World Market Center will debut a new Made in U.S.A. pavilion for the upcoming Winter 2012 Las Vegas Market, Jan. 30 - Feb. 2, featuring American-made products from nearly 40 companies. This showcase follows on the successful launch of the American pavilion at Suites at Market Square at the Fall High Point Market, and gives manufacturers, buyers and designers who attend Las Vegas Market the opportunity to experience a west coast version of the popular destination.
The new 5,000-square-foot pavilion, located in on the second floor of Building B, will showcase distinctive American-made furniture and home décor products and collections, highlighting the growing trend toward American-made goods in the industry.
“As more and more consumers move toward the trend in supporting and buying local and domestically made products, Las Vegas Market wanted to present a single destination on the West Coast for those companies to showcase their goods,” said Margaret Powers, vice president of trade shows/Las Vegas. “This new pavilion gives all our manufacturers an opportunity to highlight their made in U.S.A. wares while providing buyers one-stop-shopping for these highly sought-after products. In particular we think our growing international buyer base will be anxious to visit this uniquely American market destination.”
A special highlight of this new pavilion will be Las Vegas Market’s partnership with Rick Dale and his shop, Rick’s Restoration, featured in the hit History Channel show “American Restoration.” Rick’s Restoration will showcase their one-of-a-kind pieces featured on the show, as well as the before-and-after looks of these professionally-restored pieces of American history. Additionally, Las Vegas Market has secured vintage pieces of local Las Vegas neon history through the world-famous Neon Museum and Boneyard. Select pieces of historical American neon from the heyday of Las Vegas glitz and glamour will be highlighted throughout the pavilion with these unrestored and unique pieces.
Exhibiting companies in the new Made in U.S.A. pavilion include Oak Design Corporation, ITW Dahti Seating, Whittier Wood Furniture, Old Hickory Furniture Co., Sole/Divani Designs, McClure Tables, Supracor, Dapwood Furniture Co., Utah Mountain Furniture and Cambridge Mills.
The pavilion will also feature a product showcase with examples of American-made wares from many permanent Las Vegas Market exhibitors from across the campus. Showcasing their domestically-produced products in the Made in U.S.A pavilion will include ACME Furniture, Adagio Water Features, Anthony California, Best Home Furnishings, Capel Rugs, Fine Art Tapestries, Fireside Lodge Furniture Company, Four Hands, Furniture Traditions, Imagine That!, India House, Karastan Rugs, King's Rattan, Legends Furniture, Leggett & Platt Consumer Products Group, Manual Woodworkers, Marshfield Furniture, Montana Woodworks, Omnia Leather Furniture, Pacific Coast Lighting, Peninsula Home Collection, Pure Country Rustic Décor, Reliant Ribbon, Rene Cazares/RC Furniture, Rowe Furniture, Simply Amish and Veneman. Buyers will be able to view a sampling of these exhibitors American-made goods and follow up by visiting their permanent showroom at World Market Center Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Market will also celebrate this new pavilion with a special “Party in the U.S.A.” event Jan. 31 from 4-6 p.m. on the B2 floor. Attendees will enjoy all-American fare including sliders, mac-n-cheese, special desserts and signature cocktails, adding to the domestically-inspired party.
Registration for Las Vegas Market is still open. For more information, or to register for Las Vegas Market and book hotels as low as $39 a night, visit LasVegasMarket.com.
About World Market Center Las Vegas
World Market Center Las Vegas is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex. The campus showcases furniture, decorative accessories, gift, lighting, area rugs, home textiles and related segments, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center open daily to consumers and designers. For more information on World Market Center Las Vegas and its trade shows including the bi-annual Las Vegas Market and Gift+Home, visit www.wmclv.com. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
World Market Center Las Vegas is a property of International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home decor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 11.5 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit www.imcenters.com.