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For the second year running a cherry picked selection of the top names from the Italian hospitality contract sector have exhibited at the most important American trade show: HD EXPO under the umbrella name ItalianContract4HospitalityDesign (ic4hd).

The show was held from May 15th to 17th 2012 and, with an increase of almost 10% compared to the previous year, registered over 7500 visitors from sectors including Interior Design, Hotel/Resorts, Purchasing Firms, Contractor/Building Developers, Architectural Firm, Restaurants/Casino and Health. An important point is that almost all the visitors to the show are Key Decision Makers for contract development projects.

The increase in visitors is directly related to the higher number of exhibitors who are increasingly attracted by the rich programme of seminars and meetings which promote networking and is furthermore an excellent presumption for the 2013 edition which will move to the Mandalay Bay trade show area.

Thanks also to the central location, ItalianContract4HospitalityDesign received visits from important International specifiers and prescribers including the Disney Group (Hotels & Ships), Wynn, BBG-BBGM, Gensler as well as trade journalists.

The Italian pavilion was a “show within the show” due to the vast selection of product categories presented by the exhibitors ranging from GardenArt Parasols to Roberti Rattan garden furniture, Lea Ceramiche surfacing, La Cividina armchairs and sofas, carbon fiber pieces by Mast 3.0, Flukso fabrics, furniture in plastic materials by Green and lighting and glass by la murrina.

The selection included first time attendees from the top Italian Ceramic scenario who exhibited under the Ceramics Of Italy brand which represents the Italian Ceramics Industry in the World under the patronage of Confindustria Ceramica. The names on show were Atlas Concorde, Fap Ceramiche, Giovanni De Maio, Marca Corona, Mirage and Petracer’s.

The ic4hd area, designed in Italy and made using Italian materials was conceived as an elegant but neutral container to enhance the items on show. The distinguishing top banner and signage were designed with a coordinated image thanks to the well known and recognizable shade of magenta, the “Pantone 2011 colour of the year”.

Other important Italian companies exhibited outside the Italian pavilion, some using their American Brand Names such as: Artemide USA, Corradi USA, Gervasoni e Omnidecor.

Remember to follow the “countdown to the show” for next year’s edition on the HD Expo web site and the ic4hd.com blog.

Arrivederci in Las Vegas from May 15th to 17th 2013.

Click here to download the press release: English Version | Italian Version


Flukso ic4hd 2012Flukso

Unique in its category, Extrema is the queen of ecological leathers for the upholstery industry.

An exclusive brand recognized by international designers, Extrema is a coated fabric created with innovative, ecological and high resistance components; a velvet surface obtained by complex coating techniques with exceptional characteristics of duration combined with being practical to use and to clean.

Flukso ic4hd 2012


Flukso ic4hd 2012Flukso

Flukso‘s novelties are always a result of ultra-modern manufacturing processes using high performance materials inspired by creative designs.

An example is the new “non-stop” three-dimensional thermoforming technique performed on all new Flukso‘s fabrics, a collection entirely made in Italy and characterized by its originality and avant-gardism. The unique technique results in thick comfortable fabrics for optimal flexibility in application.

The entire Flukso collection can be developed using the thermoforming technique and can be customized with any exclusive design.

Flukso ic4hd 2012


Flukso ic4hd 2012Flukso

Extrema – the absolute queen of ecological leather and Flukso’s best seller – a polyurethane-based-fabric – featured at the Museum of Decorative Art, one of the trendiest places in the heart of Paris.

After a pleasant time dedicated to art, art lovers and international tourists can enjoy a delicious French meal, seated and relaxed on comfortable, soft and warm seats, upholstered in a unique Italian fabric. Obtained from complex coating techniques, Extrema remains unique in its category, exactly like Paris.