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Las Vegas, NV (2016) Summer Las Vegas Market Week was held at the World Market Center in Las Vegas from July 31-August 4, 2016. Celebrating their 11-year anniversary, the show continues to improve yearly. Las Vegas Market is the marketplace for buyers to shop for new products, review new trends, and meet new designers. It is the fastest-growing home décor and gift market in the Western states.
Amazon, a new exhibitor at Summer Market 2016, offered online shopping for buyers, and a place for manufacturers to market their furniture and accessories. Amazon also introduced the Amazon “Echo” with “Alexa,” the voice service that powers Echo. It’s designed around your voice allowing hands-free convenience to control smart home devices, answer questions, read audio books, report traffic and weather, and much more. Alexa can be added to any room.
Many celebrities have interest in designing their own furniture and accessory lines and two designers who exhibited at Summer Market 2016 this year were Trisha Yearwood and Donny Osmond. “Trisha Yearwood Home Collection” designs were created with southern inspiration and charm. Considering how much she travels with her music career, and her busy Food Network Cooking Show, her designs were created with the importance of time spent at home and have the combination of comfort and tasteful authenticity.
Donny Osmond and wife Debbie designed their “Donny Osmond Home” collection to inspire families to spend more time together. They work with the best manufacturers who understand all aspects of design for comfort as well as style. Their designs help transform your home into a place where family is number one.
Summer Market 2016 included award ceremonies, seminars, hosted happy hours and ribbon cutting ceremonies. Las Vegas Market is produced by International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. Winter Las Vegas Market 2017 will be held from January 22-26, 2017. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.