Our firm has just returned from a trip to the Las Vegas Furniture Market where we were excited to explore all the new and expanded lighting showrooms. Exclusive to-the-trade collections from Currey & Company, Troy Lighting, Hudson Valley, Selamat and more give us some key insights into consumer trends. Here are some of our findings:
Innovative Outdoor Lighting
Indoor lighting has come a long way and now it seems outdoor lighting is playing catch up. Outdoor lighting used to all look about the same, but much like outdoor textiles, the design and technology has started looking as luxe as interiors.
2. Natural Materials
Rattan is a trend that is still going strong — including the cable holding up the chandeliers. The aesthetic is ropey and casual but still maintains an air of sophistication.
3. Walls Designed to Highlight Lighting Features
Of course, in these lighting showrooms, the designers and merchandisers’ top priority is to emphasize the light fixtures. And we can learn a thing or two from them! There were a number of ways the walls were designed to make statement lighting the centerpiece of the room — from wallpaper that contrasted with the fixtures to two-tone monochromatic walls that made the gold and silver fixtures pop!
4. Blinged Out Floral Chandeliers & Sconces
Martyn Lawerence Bullard — always the master of regency style — softened his signature masculine, glam style with floral motifs on his chandelier and sconces for Corbett Lighting. Any of these pieces would create a gorgeous installation.
5. Sandy, Coastal Table Lamps
Vegas is full of glamorous style, but one of the prime demographics shopping the Las Vegas Furniture market is the SoCal coastal buyer and they’re looking for functional lighting for coastal interiors that’s still elegant and versatile — We found plenty in the brightened up Currey Co showroom!