Companies extending their leases include Broyhill, Emerald Home, Lane
LAS VEGAS – Thursday, January 24, 2013 – Reflecting the vital role the Las Vegas Market performs in creating new business opportunities for furniture producers and importers, Broyhill, Emerald Home, Lane and other major sources have renewed their showroom leases for the Las Vegas Market taking place Jan. 28 to Feb. 1.
Broyhill, which has been showing at the Las Vegas Market since the first event was held in the summer of 2005, has extended the lease on its 19,449-square-foot showroom in space A-1053. The company sees the Las Vegas Market as a key part of its national marketing strategy.
“We have relatively few customers that attend both the Las Vegas Market and the High Point Market,” said Mark Stephens, president of the Lenoir, N.C.-based company. “Therefore, we feel it’s important that we continue to show in both markets so that we can maximize exposure to our entire customer base.”
At the Winter Market, Broyhill will spotlight major introductions made at the October High Point Market. In addition, it will feature “some exciting new elements to many of our collections that will be introduced in Las Vegas,” Stephens added.
Another company that has extended its commitment to the market is Home Trends & Design, a leading source for solid-wood bedroom, dining room, living room and occasional furniture, which has signed a multiyear lease on its showroom in space B-0155. Based in Austin, Texas, Home Trends & Design has been showing at the Las Vegas Market since 2005.
“The Las Vegas Market continues to play a key role in our marketing strategy,” said Hank Cravey, CEO and cofounder. “We’ve seen a steady rise in our traffic over the past couple of shows, and last market we drew 30 new dealers. We’re anticipating a great market in January. Most of our major customers have indicating that they’ll be coming.”
At January’s Market, Home Trends & Design will introduce several new collections of bedroom, dining room and occasional featuring an “organic, contemporary look,” said Cravey. In addition, the company is remodeling its showroom, moving and painting walls and updating its entire product presentation for an airier feel.
VDG, a Minneapolis-based product development specialist and manufacturer in focused categories that include indoor and outdoor furniture, electric fireplaces and charcoal grills, also has renewed its lease on its 5,500-square-foot showroom in space B-1100. VDG has been showing at the Las Vegas Market for seven years, and its new agreement extends its lease by two years.
For the Winter Market, VDG is introducing new barstools, dining and accent chairs, said Claudia Montemayor, vice president of indoor furniture and design. The company also will feature a variety of show specials.
“We applaud all of the many companies that have chosen to renew the leases on their permanent showrooms heading into the winter market,” said Craig Staack, vice president of home furnishings leasing for International Market Centers. “We are gearing up for a robust and productive winter event.”
Other companies recently renewing their permanent showroom leases for the Las Vegas Market include:
Butler Specialty (A-952)
A family owned Chicago-based importer specializing in occasional and accent furniture, Butler offers bombé chests, hand-painted consoles, secretaries and decorative tables.
Emerald Home Furnishings (B-1350)
A full-line supplier, Tacoma, Wash.-based Emerald offers fabric and leather upholstery, motion furniture, casual and formal dining room furniture, bedroom suites and occasional tables, as well as entertainment, home office and accent chairs.
Intercon (A-506, A-510)
Intercon is a family owned and operated manufacturer, importer, designer and supplier of solid-wood furniture. Based in Salt Lake CIty, the company offers dining room, bedroom and home theater furniture, including a domestically produced dining line.
Lane (A-1046, A-1042)
Tupelo, Miss.-based Lane Home Furnishings produces sofas, chairs, tables, cedar chests, recliners, reclining sectionals and sofas, reclining accent tables, theater seating, media centers, wall systems and media consoles.
Modus Furniture International (B-662)
Based in Los Angeles, Modus Furniture International produces and distributes bedroom, dining room and home entertainment furniture in contemporary and transitional styles.
Sandberg Furniture (A-700)
The family owned and operated producer builds its line of promotional youth and master bedroom furniture in its Los Angeles factory.
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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.