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Trends

Illuminating Design
How kitchen and bath lighting
is changing interior style

JESCO debuts New Radianz
PK900 Series LED Recessed/
Surface-Mount Slim Disks,
with a choice of fi ed or
amiable high-output white
COB LEDs. These slim disks
provide high-performance,
ener y efficient showcase
and display lighting, as well as
undercabinet, shelf or other
accent downlighting.

I

T'S NO SECRET THAT
GOOD LIGHTING IS THE

of excellent design. With
proper illumination, a
room functions better,
is more appealing to the
eye and can even uplift
a mood. With new technological advancements,
lighting can also last longer, coordinate with smart
technology and turn functional pieces into art.
"Today's consumers want more than just a
lamp," said lighting designer Dima Loginoff of
Studio Italia Design. "More often people are trying to find something like a piece of art for the
room. That piece could play the role as the center
of an interior concept, and it would be the key
ingredient to a design."
CHERRY ON TOP

ABOVE Brass Bell, designed by

Patrick Zulauf for LIGNE ROSET,
is available in one or threeshade pendant styles. When
unlit, the shade is golden brass
in appearance, and when
illuminated, the brass-coated
glass becomes transparent.

the kitchen must now offer furniture, fixtures and
lighting that serve the style and functionality of
the multi-use space."
According to Sonneman, consumers want to
fill these multipurpose spaces with more efficient products. As knowledge about the color
enhancements and controllability spreads, the
market is demanding even more technologically sophisticated and artful lighting systems to
highlight a room.
"We're seeing a movement by consumers to
consider lighting as a distinct element in their
interiors, as carefully chosen as art and furnishings,"said Larry Lazin, CEO of Global Lighting.
"Lighting seems to have risen from a humble,
functional necessity to a product elevated by the
breadth of design and materials that are now available. So, definitely, there is an expectation of aesthetics beyond function."
But function is important too. Consumers love
the luxurious look of a chandelier in a bathroom
or an edgy set of pendants in the kitchen, but wellplaced task lighting is essential. A design that first
anticipates where light is needed for functional use
and then boasts a standout piece will hit the mark
with clients today.
"People shop for lighting in different ways,"said
Antoine Roset, executive vice president of Roset
USA."It could be for a specific need,like lighting art
or a ceiling; for the ambiance - warm or cold colors;
or for the style. Personally, I believe lighting is the
most important part in terms of interior decoration,
and too often people rush their choice of lighting
instead of trying to understand the correct need."

RIGHT Designed by Dima Loginoff, Nostalgia from STUDIO
ITALIA DESIGN marries its retro
shape with LED technology
for a rich pendant collection.
The sizes and shapes of
the hand-blown glass differ
slightly and are offered in four
colors: crystal, chrome, gold
and rose gold.

WHAT CONSUMERS WANT
The new Aether IC-rated
downlight from WAC LIGHTING
is engineered with a lowprofile,
in
shallow
housing. This housing is ideal
for installation in small ceiling
spaces inside buildings with
comple
ducts and
heating/water pipes that are
located etween the floors

Designs today take into account that high-traffic
rooms like the kitchen serve more than one purpose for homeowners. Lighting in these areas
should provide for a number of different activities, including cooking, cleanup, entertaining
and dining.
"The kitchen has evolved from a space of pure
utility to the entertainment and social hub of family activity," said designer Robert Sonneman of
Larchmont, N.Y.-based Sonneman - a Way of
Light."Often an extension of a shared living space,

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BY ERINN LOUCKS

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Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Tech Savvy
Trends
Hot Topic
Learning Corner
KBIS Countdown
Favorites
What’s Hot
What’s Cool
Small Spaces
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