February Furniture Market is over now, and we had a productive week in Vegas showing our new products and meeting with our reps & dealers. Our new Floor Model Program was a big hit with the dealers as it is a no risk way for retailers to get into the TV lift category. Our SimplySell program - dealers "simply sell" and Touchstone does the rest - is a paradigm-shifting way of doing business that we believe will energize the moribund furniture industry.
Went to a panel discussion on trends in Home Entertainment furniture sponsored by Women in the Home Industries Today (WITHIT, www.withit.org) which was very enlightening. A show of hands in the audience reinforced what we in the TV lift cabinet business already know- the overwhelming majority of people want the TV hidden from view when not in use - especially if the flat screen TV is in the bedroom or living room. Another ringing endorsement for The Touchstone Theater Lift solution!
One dining tip for when you are in Las Vegas: head on over to Firefly (http://fireflylv.com/) on Paradise, behind the strip. Small plates, tapas, outstanding drinks, and an exciting, pulsating vibe that makes for a happening night out of good food, drinks, and excitement.