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A World of Creativity at Las Vegas Market

Dorothy Belshaw, President Gift+Home Décor, International Market Centers, has been working overtime since she joined the organization upon her departure from the company that produced the NY NOW trade show to improve the selection of gourmet housewares and giftware that’s offered in the Las Vegas Market’s showrooms. Over the last year or so, we’ve seen those efforts come to fruition with expansive displays in the temporary booths in the Pavilions, a collection of exhibit spaces across the courtyard from the three main buildings that house the Market’s permanent showrooms as well as Building C, the permanent home of many gourmet housewares, tabletop and giftware collections. This year’s Winter Market offered an impressive array of hot new products.

CASOFrieling launched the CASO German Design VC300 Vacuum Food Sealer, which the company is positioning as the premium quality choice for fresh food storage and sous vide cooking. The system provides an airtight seal every time, and a double sealing bar with electronic temperature control ensures the seal’s durability. The vacuum pump offers both power and precision, and the unit offers a vacuum roll storage box that eliminates clutter and simplifies use, while a snap-out bag cutter makes it easy to customize bag size. The unit retails for $199.99.

PrintFrieling is also offering the CASO Air Fryer, a sleek countertop appliance that uses high volume hot air circulation technology to fry food with little or no added oil. The Air Fryer features digital touch controls with six presets for popular fresh and frozen comfort foods and a large LED display. Temperature is adjustable from 140 to 400 degrees F, and there’s a 60-minute timer with automatic shutoff. The removable parts are all dishwasher safe, and the stainless steel interior wipes clean. The unit retails for $199.95.
Capresso frotherCapresso showed off its froth MAX Automatic Milk Frother, which offers patented frothing technology that delivers maximum milk froth at the touch of a button. There are three temperature settings and a large capacity – 8 ounces for frothing or 12 ounces for heating without frothing. The machine comes with two frothing disks and one heating disk and retails for $59.99.

The Capresso 8-Cup Perk features durable stainless steel construction with a glass view-through lid. It can brew four to eight cups of coffee in less than a minute per cup and has an automatic keep-warm function. The drip-free pouring spout and detachable power cord simplify serving, and it’s countertop-friendly, with a heat-resistant base that’s safe for any surface. It retails for $59.99.
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The Kuhn Rikon Easy Cut operates with a pull mechanism that rotates the blades in the four-cup container to slice and grate cabbage, potato, carrots or cheese. This energy-efficient design is safe and incredibly fast, and the high-quality stainless steel blades on the cutting discs stay super sharp. The Easy Cut retails for $80.

The Kuhn Rikon Wine & Champagne Bottle Sealer is dependable enough to allow the wine bottle to be stored on its side. The sealer is made of stainless steel with an expandable silicone gasket that keeps flavor in and air out. It’s 1.5 inches in diameter and 3.25 inches high and retails for $10.

PeugeotPeugeot’s Tahiti Duo Mills are now available in a fresh new color palette inspired by the seasonal colors of nature. Each set features gracefully curved 6-inch pepper and salt mills made from beech wood in France. Each set includes one mill with its mechanism optimized for pepper and one for salt. These mechanisms are highly efficient and fully adjustable, offering a consistent high-output grind. At $65 per set, they come in Spring (green and yellow), Summer (blue hues), Autumn (two shades of orange) and Winter (chestnut browns with red undertones). See them along with the Peugeot Whisky Set and Peugeot’s Mahe Mill, which features Peugeot’s iconic spice-specific mechanism in a simple design that has no shaft, which allows more room inside for a greater quantity of peppercorns or sea salt.

RSVP Old BensonRSVP International, Inc. offers its Old Benson Bottle Butler. Available in chrome and brass finishes, this is a remake of a 1930s classic inspired by Rollin Kirby’s political cartoons of Senator Andrew Volstead, father of the Volstead Act that ushered in Prohibition. The RSVP Old Benson Bottle Butler is 6-1/2 inches tall and features a corkscrew and bottle opener that will provide a humorous focal point in gin joints, speakeasies, bars, kitchens and homes. Zinc alloy construction provides strength and resistance to corrosion, and it’s dishwasher safe. The Old Benson Bottle Butler retails for $16.95.

pils01Endurance® Pilsner Glass from RSVP is made of dishwasher-safe 18/8 stainless steel with satin exterior and mirror interior and has a 16-ounce capacity. It retails for $19.95. For further information about the RSVP products visit www.rsvp-intl.com or email Krista Jenkins at kristaj@rsvp-intl.com.

lodgesMenus and Music was at the Winter Las Vegas Market with “Dining at Great American Lodges,” a cookbook with recipes from legendary lodges, national parks lore and wilderness art along with a music CD that blends bluegrass, country, western swing and jazz inspired by traditional American songs. Perfect for those who like to dance around the kitchen while stirring the stew and enjoying a nip of the cooking wine, “Dining at Great American Lodges” comes gift-boxed. For more information, visit www.menusandmusic.

