News: Alexa Hampton Named 2013 Design Icon at Winter Las Vegas Market
LAS VEGAS -Alexa Hampton will be honored as the 2013 Design Icon during Winter Las Vegas Market, Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2013. Hampton, known around the globe for her classic, traditional and electric work, is a first time recipient of this prestigious award, which celebrates modern day design legends and their significant contributions to the industry.
"Las Vegas is expanding and enriching as a valuable destination for designers, with the introduction of many leading brands and showrooms joining us in 2013. As we elevate our market's offerings and position Las Vegas Design Center as the region's largest and premier furnishings and design resource-we are delighted to deliver complementary events that serve our A&D community, both on and off market," said Paul Watson, Vice President of Design for International Market Centers, parent company of Las Vegas Market. "Design Icon is the centerpiece of our designer programming for the upcoming Winter Market, and as such, we are pleased to present Alexa Hampton as the recipient of our 2013 Design Icon award. Her industry tenure, accomplishments and influence make her a natural fit for this award and we are most fortunate to have her present market attendees with highlights and influences of her illustrious career."
Hampton's involvement in design goes far beyond serving as president and featured designer of Mark Hampton LLC, one of the country's most prestigious and respected interior design firms. A perennial member of Architectural Digest and House Beautiful's top designers' list and Elle Décor's A-List, Hampton has received countless recognition from other premier outlets, from The New York Times to Cosmopolitan to Cottages and Gardens, as well as from international publications. She is a trustee for the board of the New York School of Interior Design, a published author, a contributing columnist to the Wall Street Journal and was one of three interior designers who launched Gilt Group's Home Design Boutique. Additionally, she has designed a number of successful eponymous collections of furniture, fabrics, trimming, lighting, rugs, and mantels.
Hampton joins the ranks of the industry's leading designers who have been recognized as past Design Icons including Vladimir Kagan, Juan Montoya, Vicente Wolf, Christopher Guy, Larry Laslo, Roger Thomas and Jaime Drake.
"Design has always been my passion, and I simply can't imagine working in any other industry," said Hampton. "I am flattered to join such a talented group of industry professionals and former Design Icon recipients, and I look forward to attending one of the most talked about markets of the year."
The 2013 award presentation takes place on Wed., Jan. 30 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Building C - Seminar Room C-176. The event includes a presentation and remarks from Hampton, followed by a book signing and trunk show featuring Alexa's newest fabric & trim collection with decorative fabric & furnishings manufacturer Kravet. The event is open to all Las Vegas Market attendees.
About Las Vegas Market and International Market Centers, L.P. Las Vegas Market is an international furnishings showcase that combines style, inspiration and productivity in an unrivaled, world-class destination. Situated on World Market Center Las Vegas' state-of-the-art campus, Las Vegas Market features a comprehensive array of new product from thousands of leading manufacturers and lines in furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles and more-delivering Today's Total Marketplace. Retailers and designers can shop product offerings from trend-setters in all home furnishings categories as well as benefit from complimentary educational, networking and hospitality events. With two markets each year, Las Vegas Market is the only major home furnishings market in the western U.S. offering a unique cross-section of suppliers and buyers spanning the home furnishings, décor and gift industries. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
World Market Center Las Vegas is a property of International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world's largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 11.5 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. 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 www.imcenters.com.