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Interior Designer Preview Day Returning for January Edition of Lightovation

Lightovation has announced the return of the popular Interior Designer Preview Day, taking place on Tuesday, January 9.

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Lightovation has announced the return of the popular Interior Designer Preview Day, taking place on Tuesday, January 9. The event is designed to provide the design community with an exclusive sneak peek at Lightovation, which takes place January 10-14, including a trend tour, an expert panel on technology, and the world premiere of the first-ever Metaverse Lighting TrendHouse.

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, 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.

The world-premiere of the first-ever Metaverse Lighting TrendHouse, set to take place at the January show, is a groundbreaking initiative which represents a leap forward in the realm of residential design and lighting by offering an immersive 3D experience for the industry. The TrendHouse will be able to be viewed both as a 3D virtual walkthrough individual experience or via the metaverse where people can explore together. Lightovation attendees will explore spaces wearing a virtual reality headset or by their desktop, tablet, or mobile phone.

“We are delighted to, once again, welcome the design community to enjoy a unique day of events,” said Cindy Morris, President, and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Interior Designer Preview Day allows designers to not only experience what’s in the world of lighting and hear from industry experts, but to be the first attendees to view the world-premiere of the Metaverse Lighting TrendHouse.”

To register to attend, visit the Dallas Market Center website or dallasmarketcenter.com/application/event/default.aspx?event=ID%20Preview

Tuesday, January 9 – Schedule of Events

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Lightovation Metaverse Lighting TrendHouse Experience
Location: Trade Mart North 3rd floor Escalator Lobby.

Designers are invited to the world premiere of the first Lightovation Metaverse Lighting TrendHouse! View by using a pair of VR goggles or computer station and walk-through 2,000 SF+ of fabulous lighting and design. The house features the latest lighting trends curated by interior designer and retailer Shay Geyer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings. Shay pulled her inspiration from the 2024 Lightovation Trend Report written by global trend ambassador, Patti Carpenter and presented by Furniture, Lighting, & Decor and Lightovation.

2:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. The Next Design Frontier: Explore the Future of Interior Design & Technology
Location: Trade Mart 4th Floor Elevator Lobby
Join Leslie Carothers (Savour Partnership), Annilee Waterman (designer & rendering artist), Shay Geyer (IBB Design Fine Furnishings), and special guests to learn about the role of technology in Interior Design. They will discuss their work on the Lightovation Metaverse Lighting TrendHouse, how they harness the power of technology in their businesses, and where they think these innovations will lead the industry.

3:00 p.m. 2024 Lighting Trend Tour with Patti Carpenter
Location: Trade Mart North 3rd floor Escalators

Follow renowned trend expert Patti Carpenter on a tour of Lighting Showrooms for an in-depth dive into the latest lighting trends pulled from the 2024 Lightovation Trend Report and where/how to source them in showrooms.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. World Premier Party for the Metaverse Lighting TrendHouse
Location: Trade Mart North 3rd floor Escalator Lobby

Join us for a party in real life and explore the Metaverse Lighting TrendHouse!  Enjoy music, drinks, and lite bites while networking with interior designers and lighting industry professionals at this exciting premier party.


Lightovation Exhibitor News

There will be new exhibitor showrooms to inspire during Lightovation that include Lib&Co (TM 3519), which offers unique and modern designs, and SDQStaunch Lighting (TM 4331), showcasing innovative LED fixtures. As well, there are new showroom openings for former SPECTRUM tenants Lit Living, XO Logic, Spectra, Windward (TM 4931) and Millenium Lighting (TM 3664.)

Worldwide company EGLO (TM 4916) has expanded their showroom by nearly 2,000 sq ft, while Vaxcel International Co., has a new showroom location (TM 3907), as well as smart ceiling fan and lighting manufacturer, Carro USA (TM 3939). Eurofase (TM 4002) has undergone major renovations and now has a new entrance for January.

Inside Spectrum (TM 4432), the shared showroom for Lighting resources, you will find the introduction of Aventura Lighting, LUMpure Lighting, Montclair Lighting Works, Our Living Lights, PureEdge Lighting, Premiere Luminaire, and Titanium Technologie.

Returning for the second year, the International Pavilion (TM 4909) showcases lighting manufacturers from around the world. New to the Pavilion in January is Abilux, representing several lighting design brands from Brazil which range from contemporary to industrial including exemplars in sustainability Audax, Celera, Conex, FASA, Lalux, Madelustre, Omega, PDLed. London’s Buster + Punch will also showcase their collections of lighting, cabinetry hardware, and accessories.                    

Exciting product introduction highlights and events will take place during January Lightovation. Hunter Fan Company (TM 3135) will show seven lighting collections and a ceiling fan collection in collaboration with Jasmine Roth of “Hidden Potential” and “Help! I’ve Wrecked My House!” Studio M Lighting of Maxim Group Companies (TM 3901,3905) will show their second collection of innovative, upscale lighting fixtures with designer Nina Magnon. Dann Foley, interior designer and product designer of Dann Foley Lifestyle, debuts his new portable lamp line with Minka Group (TM 4103). Savoy House (TM 4901) will debut their new collection of lighting with interior designer and HGTV personality Breegan Jane.

Exhibitor activities happening in January include Savoy House (TM 4901) hosting a book signing with Breegan Jane during the week. On January 11 at 4 p.m. Minka Group (TM 4103) will be hosting a panel discussion: Designing for Tomorrow: Staying Ahead of Trends, Innovation and Lifestyle to Anticipate What Tomorrow's Client Will Want. Participants will include designers Robin Baron and Dann Foley together with global trend ambassador Patti Carpenter and moderated by Courtney Porter, editor-in-chief of Design News Now. Eurofase (TM 4002) will be hosting the ALA Women in Lighting Reception on January 10, to be followed by Bourbon & BBQ at and Progress Lighting (TM 3840) will be hosting ALA Young Executives Reception January 11.

Exhibitors celebrating anniversaries include: Innovations Lighting (TM 4909) celebrating their 10th anniversary and WAC Lighting (TM 3101) celebrating their 40th anniversary, while Hubbardton Forge (TM 3725), James Moder Crystal Chandelier Inc. (WTC 303-5), and Justice Design Group (TM 3941) are all celebrating 60 years of 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.

Those needing to make hotel reservations can visit the following https://book.passkey.com/event/50365936/owner/14227/home.


Lightovation Trend Report

Dallas Market Center and its lighting exhibitors have released the Lightovation Trend Report for 2024, which debuted in November, focused on the form and function of home decor, architecture, and lighting elements. Copies are available online and at Lightovation. The trend report, written by global trend ambassador Patti Carpenter, features an overview of the latest home design trends with an emphasis on lighting as well as an article on how designers are using Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality.

Style Eyes Trendspotting

Interior and product designer Dann Foley of Dann Foley Lifestyle will be discovering new products at Lightovation. The Style Eyes returns for the winter as the program leverages the knowledge and taste making skills of social media influencers for their insights and discoveries. Dann will spot must-see and unique products and trends across the lighting marketplace. Follow along on Dallas Market Center social media channels and #dallasstyleeyes.

Other January Trade Events

In addition to Lightovation (January 10-14) the Total Home & Gift Market (Jan 10-16 – Temps 10-13) takes place at Dallas Market Center featuring numerous design installations and events in permanent showrooms and on the 10th floor of the World Trade Center in The Temps. Check the website and social media for the latest updates.

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.

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