We have dubbed this year’s lighting market “Industrial Gold”! Manufacturers were show casing fixtures made from industrial materials; ranging from gears to plumbing parts and everything in between. It was fun to see the innovative designs created from everyday products. Many incorporated crystals or glass into their designs; crystal chandeliers inside wire cages, recycled glass bobbles hanging from pipes, intricate beading spanning industrial bar stock. The ying and yang of the soft and hard look.
Gold was still reigning Queen! Gold finishes were reintroduced last year and were still found throughout market. Not the shiny gold of yesteryear, more of an updated look with a brushed finish. If you were looking for bling; there was plenty of bright shiny gold glass and gold crystal! The brushed brass finish was also brought back from last year.
Fixtures made of upcycled materials were still popular too. With all the LED options available it is now possible to create fixtures from materials that would have been consider flammable in the past. Found some beautiful pendants made from cardboard…watch for those to hit our store soon! Recycle, renew, reuse ~ it is all about balance.