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Cutting-edge designs were celebrated with the announcement of the 2009 Good Design Winners, a prestigious global competition founded in 1950 that recognizes the best of design across several categories. Now in its 59th year... read more
As Sea Gull Lighting's parent company, Generation Brands, undergoes its restructuring, the manufacturer puts a fresh face forward with a new logo and catalog. Sea Gull Lighting has introduced a new logo treatment that... read more
Trends and business strategies will be key themes for this week’s Dallas Market. The Dallas Market Center released its lineup of keynote speakers for its Total Home & Gift Market (Jan. 13-19), concurrent with the Jan. 14... read more
World Market Center Las Vegas recently announced new show dates that create two "mega markets" aimed at attracting a wider array of buyers to expand channels of distribution and increase sales for tenants. The new dates also... read more
Kelly Gunn (pictured here) has been hired as the Vice President of Business Development, Gift and Collegiate Industries for SnapRetail. In her new role, Gunn will focus on recruiting and partnering with leading sales... read more
The Dallas Market Center recently announced its shared showrooms line-up, including a resurrected shared space exclusively for lighting exhibitors in the Trade Mart. Spectrum will showcase lighting products in individual... read more
Designer Dorian Webb and crystal chandelier manufacturer Crystorama have joined forces to create a new “recession-sensitive” chandelier line offering affordable luxury. Webb, the creative mind behind the Venetian glass... read more
This holiday season marks Philips Electronics’10th anniversary as the official lighting partner to the world-famous Times Square Ball. Over the past decade, The company's investment in solid-state lighting has helped to... read more
Elco Lighting, a recessed and track lighting manufacturer, has launched a new, state-of-the-art Web site. The company’s marketing team spent months interviewing representatives, customers and end users in its efforts to... read more
The 2010 Lightfair Intl. (LFI) trade floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center — already nearly sold out — will debut two new pavilions: the Building Integration Pavilion and Global Light + Design Pavilion, previously known... read more
Zia Eftekhar, a 40-year veteran of the lighting industry, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Philips Professional Luminaires North America, effective Jan. 1, 2010, according to a company statement. Eftekhar is... read more
Generation Brands announced on Dec. 4 that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an effort to alleviate significant debt and position itself for a comeback. The company, which encompasses the well known lines Feiss... read more
Nora Lighting helped make the dream of a new home a reality for the Montgomery family of Philo, IL. The family was the lucky recipients of a new home from ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” show. Nathan Montgomery,... read more
Italian lighting importer Leucos USA will enhance its portfolio of brands through a new partnership with Firme di Vetro (FDV). This will add contemporary lines such as Murano Due, Aureliano Toso, Gallery and Alt... read more
The Home Furnishings Independents Assn. (HFIA). and CEPA Technologies introduced LiveAction Personal Shopper software for its members at the October High Point Market. “This is the next generation of in-home shopping,” says... read more
The Guangzhou Intl. Lighting Exhibition., Asia’s largest lighting event, will celebrate its 15th anniversary during its June 2010 show at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou, China. Over the past... read more
Stylish and innovative design earned 15 trailblazing designers of products and collections, including lighting, nods from the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD). during a gala at the October International Home... read more
After a devastating total-loss fire earlier this year, Cleveland Lighting is celebrating the grand opening of a newly designed, renovated showroom in the original Lyndhurst, OH, location, with the goal of introducing... read more
The Dallas Market Center (DMC). and the Accessories Resource Team (ART). a trade association representing the decorative accessory industry, recently announced that Don McEvoy will receive the prestigious Academy of... read more
OneCoast, the largest sales rep agency in the gift, home and collegiate industries, recently announced a major reorganization aimed at better serving its retail customers. Effective Dec. 31, the firm will separate its sales... read more

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