More than 30 products from the Flambeau and Gilded Nola collections were exhibited at Europe’s largest lighting market in Frankfurt this week. Hundreds of visitors to the Elstead Lighting booth came from more than 50 different countries across, Europe, Africa and Asia were able to admire the artistic lights designed in New Orleans. The new models had a great reception and many retailers and designers look forward to having access to the stock when it arrives in Europe this summer.
From a relationship that started in a cab in Dallas, January 2009, a new partnership comes to fruition in the fall of 2016. Joining forces are Elstead Lighting from the UK and Flambeau Lighting of New Orleans, to create a new business “Lucas + McKearn”.
As the name suggests, the partners are Joe McKearn, who has been the well renowned leader at Flambeau Lighting of New Orleans and Jonathan & Deborah Lucas, the British husband and wife team that run their near 50 year old lighting fixture manufacturing and design company from the country village of Alton in the South of England.
For both companies, design and style is a passion as well as a time served heritage which now bring New Orleans flair and British [...]