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Winter Market   Jan. 26-30th, 2020

Four Trends to Watch in 2018

First Look Trend Introductions

Las Vegas Market’s proprietary First Look trend forecast will showcase four central themes – Romantics & Realists, Easy Now: Housewares & Dining, Year of the Dog, and Storytellers – at the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market. Exhibitors are invited to submit related products – from furniture to home décor to gift and more – for consideration in the First Look display, presentation, and at-Market publication.

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 Winter 2018 First Look program.


Paint brands have released their top color picks for 2018, and the hues alternate between fiery red and watery blues to stately grays and atmospheric neutrals. Together, they recall the palettes of both Romantic and Realist painters. Merchandise selections will encompass: accent furniture, occasional tables, upholstery, area rugs, wall décor and wallpaper; warm and natural wood finishes; modern silhouettes in white finishes; warm metal finishes; fresh takes on traditional forms; landscapes and floral patterns; and cognac-colored leather. 

Time-saving housewares make fast work of kitchen prep. This season, First Look is featuring brunch-friendly housewares and more, including: casual dining sets, space-saving buffets, bistro tables/chairs, bar carts, freestanding kitchen islands, dinnerware, glassware, serve ware, flatware, table linens, housewares, small appliances, gourmet products and on-the-go beverage containers. 

It’s the Year of the Dog, and First Look is celebrating our loyal, dependable four-legged companions (cats are welcome, too.) in a playful vignette that crosses all Las Vegas Market product categories. Merchandise selections span the gamut of home furnishings, holiday, gifts and tabletop that feature pet-related motifs.

First Look celebrates makers in Storytellers, this season’s nod to handmade, fair-trade and certified home and gift products. Any and all products – and the stories behind them — that showcase creativity, craftsmanship and good cause will be featured in this trend category.

First Look curator and 20-year magazine editor Julie Smith Vincenti will assemble a selection of highly-styled product vignettes in a stunning showcase display located in the Grand Plaza, highlighting new merchandise from furniture, home decor and gift exhibitors. First Look directional trends and related products also will be featured in an image-rich printed companion guide, to be distributed at all Market registration areas. In addition, Smith Vincenti will host a free, CEU-accredited First Look seminar, on Monday, January 29, from 10am to 11am, reviewing the latest trend forecasts and providing additional insights from industry thought leaders and trendsetters.

Tag: Designer Trends Winter Market 2018 New Products Furniture, Accent Gift First Look

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