First Look Summer 2017 Recap: iGen
Las Vegas Market's First Look program received a record-breaking number of product submissions this season. When you consider the show's growth — in new categories, as well as in established segments — it's no surprise this season's curation was the most invigorating and rigorous yet.
We set the stage, literally, for First Look in our product displays. Located in a freestanding case in the Grand Plaza courtyard during Summer Market, here's what was highlighted in these multilayered vignettes:
- PANTONE®VIEW home + interiors palettes is illustrated for 2018 in "iGen," a dynamic and colorful presentation that anticipates the wants of Generation Z. These digital natives, born in the mid-1990s through the mid-2000s, already outnumber Millennials and have $44 billion in annual purchase power.
- Speaking of Millennials ... these demographer darlings are the focus of "Modern Traditions." We imagine holiday decorating in an urban maximalist-style dining vignette. Subtle seasonal touches complement bold patterns and multiple metal finishes.
- In "Water Signs," we're heading to the beach. Or the pool ... take your pick. Gifts and personal accessories that suit both destinations, plus inviting casual lounge furniture, celebrate our love of water — and enduring blue color palettes.
- Lastly, Handmade celebrates the creativity and craftsmanship of Las Vegas Market tenants across campus. We've created our most retail-like environment to date to showcase makers' skill and artistry.
Marketers' focus is shifting from Millennials' wants and needs to Generation Z's wishes and hopes, and First Look keeps pace with a space for today's true digital natives. We're connecting with the iGeneration – an entrepreneurial, responsible, compassionate, competitive and curious set – in our first-ever 'tween bedroom vignette. The product assortment for iGen includes: unisex bedroom furniture, especially designs with tech management and savvy storage solutions; bedding; area rugs; lighting; wall decor; poufs; personal accessories; plush, and toys.
Blues and oranges pair up in Resourceful, a 2018 PANTONE®VIEW home + interiors palette that’s been described as “innovatively enterprising” and “cleverly inventive.”
Mitchell Black’s whimsical Stalking Tiger is a new Peel & Stick wallpaper available in Cayenne (shown), Black Moss, Jewel, Moon and Royal colorways. One roll covers 36 square feet. See Wallflower in Jade and Kimono Flower in Cayenne in the FIRST LOOK vignettes. C554A
A burlap rope cinches the middle of ZUO Modern’s Tubby ottoman and creates an hourglass shape. Choose gray, beige or orange for the polyblend fabric cover. B880
Dimond Home’s “Rain Cloud” measures 57 inches wide by 57 inches high. A344
New Pacific Direct’s Arya swivel chair is shown in a classic herringbone fabric called Quiver Indigo. The Mid-Century design rests atop a star-shaped stainless steel base. A654
An empowered girl becomes a wondrous woman.
Amped & Co.’s neon desk light designs include emojis, symbols and words. P1-3405
Lucky Feather marks milestone birthdays with new bracelets set on colorful, gold-tipped cards. C1023, C1024
“Be Bold, Be Bright” is available as a weekly planner, a notebook and a magnet. Demdaco offers nine designs, which can be mixed and matched. C996
The 48-page “Grit For Girls” is filled with quotes that aim to help kids, teens and young adults persevere. From Papersalt. P1-1206
“The Girl Who Ran” tells the story of Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston marathon. It’s a Kirkus Star-reviewed book for readers age 4 to 8. From Compendium Home. C1023, C1024
Furnishings hold up in a tech enthusiast’s work zone.
Two pivoting uprights open to support four shelves on New Pacific Direct’s new Ynez bookcase. A654
ID USA’s ready-to-assemble Ladder desk stands 60 inches high. B1065
NOVA of California’s Jackknife tripod floor lamp has a weathered brass and pecan finish. It includes a touch dimmer. A327
Shop smart accessories for mobile-device management at Las Vegas Market.
Use Gina B. Designs’ new microfiber cloths to safely clean mobile phones, eyeglasses, tablets, laptop screens, camera lens and more. C1156
Look for new phone amplifiers this summer from Youngs Inc.’s, each bearing a printed affirmation. C665
Gift Trenz’s patented Wood Sum radio clock ships flat and the user assembles the patented design. C1165
The new Apollo phone stand elevates a mobile device to art object. From Pendulux. C572
Rough-hewn woods tell a new story when presented in on-trend dark finishes.
Eastburn sleigh, one of three beds in Kincaid’s new Plank Road Collection, is crafted from rough-hewn New Zealand solid pine. There are more than 80 pieces in the collection; all are available in either a Stone or Charcoal (shown) finish. B558
Are You Glistening?
Eye-catching accents prove many lessons remain to be gleamed.
Nourison’s Mina Victory brand will present new velvet pillows with mirror-like detailing this summer, as well as hand-wired embroidery designs and tribal-pattern pillows and totes. C112
OLY Studio’s Byrn cabinet is wood with textured resin fronts. The finish combination is antique silver and driftwood. C596D
IMAX Worldwide Home’s Reaka vases are blown glass with a blue-and-gold iridescent finish. Note the hand-embossed crosshatch texture. A429
Currey & Company’s 21.5-inch-high Cicely accent table is covered with a dazzling antique mirror mosaic. C398