LAS VEGAS, December 13, 2012… International Market Centers announced today that Michael Aram Inc., the acclaimed designer of fine, handcrafted metalware, will anchor the launch of “c-ONE,” a new, cross-category showcase of directional tabletop, gift, and home resources in both permanent and temporary presentations, debuting at the Summer 2013 GIFT+HOME at Las Vegas Market.
“Michael Aram is the first of several industry-leading specialty tabletop resources that will comprise the curated tabletop collection on the first floor of the World Market Center’s Building C,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “Momentum is building steadily and we expect to announce additional c-ONE participants in the coming weeks.”
The 2,380-square foot permanent showroom not only will bring Michael Aram’s specialty tabletop to the western market, but also will serve to introduce the company’s expanded home furnishings line. Established in 1989, the New York-based company is noted for organic and craft-based motifs handcrafted in traditional methods so each piece is one-of-a-kind. The products range from tableware to furniture and are sold to galleries and specialty stores worldwide.
According to Sebastian Herald, CEO of Michael Aram, Inc., “We’re excited about the opportunities that the Las Vegas Market affords, including access to an established and growing western US and international buyer base, cross-category opportunities within the home furnishings and furniture markets, and exposure to hospitality design distribution channels.”
During the winter 2013 Gift+Home Market, January 28 - February 1, 2013, Michael Aram’s most popular tabletop designs, as well as select products from the new home furnishings line, will be featured in a special c-ONE preview display in the lobby of Building C. The carefully-curated display, which will showcase select product from the confirmed c-ONE participants, will set the tone for the full-scale launch in summer 2013.
GIFT+HOME at Las Vegas Market is a leading gift and home décor marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 800+ gift and home décor resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of furniture, gift and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among the gift, furniture, home décor and accessory industries. The Winter 2013 Las Vegas Market runs January 28-February 1, 2013, at the World Market Center. For more information, visit GiftandHomeLV.com.
About Las Vegas Market and International Market Centers, L.P. Las Vegas Market is an international furnishings showcase that combines style, inspiration and productivity in an unrivaled, world-class destination. Situated on World Market Center Las Vegas’ state-of-the-art campus, Las Vegas Market features a comprehensive array of new product from thousands of leading manufacturers and lines in furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles and more—delivering Today’s Total Marketplace. Retailers and designers can shop product offerings from trend-setters in all home furnishings categories as well as benefit from complimentary educational, networking and hospitality events. With two markets each year, Las Vegas Market is the only major home furnishings market in the western U.S. offering a unique cross-section of suppliers and buyers spanning the home furnishings, décor and gift industries. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.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 décor 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.