Abbiamo TuttoAbbiamo Tutto brought new patterns in its ceramic glasses and coaster set collections, which now include 11 patterns. The glasses are 6.75 inches tall, and the coasters also act as lids. They’re designed by Donna Marie Territo, founder of Abbiamo Tutto, and made in Italy.

Reversible Veggie PeelerWidgeteer’s Rotating Vegetable Peeler is a smart peeler that adapts to the user’s preferred method of peeling and converts from a vertical position to a horizontal position with a simple sliding motion. Its stainless steel swing blade provides quick and effortless peeling for any kind of vegetable, and a built-in extractor removes potato eyes with ease. Comfortable to use, it’s also dishwasher safe. It retails for $12.99. For more information, visit www.widgeteerinc.com.

catstudio towelcatstudio offers original designs featured on embroidered pillows, dish towels and drinking glasses. [Image: catstudio tumblers] The original Geography Collection by catstudio is comprised of all 50 states and an ever-expanding list of cities, international and favorite vacation destinations. The new, licensed Collegiate collection features a growing number of university campuses. In all, there are more than 200 designs.
The pillows retail for $158 to $228, the dish towels for $20 and the glasses for $14.75 to $16.25. You can find the company at www.catstudiosales.com.

The collections from B by Brandie include dinnerware and stainless steel flatware in designs that combine elegance with drama and the innovative Olivia Wine/Champagne Combo Glass pictured here. [Image: BbyBrandie] Each of the items exemplifies luxury presentation and a host who dares to stand out in a crowd. The five-piece flatware place settings retail for $84, the Olivia Wine/Champagne Combo Glass retails for $64 and prices vary for the dinnerware items. Visit wholesale@bbybrandie.com for further information.

DEMDACObyDesign Toasting Bottle Socks from DEMDACO protect and insulate wine bottles. They’re made with double knit construction and turn a bottle of wine into an inspired gift. They retail for $9. Also look for the Uncorked & Unwind wooden wine lanterns that elevate the wine gift bag by doubling as lighted home decor and wine gift packaging. See more at DEMDACO.com. [Image: Demdaco]

WellnessMats’ new Studio Collection challenges preconceptions about the “anti-fatigue mat” with striking scalloped and semi-circle shapes in stunning designs and a myriad of colors. WellnessMats are inherently antimicrobial, easy to clean and stain resistant, so Studio is ideal for the kitchen, especially for a smaller kitchen, but these mats will also work in any other room in the home. See them at www.wellnessmats.com.

Park DesignsFarmhouse Inspired Flour Sack Dishtowels from Park Designs are made of 100 percent cotton. These flour sack fabric dish towels feature designs that pair nicely with the trend for farmhouse-style living. There’s a Duck, Rooster, Pig and a Cow, each themed with the lyric from a nursery song. They each measure 19 inches by 28 inches and retail for $8. Visit www.parkdesigns.net.

Vestiges offers a kitchen towel collection featuring geographical designs created in collaboration with students from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. These 100 percent cotton pique towels are printed with environment-friendly inks for high quality products that can help you add local flavor to your product assortment. Get more information by emailing mary@vestigesinc.com.

The Bloom Apron, designed by Bonnie Christine, from Peking Handicraft Inc. is hand printed on 100 percent cotton and features dart detail on the front. It measures 28 inches by 32 inches and retails for $29. The Bloom Kitchen Towel, also designed by Bonnie Christine, carries out the cheerful spring floral theme and features crochet trim. The suggested retail price for the towel is $10. Email sales@pkhc.com.

Las Vegas Market Offers Fashion-Forward Home Decor

Las Vegas Market’s temporary gift and home décor exhibits are expected to hit an all-time high this summer, with more than 500 exhibitors showing in The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market, July 31-August 4, 2016. The Market’s highest-ever rate of early renewals, combined with rapid addition of new companies, has resulted in gains across all five temporary gift and home décor categories – HOME, DESIGN, HANDMADE, GIFT and DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace.   

