Blog: Hot Introductions at Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas MarketFrom top: The Southwest collection from Rizzy; Feizy's reversible Cosmo collection; The Sail Ahoy design from Pacific Coast Lighting; Adesso's Peggy mid-century lamp

LAS VEGAS--Color, natural materials--and signs that price points are inching up--are only some of what is on tap at Las Vegas Market, which opened yesterday.

"Colors are big; we're trying to make a statement on color," said Rick Spicer, vice president of sales, Pacific Coast Lighting. Accessories such as lighting are the perfect avenue for that, to balance neutral furniture and walls, he said. New colorful items included a blue colorway in its Urban Pottery Vase lamp and the Amador table and floor line.

Feizy debuted the colorful Gustevia rug collection, which is an extension of its successful Brixton and Bleecker lines.

"We saw a need for brighter colors," said Cameron Feizy, senior vice president. It also unveiled the reversible Cosmo line, which is made of bamboo and tufted on one side with a jacquard design on the other.

Natural materials remain strong, and at Feizy that included several new handknotted jute collections, including Neele and a jute-and-sari silk combination called Tortole.

Rizzy Home introduced its first jute line in a few years with a wool and jute collection called Ellington. Another new release called Southwest contains the Aztec and geometric styles people want for an easy-living lifestyle, said Mark Ferullo, vice president. Southwest is tufted of New Zealand wool.

StyleCraft added natural materials as well in a group that includes accessories such as baskets and lighting.

In addition, several companies see a call for higher price points.

"We're seeing people moving up that price continuum," said Pacific Coast Lighting's Spicer, with more action at the upper end. Coastal and organic are two design styles that have been well received, and include the new Sail Ahoy item from its Kathy Ireland line. But Spicer also sees a return to traditional: "We're bringing back some traditional designs that are reinterpreted."

At Adesso, new items included the company's first LED collection made of wood, called Linden. Made of walnut, it includes a floor and table lamp and has a color temperature of 4000K. The company also expanded the mid-century look with the new Peggy and Nelson collections, both of which have brass accents.

"It's the first time we've used brass in a long time," said Robert Wynne, sales associate. The line includes table and floor lamps, including a three-arm floor lamp. Brass was also added to its Architect line.