LAS VEGAS–Outdoor furniture manufacturer Agio International has signed a lease with, and will be a part of, the Las Vegas Market starting in July 2015. This long-term lease will find Agio International anchoring the 12th floor of Building C in a new 22,000-square-foot showroom as part of the market’s casual furnishings category launch.
Agio will begin build-out and make substantial upgrades in the physical space, including reconfiguring walls to improve the sightlines and make a prominent statement to visitors arriving on the 12th floor.
“This new showroom will help us reach an incremental retailer base that does not attend category specific shows,” said Bob Gaylord, president of Agio-USA. “Las Vegas Market attracts the traditional furniture and lifestyle stores, big box, catalog and internet retailers, which aligns with our future growth plans. We currently show in High Point and Chicago’s Merchandise Mart to target these channels, but the Las Vegas Market will allow us to grow our business even further.”
In July 2015, Las Vegas Market will launch 250,000 square feet of fully built-out permanent showroom and temporary exhibit space on the 12th and 13th floors in Building C devoted solely to the casual/outdoor category.
“Having an industry leader like Agio at the Las Vegas Market reinforces our strategy of growing the casual furniture offering here and reassures us that the timing is perfect for the industry’s needs,” said Craig Staack, vice president of home furnishings leasing for International Market Centers. “More and more traditional furniture retailers are recognizing the benefit of adding outdoor collections to their product mix, and this will allow those buyers to fulfill their buying needs at one market rather than adding another buying trip to their schedule.”
Andy Sokol, vice president of sales for Agio USA, added, “Since we began our relationship with IMC in High Point a few years ago, we have been impressed with their professional approach to their tenants and their market events. They know how to bring buyers to market and to make their shopping experience something to look forward to. We are excited to have the opportunity to work with them and bring the casual furniture industry to another level as the demand for outdoor furniture continues to grow.”