Dallas Design Week To Feature “Taste of Lightovation” Event For Interior Design Community

—$15,000 giveaway included in lighting showrooms tour—

DALLAS – April 9, 2019 – Dallas Market Center, the largest open-daily design center in the country, announces details for Taste of Lightovation, the special residential lighting event for the interior design community to be held during Dallas Design Week, April 15 – 18, 2019.

On Wednesday, April 17 from 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. guests are invited for a complimentary lunch in the Trade Mart grand pavilion followed by an open house of twenty participating showrooms on the Trade Mart third and fourth floors and in the World Trade Center. Guided tours will be available for five showrooms: Eurofase, Hammerton, Progress Lighting, Swarovski, and Quoizel.

At 2:45 p.m., a reception in The SMART Center (Trade Mart 4826) will celebrate the debut of the annual issue of Lighting magazine from the American Lighting Association in partnership with Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Media. During the reception a drawing will be held for $15,000 in product credit from the five showrooms on the guided tour. Following the reception, the celebration and inspiration continues with hospitality in all participating showrooms through 5:30 p.m.

“Taste of Lightovation is the perfect opportunity for designers to see select showrooms from the largest residential lighting marketplace in North America,” says Dallas Market President and CEO Cindy Morris. “We encourage the design community to sign up to join us for an exclusive look at the latest lighting trends and to meet the welcoming representatives from these companies.”

Participating showrooms include: Eurofase, Hammerton, Progress Lighting, Quoizel, Swarovski, Aero Pure Fans, ARTcraft, Avenue Lighting, Big Ass Fans, Crystorama, CWI Lighting, Dale Tiffany, Eglo, Elegant Lighting, ELK Lighting, Golden Lighting, Hudson Valley Lighting Group (Hudson Valley Lighting, Corbett Lighting, CSL, and Mitzi), Kichler, PLC Lighting, Star Fans, and Troy Lighting.

In addition to Taste of Lightovation, Dallas Design Week will feature an inspiring series of events and seminars on the theme of Design Intelligence including Dine + Design on Tuesday, April 16, featuring industry experts Gary Inman and Donna Vining on the topic of Creating Beautiful Designs While Crafting a Successful Business. Later that day, Carson Kressley steps into the spotlight with a keynote address at 3:30pm followed by a meet and greet cocktail hour at 4:30pm outside the Feizy showroom on the first floor of the World Trade Center.

The week continues with Design’s Influence on Health & Pleasure on Wednesday, April 17, hosted by Mike Peterson, former publisher of Country Living and LUXE Interiors + Design magazines. The day concludes with a special appearance from superstar designer Dann Foley in partnership with Cambria Stone. Thursday serves up more star power with award-winner Denise McGaha, plus photography insights from leading design photographer, Stephen Karlisch.

For more details and to RSVP, visit dallasmarketcenter.com/dallasdesignweek. Special thanks to Dallas Design Week media partners LUXE Interiors + Design and D Home magazines.

About Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, holiday/floral, gifts, lighting and apparel. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80% of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center App. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Dallas Market Center blog.