Las Vegas Market announces Best Booth winners for winter show
Las Vegas Market announced Monday, Jan. 23 that 12 furniture, home décor and gift exhibitors — 12 Small Things; Age of Industry; Alexis Mattox Designs; Basil Bangs Pty Ltd.; Byer of Maine; Edgemod Furniture; Holbrook; Candle; Little Light Bazaar; M3LD; Phu Tai J.S. Company; Spellbound Collections/Rodeo Royalty and Age of Industry; as well as IDO Furniture Co., Ltd. — have been named Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market “Best Booth” winners. The Market’s temporary exhibits for gift and home décor run through Wednesday, Jan. 25; and temporary exhibits for furniture and casual/outdoor run through Thursday, Jan. 26.
“As the leading furniture, home décor and gift market in the western United States, Las Vegas Market recognizes the vital roles that creativity, exceptional design and visual merchandising play in the industries we serve,” said Bob Maricich, Chief Executive Officer of International Market Centers. “As the number of temporary exhibits continue set record numbers at each consecutive Market, our Best Booth Awards are a fitting way to recognize and reward those exhibitors whose time, energy and effort create displays that inspire Market attendees.”
Four winning furniture exhibitors were Edgemod Furniture and IDO Furniture Co., Ltd. in the home furnishings temporary booths on B2; and Byer of Maine and Phu Tai J.S. Company in the casual temporary exhibits on C13. In total, Las Vegas Market offers more than 120 temporary exhibitors in these two home furnishings categories.
Eight exhibitors from the 500-plus temporary exhibitors showing in the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market also received Best Booth Awards. Winners from Pavilion 1 were: Holbrook Candle (ARTISANAL LA); Basil Bangs Pty Ltd. (B HOME); M3LD (DESIGN); Alexis Mattox Designs (GIFT); 12 Small Things (HANDMADE); and Little Light Bazaar (HOME); and winner from Pavilion 2 is: Spellbound Collections/Rodeo Royalty and Age of Industry (DISCOVERIES).
A four-person panel of industry design authorities considered four criteria in determining winners: overall visual design of the booth; creative merchandising; cohesive brand messaging; and the overall personality and attitude of the booth and sales staff. Winter 2017 judges were Shay Geyer, owner/designer at IBB Design Fine Furnishings; Kelli Lamb, managing editor of RUE Magazine/RUE Media; Victoria de la Camara, style and market editor for RUE Magazine; Farah Merhi, interior designer, influencer and founder of Inspire Me! Home Décor.
Las Vegas Market is the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 3,900-plus 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. The Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market runs Jan. 22-26, 2017. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.