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Snoa Garrigan
Residential Lighting: Tell us about the Interior Design Society (IDS). Snoa Garrigan: We’re a membership association for the residential interior design trade. We started in 1974, under the National Home Furnishings Assn. (... read more
 Jonas Forsman Forsman is a Swedish furniture and product designer whose product philosophy is “solving problems through geometrical poetry.” His designs focus on functionality and simplicity.  Crane from Adesso's... read more
Allison Paladino
Q: How did you become involved in design? A: Design was ingrained in my head as a child watching my mother thrive in her interior design firm. I tried rebelling, but eventually gave into the passion that was innate. We... read more
ALA annual D.C. trip
American Lighting Assn. (ALA) staff and 17 members traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual mission trip April 29-30, 2015. During the trip, the group met with 15 key legislative parties, as well as... read more
Gross Electric
Starting up a small business helps grow the economy and, for those of us whose bread and butter is a bricks-and-mortar lighting showroom, it helps better secure the future of our industry in the face of “competitors” like... read more
Gregg Garofalo
Residential Lighting: Tell us about Lighting One. Gregg Garofalo: In 2001, CCA Global purchased what was then known as Illucio. It became not just about purchasing, but more of what membership in a cooperative can provide... read more
    Pinned by Arianne Bellizaire, @inspiredarianneCurrey & Co. Agnes orb chandelier   Pinned by Kati Curtis, @designerkatiJamie Young Pacific chandelier    Pinned by Lori Gilder, @... read more
Donny and Debbie Osmond
Q: What led you into home furnishings? A: Show business can be very demanding and keeps me on the road a lot of the time. It’s nice to come home to a place that’s restful and serene and filled with the warmth of family.... read more
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
Chair Statement from Brandon Levin, President of Justice Design Group As the long, cold, snowy winters have finally passed, American Lighting Assn. (ALA) members are fortunate that the sun, sand, relaxation and excitement of... read more
Q: What is Aretè Collection?   A: Aretè is a luxury collection of furnishings, lighting and objet d’arte. Q: How did it come about?   A: Creative Director George Sellers is a sculptor with a background in art... read more
Kate Christensen; 2015 ALA Conference
As one of the Featured Speakers slated for the 2015 American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Conference, Digital Media Executive Kate Christensen, who has worked with Sony and Disney, wants to help the lighting industry connect... read more
Wabash Electric
From Instagram and iPads to old-fashioned beards and “artisanal” anything, Millennials or Gen Yers as they’re sometimes called (basically anyone born from about 1980 to 2000) can be baffling bunch. But, while they’re... read more
Chip Averwater
Residential Lighting: Tell us about your new book, “Retail Truths.” Chip Averwater: The book discusses 427 lessons about retailing that I gathered from 40 years of operating a store. Some came from my father and grandfather... read more
Colonial Lighting, Sugar Hill, GA Walk in Colonial Lighting’s doors, and you will not be disappointed. “There are lots of beautiful showrooms out there,” read the store’s entry, “but less common, though, are showrooms where... read more
Dulles Electric Supply, Sterling, VA Celebrating 30 years in business in 2015, Dulles Electric Supply has become the lighting and electrical supply capital of the Washington, D.C., metroplex. “The Mid-Atlantic's largest... read more
Accent Lighting, Lake Oswego, OR Thanks to hard work and a deep-rooted devotion to customer satisfaction, Accent Lighting came out of the recent economic downturn better than before. When the showroom opened in 1996, the... read more
The mere mention of lighting design software makes many showrooms sigh and groan. Interior design-focused programs with all their bells and whistles are, at best, intimidating and expensive. Plus, many showroom managers... read more
ALA Lighting magazine
The ninth issue of Lighting magazine, a national consumer publication focused on residential lighting published in partnership with Meredith Corp.’s Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications, will hit showrooms... read more
Jim Brodrick
Residential Lighting: Please put solid-state lighting in perspective. Jim Brodrick: We’re in the midst of a lighting transformation comparable to the days of Edison. LED lighting is evolving at a blistering pace —... read more
Robert Singer
Q: What are the three most significant developments in residential lighting during the past decade? A: LED technology, home automation and energy-code requirements for lamping efficacy. Q: How have they impacted your... read more

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