|LAS VEGAS MARKET PEOPLE & PARTIES, EXCLUSIVE SHOWROOM TOUR - PART 2
LAS VEGAS -- Area rug showrooms gave Las Vegas marketgoers plenty of reasons to brave the scorching summer temperatures and head to World Market Center for some exciting shopping.
If presenting plenty of never seen before area rug designs and constructions weren't enough of an incentive, some showrooms upped the ante by making sure to have other attractions on hand. Whether that was a special lunch (or lunches), afternoon ice cream, cocktail hour (or hours), CEU courses, or celebrity meet and greets with licensing partners, summer market shoppers were offered myriad reasons to stop by the showrooms of area rug vendors to browse rugs and relax.
Part 2 of RugNews.com's Las Vegas Market People & Parties showroom tour continues with Loloi through United Weavers. Also, make sure not to miss Part 1, where companies Bokara Rug to Kaleen are covered.
Heather Weisz and Lisa Hynes of HW Interiors in Wellington, Florida, flank Irene Garcia of Loloi in front of framed textile art from the new Loloi gallery collection.
Dalton Bailey and Mark Bailey of Baileys Discount Center in North Judson, Indiana, with Krishna Laddha and Mike Thompson of LR Resources. LR Resources area rugs and Ox Bay Trading home accents were prominently displayed at the Next Step Reps showroom in Building C.
Reza Momeni with Ashley Alexander, Kristy Jones and Al Mortensen of Cinmar/Grandin Road/Frontgate in West Chester, Ohio, and Momeni's Hannah Levine.
Sandra Alexander of Alexander Design in St. George, Utah, Nourison's Linda Stinebaugh and Eva Czajkowski of Desert Star Glass Interiors, St. George, pose in front of a textural abstract design from the hand-tufted Prismatic collection.
Erin Vogelpohl of My Texas House, whose rug collection for Orian has been an e-commerce hit since May, attends her first Las Vegas Market as a licensor, and meets with retailers as Orian opens her brand to brick and mortar stores. Pictured, Lady Bird rug.
Oriental Weaver execs Blake Hill, Jonathan Witt, Andy Brumlow and Pat Muschamp get ready to welcome guests to OW's 40th anniversary celebration at Las Vegas Market, where the new Lilihan collection Axminster woven rugs in space-dyed wool (pictured above) were showstoppers.
Kristine Kwock, Velvet Lettner and Daphne Oliveros of CS Wo & Sons of Honolulu review the latest intros in the Connie Post area rug and coordinating pillow collection for Rizzy Home.
The Fine Rug Gallery at Macy's, which brought all its regional buyers to Vegas Market, checks out the newness at Safavieh. Front row: Cyrus Yaraghi and John Vlahopoulos of Safavieh flank Pat Bocimino, Brandon Mumink, Joe Neal and Tim Hardy; second row: Richard Kennedy, Brian Hayim, Henry Ward, Leroy Jacobs, Reggie Williams and Matt Duffy, all from the Fine Rug Gallery at Macy's.
Jackie Preavette of Tayse Rugs poses with Marsha Henley and Jan Bisesi of Interior Impressions, Indianapolis, in front of the Symphony collection rug SMP1005 machine-woven of polypropylene.
TRANS-OCEAN -- LIORA MANNE
Liora Manne brings abstract art designs to the indoor-outdoor category for Trans-Ocean, posing here in front of a Marina performance rug in the new Graffiti pattern (Pastel 8071/44) of 100 percent polypropylene, Wilton-woven in Egypt.
Celebs Jill Zarin and Sabrina Soto meet with Las Vegas Market attendees at the Unique Loom showroom to discuss the designs in their licensed collections with the rug maker.
Patrick Fennell and Jennifer Harrison of Gabes in Morgantown, West Virginia, flank Asil Abu Hadba of United Weavers in front of a blue Cascade collection rug (2601-10260) machine-made from olefin and polyester pile.