Published on : Monday, August 18, 2014
Las Vegas Market announced that six furniture, gift and home décor firms — The B. S. Trading Rug, Caitlin Wilson Textiles, dar Living, Hester & Cook, Millefiori Milano and Torre & Tagus — received “Best Booth” awards at the just-concluded Summer Market, which was held from July 27 to 31, 2014.
“Las Vegas Market commends the exemplary efforts of these six innovative exhibitors, who are setting a higher standard for creative merchandising and exceptional booth design,” said Bob Maricich, Chief Executive Officer, International Market Centers. “The Summer Market showcased the largest number of temporary exhibitors in Las Vegas Market’s history, spotlighting nearly 500 vendors in 16 temporary collections. As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, Las Vegas Market is committed to supporting and recognizing excellence in both temporary exhibits and permanent showroom presentations.”
The Best Booth awards were judged by a panel of industry editors, including Crystal Palecek, founder and editor-in-chief of Rue Magazine; Dallas Shaw, style expert and blogger; and Becky Tyre, trends editor of GIFT SHOP Magazine. Criteria included exceptional design, creative merchandising, cohesive brand messaging and inspired visual merchandising.
Winning furniture exhibitors on floor B2 included The B. S. Trading Rug LLC, a supplier of cowhides, patchwork rugs, African animal skins, exotic furs and home accessories; and dar Living, a supplier of home office, audio/visual and accent furniture. Home décor exhibitors honored on floor C5 included Caitlin Wilson Textiles, designer and manufacturer of decorative accent pillows, area rugs and decorative furniture; and Torre & Tagus, a provider of contemporary home décor and accessories. Gift exhibitors lauded on floor C11 included Hester & Cook, a supplier of table linens, vintage flatware, handcrafted light fixtures and unique kitchen accessories; and Millefiori Milano, a provider of home fragrance and scented candles.