enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication
enLightenment-March-2016

Editor’s Letter March 2016

hat’s gotten into consumers these days? While neutral color schemes dominate kitchen décor, 60 percent of the hundreds of design professionals interviewed by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) said they’ve recently created...

Antonio-based artist Bill FitzGibbon

The Power Of Art: Interview With Bill FitzGibbons

San Antonio-based artist Bill FitzGibbons – renowned for creating public works of art featuring lighting – sits down with lighting designer Mike Brannon to discuss his process & what’s next. redominantly known as a sculptor of light, Bill...

Tips For Becoming A Retail Selling Machine

Maximizing: Tips For Becoming A Retail Selling...

Selling today involves creating a retail environment that causes the customer to take pause and evokes the desire to buy something. Here are some tips for becoming a retail selling machine. he saying goes “Retail Is Detail” — and the attention...

Michael Wintersteller, principal of Steller Sales

A Stellar Addition

enLIGHTenment Magazine checks in with Michael Wintersteller – whom we profiled in 2012 when he was just starting out as an independent rep – to see how his agency has changed. hen Michael Wintersteller, principal of Steller Sales in Arizona, was...

Trisha Yearwood Debuts Lamp Collection

Trisha Yearwood Taps IMAX for Lamps &...

Oklahoma-based Country star Trisha Yearwood is partnering with IMAX Worldwide Home on four distinct accessory collections for her Trisha Yearwood Home Collection. Inspired by Trisha’s comfortable-yet-chic southern style, the new line of lamps...

Louis Poulsen Opens First U.S. Showroom

Louis Poulsen Opens First U.S. Showroom

The iconic Danish architectural-grade lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen will unveil its first American showroom in the Helm’s Bakery District in Culver City, California. Louis Poulsen USA, headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, has signed a five-year...

Westbury, N.Y.-based Crystorama Lighting has inked a licensing agreement with interior designer and TV personality Brian Patrick Flynn to create a new collection of eclectic lighting fixtures that will be introduced in January 2017 at Lightovation in Dallas. Known for his bold use of color, juxtaposition of design styles, and mix of price points, Flynn’s indoor and outdoor spaces are regularly featured in U.S. home and garden publications, high-profile designer showhouses, and on popular decorating Web sites. Flynn’s partnership with Crystorama represents his first home furnishings license. Starting with the lighting category made sense to Flynn because it’s often a challenge for designers to find the exact light fixture they need to fulfill their vision. “Most of the time, I might find the shape or style of chandelier that I'm looking for, but it won't be the right scale or proportion. Or, it’s the right visual weight, but the finish is all wrong,” he explains. With his new collection for Crystorama, “We’ll be playing a lot with shape, proportion, materials, and finish to expand the range of creative options that are available to designers and consumers,” Flynn notes. “We are very excited about our new partnership with Brian Patrick Flynn,” says Brad Kleinberg, President of Crystorama Lighting. “He brings an unconventional, urban-influenced viewpoint to his design projects, mixing patterns, colors, and textures in a range of exciting and dramatic ways. He understands the important role lighting can play in bringing a room to life and isn't afraid to turn up the volume by doing something totally unexpected,” he adds. Based in Atlanta, Flynn is the founder of Flynnside Out, a full-service TV and digital-based production company specializing in lifestyle-related content and interior and exterior home makeovers. He also produces, designs, decorates, and styles original spaces while sharing tips, takeaways, and forward-thinking ideas along the way. Flynn’s respect for Crystorama traces back to the early days of his design career when he selected the Solaris orb pendant and Astro star-shaped chandelier for two projects. “I loved the look of them — especially the Astro, which has this very cool, Mid-Century Modern vibe. Crystorama’s designs are always very innovative and, while they look expensive, they’re priced so that people can easily afford them. They’re positioned squarely in the middle of the market, which is where I like my designs to be as well,” Flynn comments. Flynn describes his aesthetic as “really eclectic and tailored,” adding, “I like just about every single style, from traditional and Country to Mid-Century Modern and transitional. What intrigues me most is to combine styles that aren’t usually paired together — like contemporary and casual — to create something new, or to take a vintage look that’s been around forever and make it completely original and relevant by changing the material or finish.”

Crystorama Partners With Designer Brian Patrick...

Westbury, N.Y.-based Crystorama Lighting has inked a licensing agreement with interior designer and TV personality Brian Patrick Flynn to create a new collection of eclectic lighting fixtures that will be introduced in January 2017 at Lightovation...

Guangzhou Lighting Show

Upcoming Guangzhou Lighting Show Offers Vast...

The fast advancement of LED, digital, and adjacent technologies has created immense possibilities for lighting solutions today. The shifting market dynamics are encouraging lighting suppliers to think outside the box. The resulting innovations will...

enLightenment-Residential Lighting News

Two Lighting Agencies Merge

Lighting agencies Illuminate Boston and Vanguard Lighting have joined forces to create a new organization to be called Illuminate|Vanguard.  The merger of the two companies became effective in December. The new company will be maintaining its...

24th annual Party for Life fundraiser

Gift for Life’s Party for Life Raises...

The 24th annual Party for Life fundraiser, held this month by the charitable organization Gift for Life, raised $200,000 for AIDS treatment and prevention benefiting the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). A record crowd of 500+...

Ken Kallett Apointed National Sales Manager

Ken Kallett Joins Designers Fountain

Industry veteran Ken Kallett – whose experience includes 16 years as Executive Vice President of Dale Tiffany, VP/Sales & Marketing for Emess Lighting, and VP/Sales & Marketing of Intercontinental Art – has been appointed National Sales...

News_Stan Johnston memorial

In Memoriam: Stanley D. Johnston

The lighting industry lost a guiding light and inspirational mentor when long-time American Lighting Association (ALA) member and industry veteran Stanley Johnston passed away unexpectedly in January. His wife, Kathy, and their three children...

Legrand Hires Jason Evans

Legrand Hires Jason Evans as National Trainer

Legrand Hires Jason Evans as National Trainer for Electrical Wiring Systems Division Legrand, a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, has appointed Jason Evans as the national trainer for its Electrical Wiring Systems...