Home / About Kichler / News Room / Kichler Press Releases / 1-19-12 Lamps Kichler Lighting Introduces New Lamp Collections for 2012 Representing the Latest Design and Finish Trends, Kichler Lamps Invigorate Today’s Home Décor Market CLEVELAND – Jan. 19, 2012 – As lamps take on more importance in the home décor forecast for 2012 and beyond, Kichler Lighting is ready with a wide range of dynamic new shapes and styles for today’s fresh traditional, transitional and contemporary living spaces. Among the lifestyle trends converging to bring lamps to the forefront in home décor are today’s more mobile consumer and increasing awareness of both the aesthetic and functional value of well-planned lighting, notes Jeffrey Dross, Kichler’s corporate director of education and industry trends. “With more younger consumers today living in shorter-term situations, and the growing over-50 population reaching a stage when greater light is increasingly needed and appreciated, it’s easy to see why lamps are influential in shaping today’s living spaces,” Dross says. Design trends for lamps and lighting fixtures are diverging, however, with lighter finishes such as Chrome and Polished Nickel dominating in contemporary lamp styles while a cleaner, lighter Bronze finish emerges in traditional décor. Shape and finish interact to deliver striking looks and a wide variety in these new designs from Kichler. Clean, Simple Lines with Geometric Shapes Evident in Kichler’s new designs is the shift toward cleaner, simpler lines that cuts across both ends of the design spectrum including: Saratoga – The graceful, elongated oval design in warm silver is highlighted with optical crystal spheres and oval linen shades. This family includes both table and floor lamps. (Floor lamp height: 61 ½”, table lamp height: 28 ½”, tall table lamp height: 31 ½”, desk lamp height: 25 ½”, torchiere height: 71”) Jackson – A bronze finish with burnished copper highlights and beige scavo glass shades make up this lamp family, which features a floor, table, and desk lamp, as well as a wall sconce. Perfect for many environments including casual, lodge, or Arts and Crafts. (Floor lamp height: 61”, table lamp height: 28 ½”, desk lamp height: 26”, wall sconce height: 24”) Corky – A cylindrical accent and table lamp wrapped in natural cork comprise this earthy lamp family. The accent lamp is topped with a cork shade and the table lamp has a linen drum shade. (Accent lamp height: 23 ½”, table lamp height: 28”) Clinton Wall Lamp – Clean, simple design at its best, the Clinton Wall Lamp is ideal for many living spaces and features an adjustable shade. It is available in two finishes, burnished copper bronze with an oatmeal linen shade and brushed nickel with a linen shade. (Wall lamp height: 47 ¾”) Fresco – The fluted column in a waxed chestnut finish with a linen shade gives the Fresco family an updated traditional feel. (Floor lamp height: 60”, table lamp height: 28 ½”) Hand-Painted Porcelain Ana – Flower sketches and free-flowing calligraphy are featured on the base of this eye-catching, hand-painted porcelain lamp. The crème linen oval soft shade completes this fresh but classic look. (Table lamp height: 28”) Hollowbrook – The hand-painted porcelain base has a raised floral and leaf design that creates a casual traditional look. The lamp’s oval base also has an antique light pewter oval shade. (Table lamp height: 28 ½”) Lusso – In hand-painted porcelain, Lusso’s metallic finish with a hint of patina is an opulent look. The rounded rectangular base has a coordinating ivory rectangular shade. (Table lamp height: 27”) Mercury Glass Celine – The antique mercury glass and brushed nickel base of this gorgeous table lamp highlight its elongated teardrop shape. (Table lamp height: 30 ¾”) Obsidian – This fun mercury glass table lamp has a black shade with black and white houndstooth lining. Striking and unique, it will be a standout in any room. (Table lamp height: 28 ¾”) Wood and Metal Byron – This family showcases a distinctly modern look in a medium brown metal finish with brushed nickel accents. Included are a table lamp, an accent lamp and a torchiere with a sidelight. (Table lamp height: 30 ¾”, accent lamp height: 30”, torchiere height: 70 ½”) Trivet – An updated take on a classic tripod lamp, the Trivet table and floor lamps are adjustable for added functionality. Available in two finishes, antique brass with medium walnut finish on metal and brushed nickel with natural beech finish on metal, they both include a linen shade. (Table lamp height: 30 ½” to 37”, floor lamp height: 46” to 59 ½”) Kichler® is a world leader in decorative lighting and ceiling fans, encompassing more than 3,000 products, including chandeliers, wall sconces, bath lighting, ceiling fans, under-cabinet lighting, landscape lighting, outdoor lighting, lamps, mirrors and accessories. A leader in energy-efficient technology, Kichler’s line of Design Pro LED fixtures feature several winners of the Lighting for Tomorrow Award, sponsored by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Lighting Association. 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