Las Vegas Market to host new Made in U.S.A. pavilion
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, January 20, 2012
LAS VEGAS — American-made products from nearly 40 companies will be on display at a new Made in U.S.A. pavilion at the Las Vegas Market.
Officials said the showcase follows the successful launch of the Made in America Pavilion in the Suites at Market Square during the fall High Point Market.
In Las Vegas, the 5,000-square-foot pavilion on the second floor of World Market Center Building B will showcase distinctive American-made furniture and home décor products and collections. The market runs Jan. 30-Feb. 3.
"As more and more consumers move toward the trend in supporting and buying local and domestically made products, Las Vegas Market wanted to present a single destination on the West Coast for those companies to showcase their goods," said Margaret Powers, vice president of tradeshows/Las Vegas. "This new pavilion gives all our manufacturers an opportunity to highlight their made in U.S.A. wares while providing buyers one-stop-shopping for these highly sought-after products. In particular we think our growing international buyer base will be anxious to visit this uniquely American market destination."
As an added attraction, the market is partnering with Rick Dale, whose shop, Rick's Restoration, is featured on the History Channel TV show "American Restoration." The shop will showcase one-of-a-kind pieces featured on the show, as well as the before-and-after looks of professionally restored furnishings.
Also, vintage pieces of local Las Vegas neon will be highlighted throughout the pavilion. The items come from the Neon Museum and Boneyard.
Exhibiting companies in the Made in U.S.A. pavilion will include Oak Design, ITW Dahti Seating, Whittier Wood Furniture, Old Hickory Furniture, Sole/Divani Designs, McClure Tables, Supracor, Dapwood Furniture, Utah Mountain Furniture and Cambridge Mills.
The pavilion also will feature a product showcase with examples of American-made wares from some permanent Las Vegas Market exhibitors including Acme Furniture, Adagio Water Features, Anthony California, Best Home Furnishings, Capel Rugs, Fine Art Tapestries, Fireside Lodge Furniture, Four Hands, Furniture Traditions, Imagine That, India House, Karastan Rugs, King's Rattan, Legends Furniture, Leggett & Platt Consumer Products Group, Manual Woodworkers, Marshfield Furniture, Montana Woodworks, Omnia Leather Furniture, Pacific Coast Lighting, Peninsula Home Collection, Pure Country Rustic Décor, Reliant Ribbon, Rene Cazares/RC Furniture, Rowe Furniture, Simply Amish and Veneman.
To celebrate the launch, the market will host a Party in the U.S.A. from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, on the B2 floor. Complimentary all-American fare including sliders, mac-n-cheese, desserts and signature cocktails will be served.
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