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Las Vegas Market previews First Look trends

From Nourishment to Midnight Garden, the latest trends will be revealed in the trend Programme at Las Vegas Market, and will feature products from 80+ Winter Market exhibitors

Las Vegas Market has announced that it has pre-released its popular and proprietary First Look Companion Guide prior to the programme’s unveiling at the Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market, January 22-26, 2017, giving Las Vegas-bound buyers a sneak peek at the four primary design, style and color trends for 2017.

Products from 80+ Las Vegas Market exhibitors will bring the trends to life not just in the First Look Guide – available online now and in print at Market – but also in lush vignettes in the Grand Plaza courtyard and as part of an in-depth seminar presentation during Market.

“As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, Las Vegas Market prides itself on featuring an unparalleled assortment of resources from the most trend-forward companies in the industry today,” says Karen Olson, senior VP marketing, International Market Centers. 

“Now in its 12th edition, the eagerly-anticipated First Look programme offers buyers and suppliers valuable color insights, decorating and retail display ideas, and a curated product assortment that reflects the diversity of styles, prices points and categories at Las Vegas Market.”

According to Julie Smith Vincenti, First Look curator and editor and owner of Nine Muses Media LLC, “First Look opens 2017 with four on-point trends that showcase captivating colour, a texture-rich cross-category vignette, and appreciation for all things artisanal and handmade.” 

The First Look Companion Guide is available online at www.lasvegasmarket.com/market-publications. All Las Vegas Market exhibitors were invited to submit products for consideration in the First Look presentation, and some 84 companies were selected. Descriptions of each trend and a sampling of exhibitors featured in each follows.

Midnight Garden emphasises captivating and complex hues from Benjamin Moore’s 2017 colour forecast, and plays with light and shadow. Featured exhibitors and products include: Anemone wall sculpture from Las Vegas Market newcomer Bovi Home; Decadence handpainted wood panel from Ren-Wil; Viansa chair from Safavieh; Bea sofa from TOV Furniture.

Nourishment feeds the senses with a blue-green colour story that’s both lush and luxurious. Featured exhibitors and products include: Chance chair from Four Hands; Devana chair from New Pacific Direct; Hawai’i Green Korea from Phylum Design; and Modest Kingsley dining set from VIG Furniture.

Personal Space showcases the cross-category shopping experience at Las Vegas Market through a bathroom vignette. Featured exhibitors and products include: Rowley shelving from Abbyson Living; Felix LED wall washer from Adesso Inc.; Petalia and Pure textiles from Eight Mood.

Artist’s Hand reflects the rise in handmade and artisanal resources at Las Vegas Market. Featured exhibitors and products include: the hand-woven Aria area rug from nuLOOM Rugs; the hand-carved Bali bed from Porter International; Mars socks from Solmate Socks; and Sanskrit coffee table from Urbia Furniture.

In addition to the product vignettes in the Grand Plaza courtyard and the Companion Guide, the First Look trends will be presented cohesively in a lively seminar on Monday, January 23, from 10am to 11am, in WorldView on B16. 

First Look curator and 20-year magazine editor Smith Vincenti will present the best new-to-market products — ranging from furniture and decor to gifts and tabletop — as well as design insights from industry trendsetters. The seminar, geared to both retail and designer audiences, also will examine Millennials purchasing trends, and will share a Top 10 trends forecast for 2017. 

The First Look seminar will be simultaneously translated from English into Spanish, and all attendees receive 0.1 CEU. The Winter 2017 First Look boards also will be available at, and in-depth content on each trend can be found on Las Vegas Market’s new blog DesignOnLVMKt, www.lasvegasmarket.com/designonlvmkt



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