LVMKT: The Runway for Interiors
Angelo Adamo's unique perspective originates from a diverse heritage. A native born Australian, Adamo is also a first-generation Italian. His style reflects both the boldness and ingenuity of Down Under with the passion and expressionism of Italy. After graduating from the prestigious Harrington College of Design in Chicago, he began his formal career in New York City where he worked with three prominent designers on projects that have been featured in Architectural Digest and Palm Beach Cottage and Garden. Angelo has a wide range of experiences including corporate, workplace, hospitality, and restaurant design. His close relationships with furniture manufacturers in High Point, North Carolina has enabled Angelo to identify emerging trends and develop unique interior branding.
It was my first trip to the Las Vegas Market (LVMKT) as one of the Instagram Takeover designers and I was blown away. This market has it all. It’s the only furniture trade show on the West Coast of the USA and it is unarguably the fastest growing gift & home décor market in the nation. Quite popular in the west, LVMKT specializes in the Furniture, Home Decor, and Gift industries. There is a wide range of accessories, tableware, bedding, indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting, and so much more.
There is nothing more exciting than Las Vegas. You do see celebrities walking around the World Market Center that is located a few miles away from the heart of the city. Accessibility and a variety of selections that you can not source at any other market is what makes the Las Vegas Market the “Runway for Interiors.”
As a designer who keeps an eye on current trends and styles, LVMKT was appealing because of the high standard of product selections from the exhibitors. Also, there is a strong participation from the design industry that makes the events during market legitimate.
During the #ViewOnVegas Instagram Takeover, I noticed two distinctive styles from exhibitors. The fashion is now bold and rich colors with influences from vintage patterns, either from Turkish rugs or Shirvan designs. You will see more colors like deep blues, emerald greens, chocolate browns, and gold at retail stores in 2018/19. There is a hint of 70’s influence in these selections.
The LVMKT is an essential product guide to the design and retail industries, and you can learn a lot from seminars presented at market. If you are serious about design, then I will see you at the next winter market in January 2019.