Las Vegas Market Influencer Programs Bring Expert Lens to World-Class Sourcing
LAS VEGAS, NV – January 15, 2024 – In a robust initiative to create content and community, Las Vegas Market brings two distinct influencer programs – Market Pros and the previously announced The ( A ) List – to its Winter edition with leading industry designers, trailblazers and social media mavens uncovering their favorite finds and market highlights through social media takeovers, seminars and more. Follow these programs as influencers and tastemakers take a deep dive into the new and now of the semi-annual buying event, running Sunday, January 28 through Thursday, February 1, 2024, at World Market Center Las Vegas.
"These influencer programs explore Market through diverse, expert lenses," said Karen Olson, ANDMORE℠executive vice president, chief marketing officer. "With the establishment of a multi-faceted influencer network, we intend to inspire our buyers to dig deeper by providing a spectrum of experiences through digital creation and community collaboration."
Market Pros, a long-standing Las Vegas Market influencer program, and The ( A ) List, Market’s newest destination for celebrity designer insights, combine forces to create a dynamic content community in Las Vegas for sourcing, social, seminars and everything in between.
Market Pros Returns for Winter 2024
The Market Pros program at Las Vegas Market handpicks industry tastemakers to discover noteworthy trends and products at Market. This January, six designers, retailers and trend-spotters participate in social media takeovers and share their top picks from Market. The Winter 2024 Market Pros will take over the @LasVegasMarket and @LasVegasDesignCenter Instagram accounts and the @LVMarket and @LVDesignCenter Facebook pages.
Market Pros for the Winter 2024 Las Vegas Market are:
Patti Carpenter, carpenter + company. Patti is principal of carpenter + company and an award- winning designer in globally sourced home décor, accessories, fragrance and gifts, with experience in product design and development, merchandising and color and trend forecasting. As a Micro-Enterprise specialist with U.S. presidential recognition for domestic and international expertise in artisan development, small producer and entrepreneurial training and economic development, she has designed and sourced Private Label collections for Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Crate & Barrel, The Phillips Collection, ABC Carpet and Home, Donna Karan Urban Zen and Ralph Lauren. Patti is an expert in color and trend research and forecasting and consults with Pantone. She is an active board member of SERRV International-one of the founding organizations of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), BADG (Black Artists and Designer Guild), The High School of Fashion Industries and The Bienenstock Furniture Library, as well as the co-founder of the Kaleidoscope Project. Patti is also the recipient of the Gift For Life Industry Achievement Award for 2021, the Withit Industry Leadership Award for 2021 for the Kaleidoscope Project, as well as the International Furniture and Design Association’s (IFDA) Trailblazer Award in 2023. @pattictrendscope
Tara Riceberg, Tesoro Beverly Hills & Best Gift Store Ever.com. Tara Riceberg is a second-generation retailer who has had shop-in-shops in Saks Fifth Avenue and Fred Segal. Her concept store, Tesoro Beverly Hills, is the world’s only entirely, all pre-wrapped gift store for babies, kids and adults. A sample product is on display for customers to enjoy and the backstock is already wrapped for grab-n-go convenience. It is curated with items that are educational, inspirational and purposeful. Connecting with her community is Tara’s favorite part of being a retailer, and she has been a cheerleader for the retail industry for decades. She has not only participated on panels at trade shows, including LVMKT’s Retail Titans & Innovators, but also has been a contributing editor for trade magazines. She is currently active with the Government Affairs Committee of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, with the National Retail Federation and the CA Retailers Association, the Small Business Task Force of Beverly Hills, and begins her term as the newest Beverly Hills’ Recreation and Parks Commissioner in January 2024. @BestGiftStoreEver / @tarariceberg / @tesorobeverlyhills
Joshua Rose and Rafael Kalichstein, Citizen Artist. Since 2007, visionary designers Rafael Kalichstein and Joshua Rose, along with their team, have brought sensitivity and sophistication to commissioned projects across the United States under the moniker FORM Design Studio. Originally drawing from their diverse backgrounds (Rafael, a former practitioner of holistic medicine and Joshua, an Emmy-Award-winning designer), the partners developed and refined a holistic approach to design, establishing the firm as a leading voice in the field and garnering frequent recognition among the most illustrious design publications. In 2023, the team announced it would operate under the name Citizen Artist, embracing the axiom that good design makes the world a more beautiful place. With an emphasis on exploration, Rose and Kalichstein encourage clients and collaborators alike to build practical environments with health, choice, economics and ecological and social impact in mind. @citizen.artist
Joshua Smith, Joshua Smith Inc. With projects on both coasts, Joshua Smith Inc. offers full-service residential interior design – and life-changing spaces. Joshua draws on decades of experience transforming functional spaces into inspiring environments that engage the senses and nourish the soul. By cultivating the connections between mind, body, spirit and space, he helps his clients elevate their experience each day. Joshua’s career started with an eight-year tenure in residential real estate in Texas. After renovating his own fixer-upper, he decided to pursue a new career in design, and he attended the New York School of Interior Design. Joshua worked at Steven Gambrel before opening his own design firm in 2013. His work has been featured in Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Veranda and The New York Times. @joshuasmithinc
Christine Vroom, Christine Vroom Interiors. Christine Vroom Interiors is a full-service interior and exterior design firm in Los Angeles, founded by senior designer Christine Vroom. Bringing together her love of timeless design with a fashion-forward attention to detail, Christine has made an impression on homeowners, developers, architects and business owners alike. Guided by the philosophy of “beauty meets function,” Christine creates livable luxury in each project. She is passionate about mental health, and weaving in an overall sense of wellness to her projects is of utmost importance. The goal is to come alongside her clients and not only design a space that is curated for them, but also to connect with them and make sure they feel supported and taken care of through the process. @christinevroominteriors
(NOTE: Market Pros headshots are available via this link:https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/c2yjjrftghgrkto9yky4d/h?rlkey=12ddxn9to6a2i9ial3tsstkw2&dl=0).
More information about these six Market Pros, as well as their tips for maximizing Market, are available at Market Pros | Las Vegas Market.
The ( A ) List Features Celebrity Designers
As previously announced, The ( A ) List is a new multi-modal influencer program centered on amplifying design and retail trends through the unique perspectives of top-tier designers.
In addition to @LasVegasMarket Instagram takeovers brimming with insider Market knowledge, ( A ) Listers each designed “Build A Room” using sourced items exclusively from Las Vegas Market exhibitors. ( A ) Lister Martyn Bullard will also host a "Behind Build A Room" seminar followed by a book signing event for his new book, Star Style.
Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting thousands of furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market’s diverse product offerings allow for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Winter 2024 Las Vegas Market is January 28 – February 1, 2024, at World Market Center Las Vegas. For information, visit LasVegasMarket.com.
About ANDMORE℠: ANDMORE is an omnichannel wholesale marketmaker that fuels opportunities for wholesale buyers and sellers to connect, grow and prosper through physical markets, design centers and digital channels. The company owns and operates more than 20 million square feet of premium event and showroom space, hosting live events in Atlanta, High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and New York City. By pairing face-to-face events with always-on digital channels, ANDMORE provides truly omnichannel business platforms for its global customer base. ANDMORE.com.
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