Blog: Hot News from Las Vegas Market

The home furnishings industry braved the desert heat on the first day of the Las Vegas Market yesterday to see and hear the latest and greatest. Here are some highlights form the opening day of the show:


Sealy touted its recent purchase of a non-controlling interest in Comfort Revolution, a foam products vendor headed by industry veteran Michael Fux. In a showroom adjacent to Sealy, Comfort Revolution was showing portable, bed in a box foam mattresses under the Sealy brand. It will launch Sealy specialty foam pillows and toppers early next year ... Safavieh debuted its mirrors and wall candle holders at market, about 100 SKUs strong, said Jonathan Yaraghi, furniture manager ... Sligh showed Studio Designs, an attention-getting collection of television consoles with Asian and mid-century styling... Four Hands made a significant brand statement with a new 22,000-square-foot space in Building A of the Las Vegas Market, combining what was previously three separate exhibit spaces ... Kathy Ireland made an appearance at Pacific Coast Lighting, which also debuted a new mirror line ... Artist John Beard debuted his line of original acrylics. Showing in Jaipur's showroom, Beard's line crosses a number of design styles, from abstract to farm scenes to geometrics, and is made in the U.S. ... ELK expanded its Trump license with mirrors ... Dynamic Rugs continued to expand in viscose at market, debuting its Heritage collection, offering contemporary and transitional looks ... Sphinx by Oriental Weavers focused on tribal and Southwestern looks with the new Marrakesh line.