Lightovation 2019 | Yerba Pendant by Jeffrey Alan Marks for Progress Lighting – Contact Customer Service for Availability
Lightovation at the Dallas Market Center is a biannual exhibition of the best lighting design in the industry. This year, our team went to Market and returned inspired by new collections and collaborations, as well as trending styles and finishes in residential lighting.
This year’s Lightovation cemented the place of black finishes, mixed metals, clear, seedy, or textured glass, linear, open frame fixtures, and oversized rings and orbs as design staples.
“Black was everywhere. Either black by itself, or black fixtures with satin nickel, chrome, or aged brass accents.” – Mike Mitchell, General Manager of Dolan Designs. If you’ve been hesitant to incorporate black finishes in your home decor for fear that they’ll go out of style, now is the time to buy in confidence. This look is both fresh and classic and we think its safe to say that this is no longer a trend, but a design staple.
Forge by Kichler Lighting – Contact Customer Service for Availability
Mixed metals are a designer favorite that is only gaining popularity. One of the great benefits of a mixed metal fixture is that it makes it easier to match your existing hardware, accents, and other light fixtures. If you are looking to update your chandelier but are not ready to replace your pendants, hardware, and color scheme, a fixture with mixed metal finishes is your perfect solution. “I loved the blend of multiple finishes within single fixtures. Mainly, black mixed with brass and gold finishes seemed to be trending.” – Kelly Kirkland, Globe Lighting. Other popular combinations are black with chrome and black with satin nickel.
Blakely Linear Chandelier, Adagio Sconce, Orrizo Chandelier, Sinclaire Pendant by Progress Lighting – Contact Customer Service for Availability
Clear, Seedy, & Textured Glass
Clear, seedy, and textured glass shades have become increasingly popular, especially for bath lights. This look is often accompanied by decorative LED bulbs and creates a clean, modern feel.
Karmarie by Kichler Lighting – Contact Customer Service for Availability
Linear and Open Frame Fixtures
Geometric, linear, and open frame fixtures are a modernized craftsman style that continues to evolve and gain prominence in the lighting scene. These fixtures are generally seen in a bronze finish but now include black finishes, wood components, and sometimes even crystal embellishments.
Oversized Rings and Orbs
Rings and orb-shaped chandeliers and pendants are long-standing favorites. Round shapes work well with both modern LED designs and more traditional bulbs. From what we saw at Lightovation, the bigger the better – oversized ring and orb fixtures make a statement and create a look that designers and homeowners love.
Many lighting brands choose Lightovation to debut exclusive designer collaborations. “Lightovation exhibitors are committed to innovation in design, and by championing and collaborating with the industry’s top trendsetters and thought leaders, brands are able to deliver high-quality, original and well-designed products. We are pleased to be the launch pad for these new and exciting partnerships,” – Cindy Morris, President & CEO of Dallas Market Center.
Highly anticipated new collaborations at Market included Jeffrey Alan Marks for Progress Lighting, Ellen DeGeneres for Generation Lighting, and Mark D. Sikes for Hudson Valley Lighting.
Surfrider by Jeffrey Alan Marks for Progress Lighting – Contact Customer Service for Availability