CEILING FAN: MEYDA LIGHTING
We know, you’re looking at the picture and you’re wondering where’s the ceiling fan. Well, that’s the beauty of the new Chandel-Air series from Meyda Lighting, a long-time lighting and fan resource known for its custom work, as well as Tiffany-style lighting.
This time, Meyda encases the fan in one of several different decorative shells, giving all the advantages of a chandelier mated to the functionality of a conventional ceiling fan.
You won’t believe there’s a fan up there ... until you feel the breeze. meyda.com
CHANDELIER: MURRAY FEISS
Murray Feiss’ Remy chandelier, which measures 21-inches wide and 41 inches in length and features a bronze organza fabric shade, was debuted at the recent Dallas International Lighting Market and it was well received.
“The Remy was a great seller for us at market and was on virtually every order we wrote,” said Maria Scutaro, vice president of merchandising. “People loved the look and the scale of the collection and commented that it was well priced. I think the originality and the versatility of the collection was the key as everyone seemed to have a different idea of where it could be placed.” She added that the combination of finishes also worked in its favor and “we think it is a standout piece that offers a lot of look at a great value.” feiss.com
CLASSIC TABLE LAMP: DALE TIFFANY
Dale Tiffany debuted a grouping that brings together two of its businesses—its Tiffany styled lamps and Favrile art glass—for its Favrile Collection by Dale Tiffany. “The Favrile glass has been such a success as free standing accessories and lighting with fabric shades, we wanted to marry the look with art glass shades, which, of course, is what we are known for,” while keeping the look transitional, said Ken Kallett, executive vice president.
And most importantly, retailers like it. “Retailers are really looking for something different to offer their consumers,” he said. “But the look has to be saleable and the value has to be compelling.”
The new group of lamps marries a moderately contemporary art glass base with a more traditional art glass shade, he added, “resulting in an updated styling but with a transitional feel.” There are currently about four SKUs but the group will continue to grow based on demand, he said. daletiffany.com
CONTEMPORARY TABLE LAMP: NOVA
Inspired by the architecture and irregular patterns of Beijing’s acclaimed Olympic Bird’s Nest Stadium, Nova Lighting created its Bird’s Nest lamp.
“In lighting, we’re known for our creative woodworking,” said Daniel Edelist, chief executive officer. “With this design, we’ve expanded our offerings through a unique new process using ceramics that are finished to look like metal.”
With an intricately woven chrome base, which is off-set by a white linen shade, the Bird’s Nest comes in heart and oval shaped lamps, both of which measure 30 inches tall, and a 28-inch tall tower shape.
“Retailers responded very enthusiastically to the Bird’s Nest collection I think, in part, because it offers a contemporary style that’s also a bit more decorative in nature,” Edelist said. novalamps.com
DUAL-PURPOSE TABLE LAMP: UTTERMOST
The Adeshia lamp, designed by David Frisch, “fits into many of today’s styles, including the mission style,” said Mac Cooper, president and chief executive officer. The base, constructed of a wood substrate lined with genuine mica, incorporates a 7-watt nightlight. The light’s “warm glow highlights the natural variation in the mica,” Cooper said. The shade is a coordinating silken chocolate with black slubbing. “In Dallas, it was one of our top selling new lamps, and the response has been very enthusiastic,” he said. uttermost.com
FLOOR LAMP: PACIFIC COAST LIGHTING
The City Jewels floor uplight in Pacific Coast Lighting’s Kathy Ireland collection is made of a metal base in a brushed steel finish and has clear glass accent beads and a square linen shade.
“Consumers are seeking new and creative lighting alternatives to floor lamps and torchieres,” said Rick Spicer, vice president of sales and marketing. “They desire the function of the traditional floor lamp and/or torchiere but in new shapes that satisfy their aesthetic desires.”
Pacific Coast offers a wide variety of uplight floor lamps in many different genres, shapes, sizes and finishes to answer this need, he said. “Although these uplights come closer to producing the light of a floor lamp rather than a torchiere; they are an excellent compromise wrapped in a new decorative concept that provides good ambient light and tend to be a conversation piece,” he said. pacificcoastlighting.com
LIGHTING/FURNITURE COMBO: ADESSO
We’ve all seen some pretty dreadful attempts at combining floor lighting with functional furniture. Adesso, which is well known for its contemporary interpretations, decided it had a better solution with its new Berk series.
Offered in several models, Berk combines handsome floor lighting with shelves just right for decorative displays, all wrapped up in fabric to give it just the right modern twist on an industry classic.
Berk is part of Adesso’s ever expanding assortment of home decor products including chairs, tables and, of course, lots of lighting. adessohome.com
OUTDOOR LIGHTING: QUOIZEL
How do you make an outdoor lighting fixture—long the domain of genuine imitation gas lanterns—look fresh and different? If you’re Quoizel, you bring in Laurie Smith, who was one of the first designers on the TV hit series Trading Spaces, to do a line called Illuminations.
Dubbed “classic design for a modern life,” the line, featuring both indoor and outdoor lighting, does exactly that: offers original interpretations on looks that have defined the category.
With Laurie Smith’s contributions, we don’t think Quoizel would trade spaces with anybody. quoizel.com
PENDANT FIXTURE: E.L.K. LIGHTING
The 42-Light Pendant from E.L.K. Lighting’s Odyssey collection features 32 percent leaded crystals set within polished chrome metal.
“We have been receiving a heightened demand from our customers for fresh, contemporary designs at more value-conscious pricing,” said Brad Smith, chief executive officer. And its leaded crystal with “flawless chrome plating provides visual motion while inert,” he said, adding that similar lighting items sell for more than three times the price, “so not only does it bestow a spectacular presence, the Odyssey collection offers a tremendous value proposition.” elklighting.com
SCONCE: GLOBAL VIEWS
The Pop Art wall sconces from Global Views are “a throw back to the 1960s—or as nostalgia for the 1960s,” said David Gebhart, chief executive officer. They are “purely for fun, and for the pop of color they provide a room setting.” Available in four colors, each with a nickel finish, they are also portable, and can be moved around all the rooms in a home.
“You can utilize one as a statement piece, or a row of them,” he said, adding that currently the orange color is selling ahead of the others. globalviews.com
TASK LIGHTING: LITE SOURCE
The cute Neoka LED task light, available in five colors—gun metal, light blue, lime, orange, or white—in its body and shade, has telescopic metal arms that allow it to be lowered or raised easily. Lite Source has long-standing relationships with the college book stores throughout the U.S., said Joel Kent, director of marketing, and Lite Source has been asked by them to offer a “fun, reasonably priced, LED task/desk light.” The result was Neoka. “These are so portable, so green—not to mention fun,” he said. lite-source.com