SOURCE: Tech Lighting

Tech Lighting

January 18, 2011 10:50 ET

Tech Lighting Unveils New Heights of Artisan Elegance for 2011 at Dallas International Lighting and Accessories Market

Hand-Blown Glass From Italian Masters Centers Lighting Introductions

DALLAS, TX and CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) - Industry leader Tech Lighting will be showcasing several larger and more breathtaking glass pieces than they have ever attempted before at the company's Dallas Market Center showroom (#4705) during the International Lighting and Accessories Market, January 20 - 24. Hand blown by their partners in and around Murano, Italy, these pieces, including the Soleil Grande Pendant, World Pendant and Inner World Pendant are true works of art. They could easily take the place of a modern chandelier -- in a foyer or over a dining room table.

"We are fortunate to have a collaborative relationship with two of Italy's best glass blowing facilities, one on the island of Murano and the other in the countryside of Venice," says Sean Lavin, Vice President of Product Design at Tech Lighting. "As a designer, it's an inspiring place to work due to the region's rich heritage. It's also truly a thrill to work side-by-side with these partners to conceive of new, or put a twist on, time-tested techniques. This year we really challenged them, and they exceeded our highest expectations."

It is believed that glassmaking in Murano originated from ninth century Rome, and the artisans of Murano still utilize techniques passed down through the centuries. Tech Lighting was fortunate enough to capture this extraordinary process on film and video; visit to view.

At 20" in diameter, the World Pendant is the most demanding pendant ever conceived of by Tech Lighting. Master glass blowers use an optic mould to achieve the ribbing on the interior of the glass. This helps alter the look of the piece depending on your viewing angle. Classic Edison lamps celebrate the beauty of the glass. The Inner World Pendant incorporates a second inner blown piece of glass for a completely different yet equally stunning look. It is also offered in a compact fluorescent version. Both the World Pendant and Inner World are available in smoke and amber.

Inspired by Tech Lighting's popular Soleil Pendant, the Soleil Grande takes the concept to an entirely new level. At 18" in height and 15" in diameter, the Soleil Grande makes a bold design statement. Inner white case glass adds depth to the piece and helps diffuse the light. The Soleil Grande is available in both incandescent and compact fluorescent lamping options and four outer colors including amber, brown, clear and smoke.

Tech Lighting's full line of 2011 new product is available to review at

Dallas Market Center
Showroom #4705
2100 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX

About Tech Lighting and Encompass Lighting Group:
Tech Lighting offers a family of decorative accent lighting brands including Tech Lighting, Wilmette Lighting, T~TRAK, ELEMENT, and tiella. Known for its refined, timeless designs combined with the latest advancements in lighting technology and expert craftsmanship, the company has been a premier choice of architects, lighting designers, interior designers and homeowners since 1988. Tech Lighting is a part of the Encompass Lighting Group, a Generations Brands company. Tech Lighting's products can be found in lighting retailers and through sales representatives across North America. For detailed product information, visit our Web site at, and for news and decorating ideas please visit us on Facebook at

About Generation Brands:
Generation Brands is one of America's leading companies serving the lighting, electrical wholesale, home improvement, home décor, and building industries. The company has an outstanding portfolio of fashionable and functional lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, and decorative products that provide value and growth for our customers and end-users. Our success is derived from our ability to serve our customers and end-users with superior service, leading edge design, and outstanding quality.

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