“The unparalleled rate of gift and home décor temporary renewals, combined with robust early leasing activity, signals Market strength and customer satisfaction. As Las Vegas Market exhibitor return on investment steadily increases, more and more new companies are seeking access to our large, and growing, retail audience from western states,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, the Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market promises to be bigger and more exciting than ever before.”

Other Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market highlights include the addition of some 40 new tenants in the gift, housewares and home décor categories as well as 50 new furniture companies; concentration of new boutique home décor resources on C5; a rebranding of c-ONE as a dynamic cross-category showcase of directional tableware, gift and home décor resources; continued resource growth in the C10 Lifestyle Collection; the targeted expansion of C11 as the industry’s newest destination for gift-oriented housewares, gourmet products, specialty food and tabletop items; continued expansion in casual and outdoor products on C12 and C13; presentation of the top 15 bedding manufacturers; and sold out home furnishings temporaries on B2.

Park Designs is bringing its Champlain Placements, part of a sophisticated take on traditional plaids with touches of the deep woods. The 100 percent cotton placement measures 13 inches by 19 inches and retails for $3.50. Also from Park Designs is the Campbell Coverlet Table Square in Black. This design was inspired by a woven coverlet sample created by the weavers in the historic trades program operated by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The 100 percent cotton table square measures 36 inches square and retails for $19.

Design Imports celebrates the holidays with its Christmas Plaid Apron, part of its Christmas at the Cabin collection. The 100 percent cotton apron retails for $24.99. From its Vintage Christmas collection, Joyeux Noel Printed Table Textiles are also 100 percent cotton and they’re reversible as well. The Joyeux Noel Placemat retails for $8.99 and the matching Table Runner retails for $24.99. See them at the Design Imports showroom on the 11th floor of Building C.

Next Step Reps Weathered Woods barrel tableNext Step Reps is bringing the Hammered Copper Finish Kitchen Collection and Weathered Woods Collection from Apropo to its showroom for the Summer Market. The Hammered Copper Finish Jumbo Salt & Pepper Shakers with Handles are 4 inches high and retail for $20 to $25. The 18-inch tall Weathered Wood Barrel Table retails for $130 to $150. See them in the Next Step Reps showroom in Building C.

Original drinkware by catstudio features more than 200 designs that are amazingly rendered using organic ink colors plus silver and gold on a 15-ounce frosted tumbler. The highly collectible tumblers feature all 50 states, cities, vacation destinations, international and, now, college campuses. They’re dishwasher safe and retail for $14.75 each. See them in the catstudio showroom on the fifth floor of Building C.

Stemless Cheers Wine Glasses from Vital Industries, LLC feature 20 karat gold decoration on a mirror finish glass for swirling a favorite Merlot or sipping Chardonnay. Each retails for $15.50 and presents well as a gift for almost any occasion. See them in the Vital Industries booth in Pavilion 1 or visit www.vitalindustries.com.

Circa Asia bowl cropCirca Asia will be showing The Metal Collection and its Mango Wood Collection. The 11-inch by 5-inch Large Metal V Bowl from The Metal Collection is available in red, gold, blue, green and orange and retails for $89. Matching salad servers and individual-size bowls are sold separately.

The Aquos Champagne Bucket celebrates the many forms of water in sand cast aluminum and enamel. Hand crafted from a unique alloy developed by Lunares, each piece is sand cast and highly polished giving it a sensuous quality and unique luster. Extremely friendly in use, the metal does not chip, peel, crack, break or tarnish, and it’s food safe. The Aquos Champagne Bucket retails for $299. See it and other items from the Aquos Collection in Lunares Home’s showroom on the first floor of Building C.

DEMDACO Bottle stoppersDEMDACO is bringing products that consumers will enjoy during their casual entertaining, including decorative and functional cutting boards from the byDesign Serving Collection. Multi-functional pieces feature bamboo and glass cutting surfaces; removable tempered glass inserts double as charming serving trays. Artful designs and decorative word art turn practical products into trendy home décor accessories. The 9-inch by 12-inch glass cutting board/serving tray nests into a 10-inch by 15.5-inch bamboo cutting board, and the set retails for $36 each. Fashionable bottle stoppers and openers from the by Design Toasting Collection celebrate the cocktail hour. Humorous word art and excellent price point make products great hostess and girlfriend gifts. Quality resin construction looks like sophisticated ceramic material. Bottle stoppers and openers retail for $15 each.

