Last week I found myself at the World Market Center shopping the newest furniture and accessory introductions and spotting the latest Las Vegas Market Trends. This market was definitely more eventful than usual, because it was held in conjunction with Design Camp, run by design veterans Kelli Ellis and Lori Dennis, and I had a lot of friends coming in from out of town. Sourcing, inspiration, learning and socializing – that is what a successful market is made of! While I am only covering a few of the Las Vegas Market Trends in this post, there were many more that I couldn’t possibly cover in one post, so I’ll be putting together a video of all my footage for a more comprehensive look at the Las Vegas Market Trends.
Las Vegas Market Trends, Summer 2014
I’ve been seeing lots of oversized lighting over the past few markets, but now the designs are getting bigger, bolder and are designed to make a statement. Sometimes I wonder if providing light is secondary to making a statement. Lighting has become the a conversation piece in the room.
This semi-translucent cast resin pendant from Oly Studio resembles an oversized upside down jellyfish. The subtle striations of semi-opaque, milky white that run through the translucent resin gives it an ethereal quality.
Ralph Lauren mixes rustic antlers with faceted rock crystal tear drops and garlands, contrasting two materials that are rarely ever seen together. Its size alone ensures that it will not be overlooked in a room.
This whimsical fixture in all white from Zuo Modern immediately caught my eye. I have been seeing more and more pendants grouped in multiples and at varying heights, and this fixture takes the guesswork out of determining the lengths, as it has all been done for you!
This sphere shaped pendant from AERIN for Visual Comfort will undoubtedly become a classic. It comes in two sizes and looks equally at home in a traditional or contemporary setting. While at Design Camp, V&M founder and trend forecaster Bill Indursky presented the biggest trends for summer, and “Big Balls” happened to be the first thing on his presentation. It might be a big ball, but I prefer to call it an “exaggerated sphere”.
This next set is from Public Light, a newbie at Las Vegas Market. Public Light is a German based company and are innovators in LED light products. They recently introduced decals to their line of products to personalize each look. I can definitely see this doing well for the teen bedroom. In addition to the decals, the color of the lighting can be controlled via the handheld remote (shown above) This reminds me of a post I wrote not too long ago on David Trubridge and the Philips Hue color changing bulb.
Objects from nature are the inspiration behind these Organic Luxe accessories for the home. Organic objects are removed from their natural element and are manipulated by combining them with metals, or using them in an out of box type way that introduces them to a new life of luxury.
Crystal quartz points are embedded into this hammered brass table lamp from Emporium Home. Equally as luxe is the brass box embedded with semi-precious stone and the shagreen textured table.
Michael Aram had many introductions this market. Among them, the Mantaray Side Table, an elegant cocktail table with the surface of an exagerrated texture of a stingray hide (shagreen). Resting on top of the Mantaray Side Table is the Gooseberry tea strainer and Black Orchid teacup – both of which are classics in the Michael Aram collection.
I love the natural hues in this agate table top from Global Views. It acts like a chameleon and can transform itself to fit into a variety of design styles. I can picture it in a laid back beach home or it can also be glammed up to fit in with a more sophisticated city environment.
Hundreds of tiny little shells are applied to this Parsons table by Made Goods and frozen in place with a clear resin. Normally these little shells would be tossed out, but Made Goods manages to recycle and repurpose these little shells into a glamorous little end table.
Paintings and original art can be quite a substantial investment for the average homeowner, but lately I have seen a shift towards 3 dimensional wall decor, which is much more affordable. Now one can throw everything but the kitchen sink on the wall (although I’m sure you could probably do that too and make it look like a work or art!) At past markets I’ve seen bicycle wheels, framed vintage bathing suits, life preservers, plates, and the selection is getting even more diverse to cater to a wider clientele. Wall decor is not only for the budget conscious anymore, as the choices are getting more and more sophisticated.
These white planters from Global Views were quite the eye catcher, as I noticed the same wall planters on several Instagram feeds. If they are showing up on multiple Instagram feeds , you know the response has been positive. I especially love how something so whimsical looks so “at home” in a rather sophisticated space.
At Palecek, coconut shells are bleached and mounted onto an acrylic frame, giving it new purpose.
Global Views had a plethora of wall decor but these vintage looking vessels and accompanying woven spheres caught my eye as the variety of size and placement of each object is thoughtfully plotted out to create a balanced ensemble.
Palecek usually has a wide range of natural materials, as they are manufactured in the Philippines, where natural rope, raffia, bamboo, are grown. I was especially drawn to this series of four panels from Jeffrey Alan Marks’ collection for Palecek. As always, Jeffrey Alan Marks is easy on the eyes…
Copper and rose gold have seen a resurgence in design savvy metropolitan areas such as New York and LA, but it is taking a while for other markets to embrace this trend. Generally, it does take a bit longer for trends to catch on in markets other than New York and LA, because people outside these areas generally like to play it safe (my hometown of Pasadena, included. Even though we are technically considered LA, they are MUCH more conservative). I have to admit that there wasn’t a whole lot of copper seen at Las Vegas market (as compared to the Architectural Digest Home Show that I attended back in March), but I did see it introduced at a few showrooms, and its presence definitely garnered a lot of attention. It will be interesting to see how long it will take to be embraced by the masses. Trends in the interior and home industry are said to have a ten year life span. Let’s just hope it doesn’t take until year 8 or 9!
This pair of leather chairs from Sunpan Modern was quite the show stopper. They were situated by the front window and there was no missing them. As I was photographing them, I overheard two buyers discussing the future of the rose gold and copper trend. They didn’t seem so sure about it or if it would catch on. I guess they’re not from either coast, because it already HAS caught on and it’s hotter than ever! We’re moving towards creating a cozier home, and the warm glow of copper sets the tone.
This extensive selection of copper etched glassware from Go Home Ltd. is perfect for the homeowner who loves trends but doesn’t want to invest too much money. Once you’ve had enough, you can move them out of the rotation without too much guilt and move onto the next thing!
I hope you enjoyed my quick overview of the Las Vegas Market Trends. Las Vegas is a great market and is still continuing to grow. It isn’t High Point Market, but it is a great alternative if you’re here on the west coast like I am. The market has not fully matured, but they are well on their way and it is just a matter of time before it explodes. Las Vegas is an easy city to get to, transportation is a cinch once you’ve arrived, lodging is affordable, and food is plentiful.