AT THE LAS VEGAS MARKET–Attendees to the Las Vegas Market this week saw companies expanding their product categories to offer a more coordinated look, as well as launching new designer licensed collections.
Natural looks continued to be important and wood became more of a focus rather than an accent. Table and floor lamps, in particular, showed this theme. Four Hands, for instance, debuted lamps made of driftwood for a one-of-a-kind look. At the Phillips Collection, new decorative pieces used both distressed wood recovered from California wildfires mixed with smooth wood with straight cuts to create large decorative pieces.
Several rug companies used the Las Vegas show to expand into other categories. Company C launched a new ottoman program through a partnership with Lee Industries. With a selection of 12 Company C rug designs and three leg finishes, the ottomans measure 47 inches wide and 26 inches deep for a retail price of $995. “We’re branching out a bit,” said Walter Chapin, Company C founder.
Surya premiered its outdoor pillow and art line, which will complement its outdoor rugs, said Al Mortensen, creative director. The outdoor pillows, made in Mexico and finished in the U.S., are made of polypropylene. Any art in Surya’s collection can be adjusted for outdoor use, he added. And due to customer requests, the company also expanded into bordered sisal rugs as well as flokatis at this market.
Several designers were on hand to personally launch their new collections with rug companies. Capel Rugs launched its new line with designer Jane Seymour, while Foreign Accents premiered its line with designer Michael Payne, former host of HGTV’s Designing for the Sexes.