DALLAS – Lightovation, the largest residential lighting trade event in North America, has announced the launch of Interior Designer Preview Day, taking place on Tuesday, June 20. The event is designed to provide the design community with an exclusive sneak peek at Lightovation, which takes place June 21-24.
Lightovation is the largest residential lighting trade event in North America, and features more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the top lighting brands in the U.S. including Minka Group, Hudson Valley Lighting, Kuzco, Varaluz, Sonneman: A Way of Light, Z-Lite, Maxim, Progress Lighting, Eurofase, Hubbardton Forge, Elk Lighting, Crystorama, Savoy House, Visual Comfort, Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting, WAC, Quorum International, Hinkley, and Elegant Furniture & Lighting, as well as ceiling fan companies including Fanimation, Matthews Fan Co., Hunter Fan Co., and Big Ass Fans. Dozens of showrooms will be open for Designer Preview Day and many will offer exclusive hospitality and receptions.
To register to attend, visit the Dallas Market Center website or https://dallasmarketcenter.com/markets/markets.aspx?m=1612.
“We are thrilled to invite the design community to experience Lightovation and a special day of events and programming created just for them,” said Cindy Morris, President and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We welcome designers to experience what’s trending and what’s next in the world of lighting and to hear from influencers and global experts.”
June 20 Schedule of Events
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Select Showrooms Open All Day. Lighting Trend Displays by Breegan Jane & Corey Damen Jenkins. Location: Trade Mart 3 & 4
Designers are invited to visit showrooms throughout Lightovation. While visiting, two exclusive trend displays for Lightovation have been developed in partnership with AD 100 designer Corey Damen Jenkins and West Coast designer and host of HGTV’s Dream Home, Breegan Jane. These displays, located on the third and fourth floors of the Trade Mart, will express these top designers’ interpretations of trends from Lightovation’s 2023 Trend Report in mood boards inspired by products from Lightovation exhibitors. Introduced at the January 2023 edition of Lightovation, printed copies of the popular Trend Report will be available for attendees throughout the show.
2:00 p.m. Lighting Trend Tour with Patti Carpenter. Location: Trade Mart 3rd floor Escalator Lobby.
Follow renowned trend expert and global trend ambassador for Maison & Objet, Patti Carpenter, on a tour of lighting showrooms for an in-depth dive into the latest lighting trends pulled from the 2023 Lightovation Trend Report and where to source them.
4:00 p.m. A Conversation with Corey Damen Jenkins and Breegan Jane moderated by Kelli Lamb of Rue Magazine. Location: Trade Mart 4th floor Escalator Lobby
Join us as Kelli Lamb of Rue Magazine leads an engaging conversation with AD 100 designer Corey Damen Jenkins and West Coast designer and host of HGTV’s Dream Home, Breegan Jane. The trio will discuss their careers, the latest lighting trends, and more.
5:00 p.m. Interior Designer & Lighting Networking Happy Hour – Corey Damen Jenkins Book Signing. Location: Trade Mart 4th floor Escalator Lobby
Drinks & lite bites while Lighting Exhibitors network with Interior Designers. Corey Damen Jenkins will also be giving away and signing copies of his hit book “Design Remix.”
Lightovation Exhibitor News
Among the more than 250 exhibitors at Lightovation is the new International Pavilion (TM 4909), home to lighting manufacturers from around the world. New to the Pavilion in June is wakaNINE, representing several lighting design brands including exemplars in sustainability David Trubridge and PLN Group/Hush out of New Zealand, and Thailand’s Ango. Additional companies represented include CITTÀ, IP44, Luminosa, Stephen Pikus and Stilnovo.
Geo Contemporary (WTC 301) is another new exhibitor at June Lightovation. Only recently available to the North American market, this Brazil-based brand designed by Maurício D’Avila combines high design with high quality and a focus on sustainability.
Among June’s product introduction highlights will be the Tamara Day for Quorum (TM 3004, 3111) lighting line designed by the Magnolia Network’s “Bargain Mansions” host. The launch will include more than 50 designs across three collections, featuring chandeliers, pendants, wall mounts and vanities.
Exhibitor milestones and celebrations happening in June include the award-winning contemporary Koncept brand (TM 4731), commemorating its 20 years in business.
In addition to the preview day, designers are invited to attend Lightovation, which will feature new product debuts and new exhibitors, inspiring events, educational sessions, and celebrations of the best in the business of lighting.
Several hotel blocks have already sold out and all remaining blocks reserved for Lightovation will close June 6. Anyone still needing to make June hotel reservations should visit https://book.passkey.com/event/50365936/owner/14227/home.
New ALA Headquarters and Conference Promotion
The American Lighting Association has relocated its national headquarters from the World Trade Center to the fourth floor of the Trade Mart, in TM 4818 adjoining The SMART Center. In additional to this convenient access to their offices, ALA will also again have a highly visible outpost on the Trade Mart’s fourth floor atrium to promote its September 10-12 Conference in Lake Tahoe, CA, and membership in the only trade association representing the interests of the entire residential lighting industry. Conference registration is available at this booth or at www.alaconference.com.
Style Eyes Trendspotting
A panel of trend experts and retail mavens will be discovering new products at Lightovation. The Style Eyes returns for summer as the program leveraging the knowledge and taste making skills of social media influencers for their insights and discoveries. The Style Eyes will spot must-see and unique products and trends across the lighting marketplace. Follow along on Dallas Market Center social media channels and #dallasstyleeyes.
ARTS Awards Nominations
Nominations are open for the 34th ARTS Awards, hosted by Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley and taking place on January 12, 2024, during winter editions of Lightovation and the Total Home & Gift Market. The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement, including several dedicated lighting retail and manufacturing categories. Anyone may submit nominations for the ARTS Awards through June 27 at www.dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards.
Spark Magazine: Summer Issue
More than 50,000 customers are receiving the latest issue of Spark magazine, the stylish pre-market publication highlighting trends, what’s new inside the market center, and insights from makers and influencers. The cover story is a profile of Hillary France, retailer and owner of the Brand Assembly showroom and tradeshow platform. The biggest story in this issue and inside the marketplace is the bigger, better, reimagined Temps at the Total Home & Gift Market. This issue also features the latest bath lighting incorporating warmer finishes; other home trends; fashion accessories; entertaining gifts; design inspiration from Japan; and highlights of new and expanding showrooms throughout Dallas Market Center. Finally, the magazine offers plenty of reasons to explore new restaurants and Instagram worthy backdrops around Dallas.
Other June Trade Events
In addition to Lightovation (June 21-24) and the Total Home & Gift Market (June 21-27), Dallas Market Center will also host the Apparel & Accessories Market (June 27-30) and KidsWorld (June 21-27).
Additional information about the largest residential lighting show in North America is available on the Lightovation page of the Dallas Market Center website. Keep up with the latest developments by following the #Lightovation and #dallasmarket hashtags on social media, visiting the Lightovation Facebook Page and joining the Lightovation – Lighting Industry Discussion Group on Facebook.
About Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in lighting, home décor, furniture, gifts, and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. The Dallas Market Center website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com.