Las Vegas Market offers a live exploration of the most popular products in the Summer 2022 market through six West Coast design and retail tastemakers who will share their finds in the Market Pros Instagram Takeover plus the signature Ahead of the Curve presentation and additional programming during the July 24 -26, 2022 Market.
“Trend identification continues to drive Las Vegas Market programming,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer of International Market Centers (IMC). “Through Market Pros, we put the market experience together through the eyes of our customers. Combined with our proprietary FIRST LOOK and Market Snapshot, attendees will get a full picture of the must-have products from the market that will make a difference to their business.”
Las Vegas Market has tapped six tastemakers — designers and retailers — to share market tips and highlight favorite product finds as part of the Market Pros Instagram Takeover. Each will be the voice of @LasVegasMarket for the day with this schedule:
Sunday 24 July: Christopher Todd is a Las Vegas retailer and designer. He founded Christopher Todd Design in 2010 and later expanded in 2016 with a complementary interior and fine gift shop. Born in Arkansas, he opened his first flower shop in 1999 and moved to Las Vegas in 2005 to partner with MGM Resorts as a special event designer. @ctdesignlv
Monday 25 July: Monica Wilcox is an award-winning Dallas-based designer and TV personality with a diverse portfolio, including hospitality, residential and commercial projects. Since its launch in 1998, her company M Wilcox Design has been known for delivering unique and functional designs that are modern yet classic. Her work has been featured numerous times on the pages of Dallas Style & Design and in Home Magazine and Home Upgrades Magazine. She has participated in several Dallas Home & Garden shows as a celebrity guest speaker and currently hosts two design/lifestyle TV segments in Dallas. @mwilcoxdesign
Tuesday July 26: Eva Bradley and Alicia Cheung Lichtenstein are co-owners of San Francisco studio HEIMAT. They founded the company after collaborating for tastemaker and influential designer Ken Fulk. Each with a decade of industry experience, Bradley and Lichtenstein are guided by the goal of evoking soulful spaces through clean lines, elevating the status quo and adding an edge to any project. Originally from Switzerland, Bradley came to America to pursue higher education, study English in San Diego and interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Born in the Bay Area, Lichtenstein studied Textiles & Apparel and Economics at the University of California, Davis, before studying Interior Design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Francisco. @studio.heimat
Wednesday 27 July: Linda Allen of Linda Allen Designs in Las Vegas is an interior lighting and designer known for meticulously detailed custom interiors with a modern sense of nostalgia. Inspired by her passion for creating “Living Rooms, Anywhere”, she created the Live. Everywhere. Collection of luxury wireless table and floor lamps for outdoor use. Notable in her lighting experience was designing story-themed lighting fixtures for Tokyo Disney Seas and Disneyland’s California Adventure for Walt Disney Imagineering. In recognition of her work, she was named to the Library of Congress as an African American ‘Artmaker’. Allen’s work has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Elle Decor, Essence, Interiors, Luxe Interiors + Design, LA Times, Robb Report, and Traditional Home magazines. @lindaallendesigns
Thursday 28 July: Sarah Kennedy is principal and interior design director for CLB Architects in Jackson, Wyo. Her designs are guided by her clients, nature, light and materials, whether in her native Australia, her adopted home of Jackson Hole or elsewhere. She approaches her residential, hospitality and retail design projects with the idea of composing interiors that are familiar with the built and natural environment. She leads CLB’s interior design efforts with a team of ten designers who create thoughtful, considered spaces from early conception, through construction, documentation and furnishings. @clbarchitects
In an extension of the Market Pros program, four participants — Eva Bradley, Alicia Cheung Lichtenstein, Sarah Kennedy and Monica Wilcox — will also serve as panelists on IMC’s own Ahead of the Curve program. This discussion of emerging trends and how to integrate them is illustrated by every Market Pros’ favorite market finds in a conversation with Kathryn Given, style director for Luxe Interiors + Design. The session will take place on Tuesday, July 26 at 11 a.m.
Market Pro Linda Allen also participates in two additional Las Vegas Market programs. She will lead a light-focused tour, “Lighting the Way with Linda Allen – Lighting Highlights Tour” on Monday, July 25 at noon, through select showrooms to provide a new perspective on how different types of lighting can best be used in residential and commercial projects. Allen is also a panelist in “From Palm Springs to Las Vegas: A Look at Inspired West Coast Design” with Desert Oasis show house designers Michael Berman of Michael Berman Limited in Los Angeles, Jen Samson of Jen Samson Design in Laguna Beach, CA and Huma Sulaiman by Huma Sulaiman Design in Laguna Beach, CA. The talk will be led by Diane Falvey, Editor-in-Chief of Furniture, Lighting and Decor on Sunday, July 24 at noon.