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Las Vegas Market Preps First Look Program

Las Vegas Market is now accepting submissions for its proprietary First Look trends program.

International Market Centers, which runs the market, said it will highlight the trends in design and color through two 30 minute, CEU-accredited webinars. IMC will scheduled the webinars in advance of the summer market, which is set for August 30 to September 3 at the Las Vegas World Market Center.

All Las Vegas Market exhibitors can submit their best-selling or new furniture, gift and home décor for consideration. Submission deadline is Friday, June 12.

Submissions should address designated themes:

Traditional-ish. Transitional and traditional designs that recall past patterns and forms yet still appeal to the modern sensibilities embraced by Millennials.

Prints, Charming. Floral trends, especially at small-scale, that recall pastoral gardens, cottage living and meadow-like settings.

Screen Time. Office solutions and media furniture with tech-smart features and everyday comforts for the whole family, including kitchen products, particularly for baking, smart snacking and hydration, necessary to support the needs of the worker.

Gather Together. Gift giving with an emphasis on easy-to-ship products, tech gadgets, treats for four-legged family members, gear for sports lovers and solutions for city dwellers.

“With COVID-19 causing people to stay at home, it’s more important than ever to have a finger on the pulse of trends in our industry,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC evp/chief marketing and digital officer. “This summer, First Look will take a look at the several broad themes— home, family, nature— that are influencing product design and consumer preferences both now and throughout 2020.”

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