The Latest in Lighting Trends An Exclusive Luxury Products Group Lightovation RecapBy Kaitlyn Isola | IMARK | Director of Marketing
Lightovation International Lighting Show
Last month Jeff MacDowell, Executive Director of Luxury Products Group, and Kaitlyn Isola, Director of Marketing for IMARK Plumbing and Luxury Products Group, had the pleasure of attending the Lightovation International Lighting Show at the Dallas Market Center in Dallas, Texas. The show, which ran from June 22- June 25, gave attendees an exclusive look at current and upcoming lighting trends from the industries top brands. After returning from the show, Jeff and Kaitlyn compared notes and curated a list of lighting trends and outlined what to expect in the coming months.
LIGHTOVATIONS TRENDS TO WATCH FOR
Art Deco/ Vintage
Making a major comeback in recent years, the art deco esque look boasts glamor and incorporates strong shapes and colors into design. A common theme in most traditional brands that we saw, this look often presented itself as a wall sconce or dining room chandelier.
Whicker, wood beading and rope all came to the forefront of this still popular trend. Many pieces were designed for bedroom and dining areas and were made with white and light colored woods. In most cases, this style is best suited for free flowing spaces that don’t require rigid structures and shapes.
Organic/ Movable Design
Now common in both indoor and outdoor spaces, movable and adjustable lighting has made its way into many showrooms. Elevated in concept and execution, the string light, movable neck floor lamp and free flowing fixture have become popular in smaller, more compact spaces. The use of natural elements in lighting fixtures, such as stone and hammered metals, continue to perform well with brands that have a strong coastal following.
Strong Statement Lighting
Crystals, very large intricate pieces and bold colors still have their place with classic brands that have always carried them. Even as we see the industry shift to a more minimalist way of design, these pieces are still loved, and desired, in grand spaces that call for them. These designs will conuite to perform well in the appropriate areas of the country.
Multiple Heights, Shapes and Sizes
Multi-height and varying shape lighting pieces were presented in almost every showroom. The concept of multiple elements becoming one, continues to catch the eye of many designers, making these pieces ideal in grand entry ways, hotels and large spaces that require an extra artistic element.
“It was great to be at Lightovation this June – I met with so many old friends, and many new ones as well! For me, the meeting is much less about trends, although I really like what I see in terms of styles and finish changes – it is really about connecting with our members, our suppliers and service providers. If you ever get the chance – I urge you to attend – it is very different than KBIS or ICFF, and Dallas is a great city for an event.”
Jeff MacDowell | Luxury Products Group | Executive Director