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The winter version of the Las Vegas Market opened yesterday with new World Market Center showrooms and exhibitors along with product introductions in nearly every home furnishings category.
Stanley Furniture debuted its first WMC showrooms with eclectic vignettes instead of suites. Showrooms are divided into four “houses,” each representing a unique lifestyle: coastal, traditional, contemporary and introductions.
Lexington Home Brands unveiled its new showroom, a luxurious 50,000 square-foot space that doubled its previous Vegas space. The company highlighted Florentino, a dramatic full-line collection crafted in rustic cherry and Brazilian walnut veneers.
Cyan Design launched its first rug collection at market, complete with an “Aladdin” and his magic carpet to welcome people into its showroom. “We’ve been looking into it for quite a while as our line has grown,” said Field Bradford, marketing manager. “It made sense for us.” The collection has almost 20 designs, which include handtufted, handknotted and machine-made constructions, in wool, polypropylene, microfiber and other materials, and in two sizes.
The focus on Pantone’s color of the year, emerald, was found in a number of showrooms at market, including Surya, Safavieh and Loloi.
Pacific Coast Lighting debuted 60 lamp designs and 20 mirrors at market. One item, a torchiere addition to the Faceted Elegance collection, uses 3 GU24 bulbs for more than 300 watts of light, important to aging consumers, said Rick Spicer, vice president, sales and marketing. The company also added more items with soft gold and silver finishes, mostly of a non-reflective look, he said, as they are more important. Some are in its licensed line with Kathy Ireland, and others are under the Pacific Coast Lighting brand.
AF Lighting and designer Angelo Surmelis celebrated his new line with the company with a party last night. The new line includes items made of recycled plastic as well as task lamps, a first for the company.