The Dallas Lightovation Event never lets us down; our team has just returned from this year’s June 2022 international lighting exposition at the Dallas Market Center, which showcased new collections and novelties from many of the top brand names in modern and contemporary lighting. Our team travels to these expositions every year to bring the best in North American lighting design to Canada. We are very excited to share the top 5 trends we saw that are reshaping the industry.
1. Lighting using organic materials, natural textiles, natural fibers, natural rattan and ceramic.
What is natural rattan?
Rattan is a type of material that is used in wicker weaves. It is a naturally growing vine like species that is native to tropical regions of Australia, Asia, and Africa. Dyed rattan materials come in different colors.
What styles are rattan materials usually used for?
This nature-derived material is a staple in shabby-chic or boho-style spaces, but rattan fixtures works with a vast range of design styles. Bringing warmth and a more casual feel, it can keep modern interiors from veering too cool or lend a more easygoing air to traditional rooms.
Issa 5 Light Chandelier by Mitzi
Celeste Pendant by Eurofase
Comparelli Pendant by Eurofase
2. Lighting created using natural precious Alabaster stone from Spain
What is Alabaster stone?
Alabaster, fine-grained, massive gypsum that has been used for centuries for statuary, carvings, and other ornaments. It normally is snow-white and translucent but can be artificially dyed; it may be made opaque and similar in appearance to marble by heat treatment.
Why Alabaster stone?
Alabaster continues to be an important material for home decor product development. One reason is that it is such a beautiful natural material. Its softness enables it to be carved readily into elaborate forms making it a popular material for carved sculpture. It is also often used for ornamental stonework, though its solubility in water makes it unsuitable for outdoor work.
Stonewall Alabaster Wall Sconce by Studio M
Ophelia Wall Sconce by Modern Forms
Millie Vanity Light by Corbett
3. Bead-style chandeliers perfect for hospitality and commercial projects. Beaded lights usually have a relaxed, nature-inspired, boho look that makes them perfect for brightening up casually cool spaces.
Collier Chandelier by Tech Lighting
Akoya Suspension by Kuzco
Akoya by Alora
4. Bold, prominent glass and crystal incorporated into lighting. Glass lighting has a translucency and a naturally reflective quality with a gleaming lustre, making it a perfect lighting choice. Especially as coloured glass is one of the few lighting options that is enhanced by daylight.
Ana Eight Light Linear Chandelier
Carleton Wall Sconce
5. “Flush-aliers” In other words - flushmount chandeliers. It is a new type of lighting category altogether. They are best used in large rooms where the ceiling height does not allow for a suspension fixture to be installed.
Axel Flushalier by Hinkley
Meander Flushalier by Hudson Valley
The Dallas Lightovation Expo happens twice a year, each January and June. We’ll be back in January with more trend updates from the next Lightovation event.
If you'd like to consult our team of experts for your next lighting project contact us! We'd be happy to support you in anyway we can.