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Four Hands Kicks Off Las Vegas Market with Newly Expanded Showroom
July 19, 2012- (LAS VEGAS, NV) -
Executives of Four Hands, an Austin, Texas-based global manufacturer and wholesaler of home furnishings, will join executives of International Market Centers to kick off the Summer Las Vegas Market on July 30 at 9 a.m. with a ribbon cutting for Four Hands’ recently expanded showroom at Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center. Four Hands’ new showroom is located in Building A-140.
The celebratory event, open to all market buyers and media, will be attended by Four Hands top executives including: Matthew Briggs, president and CEO; Brett Hatton, Founder and Chairman; Jerome Kearns, COO; and Chris Miller, national sales manager.
According to Briggs, the company's growth via its expansion at LVDC speaks to the company's leadership position within the furniture industry. Established 17 years ago, Four Hands sells to a wide variety of retailers around the globe and dominates a growing niche of contemporary and accessible design. At LVDC, Four Hands' new showroom more than doubles in size, jumping from 8,000 to nearly 20,000 square feet and dominating the south end of Building A.
“Four Hands sets the bar for thoughtful, smart furniture design,” said Briggs. “Our customers’ time is extremely valuable so we put equal thought and effort into our showroom’s design; creating an engaging yet convenient experience during market time. Las Vegas has proven to be a perfect market to achieve that."
According to Paul Watson, vice president of Las Vegas Design Center, the energy at Four Hands is contagious. “Four Hands continues to play a major role in LVDC’s progression as the region’s most comprehensive resource for home furnishings,” said Watson. “In the past year, LVDC has grown significantly, and Four Hands, true to its trend-setting form, is easily one of the most popular showrooms with retailers and designers alike.”
About Four Hands
Four Hands, based in Austin, Texas is a global manufacturer and wholesaler of home furnishings. The company, now in its 17th year of operation, sells to hundreds of small and large retailers around the globe. As a three-time winner of Inc. Magazine's "Top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies," and a three-time winner of Texas Monthly's "Best Companies to Work for in Texas," Four Hands is one of the most dynamic companies in the furniture industry today. The company also has been named to the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City/Business Week’s Top 100 list for six consecutive years. Four Hands has showrooms in High Point, NC; Atlanta; Las Vegas and Austin.
About International Market Centers
International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. IMC owns and operate 11.5 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. In addition, IMC operates the Las Vegas Design Center, a year-round resource open to both the design trade and consumers which is comprised of more than 40 showrooms and hundreds of designer brands. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit imcenters.com.
About Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas
Sitting at the epicenter of the world’s fastest growing home furnishings complex, Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas is a year-round resource for design-seeking consumers and designers showcasing top names in fine furniture, decorative accessories, wall décor, lighting, floor coverings, fabrics and trim. LVDC is open to the public Monday through Saturday and features over 40 showrooms carrying hundreds of leading manufacturers’ lines. An important source of education for the industry, Las Vegas Design Center also attracts many of the industry’s most prominent thought leaders to its comprehensive slate of seminars, networking receptions and other sought-after events. Las Vegas Design Center is also home to the award- winning restaurant Mundo, A Culinary Haute Spot. For more information, visit LVDesignCenter.com.