Guess Who’s Turning 90!

Whether you call him Chairman of the Board, patriarch, leader, colleague or friend, one thing is certain, Ira Phillips has made his mark in the lighting industry.

As we celebrate his 90th year, it’s a great time to reflect on what an impact he has made, all the accolades he has received and all of the endearing friendships he has cultivated.

Known as the “PT Barnum of the Lighting Industry,” Ira Phillips joined Quoizel in 1964 and since then has led it through extraordinary growth by expanding the product mix and providing innovative merchandising strategies to retailers. Phillips acquired full ownership in 1986. Today, Quoizel remains a privately held, family-owned and operated business offering more than 2,000 items in its full line catalog. Quoizel has 150 employees between three locations in South Carolina, New York and China.

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Vote for Quoizel…!

The most exciting part about attending market is viewing the new introductions firsthand.  Voting for these future best sellers gives you the opportunity to be part of something great!

For the first time, voting will be possible in advance of the event as well as on-site through noon CDT on Thursday, June 22nd 2017.

Voting in the Market Choice Awards, which are sponsored by enLIGHTenment and Lighting & Decor magazines, is available at www.dallasmarketcenter.com/mca and on the Lightovation app, downloadable from the App Store and Google Play. Through the mobile-friendly voting platform, participants can choose one product in each of six categories: Bath, Ceiling Fans, Chandeliers & Pendants, Outdoor, Portable Lamps and a new-for-2017 Technology category.

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Where Is Quoizel??

When we think of Quoizel, we think of timeless pieces created for our homes. However, more and more Quoizel lighting is popping up in unfamiliar places and spaces. Adding an interesting fixture where one might not initially think to do so can take a space to a whole new level.

First impressions are lasting impressions! Adding sleek, sophisticated lighting fixtures to your office lobby will impress visitors as soon as they walk in. A glamorous chandelier will immediately bring their eyes up and make your space seem larger and more open. This Downtown chandelier (left) is elegant and cool, featuring a shiny chrome finish and opal etched glass drum shade. The shine from the glass ball accent adds some sparkle to this simple fixture making it a piece of artwork in itself and allows it to pop off of the refreshing green hue of the rest of the space. Adding pendants above an end table stands out because they’re typically used over a kitchen table or island. These Emery pendants are a seamless addition to this space (right). The chrome of the chandelier marries beautifully with the space’s other metallic accents and provides the perfect amount of light to anyone using the seating area.

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Get Your Better Homes & Gardens Lighting Magazine Now!

Better Homes & Gardens “Lighting” magazine is on the newsstands and in American Lighting Association showrooms now. This much anticipated magazine, in collaboration with ALA, only comes out once a year. This special publication is filled with great articles, lighting tips and beautiful setting shots. Quoizel’s full page ad, opposite the “Editor’s Note,” features the newly introduced Gallery collection’s island light and mini chandeliers. Although traditional in design, the clean and simple structure of the Gallery Collection suits a variety of décor styles. The slender candle sleeves, in Ivory or Royal Ebony, and strong lines come together to create the perfect minimalist design.

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What time is it? Renovation time!

That little window of time after the holidays and before summer…it’s renovation time!

Whether you hire a contractor, tackle a DIY project or a little bit of both…updating a room, especially a kitchen, may seem daunting.  But seeing the space come together makes all the trials and tribulations well worth it.

This South Carolina couple kept the original floor plan of their existing kitchen, but needed to restore the outdated stained cabinets and remove the old-fashioned popcorn ceiling.

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