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Jamie Drake Named as 2012 Design Icon at Winter Las Vegas Market

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World Market Center Las Vegas recently named one of the world’s most foremost tastemakers, Jamie Drake, as its 2012 Design Icon. The award, which recognizes an interior or furniture designer who has made a significant contribution to the industry, will be presented at the upcoming Winter 2012 Las Vegas Market, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3.

“Each year, as a Market, we strive to deliver what’s new on every front,” said Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers, parent company of World Market Center Las Vegas. “We’ve seen Jamie Drake do the same with his bold, colorful designs and believe he is very deserving of such accolades and industry recognition.”

Drake’s other acknowledgements include the IFDA New York Circle of Excellence for Interior Design and the Andrew Martin International Designer of the Year. His work has been widely published in top-tier media outlets, including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, The New York Times, and Interior Design and he has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNN and HGTV over the years.

As the new Design Icon, Drake joins the ranks of some of the greatest designers worldwide including Christopher Guy, Larry Laslo, Juan Montoya, Roger Thomas and Vicente Wolf, who are past recipients of the annual industry award.

“I am thrilled to receive the 2012 Design Icon Award and to be named among such an illustrious and distinguished group of talent,” said Drake. “I cannot think of a more appropriate place than the glitz, glamour and sparkle of Las Vegas for me to receive this honor and be recognized for my work.”

The Design Icon award is a part of Las Vegas Design Center’s highly anticipated Design Series. The 2012 award presentation will take place Wed., Feb. 1 at 11 a.m., in Building C, Suite C-176. The presentation will include remarks from Drake, followed by a reception.  The reception is open to all Market attendees.

ABOUT WORLD MARKET CENTER LAS VEGAS: World Market Center Las Vegas is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex. The campus showcases furniture, decorative accessories, gift, lighting, area rugs, home textiles and related segments, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center open daily to consumers and designers. For more information on World Market Center Las Vegas and its trade shows including the bi-annual Las Vegas Market and Gift+Home, visit www.wmclv.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 imcenters.com.


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