LAS VEGAS – Monday, June 25, 2012 – Delivering a fashion-forward collection of home décor resources for its growing retail and designer attendee base, World Market Center Las Vegas will launch a newly merchandised and expanded presentation at the 2012 Summer Las Vegas Market. The new destination at World Market Center, located in Building B on the third floor, will be a combination of new lines to Las Vegas and hand-picked showrooms relocated from other buildings.
B-3—now 100 percent leased—will be a vibrant, must visit location for buyers across all industry sectors from interior designers to furniture retailers to gift stores. Several educational and networking events will also be held throughout the week in B-3 showrooms.
“Bringing together this caliber of resources in one easy-to-navigate area of the Las Vegas Market truly elevates the experience and offerings for design-centric buyers,” said Lee Hershberg, Vice President of Home Décor for International Market Centers, parent company of World Market Center Las Vegas. “We have a growing collection of better merchandise in Las Vegas—and concentrating these resources together on one floor will give buyers looking for the most up-to-date, on-trend presentation a fantastic experience. We believe this vibrant destination will attract additional trend-setters across all categories to Las Vegas and will be an immediate catalyst for growth.”
B-3 showrooms new to the market include: Wendover Art, a maker of unique and high-quality wall décor; Daniel Stuart Studio, a purveyor of fine furnishings for the home with a specialization in high-end upholstery, bedding and decorative pillows; Best Slip Cover, a family owned company with more than 50 years experience in the furniture and slipcover industry; Pacific Green Furniture, the world’s leading pioneer in Palmwood® technology; Made Goods, a leading provider of fine furnishings, lighting and accessories, with a specialization in mirrors; Furniture Classics, a maker of solid wood, antique reproduction furniture; LuLu & Co., a wholesale distributor of the fine French products including linens, furniture, accessories, glassware and ceramics; and Blue Ocean Traders, a wholesale importer of unique items and furnishings from all over the world.
“Las Vegas has always been a good market for us and we are thrilled to be a part of this new initiative. The community of high design that is being created on B-3 will benefit both vendor and visitor and we believe, will make a good market, great,” said Daniel Penciner, CEO of Daniel Stuart Studio.
Tenants relocating to B-3 from other areas of Las Vegas Market include: Lazy Susan, an innovative home accessories company focusing on clean and simple design aesthetic; Noir, a manufacturer of home furnishings that emphasize natural, simple and classic designs; GO Home, a maker of vintage inspired home furnishings, giftware and accessories; Bougainvillea, a luxury wholesale distributor of preserved botanicals, fragrant candles, ladies apparel accessories, home accessories and jewelry; D.B. Imports, Ltd., which bills itself as the source for store fixtures and home accents for the wholesale and retail trade markets; Artisan House, which designs and creates unique, high-quality metal sculptures for wall, floor and tabletop; Arteriors Home, a manufacturer of accessories, furniture and lighting designed to have timeless appeal with a nod to the latest trends and Brownstone Furniture, a manufacturer of high-end furniture with innovative and timeless design.
Existing showrooms already located in B-3 and will be integral to this new collection of vendors include Chandra, a maker of high-design rugs; Paragon, an award-winning wholesale supplier of wall décor and its sister company, Propac, featuring a vast wall collection including matted framed and textured art, canvas transfers, metal collections and mirrors; and Surya, a high-end manufacturer of wool rugs and complementary accessories.
The full listing of B3 participants includes:
Arteriors B360 relocation
Artisan House B354 relocation
Best Slip Cover B324 NEW
Blue Ocean Traders B355 NEW
Bougainvillea B335 relocation
Brownstone B362 relocation
Chandra Rugs B300 as-is
Daniel Stuart Studio B316 NEW
DB Imports B350 relocation
Furniture Classics B346 NEW
Go Home B326 relocation
Lazy Susan B320 relocation
LuLu B365 NEW
Made Goods B349 NEW
Noir B305 relocation
Pacific Green B328 NEW
Paragon B301 as-is
Propac B301 as-is
Surya B370 as-is
Wendover Art Group B306 NEW
ABOUT WORLD MARKET CENTER LAS VEGAS World Market Center Las Vegas is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex. The campus showcases furniture, decorative accessories, gift, lighting, area rugs, home textiles and related segments, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center open daily to consumers and designers. For more information on World Market Center Las Vegas and its trade shows including the bi-annual Las Vegas Market and Gift+Home, visit www.wmclv.com. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
World Market Center Las Vegas is a property of International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 11.5 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit imcenters.com.