LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market is highlighting four design and color themes for the upcoming winter Las Vegas Market edition of its First Look trends program and lis ooking for new product to feature as part of each theme.
Called Color Class, Pattern Primer, Remote Control and Summertime, the four themes will be on display Jan. 24-28, 2021, during the market and online during two image-rich webinars.
“First Look offers an early look at defining gift and home trends affecting our industry now and into 2021,” said Dorothy Belshaw, chief customer and marketing officer for International Market Centers. “This winter, we’ll take a look at several broad trends and themes that resonate with consumers’ current moods, expectations and wants.”
First Look curator and 24-year magazine editor Julie Smith Vincenti has described each theme as the following:
- Remote Control: The only way through is forward. For many homeowners, this means repurposing and furnishing rooms so families can pivot and perform — as if working, living and learning from home is here to stay.
- Summertime: Togetherness, celebration and entertaining were re-scripted in 2020. But summer beckons. How will friends and families come together to celebrate, share and show thanks when the stage is set for sunnier times?
- Color Class: First Look dives deeper into the complete palettes served up for 2021 by leading home brands and forecasting firms.
- Pattern Primer: Take a peek at patterns holding steady, as well as incoming motifs. Patterns that complement incoming neutral, earthy and cheerful palettes top the list of what’s new and next.
“Consumers will continue to focus on the appearance, performance and curb appeal of their homes in 2021, plus they continue to adapt to new norms regarding entertaining, togetherness and celebration,” explained Smith Vincenti. “Against this backdrop, First Look will showcase top products and trends that address the needs and wants of today’s future-focused, resilient homeowners and shoppers.”
Smith Vincenti will present two webinars from 1-1:45 p.m. PST on Jan. 6 and Jan. 12, and registration for both will be available in the coming weeks.
For Las Vegas Market exhibitors interested in having product considered for a feature in First Look, product submissions in all categories must be submitted by Dec. 8. To be considered for First Look, exhibitors must submit digital imagery and a completed product description form to Sandra Talley at email@example.com and Smith Vincenti at firstname.lastname@example.org.