A brand-new “Open House” exhibit will showcase 2013 home furnishings trends – from materials and color to commerce and branding – at the summer 2012 New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF).
The display will illustrate products in six key trend categories, followed by an online flash sale of featured merchandise to benefit Gift For Life, the home, gift and stationery industries’ sole charity partner.
In connection with the display, a seminar titled “Open House –What’s Hot in Home Design?” will explore trends influencing home products – from materials and color to commerce and branding. Warren Shoulberg of Sandow Media will moderate the panel discussion, including Susan Feldman, co-founder of One Kings Lane, and Laurie Pressman, Pantone Vice President Fashion, Home + Interiors. The session is scheduled for Sunday, August 19, from 8:30am – 9:30am, New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
“We are delighted to partner with these leading commerce, communication and color companies to produce ‘Open House’ at the summer NYIGF,” said Christian Falkenberg, NYIGF manager and GLM vice president. “The exhibit and educational session will offer NYIGF participants valuable trend information and inspiration.”
Open House is presented by NYIGF and media sponsor Sandow Media, publisher of Home Textiles Today and Home Accents Today; color sponsor Pantone; and commerce sponsor One Kings Lane. Sandow editors will forecast home market trends, Pantone will provide color direction, and One Kings Lane’s merchandising team will illustrate the trends in a curated display at the NYIGF. The display will be open during all NYIGF show hours, August 18-22, 2012, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Center.
The 72-hour sale will begin on Sunday, August 19, on www.onekingslane.com.