Design Icon Award Celebrates Alexa Hampton at Winter Las Vegas Market

For her hallmark blending of classic-meets-comfort, Alexa Hampton of Mark Hampton LLC received the Design Icon award presented by International Market Centers and Las Vegas Design Center during Winter Las Vegas Market, January 28--February 1, 2013.Hampton is the first woman to receive the Design Icon award, which honors modern-day design legends and their significant contributions to the industry.

Paul Watson, vice president of design for International Market Centers, said the Design Icon award gives honorees a platform to share their stories, while inspiring and educating future designers. "Alexa is known around the globe for her classic, traditional and eclectic work," he said. As the daughter of legendary designer Mark Hampton, Alexa who is the president and featured designer with Mark Hampton LLC, has worked hard to build a remarkable reputation, in her own right.

Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers, said he's honored to have Hampton join the ranks of previous Design Icon award winners, such as Vladimir Kagan, Juan Montoya, Vicente Wolf, Christopher Guy, Larry Laslo, Roger Thomas and Jamie Drake. "She is just so fantastic," he said. "What a sense of humor, a sense of creativity and a sense of self. I can't think of a better Design Icon as we look to the future of the furniture business."