Las Vegas Market announced today that an exclusive appearance by Eric and Lindsey Bennett, stars of HGTV’s “Desert Flippers” series, will add celebrity sizzle to the market’s unique indoor/outdoor lifestyle programming and product offerings for 2019 winter Las Vegas Market, running Jan. 27-31, 2019.
“One of the things we say on the show is ‘Let’s take this party outside,’ and it’s really representative of the way people are living,” said Eric Bennett. “Lindsey does a great job of compartmentalizing backyards when we are renovating a home. For example, she’ll stage a full living room in one area, a complete barbecue section in another, and then a nook for reading a book and enjoying a cup of coffee in another.
“People are no longer confined by four walls; they’ve rediscovered their backyards and have embraced an indoor/outdoor lifestyle,” he continued. “Being outside allows them to reconnect with nature, enjoy fresh air and step away from the noise of their devices. It’s a chance to be present in the world, and we try to offer those types of opportunities in the work we do in Palm Springs.”
The “Desert Flippers” presentation will be in WorldView on Sixteen in Building B on Monday, Jan. 28. During the session, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Eric and Lindsey will share details about their real estate and renovation business. In the 10 years since Eric and Lindsey moved across the country to pursue their dream of building a real estate empire, the couple has flipped more than 100 homes. A question and answer portion will follow the discussion.
Overall, winter market will feature more than 180 casual and outdoor resources with product introductions planned by several leading exhibitors.
“Las Vegas Market is delighted to offer retailers and designers access not only to 250,000 square feet of casual/outdoor resources in showrooms and temporary exhibits across campus, but also to ideas and inspiration related to this category,” said Scott Eckman, President of furniture and home decor leasing for International Market Centers. “As the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., Las Vegas Market is providing star-studded as well as content-rich casual-focused programming to complement its ever-growing number of resources.”
With two dedicated floors of casual/outdoor products, Las Vegas Market offers an assortment of resources, including metal, wood and woven furniture for dining and lounge, to fire pits, fountains and umbrellas. Notable permanent showrooms on C12 and C13 include: Agio; America’s Backyards & Outdoor Living; Ashley Furniture; Ebel; Fermob USA; Hanamint; Kannoa; King’s Rattan; Klaussner Outdoor; Lagoon Concept; O.W. Lee; Panama Jack; Pelican Reef; Plank & Hide; Poly-Wood; Pride Casual; Ratana; Seasonal Living; Skyline Design; Summer Classics; Sunset West; Telescope Casual; Treasure Garden and Zuo. Noteworthy temporary exhibitors on C13 include: Louis Osier, Co.; PRIDE CASUAL; Summerset Casual; TK Classics and Viker Art Furniture Co.
In addition to the “Desert Flippers” presentation, winter market will showcase a slate of casual-focused programming. On Monday, Jan. 28, Marcia Blake of Sunbrella Performance Fabrics will present Sustainable Performance Fabric in Luxury & Lifestyle Design in the POLYWOOD showroom (C1238) from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The event will explore the design of luxury and lifestyle spaces with performance fabric. Also on Monday, Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media will present Las Vegas Market’s proprietary FIRST LOOK program from 10-11 a.m. With a format tailored to today’s cross-category buyers and lifestyle stores, FIRST LOOK will be presented in a fast-paced program that’s geared to both retail and designer audiences.
From 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, Designers Today Editor-in-Chief Jane Dagmi and Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson will present Creating Continuity in Interior and Exterior Design, a discussion with designers John Cialone, Breegan Jane, Libby Langdon and Michele Plachter on the topic of marrying interior design and exterior design. Also on Tuesday, from 2-5 p.m., market-goers can tailgate with their favorite showrooms on C11, C12 and C13 during Tailgate Crawl through Upper C. Bars will be featured on each floor with a DJ at the halfway point on C12. Additionally, market-goers can enjoy cocktails while networking with peers during Happy Hour on the Casual Floors from 4-6 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday.