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Las Vegas Market News

News, features and analysis of the Summer 2014 Las Vegas Market, a biannual furniture trade show being held 27-31 July. Coverage includes updates on product introductions, style trends, business developments and strategies for growth.

Las Vegas Market News From Furniture Today

  • Best of Market Product Intros from Las Vegas Market

    Best of Market

    Which product introductions were a hit at the recent Las Vegas Market? Take a look at our Best of Market highlights in the digital edition below. More

  • Las Vegas Market names Best Booth winners

    Las Vegas Market awarded six furniture, gift and home décor firms — The B. S. Trading Rug, Caitlin Wilson Textiles, Dar Living, Hester & Cook, Millefiori Milano and Torre & Tagus — the title of “Best Booth” at the summer market. More

  • Colorado retailer wins Groovystuff’s Led Zeppelin prize

    Groovystuff showed a whole lotta love at the summer Las Vegas Market to Andy Jarski from Mountain Comfort Furnishings in Frisco, Colo., who submitted the winning entry for the manufacturer’s Led Zeppelin Prize Pack. More

  • Simmons, Wright go live with RetaiLive

    Simmons RetailLive

    Bedding major Simmons has teamed up with Wright Global Graphics to introduce a new branding program that features Wright’s RetaiLive technology. More

  • Report: International Market Centers exploring IPO

    The principal owners of International Market Centers are exploring the possibility of an initial public offering for the showroom operator, the Wall Street Journal reported. More

  • Garden of Hope on WMC campus key for juvenile cancer therapy

    It’s something that most visitors to the Las Vegas Market might never see, but to children battling cancer, it’s more important than the largest showroom on the World Market Center’s campus. More

  • Somerton introduces 24 occasional pieces

    This hall chest is part of the Soignee collection. Made with prima vera veneers, it has classic Hollywood and French design influences.

    LAS VEGAS — Case goods resource Somerton Dwelling is introducing two dozen new occasional pieces this week as part of an effort to round out various collections with stylish and functional additions. More

  • Groovystuff showing student design winner's product

    Ian O’Hare designed this coffee table, which is part of his Khunkhea collection.

    LAS VEGAS — Ian O'Hare of High Point is a senior at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., where he's studying to become a furniture designer. But even before he graduates next year, he'll have moved his fledgling career along in a significant way. More

  • King Koil redesigns Natural Response collection

    LAS VEGAS — Top 10 bedding producer King Koil is introducing a redesign of its ultra-luxury Natural Response collection at the Las Vegas Market. The Willowbrook, Ill.-based producer is also showing a new, affordably priced Posture Sense line, plus a series of new promotional iMattress models, officials said. More

  • Malouf revamps showroom, highlights accessories

    LAS VEGAS — Malouf has a larger, redesigned showroom at the Las Vegas Market that puts its sleep accessories products in the spotlight. More

  • New vendors, lots of color perk up rugs at Vegas

    Vignettes in Surya’s showroom highlight the manufacturer’s spectrum of products.

    LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas Market's rug showrooms this week feature new vendors, celebrity debuts and color, color, color. More

  • Rug business warming up in Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — The last time rug vendors gathered at the Las Vegas Market en masse, the East Coast was hit by severe winter weather. Remember Atlanta’s icy shutdown? More

Vegas Videos Summer 2014

Monica Pedersen at Vegas

See our video coverage of the Las Vegas Market.  We talk to key retailers and suppliers for the latest product trends and business news. Click to view. Coverage is sponsored by Storis.

Las Vegas Market Seminars

Las Vegas Market

Educational seminars at the Las Vegas Market will give buyers a chance to soak up an array of ideas, advice and information about the home furnishings business. See this week's schedule.

Blogs

  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    August 6, 2014

    Bedding, branding go hand-in-hand at World Market Center

    The mattress industry understands branding. And the Las Vegas Market is a bedding-rich event. Add those two facts together and you get a textbook in mattress branding on the World Market Center campus. While this is not a new development, the WMC continues to add branding opportunities on its campus, and bedding companies continue to step up to the plate, reminding buyers that this is a mattress market of the first order. This market we found Tempur Sealy International branding above the entrance doorways in Building C, which happens to be the home of many mattress companies, including Tempur-Pedic. The ...

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  • Thomas Lester

    An Inside Look

    Thomas Lester

    July 29, 2014

    Kalaty, Amer make move to Vegas

    The rug sector continues to grow in significance in Las Vegas as distributors realize the importance of having a space in which to interact with retail buyers in the western U.S. Two more rug vendors have made the investment to open new showrooms in the World Market Center for this week’s Las Vegas Market. Hicksville, N.Y.-based Kalaty joins Amer Rugs as new tenants on Building B’s fourth floor, a floor with a number of key rug distributors, including Loloi, Jaipur, Momeni, Harounian Rugs International and more. While both rug companies will make their Vegas debut ...

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  • Mike Root

    From A Rep's Perspective

    Mike Root

    July 25, 2014

    Las Vegas Market Opportunities This Week

    Well it’s that time again. Another Summer market and the “livin’ is easy” as the song goes. Looks like a cool 102 degree to 109 degree week of weather --- but it’s a “dry heat” so we have that going for us. So here are a few things for reps to do while they are staying around the air conditioned buildings. 1.  Register, get badges and say Hi to Jennifer and Kathy at the IHFRA office in Building A Lobby right across from the Concierge Desk 2.  Learn all about IHFRA benefits at the benefit informations sessions on Saturday ...

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