Las Vegas Market reports temporary & home exhibitor gains

Las Vegas Market announced today some 500+ gift and home décor suppliers will be showcased in seven categories during the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, January 28-February 1, 2018. The expansion into three Pavilions – totaling some 105,000 square feet of temporary exhibit space – makes sourcing and shopping more efficient for buyers with both expansion and segmentation of product categories.

“Las Vegas Market has taken decisive action to accommodate the ever-increasing demand for gift and home décor temporary exhibition space, expanding into a third Pavilion and showcasing products in seven categories, including GIFTHANDMADEDESIGN LIFESTYLE, HOMEDESIGN HOME and DISCOVERIES,” said Terence Morris, Senior Vice President Gift and Tradeshow Leasing, International Market Centers. “This expansion and segmentation of Las Vegas Market’s temporary exhibits creates an efficient and effective shopping environment designed to meet the needs of our steadily growing attendance base of retailers and designers.”

Pavilion 1 encompasses some 45,000 square feet and features the returning GIFT and HANDMADEcategories as well as the new DESIGN LIFESTYLE category. Pavilion 2 comprises some 45,000 featuring the returning HOME category, the new DESIGN HOME category and a newly-segmented DISCOVERIES: Antiquities category. The newly-opened Pavilion 3 will feature 15,000 square feet devoted exclusively to the DISCOVERIES: Vintage, Global, Cash & Carry categories. Leasing across all categories and locations has been brisk, with a number of notable new and returning companies confirmed for Winter Market.

Pavilion 1:  GIFT, HANDMADE and DESIGN LIFESTYLE

GIFT continues to be the largest category within the Pavilions, expanding by some 2,000 square feet to accommodate more than 50 new companies exhibiting at Winter Market. Specific growth areas include baby and juvenile resources, which will feature some 60% more resources than the Summer 2017 Market, as well as the fashion accessories area.

Recently confirmed new and returning GIFT exhibitors include: Anemone Letterpress; Angel Dear; Animo Glass UK; Art Floral Trading; Bath Therapy; Chandler Candle Co.; Chart Metalworks; Dona Bela Shreds; Form & Function Design; Fresh Frances; Going Stemless Cocktail Charms; Good Earth Soap; Graphic Anthology; Gratitude Glass Jars; Green Hill Productions; HOBO Bags; Kalamazoo Candle Company; LAMO Footwear; Laura’s Musing; Love & Fig; Maple Landmark; Marlene Vanbeek Jewelry; Olympic Candles; Oso + Bean; Pet Lover Inspirations; Pioneer Valley; Rain Jewelry Collection; Salisbury Inc.; Sammy Soaps; Santa’s Workshop; Signare Handbags; Sugarhouse Greetings; The Naked Bee; To Go Spa; T.R. McTaggart; Ulster Weavers; VIVI Creations; Wendy’s Closet; West Creation; and Wildthings Sales & Marketing.

The renewal rate is at an all-time high in HANDMADE category, necessitating a space increase of 1,500 square feet to accommodate more resources in the jewelry/personal accessories, decorative gift and home, ceramics, kids/toys, tabletop and textiles categories. Recently confirmed new and returning HANDMADEexhibitors include: Alpine Wine Design; minimum A & N Tsoukala PC; Applepear Handcrafted Jewelry; Atenti; Baizaar; FAI; Funky Rock Deigns; Harlow Jewelry; Imani Collective; Inspired Peru; Janet Onkto Clay Forms; KBD Studio; Kozakh; Laughing Moon LLC; Madly Wish; Tree by Kerri Lee; Solemate Socks; Sustainable Threads; Cheryl Stevens Studio; LUA; Grandmother’s Buttons; Parasol; Smyrna Collection; Spitzenstücke; The Porcelain Garden; and Tula Hats.

The new DESIGN LIFESTYLE category, which is nearly sold out for its Winter Market, will showcase some 25 companies across the gift and home accent spectrum in 3,300 square feet in a prime location at the entrance to Pavilion 1. The curated collection creates a platform for unparalleled contemporary and design-led gift and home decor resources, highlighting established and emerging designers along with the latest aesthetics in innovation, functionality and thoughtful design. Recently confirmed new and returning DESIGN LIFESTYLE exhibitors include: Amped & Co; ARTBOOK/D.A.P./Phaidon; Cognitive Surplus; and I Like Paper.