When the occasion is more formal, the Lagoon Pedestal Serving Bowls from AESTHETIC CONTENT are suited for service in any room in the home. Crafted from earthenware ceramic and sustainable cork, they can be used together to form a bold centerpiece or separately as planters, servers or dessert stands. The cork is easily removed so the ceramic pieces can go in either the microwave oven or dishwasher. The high/narrow bowl retails for $60, and the low/wide bowl retails for $70.

The Croisé Toulouse Table set from Wolff consists of eight silverplate serving pieces: soup tureen with cover, vegetable dish with cover, gravy boat with plate, plates in two sizes, oval dishes in two sizes and a fish dish.

OLIVIA RIEGEL item GL2015 with ornaments cropThe GL2015 Gold Windsor Candy Dish from OLIVIA RIEGEL was inspired by estate jewelry. Its gold finished cast pewter base is encrusted with hundreds of hand-set clear Swarovski® crystals. The bowl is glass with a white hand-enameled stem. The limited edition, mouth-blown holiday glass ornaments shown in the image here were made in Poland and are sold separately.

Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market runs July 31-August 4. The Pavilions and DISCOVERIES run Sunday, July 31, through Wednesday, August 3, 2016 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.

Las Vegas Market Reports Significant Growth in Home Decor and Gift Temporaries

Las Vegas Market‘s  temporary gift and home décor exhibits are expected to hit an all-time high this summer, with more than 500 exhibitors showing in The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market, July 31-August 4, 2016. The Market’s highest-ever rate of early renewals, combined with rapid addition of new companies, has resulted in gains across all five temporary gift and home décor categories – HOME, DESIGN, HANDMADE, GIFT and DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace.

Of particular note for Las Vegas Market’s Summer 2016 gift and home décor temporary exhibits are the early sell-out of HANDMADE, the expected sell-out of GIFT, and rapid expansion of DESIGN, HOME and DISCOVERIES. The planned launch of three new showcase areas also is generating quite a bit of excitement: BHome, a new luxury-focused category within HOME; Artisanal LA, a new pop-up show featuring Los Angeles-based artisanal products and producers; and Trading Post 1908, a new pop-up collection of vintage and handmade products.

“The unparalleled rate of gift and home décor temporary renewals, combined with robust early leasing activity, signals Market strength and customer satisfaction. As Las Vegas Market exhibitor return on investment steadily increases, more and more new companies are seeking access to our large, and growing, retail audience from western states,” said Dorothy Belshaw, President of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, the summer 2016 Las Vegas Market promises to be bigger and more exciting than ever before.”

Summer 2016 marks the first anniversary of The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market, a dramatic, freestanding, climate-controlled temporary trade show space showcasing some 80,000 net square feet of innovative and emerging gift and home décor resources in a vibrant, easy-to-shop, open layout. Pavilion 1 features HOME, DESIGN, HANDMADE and GIFT; Pavilion 2 houses DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace, a unique resource for one-of-a-kind products including found objects, antiques, repurposed and recycled home décor, furnishings, jewelry and clothing all available for immediate delivery.

Two new specialty segments will debut Pavilion 1 this Summer: The Artisanal LA (ALA) pop-up showcase, highlighting the best handcrafted, handmade, unique artisan and maker products available; and BHome, a curated presentation of higher-end luxury furniture and home décor products targeted at specialty boutique retailers and interior designers. Nine first-time Las Vegas Market participants will exhibit in BHome including: Halo Home by Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Incy Interiors, Magnus Art Collections LLC, and Wilkinson&Co. Among the section’s 25 total exhibitors are leading aspirational lines: Busatti s.r.l., M3LD, Mirror Tique, Pendulux and Poetic Pillow.

In addition to the 25 BHome newcomers, HOME will showcase 80+ exhibitors featuring accent décor, accent furniture, textiles, linens and decorative accessories. Five first-time Las Vegas Market exhibitors will show in HOME, including: A&A Designs, Alton Creations, Casa Amarosa and Haitral LED. These new exhibitors join leading home décor lines A. Sonoma, Darzzi LLC, Eangee, Elite Home Fashions, Fabulous Furs, Mathews & Company and Royola Pacific Designs.

The Market’s DESIGN segment spotlights a growing collection of 20+ juried suppliers presenting design-driven lifestyle, gift and home décor products. Newcomers for Summer Market include: Artecnica, Aspen Lane, Dos Riberas, Men’s Society, My Cinema Lightbox, Sempli and Studio Lola; and Aesthetic Content LLC returns to Las Vegas Market after a one-year hiatus, joining other current exhibitors, including: American Design Club, bambu, Buddha Board Inc., Eleven Design Studio LLC, Highwave, Martone Cycling Co., Nuop Design and Taki Watches.

