by Tyler Dren
I was recently in Las Vegas, Nevada on vacation with my wife this past January. It happened to coincide with the Las Vegas Furniture Market, the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market in the Western United States, so we decided to tag an extra day onto the trip to attend.
The Las Vegas Furniture Market is one of the two big industry trade shows — High Point being the other — that you hear about constantly in our business. I had been wanting to get to this one but the timing never worked out until now.
This market features a unique cross-section of 4,000+ resources in more than 5 million square feet of product resources across 40 showroom floors and in 600 temporary exhibits. It would take two to three days to get through all of it, but you will find most of the same vendors at both markets. So, I made the most of the day I had to focus on strengthening existing relationships with vendors I had connected with at Highpoint Furniture Market and discovering a few new ones.
Among buyers from all 50 states and some 80 other countries, presenting housewares, seasonal and casual/outdoor resources, a few products and companies stood out for me.
A company by the name of Bluworld of Water, based in Orlando, Florida, designs, builds, installs and services water features, products, and systems. Water walls have become an increasingly popular feature in common areas of buildings, and we were impressed with what they had to offer.
We discovered Moe’s Furniture, a company with a distribution division in the Greater Vancouver Area. They design modern and contemporary furniture for kitchens, dining rooms and bedrooms, but what we loved most was their cool condo-size upholsteries.
Las Vegas Market Winter 2017 was their largest winter market ever in terms of overall attendance and brands represented, reflecting the health of the industry. We have already started using a couple of vendors that I connected with one this trip, so it was definitely a successful market for us as well.
Custom Home Interiors works with industry professional to provide leading edge furniture, appliances, home automation, fireplaces, window treatments and fittings for commercial and residential projects.