It’s looking like 2019 will be one of our most exciting and interesting years. At the heart of what we do is bring stunning design and designer lead lighting products to our customers. With that in mind we’ll be working hard in 2019 to bring new exclusive brands and light products to you. Our team will be hitting the biggest and best shows in Europe as well as travelling to visit the designers and crafters of the stunning lighting we supply.
In 2018 we started working with some incredible new suppliers and lighting designers. Working closely with them we have added our own exclusive Edit by Willie Duggan range of lamps, pendants and wall lights. Alongside our own range we have partnered with Haberdashery, one of the UK’s most ambitious lighting design companies bringing a truly unique range of lighting to the Irish market. 2018 also saw us introduce Lux y Casa, Nostalgia Lighting and Hammam Bathroom Lighting to Ireland growing our range of exclusive lighting brands which include Studio Italia, Arturo Alvarez, LZF Lamps, Ivela and Prolicht.
Some of the key show to get to in 2019.
IMM – Cologne, 14 to 20 January 2019
At the start of every year IMM presents new lighting, furniture and interior trends with numerous market-ready designs. IMM combines a depth and breadth of interior products with inspirational displays and incredible product presentation. One of the most exciting parts of IMM is it’s platform for up and coming designers. This in addition to the events organised throughout the city of Cologne in a platform to bring together designers, manufacturers and brands, makes IMM a fantastic start to the year.
Maison et Objet – Paris, 18 to 22 January 2019
MAISON & OBJET is the major event for professionals working in the art of design for living in all its rich and varied expressions. The lifestyle show brings together a complete product offering, including decorative, design, lighting, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances…. This extraordinary diversity is in line with the varied expectations of designers throughout the world, blending the demands for creative design with needs of businesses in a uniquely engaging way.
Northern Light Fair – Stockholm, 5 to 9 February 2019
The Northern Light Fair takes place as part of the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, the fair is full to bursting point with the latest innovations within interior design and lighting for both homes and public spaces. New products, new materials, new knowledge, new trends and new environmental and technological solutions are displayed in both informative and inspirational manner.
Taking place on the same week as Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, Stockholm Design Week organisers arrange more than 200 high profile design events at various venues around the city making it an incredible arena to start collaborations and add to that all important contact list.
Euroluce – Milan, 9 to 14 April 2019
With more than 480 of the best exhibitors in the lighting sector Euroluce is running it’s 30th exhibition. It is recognised as the global benchmark lighting exhibition, where technological innovation and design culture take centre stage. Exhibitiors show a huge variety of lighting products encompassing the very latest devices for outdoor, indoor and industrial lighting to special use lighting, home automation and lighting systems, light sources and lighting application software. Euroluce is touted as the most avantgarde trade fair in the field of eco-sustainability and energy saving in both the decorative and the lighting technology sectors and one not to be missed.
Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato – Florence, 24 April to 1 May 2019
Since 1930 the ‘Handicrafts Trade Fair’ has been at the heart of Italian artisan production. Following WW2 the show was reborn with an international approach and has become a creative hub where discovery of the very best in design and inspiration from master artisans coming from every country in the world is possible. The international focus of this unique show has grown and grown bringing a well justified focus to high quality artisanal products.
If you’re planning to make it to any of the shows get in touch. We’d love to talk lighting and design at the shows, in the heart of some of these incredibly inspirational spaces surrounded by incredible products and designers. Drop a mail to [email protected], the coffee is on us… See you there!
Willie grew up in the family business, stacking boxes, wiring fittings and making deliveries. He went on to study engineering and then lighting design. After working as a lighting designer in London he returned to lead our design team. You can also find Willie chasing a ball round the rugby pitch, at a gig or threading the boards on stage.