and retailers offer market tips and highlight favorite product finds as part of the Market Pros Instagram Takeover at @LasVegasMarket. Additionally, market goers are invited to share their experiences with Instagrammable photo ops through the four buildings.
Additional Las Vegas Market amenities and events include the Market Kickoff Party on Sunday, July 24 plus daily grab-and-go breakfasts and happy hours in the courtyard as well as happy hours in the Expo and entertainment and bars throughout buildings A, B and C. The full list of Summer 2022 events is at LasVegasMarket.com/Explore/Events-and-Seminars.
Come Together Fundraising Benefits World Central Kitchen
IMC, JuniperMarket and Gift for Life bring their fundraiser for crisis-related hunger relief Come Together to Las Vegas Market. The fundraiser supports World Central Kitchen’s (WCK) #ChefsForUkraine program which has served more than 27 million meals across eight countries since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
Come Together is raising funds in three ways: JuniperMarket will donate $5 per order (up to $5,000) through August 1; IMC will match donations (up to $5,000); and participating vendors will donate a portion of proceeds from Las Market sales. Confirmed participating vendors to-date are 47th & Main, Anne McGilvray, Beekman 1802, Creative Co-Op, Design Work Ink, Faithworks, Fine Lines, Firefly Candle, Fred & Friends, Gentleman’s Hardware / Barrel and Oak, Good Citizen, Heartfelt, Ivystone, J Douglas, Lucky Feather, McCrea’s Candies, OneCoast, Paddywax, Rock Scissor Paper, Santa Barbara Design Studio, Schauben & Co, Scout, Skeem-DH Home Brand, Slant Collections, Stephan Baby, Stephen Joseph/Karma, Studio Oh!, TotalEE Gift and Transpac. Las Market donors will be entered to win dining and entertainment credits for the winter 2023 Las Market. More information and direct donations are at https://donate.wck.org/fundraiser/3931045.
Buying Groups and Associations Host Events and Gatherings
Las Vegas Market hosts some 12 events for industry organizations and buying groups. Three events open to all market attendees are the ANDYZ Awards Celebration and the PRODUCT TOUR of RESA’s #LVMkt Showrooms presented by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) on Sunday, July 24 and GC Buying Group’s Sip and Shop in the Expo on Monday, July 25.
Other association and buying group events include the Executive Leadership Summit, Fair Trade Federation product vignette and exhibitor identification, Furniture Marketing Group Bedding Summit, Independent College Bookstore Association orientation tour for key west coast buyers, Pacific Furniture Dealers board and members meetings, Purchasing Power Plus digital product tour and the Zoo Aquarium & Garden Buyers Group (ZAG) national board meeting.
Market Planning Tools
Las Vegas Market’s planning tools have been revamped for Summer 2022. Updates to the Las Vegas Market website (LasVegasMarket.com) include integration of content from the Las Vegas Market Preview; exhibitor events displayed with market events; a JuniperMarket filter in the Exhibitor Directory and buttons on digital showrooms, product detail pages and catalog detail pages; and a new A-Z Brand Directory. The Las Vegas Market app adds point-to-point navigation and notifications. The 180+ page Las Vegas Market Preview adds interactive elements allowing readers to view videos about key product collections and hear from thought leaders.
Las Vegas Market Dates & Times
Las Vegas Market is July 24-28, 2022. Permanent Showrooms in Buildings A, B & C and the Home Furnishings Temporaries in B2 are open July 24-27, 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and Thursday, July 28, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Gift & Home Temporaries in The Expo a World Market Center Las Vegas are open July 24-26, 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and Wednesday, July 27, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.