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LAS VEGAS DESIGN CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW ANDYZ AWARDS
LVDC Partners With ASID On Launch Of Awards Program
LAS VEGAS – (May 1, 2015) – Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) announced today the creation of a new design awards program titled “ANDYZ,” in partnership with the California Central/Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID,) to recognize and celebrate the year’s best interior design. Projects by interior designers, architects and design students based in the region will be honored in nine categories at the inaugural ANDYZ awards during the Summer 2015 Las Vegas Market, August 2-6, 2015.
“Las Vegas Design Center and Las Vegas Market are pleased to strengthen ties with the local interior design community through the creation of this awards program,” said Marsha Timson, Director, Las Vegas Design Center. “The ANDYZ awards will serve to recognize the ‘best of the best’ in regional interior design projects, and reinforce the positioning of Las Vegas Design Center and Las Vegas Market as the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States.”
Las Vegas Design Center—located in Building A at Las Vegas Market—serves as a year-round resource for the regional interior design community, and a trend-setting Market resource for buyers in the furniture and home décor categories, showcasing 30 design-driven showrooms and hundreds of leading manufacturers’ lines in fine furniture, decorative accessories, wall décor, lighting, floor coverings, fabrics and trim.
The new ANDYZ awards, named to bear the resemblance of “Annual Nevada Design,” were created to recognize exceptional design from designers and design firms based in Nevada and Central California.
Interior design projects in residential, commercial and hospitality categories will be judged by a panel of professional ASID designers, and the ANDYZ winners will be announced during Summer 2015 Las Vegas Market at an awards celebration on Sunday, August 2, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the WorldView Ballroom on the 16th Floor of Building B. ANDYZ winners will receive an engraved award; mention in a press release to be distributed to associated design publications; and special recognition in a feature article in Luxury Magazine.
The ANDYZ Awards are open to all design firms, independent designers, and students located in Nevada or Central California (Central California encompasses any city within 125 miles of the following locations: Fresno CA, Sacramento CA, or Lake Tahoe). Categories include: Student Project, for students enrolled in 2015; Custom Furnishing/Product Design, not including a manufacturer’s product; Residential Kitchen Project; Individual Residential Space, such as a bedroom, bathroom, media room, living room, laundry room, outdoor space, or garage, not including a kitchen; Multiple Residential Spaces, within the same residence; Individual Commercial Space; Multiple Commercial Spaces, within the same commercial property; Individual Hospitality Space; and Multiple Hospitality Spaces, within the same hospitality property.
All entries must be received by May 29, 2015. Entry fees are $100 for the first entry and $50 for each additional entry; student fees are $20 per entry. There is no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted. Judging will focus on five main criteria: presentation; innovation/creative use of space; scale and functionality; aesthetics, and overall execution. For official entry forms, contest rules and guidelines, please visit: http://www.lvdesigncenter.com/events/details/andyz-awards.
submission date: 5/1/2015
LAS VEGAS MARKET OPENING DAY
MARKED BY VIBRANT ORDER WRITING, ENERGETIC ACTIVITY
LAS VEGAS – (January 18, 2015) – Winter Las Vegas Market – which opened today and runs through Thursday, January 22, 2015 – is drawing rave reviews for the dramatic resource expansion in the Market’s furniture, gift and home décor offerings as well as other changes and improvements throughout campus. Las Vegas Market has experienced explosive growth in leasing activity during the run-up to Winter Market, with numerous showroom expansions by leading vendors, showroom openings by new-to-market resources, and record numbers of temporary exhibitors.
“It’s the first day of Winter Market and there’s such an incredible buzz throughout our campus,” said Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers. “Buyers and designers are filling our hallways to take in all the new companies here for the first time which is translating to the showroom floor. Exhibitors are reporting heavy, consistent traffic and strong order-writing. It’s wonderful to see.”
Day one turn-out mirrored pre-registration indicators with strong attendance by gift and home décor retailers, which supplement the existing furniture buyer base that has been coming to Las Vegas Market since the very beginning, nearly 10 years ago. Furniture buying power remains strong at Market, with 82 of the top 100 retailers registered.
“We've seen a good number of accounts this morning,” said Jeff Lankford, General Sales manager with Steve Silver Company. “We view this as a west coast market and we're seeing west coast dealers that we've never seen before, so that's good. We've already seen about half a dozen of our top 100 retailers – Las Vegas Winter Market is off to a good start.”
“Today being the first day, we meet lots of new faces and see the potential and opportunity for building both our brands – JURA and Capresso,” said David Shull, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for JURA, Inc.
Among opening day highlights was the unveiling of Las Vegas Market’s FIRST LOOK trend presentation, which distills the many thousands of new products available at Winter Market into four key trend themes: “Livable Luxury,” “A Tasteful Hue,” “The Colorful Outdoors” and “Modern Boutique” – each highlighting important decorating and merchandising trends for 2015.
Key findings of the design report include an overall softening of the color palette: Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala, for instance, is not as bright as the group’s recent colors of the year. “A Tasteful Hue” illustrates the role this robust red will play in creating monochromatic interiors; “Livable Luxury,” meanwhile, signals a rise in pastels for 2015; metallic finishes are the perfect foil for these surprisingly livable hues; “The Colorful Outdoors” showcases a variety of products and design themes suitable for summer living and al fresco décor; and “Modern Boutique” presents and promotes the cross-category shopping synergies available in showrooms throughout Winter Market.
Las Vegas Market is the leading furniture, home decor and gift marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 2,200+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Winter 2015 Las Vegas Market runs January 18-22, 2015, at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com
submission date: 1/20/2015
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