First Look Summer 2017 Recap: Water Signs
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.
Water Signs Recap
First Look chilled out this summer in Water Signs, an exclusive vignette spotted at Las Vegas Market July 30-Aug. 3 in the Grand Plaza courtyard. Beach- and pool-friendly accessories were touted, in addition to all-weather furniture that's primed for private relaxation, or outdoor fun with friends and family.
Textile debuts wear nostalgic motifs and upbeat colors to charming effect.
Frozen treats earn top billing on new textiles from RAZ Imports’ Sunshine Collection. C612
The water beckons. Imaginative seating solutions answer the call.
Set sail on Skyline Designs’ Sailboat daybed. All-weather Viro® wicker covers an aluminum frame; the sail and cushions are Sunbrella fabric. Sailboat measures 173 inches from aft to bow. C1278, C1284
Resin and metal is fused to form the intricate, statement-making Web daybed. It measures 63 inches wide and about 28 inches high. From in the Muse Modern Collection by Allan Howze for Gold Leaf Design Group. C502
POLaRT’s signature Victorian-era styling stirs the imagination in this all-weather chaise. The fast-dry foam cushions are covered in marine-grade vinyl; it comes with a storage cover. C303
Relax … Las Vegas Market has beach and pool essentials covered.
The Naked Bee’s Naked Zinc sunscreen line is free of parabens, dyes, chemical fillers and additives. It’s reef-safe, biodegradable and water-resistant, plus it’s made in the United States. C1165, P1-1412
Juice for the kids? Wine for the adults? Vivajennz’s LeeAnn insulated picnic tote holds up to three liters of your beverage of choice. P1-2610
The Book Seat’s patented book/tablet stand promises hands-free reading for book lovers and tablet users alike. An acrylic holder keeps pages or a device in place. It weighs about half a pound. P1-1908
Occasionally Made’s Swig stainless still wine cup keeps a beverage cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 12 hours because of its double-wall vacuum insulation. C1012
Modgy's collapsible, BPA-free, reusable and recyclable dog bowls are sold in sets of two. P1-1208
727 Sailbags totes and home accessories are made from recycled sailcloth, so each one is unique and receives an authentication label. P1-3804
New from Going Stemless for summer: Magnetic cocktail charms featuring iconic beach motifs. P1-2611
Grass Flip Flops offers a new spin on casual comfort by lining its new flip-flops with a better-end synthetic grass. Packaging can be customized for retail shops. C1165
Gather, Lounge, Repeat
Set a backdrop for memorable gatherings with furnishings that delight guests.
Sunset West’s transitional Laguna deep-seating collection suits a variety of home styles, from waterfront property to suburban Colonial. The aluminum frame wears a convincing driftwood finish. B166
ZUO Modern’s teak bar cart brings the party to guests. Bottle storage on the lower shelf ensures a smooth ride. B880
Sol Stripe indoor/outdoor pillows from C & F Enterprises are made from recycled PET, so they resist fading and mildew. Available color options are shown. C701
OW Lee’s new chat-height, 42-inch Zen fire pit brings together color, light and fire by way of an integrated LED lighting system. Additionally, Zen is outfitted with a custom-built OMNI Test Laboratories-certified stainless steel burner and a 60K BTU adjustable flame. C1301
Summer Classics Newport recliner is made from resin wicker that nods to old-school rattan furniture. See selections from the Coast Collection in the FIRST LOOK product display. C1396
The ultimate sunblock: an adjustable heavy-duty umbrella.
Jardinico Caractère makes its Las Vegas Market debut with its heavy-duty umbrellas in two design styles, each with size, finish and canopy color options, including special order. Centerpost and sidepost models are available with hexagon, octagon, square and rectangle canopies. See the line in the Treasure Garden showroom. C1215
Woven chairs handily cross the home's threshold.
Jeffan International’s all-weather bistro dining chairs are available in a variety of styles, including (left to right) St. Martin, Flamenco and Horseshoe. C352
MBARE’s Malawi cane chair is made from blue gum tree wood wrapped with strips of tropical bamboo. It’s available in natural cane or painted white. C1093
The frame of PALECEK’S Mercer armchair is pole rattan; its back and sides are hand-wrapped wicker. Choose from any of the company’s finishes. C498
Accents and accessories provide a pastels primer for 2018.
Applepear Handcrafted Jewelry introduces Sunrise Gem ombréearrings this summer. Sterling silverframes the crystals lineup. P1-3219
Mitchell Black’s “Hand Print – Left,” part of the Bucktown Frame Art Collection, is a color-saturated digital print with etched line work. Choose the 12-inch-by-15-inch or the 16-inch-by- 20-inch size. C554A
Happy Hours pedestal table from Fermob — shown here in Lagoon Blue — has a bottle-shaped form that nods to the company’s home region of Beaujolais. The tray top is removable; meanwhile the bottom shelf can hold up to six bottles. C464
A heavy-knit, handwoven detail wraps TOV Furniture’s Sal velvet chair, which comes in Grey and Sea Blue (shown). B658
Eccolo’s Envelope Journal comes in Pistachio, Gray and Pink (shown). C1024