Showroom openings and one category to watch shape this winter’s Las Vegas Market. Here’s our rundown of the news to know before heading to the show.
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Several expanding showrooms and one new vendor prove a point this winter: Las Vegas Market has become a go-to source for rugs and carpet. F.J. Kashanian (C392), a fourth-generation rug maker, celebrates the grand opening of a permanent footprint inside World Market Center. Following its inaugural Market appearance last spring, Mastour Fine Rugs (C484) is expanding its showroom, as is Dalyn Rug Company (A325) and Orian Rugs (B362). And Atlanta-based maker Chandra moves its hand-tufted selection, including a botanical-inspired collection with artist Jessica Swift, to a larger showroom (C512). Stay and play at the showroom’s custom shuffleboard table, which rests atop Chandra’s latest offerings, allowing guests to test the product’s texture and density.
Las Vegas Design Center celebrates the official opening of its 10,000-square-foot Kitchen & Bath Resource Center (above) this market. New tenant European Bath, Kitchen, Tile & Stone (A118) brings a product assortment from category leaders like THG, Rohl, Kallista and more to the year-round resource center. American furniture maker Charleston Forge (A242), whose metal furnishings have retailed at Crate & Barrel and RH, and legacy upholstery brand Norwalk Furniture (A225) debut expanded showrooms inside LVDC this Market.
Manufacturers aren’t the only ones expanding. International Market Centers, parent company of World Market Center, was approved by the Las Vegas City Council to erect a 350,000-square-foot expo center on the World Market Center campus. The new structure, with an projected cost of $76 million to build, will replace the temporary pavilions and create more opportunities for the Market’s growth, says Robert Maricich, CEO of IMC. He estimates that the project will open in summer 2020.