This season’s Las Vegas Market hailed the introduction of a number of new products and collections. EAL surveyed a group of designers and design aficionados to discover their top picks from the latest market.
Headlining the market was the eighth edition of Ahead of the Curve, a live panel moderated by Kelly Edwards featuring trio of design stars Brian Patrick Flynn, Amanda Nisbet and Jon Call who shared the “best of the best” in products and trends found while visiting exhibitors. Flynn’s picks included colorful accent pillows and a rug from Surya, while Call set his eye on a Safavieh chair and lighting from Visual Comfort.
Shares Edwards, "I truly believe your design is only as good as your lighting. This Jamie Young Ghost Horizon table lamp does both…it gives off the most beautiful ambient glow and looks stunning at the same time. The combination of the brass base and the alabaster is just gorg! I can see it sitting on my desk in the near future."
Amanda Nisbet of the eponymous firm chose Oly Studio’s twin side table, calling it “classically simple and elegant, with a contemporary shape.” She also chose Made Goods’ Armond mirror (“I like a large, round mirror as it is more unexpected than something rectangular. The wood and shagreen combination will lend subtle texture to any room”). And her final choice: Robert Abbey’s Barcelona table lamp in lavender. “I love the lavender lacquer on this lamp. It gives it a sense of fun and whimsy while the metal gives it a defined shape.”
Designer Jaime Rummerfield's personal "LV Market winner" was an entire collection. "I loved the Aerin Lauder lighting collection at Visual Comfort. Very chic, timeless and accessible. A well-made, fresh take, and a fashionable approach to lighting."
Designer Jackie Von Tobel also nabbed a few collections as her favorites: “Home accessories and gifts have long been the staple of Creative Converting but their new collection of hanging light fixtures caught our eye. Beautifully crafted and exceptionally well-priced, these organic chandeliers are a perfect fit for today’s eclectic interior,” she explains.
Another Von Tobel pick: Classic Home’s Villa Home Collection. “One of market’s best-kept secrets is the large and well-designed bedding and pillow collection of Classic Home. Superior quality of construction, fine embellishments, feather-down inserts and on-trend patterns and colors combine in this extensive collection that pays close attention to fine details. Every pillow has been embellished or enhanced to create multidimensional texture to the fabric or print.”
Designer Erinn Valencich's top choices include Palecek's Brockton Trays, "gorgeous bleached trays with faux-shagreen inset," the Hamish daybed by Oly Studio, and tribal inspired textiles by Bandhini Homeware Design, sold at Codarus.