Ring in the New Year with the 2024 Winter Markets! This year’s events in Las Vegas and Atlanta promise a fascinating array of lighting designs to inspire you with new decorating ideas.
First up is the Atlanta Winter Market, held at AmericasMart Atlanta in the heart of downtown. Housed in three buildings, with lighting concentrated in Building 1, the market’s permanent showrooms will be open January 16 through 22, 2024; temporary showrooms will be open January 17 through 21. Displayed will be a wide variety of brands — more than 300 in total — of unique and intriguing home furnishings, drawing buyers and designers from every U.S. state and from countries all over the world.
Included will be established lighting resource brands Currey & Company, Jamie Young Company, Bethel International, Wildwood, Ella Home, Ashore Chandeliers, Lowcountry Originals and more. The casual and outdoor furnishings collection, featured in Building 1, will display new resources for outdoor lighting, including solar-powered options.
To complement the outdoor furnishings collection now on display at Atlanta Market, Furniture, Lighting and Décor will present “Beyond the Backyard” on Tuesday, January 16. Join us as we discuss outdoor space configuration and how today’s furnishings work to connect indoors and out.
There will also be a dedicated designer workspace with workstations, conference rooms and access to a design services manager, available to source the right products for attendees’ needs and help them navigate the market.
Held January 28 through February 1, 2024 at World Market Center Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Winter Market will also treat visitors to thousands of brands and exhibitors on its four-building campus, providing a not-to-be-missed infusion of creative decorating energy. Permanent showrooms in buildings A, B and C and the Home Furnishing Temporaries, now located on B6, will be open each day of the market. The Gift and Home Temporaries, located in the Expo, will be open January 28 – 31.
The 2024 market will bring an additional 400,000+ square feet of showroom space, encompassing renewing, expanding and first-time brands. Complementing the year-round collection of the industry’s finest design-forward products on the first two floors of Building A, Building B is now home to eleven better brands. The new home furnishings floor features five new-to-Market brands, as well as three relocated and expanded showroom updates.
Housed on the second floor of Building B, these new showrooms display unique curations for interior designers and retailers. New-to-B2 exhibitors include A.R.T Furniture, Caracole, Jonathan Charles, Rowe and Varaluz, offering high-end furnishings, handmade lighting and décor, and eco-friendly custom upholstery. Established brands Four Hands and Sunpan will also relocate to B2 and expand their displays. Hooker Furnishings will open an additional location in B2, extending its family of brands.
Retailers and designers can look forward to a fascinating array of lighting resources. Let’s take a look at some of the items to be featured.
Hubbardton Forge is celebrating 50 years of doing business in Vermont, and has planned celebrations throughout the markets. They’ll invite visitors to join them, so be sure to check out their event calendar beforehand. Attendees will be able to meet members of the Design Advisory Council, including Jeanne Chung, Christopher Todd, Shay Geyer, Tim Green and Joshua Smith.
On display from the Hubbardton collection are:
- The Vertex Pendant, a modern and versatile lamp that can also be used as a semi-flush. Also in the Vertex line is a floor lamp.
- The Cypress Pendant, an intriguingly modern, paneled ceiling lamp that has a table lamp counterpart.
- The Volterra Circular Pendant, a stunning ringed display of varied geometric-shaped panels made of alabaster. A linear pendant is also available in this collection.
- The Rivulet Table Lamp was inspired by water running over a rocky Vermont river bed. Each piece is made from a unique piece of lilac marble.
Hooker Furnishings and BOBO Intriguing Objects
Making its debut as part of the Hooker Furnishings product line for the first time in Las Vegas is BOBO Intriguing Objects. The company will unveil a variety of new lighting and decorative items, including a major expansion of BOBO’s best-selling lighting collection featuring hand-blown glass from Poland.
All pieces have been curated by BOBO founder Mark Sage, who has spent the last 20 years traveling to more than 50 countries, in search of one-of-a-kind pieces and then reimagining them.
Attendees will be able to view some of BOBO’s unique lighting solutions, including:
- The Bibe Opaline Table Lamp, a modernist homage to Eileen Gray. Featuring a milky lampshade, this lamp gives off a soft, relaxing light.
- The Deco Opaline Pendant Light, a lovely handblown glass cylinder with a solid brass top. It will produce a range of lighting hues based on the bulb used.
- The Gas Station Sconce, a wall-mounted, retro piece designed for home use. The black steel shade and brass screws provide a unique, vintage feel.
Hudson Valley Lighting Group offers innovative lighting options that are thoughtful, innovative and timeless. Classic forms have been updated with new technology to illuminate interiors with cool contemporary lighting.
Included within their variety of floor lamps, chandeliers, sconces, pendants and picture lights are pieces that combine clear glass with brass to create a versatile, modern appeal.
Getting the Most from Market
Attendees to both the Atlanta and Las Vegas events can find plenty of information about travel, accommodations, exhibitors and more on the market websites, and buyers can download the @Market App from the App Store or Google Play Store. This easy-to-use, intuitive application features enhanced search and navigation tools to allow you to plan your trip to maximize your time while at market. Post-market, you can track your activity, create and share photos, and stay connected to your favorite brands.