Four Trends to Watch
This summer, Las Vegas Market’s proprietary First Look trend forecast will showcase four central themes – Romantics & Realists, Easy Now: PURIFY, MICRO, WHOLEHEARTED and CELEBRATE!
First Look not only forecasts macro trends, but also showcases practical applications for each concept. Our comprehensive curation of each season's most on-trend products gives retailers and designers one more compelling reason to attend the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western U.S.
Learn more about each of the four key trends identified for the Summer 2018 First Look program.
Many consumers are choosing to embrace serenity and “wellness,” seeking to wear, live with, and be nourished by products that are mindfully designed and manufactured. PURIFY showcases finishes, forms and patterns that are as fashion-forward as they are future-focused. A handful of Las Vegas Market tenants and their featured products in this display include: Parks candle collection from PADDYWAX; incense sticks from AMEICO; cruelty-free silk pillow from Sustainable Threads; Kenwood mirror from Howard Elliot; and Webler table lamp from Pacific Coast Lighting.
The current movement towards small-scale living is reflected in MICRO, a whole-home display with “macro” style. Product selections and highlighted brands will include: Utopia dining table from Manhattan Comfort; Zander desk with champagne gold finish from New Pacific Direct; Riviera tabletop from Costa Nova; and Twinkle wallpaper from Mitchell Black.
WHOLEHEARTED expands on last year’s showcase of lush, verdurous greens to include earthy blues and wholesome purples in an equally hearty color presentation. Highlighted exhibitors and products include: GLO wall décor from Art Trends; faux suede women’s fedora from San Diego Hat Co.; Dip-Dye Indigo throws and pillows from Johanna Howard Home; Papillon area rug from KAS; and Betty sofa from Porter Designs.
From New Year’s Day brunch to Christmas festivities, CELEBRATE! marks all of the special moments, celebrations and seasons. Merchandise selections include gifts and home décor showcasing seasons, gardening, holidays and celebrations. Featured exhibitors and products in this category include: Can-O-Grams from Casual Panache; eco-friendly gift wrap from Wrappily; Daisies, a Novogratz wallpaper design from Tempaper; seasonal gift signs from Rustic Marlin; and Artesian wall mantle from Twin Star Home.
FIRST LOOK curator and 20-year magazine editor Julie Smith Vincenti will host a free, CEU-accredited seminar from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, July 30, with a format tailored to today’s cross-category buyers and lifestyle stores. The seminar, geared to both retail and designer audiences, will showcase the best new-to-market products, and includes a “Top 10” trends forecast for 2018.
View online or be sure to pick up a hard-copy of the new First Look book at Market on campus or at the First Look seminar.