The lighting fixtures displayed at this spring’s only trade-only High Point Market ran the spectrum from casual (coconut Bead-adorned chandeliers) to ultra-luxe (crystal-and-brass Sconces). However, elements such as oversized shapes, mixed materials, organic forms, and natural references were often seen. There was no wallflower among the crowd.
Here are the 15 trends we observed while looking at the renowned market showrooms that brought thousands of designers and customers into High Point, North Carolina, between April 2 and 6, 2022. (Some designs are currently available on the internet; others will be offered through your preferred lighting designer or retailer soon.) The methods may be different, but they communicate one message: No matter what you like, the latest statement and lighting can be a big step up.
Scale can be a simple method to revive a traditional style. We saw plenty of fixtures supersized on the market, such as this Arteriors Midori pendant, which explodes into an iconic midcentury style to 32 inches in diameter.
Woven and wrapped bamboo is the latest lighting trend, just as with other types of furniture. Look at the rattan covering on the previous pendant and this one with bamboo wrapped around its frame. This pendant. Regina Andrew Newport lantern. Suzanne Ennis This spring’s casual, plant-based finishes featured more contrasted material and colors. This Baja-inspired chandelier with brass accents is also made by Arteriors and is made of coconut shells and wooden pieces in a dark gray hue. The show-stopper is sized to attract attention on the dining table.
Many kinds of flora and some even were incorporated into this season’s lighting fixtures, translated abstractly and literally. Our top pick of lighting fixtures that featured flowers was this Peony lighting fixture from Corbett Lighting (part of the Hudson Valley Lighting Group). The pendant is hand-crafted and depicted on the right in gold leaf, but it is also offered in silver and is wrapped around a white glass globe.
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Mixed Materials and Metals
Brass displaced silver a few years back and is still the most popular metal tone for contemporary and traditional lighting designs. This season, many fixtures combined different materials, colors, and textures to create a modern style. This fixture is the Pavo pendant light, designed by Northern California interior designer Jay Jeffers. The third collaboration between Arteriors and Arteriors blends antique brass with dark walnut and clear acrylic. Suzanne Ennis, It was clear that stone (especially marble) and metals were the most popular items during the event. A midcentury-style Demeter floor lamp by Mr. Brown London has a black metal body with a black marble base and transparent glass globes against hammered brass plates.
15 Design Trends Spotted at the Spring 2022 High Point Market Suzanne Ennis Brass and black, and white and black remain the predominant combination of colors in showrooms for lighting (though the trend forecasters predict more striking colors shortly).
The Malone wall sconce is from Varaluz. It has a hexagonal, folded French gold reflector, contrasted by an ebony black backplate and arm.
The natural inspiration took on a form in this season’s crystallization. A few pieces of what appeared to be quartz (or dead rings to it) were used to create fixtures to create a more natural version of the cut-glass chandelier.
This outdoor wall light comes from Allegri Crystal by Kalco Lighting’s new Esterno Cristallo collection, which features clear Firenze crystal spears backlit by LEDs. Suzanne Ennis Arteriors, The unique Maisie Sconce, has clear, seedy glass that looks like natural crystal faceted in its raw form and is set in iron with a brass-toned antique finish.
Modern take on Space Age-style chandeliers are essential in the showroom. This season, the finest designs felt more contemporary rather than retro. This Dabito x Mitzi Hikari chandelier The chandelier, which was chosen to be part of the winter 2022 TrendWatch program, is a play on the symmetry of straight and curving lines.
Although sleek, linear lighting was also a prominent presence in showrooms for lighting and galleries, many designs drew inspiration from the trend toward rounded furniture. They accepted curvatures, such as the modern-looking scallops.
The Roshani table lamp was created by Dabito, a multi-hyphenate designer working in conjunction with Mitzi (a modern brand of Hudson Valley Lighting Group) Hudson Valley Lighting Group) is a step up on the fashion by having an arched bottom as well as a scalloped shade. Suzanne Ennis, The multi-faceted Regina Andrew Summer pendant, offered in two sizes, features a scalloped edge and a trendy rattan weave.
Art Deco Influences
The scallop pattern appears to be taking inspiration from another trending design, Art Deco, which is generally distinguished by symmetrical geometric patterns (including the scalloped shell pattern) and geometric elements.
The white globes that have become fashionable in recent seasons span different styles and eras. However, this brass pendant lamp’s ribbed chain and its brass details in the Haru pendant lamp by Corbett Lighting give it a French Art Deco vibe. The marble accent and 18-inch size make it appear trendy. (It is available as a 13-1/2 inch version too.) Suzanne Ennis The lighting of the era was typically the use of stepped and tiered silhouettes, glass panels, and faceted forms. Eichholtz’s Hector is a modern version of an Art Deco chandelier that channels 1920s glamour using a Bronze or Brushed Brass finish and long, clear tubes with three levels. Suzanne Ennis, With its old-fashioned polished brass star-shaped shapes, each of which is capped by glass globes, The Jackstone chandelier in Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s collection for spring 2022 from Corbett Lighting recalls the children’s game of Jack. It’s also an attractive variation of the traditional Sputnik chandelier, which dates back to 1939.
1970s-inspired designs first started appearing just a few years ago, and it’s no wonder that lamps inspired by the 1970s, such as the dazzling mushrooms as well as with pleated shades Caprani floor lamps and globe lamps, have been experiencing a revival too.
Regina Andrew’s Apollo lamp, which’s silhouette recalls the shape of the Oluce lamp from 1977. Atollo Table lamp is made of stylish blackened iron. It makes it suitable for modern, clean spaces. Suzanne Ennis Many new products featured abstract, rough, stick-like metal sculptures, which evoked images from the 1970s metal wall art.
This Vermont-made Hubbardton Forge fixture called the Tura fixture, is made of aluminum pieces annealed (available in a range of finishes), hand-textured with a hammer trip and customized dies. Suzanne Ennis From the most recent Lisa McDennon collection of Hinkley Lighting, The Roca drum pendant features handmade painted square steel rods with an antique gold finish. Suzanne Ennis