The Las Vegas Market 2017

vegas-martIt has certainly been a busy January for Byer of Maine and we are ringing in the new year with some exciting news!

Afterimg_20170123_103159722 spending last week at America’s Mart in Atlanta, we have travelled this week the the Las Vegas Market at the Las Vegas World Market Center in Las Vegas.  It is the most comprehensive Trade Show in the West for gifts, home decor and furniture.  This is our first year attending the show!

We are so honored to have been given the Best Booth Design Award
in the Casal Furniture Category at the show.  The award is given to the top 4 exhibitors in the category.   The award is based on 4 criteria which are, overall visual design, creative merchandising, cohesive brand messaging and the overall personality of the booth and sales staff.  We are so excited to have this honor our first year at the show!

We also want to take a moment to congratulate our fellow winners in the Furniture Category, Edgemod Furniture, IDO Furniture Co., Ltd. and Phu Tai J.S. Company.

To learn more about the Las Vegas Market and the award, click here!

MAILBAG: Answering 3 Burning Questions, Vol. 2

mailbox_05You’re asking, and we’re answering. (Again.)

In the latest installment of the semi-regular, often-imitated and never duplicated segment of The Mailbag, we’re back answering three of the most burning questions you have. We have a diverse line of products — from hammocks and hanging chairs to bird homes and folding cots, from lightweight gear to wooden folding furniture.

Coming off one of the busiest summers in our 130-year history here at Byer (THANK YOU for all of your support!), we remain committed to our goal of unparalleled customer service and support. So, without further ado, off to the mailbag…

What’s the difference between a Brazilian hammock and a Brazilian-style one?

On the surface, not a whole heck of a lot. A Brazilian-style hammock is a traditional hammock without a wooden spreader bar at either end — a gentle, U-shaped hammock that flattens out naturally when you lie diagonally across its width. Continue reading

HAMMOCK LINES: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

Barbados Sunset in Viking Stand-MSo, you’re thinking about how cool it was to go on vacation when you were a kid and lie around in Auntie Belinda’s backyard hammock. Or you’re tired of camping in a tent and want to sleep out in the open air. Or you’re seeing that the holidays are fast approaching, and you need a cool, knock-it-out-of-the-park gift for that friend who’s still mad about The Buddy Holly Story VHS cassette you never returned.

Whatever it is, you’re still on the fence about the Amazonas hammock line from Byer of Maine.

Well, don’t be. These things are awesome. How awesome? Here are five things I bet you didn’t know about Byer’s Amazonas hammocks:

1) From Brazil, With Love: When we say Amazonas hammocks are handcrafted in the Brazilian tradition, we mean it. Like, we REALLY mean it. Continue reading