Other highlights in Pavilion 1 include the sold-out HANDMADE presentation of some 50 companies offering handcrafted, artisanal and designer/maker products including ceramics, pottery, home décor, letterpress, apparel, jewelry and fairly traded products. Newcomers for summer include Shirley DeMarco & Associates, an established multi-line sales agency from California, showcasing handcrafted lines including Laura VanLandingham, Liz Franklin, Lorraine Oerth, Peggy Petrey and Olive Rose; and IsArt, LLC, a Denver-based sales agency showcasing handcrafted jewelry including Ayala Bar, Ascopa for Angie Olami, Pazit Keidar and Tea & Apples.

The GIFT category represents the largest assortment of temporary exhibitors in The Pavilions, with more than 140 companies presenting an integrated collection of traditional and contemporary giftware including decorative gifts, tabletop/ housewares, gourmet foods, jewelry, apparel, spa/personal care, stationery and innovative lifestyle products. GIFT is expected to sell-out for summer 2016, with notable new and expanding exhibitors including OILILY’s – making its Las Vegas Market debut – and The Grommet increasing its booth size.

In Pavilion 2 at Las Vegas Market, DISCOVERIES is a unique resource for the independent retail and interior design audience looking to diversify their assortments through the addition of antique, vintage and one-of-a-kind resources available for immediate delivery. Highlights for one-year anniversary of DISCOVERIES include the debut of Trading Post 1908, a pop-up showcase of antique, vintage and handmade goods will debut at the summer 2016 Las Vegas Market; and significant expansion of exhibit space by several charter exhibitors: GO Home Ltd / Golden Oldies is tripling its space to 3,600-square-feet; Grenouille is doubling its size; and Vintage Addiction is quadrupling its space to 1,600-square-feet.

These new and expanding exhibitors join DISCOVERIES favorites: Arteliberal, Bella Maison, Blue Ocean Traders, Bombshell Betty Shop, Broke Jewels, FrenchatHeart, Junk Girls, Lisa Souers Designs, Mixing Whimsy, My Mothers Buttons and Vintage Studios Inc. Veteran antique fair organizer Arbor Antiques Services, Inc. also returns for its third show with a collection of dealers, featuring fine European and American antique furniture, antique linens, American primitives, silver, china, pottery, antique prints, rugs and more.

The Pavilions and DISCOVERIES run Sunday, July 31, through Wednesday, August 3, 2016 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.

Other summer 2016 Las Vegas Market highlights include the addition of some 40 new tenants in the gift, housewares and home décor categories as well as 50 new furniture companies; concentration of new boutique home décor resources on C5; a rebranding of c-ONE as a dynamic cross-category showcase of directional tableware, gift and home décor resources; continued resource growth in the C10 Lifestyle Collection; the targeted expansion of C11 as the industry’s newest destination for gift-oriented housewares, gourmet products, specialty food and tabletop items; continued expansion in casual and outdoor products on C12 and C13; presentation of the top 15 bedding manufacturers; and sold out home furnishings temporaries on B2.

Las Vegas Market is the leading furniture, home decor and gift marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 2,900+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market runs July 31-August 4. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.

 

At Home Opens Second Iowa Location In Waterloo

At Home®, the home décor superstore, announces the opening of the Waterloo, Iowa, location on Thursday, April 14. The 112,000 square-foot store, located at 2060 Crossroads Boulevard #2001 in Waterloo, Iowa, marks the second store in Iowa for the big-box specialty retailer of home décor products.

Following the store opening, the Waterloo location will host a grand opening ribbon-cutting Friday, April 22, at 9 a.m. with the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber.

Desktop Greenhouse Designed To Clean Indoor Air Launches On Kickstarter

Aqua Design Innovations (ADI) has launched the EcoQube Air on Kickstarter, and announced the initial closing of seed round funding led by Global Trust Group. EcoQube Air is a desktop greenhouse designed to improve people’s wellbeing by providing healthy air, smart light therapy, and thriving greenery. The EcoQube Air Kickstarter Campaign can be found at: http://bit.ly/ecoqubeair

EcoQubeThe EcoQube Air is a user-friendly ecosystem that functions as a greenhouse, humidifier, air filter, air circulator, circadian-rhythm and light-therapy device to improve air quality, light biology, and plant growth. It incorporates hydroponics, which produces high yielding, abundant plants. The greenhouse requires minimal maintenance, and automatically begins working once it’s plugged in.

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