Blog from Las Vegas Market: Introductions Galore
Top: A felted design from Surya's Valentino collection; Above: Jaipur's Jennifer Adams line includes handtufted rugs.
LAS VEGAS-Surya debuted several collections, including Marinda, a wool flatweave line that incorporates metallics into geometric designs. The company expanded its naturals as well, including Boca, made with 60 percent jute and 40 percent polyester, and Laurel, constructed of 80 percent jute and 20 percent cotton. Other looks include felted wool in a collection called Thread that had a handcrafted feel.
Lexington Home Brands introduced Carerra, a contemporary whole home collection featuring dark finishes and innovative hardware. "Contemporary is the prevailing look today, especially for younger affluents," said CEO Philip Haney. "Its structured perspective feels modern, fresh and functional." Carrerra's Maranello upholstered bed plus the Vantage dining chairs are tailored in a charcoal textural fabric emulating woven linen. An architect desk featuring metallic graphite trestle bases and a top of smoked gray glass is a signature item in the collection.
Lexington also unveiled two Tommy Bahama outdoor collections, Tres Chic and Royal Kahala Black Sands.
Kingsdown featured enhanced models of its technology-based sleep systems. The company also showed its diagnostic systems Sleep Smart and bedMATCH. Sleep Smart's active response technology has the ability to learn a person's body and adjust to it throughout the night. bedMATCH reads a consumer's body type to recommend the correct mattress.
Stanley Furniture introduced two new dining portfolios, both influenced by mid-century design with a twist. The Fairlane collection adds Chippendale-like shapes and geometry to mid-century, while Newell added arts and crafts touches with splayed legs and a metal strap on the dining table.
Stylecraft added 3,000 square feet to its showroom of portable lighting, wall decor and occasional furniture. The company showed new pieces from designers Bryan Keith and BJ Keith, among numerous other introductions.
Saddleman's has expanded its cowhide line with four new colors in its metallic Devore line, including two black designs and two in different shades of gray. In addition, Puzzle is an item where several cowhides can be sewn together in any size, with or without a leather border. Its natural cowhide line is now offered with leather borders.
Designer Jennifer Adams was in the Jaipur showroom yesterday to show her new licensed line of rugs, pillows and poufs. Most of the rugs are transitional, handtufted designs, but there are a few handknotted items as well.
Harounian brought the new Ambiance rug line to market. A blend of 80 percent wool and 20 percent viscose, the line offers three handknotted designs. Since viscose is a "fragile fiber," said Greg Jordt, executive vice president, sales and marketing, "we'll do more blends going forward." The new line was really well received, he said.