The countdown is on for Las Vegas Market, the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western United States.
From Jan. 28-Feb.1, thousands will converge on the World Market Centre, where exhibitors will showcase new products across a wide variety of categories, including furniture, mattresses, bedding, home decor, gifts and related items, to the deluge of attendees comprised of retail buyers, interior designers and other industry professionals.
Of those exhibiting, more than three dozen are expected to be Canadian companies whose presence at the winter edition of the market will be felt when doors open for the usual five-day run.
New to the trade show circuit is Vancouver-based Sundays (C453). The direct-to-consumer retailer will have a number of items on display from its Frame, Union and Pillow Talk furniture lines. The Frame collection, made of Rainforest Alliance certified wood in walnut and oak, consists of dining tables and a bench in various sizes. All pieces feature clean, architectural lines and gently rounded corners and outer edges. The open, airy look of the Union line gives a soft feeling to any space. The combination of shapes and edgework also make a subtle statement from every angle. Pieces include a dining table, bench, coffee table, bookshelf and low shelf, all made with medium-density fibreboard and oak veneer, and finished with protective matte lacquer. The Pillow Talk sofa has an exposed ash wood frame and plush cushions offered in two neutral fabrics and a moss green coloured one.
A staple at the market is Toronto-headquartered Sunpan, which has moved to a larger and more prominent showroom (B250) on the high-end home furnishings floor. Sunpan will showcase a bevy of new offerings across multiple categories. From its contemporary Jamille collection, known for its gentle curves, is a media console and cabinet upholstered in cream faux leather with a brown oak top and completed with a warm brass steel base and coordinating handles. A console table, desk and sideboard are available as well, to create a unified look in the living space. Also part of the collection is a six drawer dresser and nightstand for the bedroom. Other furniture to make a splash will be the curved Cadiz modular sofa, which is generously upholstered in grey fabric that sits atop a drift brown teak wood frame, and the outdoor Palermo lounge chair with its comfortable upholstered cushioning, sloped arms and barrel backrest that features a combination of cane wicker weave and charcoal teak wood. Show-goers will find hand-tufted rugs from the Calathea and Oslow collections at Sunpan’s exhibit space, too, along with art, mirrors, lighting and more.
Another furniture company showing at the market is Richmond Hill, Ont.-based 39F Inc. (B601-27). Several different chair models will be viewable, including its Charlton line of scoop-back dining chairs with tapered legs and Dixier upholstered armchair with matte black legs, as well as its rectangular Braylin dining table with tempered glass top and gold legs.
In terms of home essentials, Vertuu Design (B-365), a wholesaler from the Vancouver-area with a showroom in Mississauga, Ont., will have decorative accents like the Daxton decorative sculpture, with its three interlocking paulownia wood oval rings, and accent light fixtures on display. Standing 24 inches and 15 inches wide and deep, the Faye table lamp has a translucent green ribbed glass base and linen blend shade. Art will be a focal point of Vertuu’s exhibit space, too. Crafted with a meticulous attention to detail, Delicate Butterfly I is a silhouette of a butterfly, elegantly formed from a collage of diverse images and ensconced in a deep black shadow box frame, which provides a striking contrast to the vibrant composition within.
Also with operations in Mississauga, Ont., and exhibiting artwork is Streamline Art (B346). Featured works include Birch Whispers, hand embellished and textured on a 36-inch by 48-inch champagne floating frame, and Crimson Stallion, canvas art on a 32-inch by 40-inch light barn wood frame, among others.
Though not based in Canada, a multitude of companies will be showcasing products available to retailers in this country.
Those looking for outdoor furniture will find it at Azzurro Living shown by Codarus (C354) and Creative Co-op (C712, C796). Key collections shown by Azzurro Living include Cape Town, Cozumel, Mykonos and Tulum. Each line is composed of all-weather textelene rope, which yields firm support and outperforms in harsh conditions. Creative Co-op’s Secret Garden collection includes a metal and woven rope chair and sofa with removable fabric cushions that can be used both inside and out, adding to the furniture’s versatility. Similarly, its woven water hyacinth and acacia wood chair from the Botanist line is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Turning to the bedroom, Whittier Wood Furniture (B601-66) will present additions to its Catalina collection in American white oak. These include the sheepskin armchair and bench, and octagonal mirror, which complement the line’s three available bed silhouettes — four-poster, sleigh and upholstered panel style — nightstand, dresser and chest.
Bedding essentials provider Bedgear (B1100) will exhibit its Split Head Sleep System, which offers personalized comfort for each side of the bed. Employed on the company’s most popular mattress models, the system empowers consumers to fine-tune their mattress positioning, ensuring that optimal support and comfort are achieved independently, even in the company of a partner. Enhancing sleep wellness is the navy-blue Night Ice Performance Pillow, the newest addition to the company’s pillow assortment. It has three separate cooling technologies that work together to keep sleepers from overheating — an instant-cooling removable cover, cooling gel react crown on top and an ice active core on the bottom, all paired with Air-X mesh to keep air flowing through and around the pillow for maximum breathability.
Also a purveyor of luxury bedding and down products is DowntTown Co. (A132), whose exhibit space will include Eva, a 440 thread-count ensemble made in Portugal that includes an ivory sheet set trimmed in matching ivory lace; Ebony, a black duvet with matching shams trimmed in an embroidered lace pattern; Eliza, a velvet coverlet quilted in a modern horizontal design; and Gigi, a down-filled silk throw imported from Germany.
At Shloof’s booth (E-2121) is a single yet notable item that aims to provide as many people as possible with the best sleep of their life, every night. Named after the company, the weighted body pillow offers the combined benefits of a weighted blanket’s deep pressure stimulation and spine-aligning attributes of a body pillow without sacrificing comfort or cuddle-ability.
Besides bedding and pillows, rugs are another major home decor item that market patrons will find in a variety of styles and lines to complement popular hardwood and tile floors in today’s households. Capel Rugs’ showroom (A133) will debut three new collections of undyed, all-natural wool rugs — a category that is gaining momentum at retail as consumers increasingly seek out products that combine style with sustainability. Available in four colourways, Lineas features a neutral tone-on-tone palette and geometric patterns. Also with a transitional, geometric theme, Vail is a high-low pile rug offered in three colour options. Zen Garden has two designs, both utilizing serene colours that combine subtle ivory and white tones, and a comfy combination of cut-and-loop and high-low pile.
A full list of Las Vegas Market exhibitors, including locations, are available on show producer Andmore’s website.
Products highlighted in this article were received via a Home Goods Online submission request facilitated by Las Vegas Market show producer Andmore, and are either manufactured by or available to Canadian retailers. Home Goods Online reserved the right to feature only select products from those submitted, if any at all.