As an extension of Las Vegas Market’s overall emphasis on handcrafted and maker-produced products, Pavilion 1 also will house two special exhibitor showcase areas: Artisanal LA and Aid to Artisans.  A continuing collaboration with Artisanal LA will bring 30 LA-based makers to Pavilion 1, showcasing a wide variety of gifts, personal accessories, personal care and social stationery.  A first-time partnership with Aid To Artisans (ATA) will launch ATA’s Training for Entrepreneurs in Artisan Markets (TEAM), an on-site coaching and mentoring program for emerging international artisan businesses in Las Vegas. The TEAM presentation will comprise nearly 20 first-time exhibitors, featuring handmade products from South and Central America, Asia, as well as the Caribbean and Africa.

Pavilion 2 – HOME, DESIGN HOME, DISCOVERIES: Antiquities and Artexpo Las Vegas

HOME, the market’s temporary destination for all things home décor, will feature some 20 exhibitors in 12,800 square feet of space. Highlights of the HOME segment include more than 2,300 square feet of new space for wall décor providers; an additional 2,050 square feet of lighting producers; an additional 800 square feet for suppliers of garden décor and furniture, as well as a number of new-to-market textiles resources. Notable new and returning HOME exhibitors include: Art.com; Airon LLC; BNF Home; IICART; Music of The Spheres Inc.; O’Keefe Prints; Old Modern Handicrafts; Preciado Mexican Imports; Saurashtra Exports; Shiv Shakti Exports; SWEN Products; The Little Birdie; Trager Photography; and Tribalhome.

Another new category, DESIGN HOME, will debut in Pavilion 2, presenting a curated selection of some 25 suppliers of design-driven home décor, furniture, and textiles, in 5,000 square feet. Approximately 82% of DESIGN HOME is already leased to new and returning Las Vegas Market exhibitors, including: 1429 MFG.; Accent Touch; Amalia Home Collection; America Arts Inc.; Artisan Hardware; C+D; Evelyne Prelonge; Foreign Affairs; and Narrative Décor.

Pavilion 2 also encompasses the DISCOVERIES: Antiquities category in 16,900 square feet, presenting one-of-a-kind products including found objects, antiques, repurposed and recycled home décor and furnishings, all available for order writing and immediate delivery. The renewal rate in DISCOVERIES: Antiquities is at an all-time high, with most recent new and returning exhibitors, including: Brayden & Brooks, Djem Unique Design (formerly Kilim Home); Go Home/Golden Oldies; House of Cindy; Indus Design Imports; Kader Boly Art; Tasdemir Rugs; Uber Chic, and Vintage Addiction.

As a complement to Las Vegas Market temporary exhibits, Pavilion 2 also will house the premiere of the co-located Artexpo Las Vegas in 25,000 square feet, making Las Vegas Market the only major West Coast furniture, gift and home décor venue to present a fine art component. The new Artexpo Las Vegas, which will feature hundreds of well-established contemporary artists, galleries, and art publishers from across the globe, is being presented in partnership with Redwood Media Group (RMG).

Pavilion 3 –DISCOVERIES: Vintage, Global, and Cash & Carry

The newly-opened Pavilion 3 will feature 16,400 square feet devoted exclusively to the DISCOVERIES: Vintage, Global, Cash & Carry segment, serving as a unique resource for one-of-a-kind products including vintage, global and repurposed/recycled clothing and jewelry all available for immediate delivery and order-writing. DISCOVERIES in Pavilion 3 is expected to reach full capacity with a record number of new and returning exhibitors, including: Age of Industry, Arteliberal; Bali Queen; Barbie & Bella; Bombshell Betty Shop; Broke Jewels; Delmundo; Ethos Vintage Closet; Forever Green Art; Gypsy Junkies; Jaeci; My Mothers Buttons; Ole Gift; Rough & Tumble Salvage; Shebobo; Spellbound Collection/Rodeo Royalty; Sweet Lola; Tila & the Textiles; Widafouta Design USA; and Wish/Benson Marketing Group.

The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market run January 28-31 (Sunday-Wednesday).  Hours are 9am to 6pm (Sunday – Tuesday); and 9am to 4pm (Wednesday).  A special highlight of Winter Market will be a Cash & Carry Shopping Spree and late night shopping hours on Monday night in both Pavilions 2 and 3.