The Las Vegas Market has announced the largest-ever number of temporary exhibitors, with more than 500 companies showcased in four venues – Pavilions 1 and 2 (gift and home décor) and floors B2 (home furnishings) and C13 (casual/outdoor) – at the upcoming Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market, July 31-August 4.
“Las Vegas Market continues to generate unprecedented growth within the furniture, gift and home décor categories,” says Scott Eckman, Executive VP/Marketing & Furniture Leasing. “Record demand for permanent showroom space prompted the launch of our dedicated temporary venue, The Pavilions, just one year ago. Today we have the largest-ever presentation of temporary exhibitors across market – doubling our space in The Pavilions, our new casual/outdoor temporary exhibits on C13 and sold-out home furnishings temporary exhibits on B2 for the seventh market in a row.”
The sold-out, 37,000-sq.-ft. home furnishings temporary presentation on B2 will have 100+ exhibitors, including more than 20 newcomers. Key new resources include American Dining & Seating LLC; West Africa-based Gaban Wood Hub; GTR Leather; a Guatemalan Pavilion featuring a collection of Guatemalan manufacturers; Hugo Park; and Millcraft Handcrafted Furniture.
The new casual/outdoor temporary exhibits on C13 will welcome 20+ first-time home furnishings firms specializing in casual and outdoor merchandise such as Napoleon, Pottery Pots USA, Royal Teak Collection, Summerset Casual, and The Outdoor Plus.
Last summer’s relocation of temporary gift and home décor exhibits from Building C to The Pavilions has reportedly led to a dramatic increase in temporary exhibitors. Nearly 400 companies – including nearly 150 who are first-time participants in Las Vegas Market – will be featured in the GIFT, HOME, DESIGN and HANDMADE categories in Pavilion 1; and another almost 70 more will be presented in Discoveries: The Antique Vintage Marketplace in Pavilion 2.
GIFT – representing the single largest section – will host 175+ exhibitors at the upcoming Market, and HANDMADE (with 50+ exhibitors) is sold out for Summer Market. The curated DESIGN section also is growing steadily, and has doubled in size since January.
Highlights of HOME include the debut of B HOME (a new curated luxury showcase of high-end furniture and home décor products targeted at specialty boutique retailers and interior designers) and the Artisanal LA (ALA) pop-up showcase highlighting handcrafted, handmade, unique artisan and maker products from the Los Angeles area.
In Pavilion 2, DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace continues to expand, with a 60-percent increase in resources for Summer Market, including a 40 percent jump in jewelry and cash-and-carry merchandise. More than 65 companies – including 16 newcomers – are showing in DISCOVERIES, which is expanding to nearly 5,000 square feet. Two on-site shippers—Distinguished Transport, offering white glove service, and UPS—will be available to accommodate the shipping needs of buyers making on-site purchases from DISCOVERIES.
There will be Late Night Shopping at The Pavilions & DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace, Sunday, 5:00-7:00 p.m. with complimentary cocktails from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.in both venues.
The Pavilions and DISCOVERIES run Sunday through Wednesday, with staggered show hours on all four days: Sunday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, August 1-2, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Pavilions and DISCOVERIES are closed on Thursday, August 4. Casual temporary exhibits on C13 are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Sunday, July 31, through Wednesday, August 3; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 4. Furniture temporaries on B2 are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Sunday, July 31, through Wednesday, August 3; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. onThursday, August 4