Norwalk Expands Las Vegas Market Footprint by 20%
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Pictured above is the Waverly Sofa from the Kim Salmela collection.
Norwalk Furniture recently announced that it is adding a dedicated Las Vegas Market showroom to display the recently introduced line of
upholstery products developed in partnership with Los Angeles-based
designer, Kim Salmela.
Located in Building A, space 214, directly across the hall from Norwalk’s current showroom in space A225, the Kim Salmela Collection will be displayed in an 1,142 square foot space, increasing the company’s total exhibition space by 20 percent.
Bringing together Salmela’s well-traveled and free spirited vibe with Norwalk’s manufacturing expertise, the collection of 35 upholstered sofas, sectionals, accent chairs and ottomans combine a bold and stylish mix of textures, colors and patterns with fresh seating silhouettes to create a distinctive aesthetic that is targeted towards a younger audience.
Salmela, previous owner of several award-winning home furnishings retail stores and manufacturer and designer of her own custom furniture line, is a multi-faceted designer, working with clients ranging from commercial to residential interior design projects. She also has a background in designing spaces for social events, including set and costume designs. In fact, she got her start in design as the creative director for the entertainer Prince.
“Kim’s eclectic background – which includes an undeniable west coast design aesthetic – will be very appealing to our dealers and interior design partners attending the Las Vegas Market,” said Caroline Hipple, president of Norwalk Furniture. “Her ability to mix colors, patterns and textures brings a new point of view to an already successful product line here at Norwalk and we’re excited to be launching the collection on the west coast in a big way with the addition of this Las Vegas showroom, which is adjacent to our current space.”
The collection includes 50 signature fabrics in hues of evergreen, vibrant mauve, bluish lavenders and pinks which are layered upon neutrals of ivory, black and camel. The pieces are also available in any of Norwalk’s 800 fabrics and dozens of nail head trim and finish options.
To commemorate the grand opening of the showroom, a ribbon cutting will take place on Sunday January 27th at 8:40 a.m. That evening, the company is also hosting a wine tasting in partnership with Crypton Home from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will include an exclusive tasting and raffle from Liquid Farm Wines and a demonstration of Crypton’s wine-resistant fabrics. Both events are free and open all interior designers, retailers, and other Market attendees with a valid Winter Las Vegas Market pass.
About Norwalk Furniture: Norwalk Furniture offers great design, customizable options, high quality, competitive pricing and quick delivery. Upholstered products are free of toxic, flame retardant chemicals and are offered in more than 800 fabrics and 150 leathers. The privately held Norwalk, Ohio, company manufactures upholstered seating in its 440,000-square-foot facility, shipped consistently within 35 days. For more information, visit www.norwalkfurniture.com.