enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication
Judy Ziccardi Lighting Innovation, San Clemente, California

How to Strengthen the Designer-Showroom Bond:...

Mary Jo Martin asks interior designers and lighting showrooms to speak frankly about the positive aspects of the lighting showroom and interior designer partnership, along with advice on how to create better synergy between them. Judy Ziccardi...

How to Strengthen the Designer-Showroom Bond:...

Mary Jo Martin asks interior designers and lighting showrooms to speak frankly about the positive aspects of the lighting showroom and interior designer partnership, along with advice on how to create better synergy between them. David Bellwoar...

Preparing Homes to Sell

Jana Uselton of Model My Home shared her staging tips with interior designers at the Las Vegas Market. These techniques could also be beneficial to showroom personnel helping customers renovate or ready their homes for the market. ana Uselton and...

American “Idol”

Barbara Lansing of Idlewood Electric Supply credits her talented staff – which includes two of her daughters – with helping to keep the showroom her father founded  60 years ago an enviable success. The company was recently named an ARTS Award...

It’s Called Survival

As we rapidly race to 2020 – the year that many seasoned industry pros predicted as the final rhapsody of brick and mortar showrooms as we know them – it’s time to embrace change. urprise! The way showrooms have gone to market and interact with...

Editor’s Note: October 2018

he lighting industry’s relationship with interior designers has been complicated. When I entered the lighting world in 1994, most manufacturers were opposed to opening accounts with individual designers, to the point that a few stated they were not...

Ellen DeGeneres Partners With Generation Lighting

While millions know the comedienne for her eponymous daytime TV talk show and her philanthropic efforts, Ellen DeGeneres also has a solid reputation as a real estate investor who has reportedly purchased and renovated approximately 15 luxury...

Quoizel Closes NY Offices, Toni Phillips Retires

Goose Creek, S.C.-based Quoizel has announced the retirement of second-generation Phillips family executive Toni Phillips, who has called the company’s Long Island, N.Y. offices home for decades. Rick Seidman, President of Quoizel, released a...

David Gebhart to Receive ARTS Awards Academy of...

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, has announced David Gebhart of Global Views will receive the Academy of Achievement honor at the 30th annual ARTS Awards. The ARTS Awards are presented each January during the...

ART & IDS Set 2019 Conference in Palm Springs

ART, the creative home furnishings network, and the Interior Design Society (IDS) will hold their third joint conference on May 2-5, 2019 at The Riviera Palm Springs in California. The 2019 program will feature joint general sessions and social...

EVOLVE Workshop Session Offered Free to ALA...

Lighting and home décor industry veteran James Fleming, President of Camelot Consulting Group, will be presenting three mini EVOLVE Retailing Excellence strategy session workshops following the American Lighting Association (ALA) 2018 Conference in...

Kuzco Quadruples DMC Space, Launches New Brand

Since word spread two weeks ago about Generation Lighting relocating from the Dallas Market Center (DMC) Trade Mart showroom space that Feiss occupied for decades to the first floor of the Interior Home + Design Center, there has been much...

Hudson Valley Lighting Group Launches 2 Designer...

At its first Fall High Point Market, Hudson Valley Lighting Group – which opened a 11,000-sq.-ft. showroom in Market Square in High Point which featured the launch of celebrated interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins’ lighting line – will unveil an...

DMC Announced January Market Changes

Don’t worry, the dates for the upcoming 2019 January Dallas Market (which encompasses LIGHTOVATION and the Total Home & Gift Market) are not changing, however, 2020 will be a different story as the Dallas Market Center (DMC) has moved its...

Howard Astrin Joins American Brass & Crystal

Union, N.J.-based domestic manufacturer American Brass & Crystal has hired industry veteran Howard Astrin as National Sales Manager. Astrin brings 11 years of experience as a lighting showroom owner as well as seven years’ experience as a...

Fine Art Lamps Veteran John Pugh Joins Elegant...

Philadelphia-based Elegant Lighting has appointed John Pugh as National Sales Manager. Pugh has a 25-year history with Miami Lakes, Fla.-based Fine Art Lamps as VP/Global Sales, and had previously served as National Sales Manager at Minka Group for...