Sun Glow Opens New Showroom
Sun Glow Window Covering Products of Canada Ltd. (Sun Glow), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has opened
its new showroom.
The redesigned showroom offers visitors a good representation of all of the company’s product lines and serves as an Idea Centre, the company states. Included is a section for its Artisan™ Collection, a collection of fabrics, coordinating trims and pulls, and the new Neo chainless operating system.
Another feature of the new showroom is a Training Centre for automation, installation and product knowledge. This section includes above-ceiling pocket mount, dual shades, side channels and more.
Lutron Extends Sivoia Line with Slim Profile, Width
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., Coopersburg, PA, has introduced the Sivoia QED Roller 20™ shade system, which offers the benefits of its patented Sivoia QED technology in a slim profile and narrow width.
The key to this product line is its small size, the company states, made possible with the inclusion of a tube that has a diameter measuring only 1.25 inches and a smaller drive that allows the shades to be smaller in width (a minimum of 18.5 inches). Lutron believes the Roller 20 is the smallest controllable shading system available.
Precision Draperies Education Adds More Tutorials
Precision Draperies Education (PDE) has added seven more how-to tutorials to the membership section of its Web site. The new titles are: Tab Take Up; Quick Straight Line; Cutting a Square Cut Using a Skill Saw; Drapery Clearance; Fractions to Decimal Conversion; How to Fan-fold a Drapery.
In addition, the company has released its fourth largest lesson, How to Make a Cantonniere Cornice, which is available in the store and membership areas. According to Kirk Axelson, president, “With our new interface we are able to offer video, stills and text within a lesson, which allows for ease of learning. Plus, if you are a member of PDE, you have unlimited access to the lessons.”
Las Vegas Market Sets Opening Day Record
Summer 2008 Las Vegas Market, held July 28 to August 1, set an opening day attendance record at the World Market Center, Las Vegas, NV, and went on to see attendance rise four percent over a year ago to more than 50,000, according to a report from the show’s producer.
This show saw a dramatic increase in attending buyers, with 15 percent more retailers and 93 percent more designers attending 2008 Summer Market than in July 2007, according to Robert Maricich, World Market Center president and CEO.
In all, more than 1,500 exhibitors showed their newest products, including 320 new companies and 120 companies that expanded their presence. July’s Market featured more than 200 international exhibitors from 20 countries. Of the non-U.S. companies exhibiting this summer, 30 percent were from Canada, 29 percent were European-based, 21 percent were based in Latin America and 20 percent were from Asia.
World Market Center Las Vegas is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex. With the opening of Building C, World Market Center now stands at more than five million square feet of space. When fully built, at 12 million square feet in eight buildings, World Market Center will be the largest trade show complex in the world. The $3 billion, state-of-the-art campus will showcase furniture, decorative accessories, gift, lighting, area rugs, home textile and related segments, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC), open year-round.
The Winter 2009 Las Vegas Market is scheduled for February 9 to 13, 2009.
February’s R + T to Focus On Climate Change
R + T 2009 will place a special focus on rising levels of energy consumption, according to the show’s producer, Messe Stuttgart. Calling it “one of the most pressing problems of our time,” the producers intend the show to demonstrate that “installing cutting-edge sun protection, roller shutters . . . with effective control and excellent heat insulation can lead to outstanding energy savings,” according to a statement released in August.
R +T 2009 will be held February 10 to 14 in the new Stuttgart exposition site, Stuttgart, Germany. Some 700 exhibitors and 60,000 trade visitors from around the world are expected.
Energy efficiency will be the subject of a series of lectures for architects presented on the mornings of February 11 and 13, with a trade forum on sun protection scheduled in the afternoon, according to Messe Stuttgart.