News | November 21, 2022

Lightopia Launches New Online Shopping Experience


Lightopia, an omnichannel modern lighting retailer for residential customers and trade professionals, recently launched a new online shopping experience for lighting and fans at Focused on contemporary design, quality materials and responsible manufacturing, the site offers over 50 leading brands including Visual Comfort, Arteriors, Hudson Valley and Artemide. Several new brands will be added each week going forward, many of them with limited distribution in the US market.

A few noteworthy brands with compelling designs featured on Lightopia include:

Moooi – Seductive, audacious, and unexpected, Moooi is a Dutch lifestyle brand founded by legendary designers Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers in 2001. Today, Moooi collaborates with an international roster of talented designers for their collection of eclectic, exuberant, and sometimes rebellious designs. We love their Heracleum III Linear Chandelier with its gently sweeping blossoms on delicate branches – blooms frozen in time and powered by Electrosandwich®, a proprietary technology that brings conductivity to complex objects or light-weight structures. The Heracleum III delivers light with Moooi’s tenets of innovation, creativity, and a touch of magic.

Hubbardton Forge – Committed to crafting luxury lighting using environmentally responsible practices, Hubbardton Forge are makers who design, forge, weld, and finish all their lighting creations under one roof in Vermont. Their team of skilled artisans handcrafts each fixture to order, one at a time, working with natural materials like iron, glass, slate, wood, and leather. One of their standout designs is the dramatic Ardesia Circular LED Pendant, a nature-meets-technology fixture featuring organic black slate from a nearby Vermont quarry, set in a handcrafted metalwork frame. Each piece from Hubbardton Forge is a sculptural, functional work of art – proudly made in America.

The Modern Fan Co. – Industrial designer Ron Rezak founded the Modern Fan Co. to create sleek ceiling fans engineered with a balance of technical and aesthetic appeal. One of our favorites is the Torsion Ceiling Fan, its blades split as they join the body of the fan, creating a twisting sensation like a wrench on a bolt. The Modern Fan Co. always designs their fans with consideration for superior air circulation, comfort, and energy efficiency throughout their line, while adhering to their ethos of simplicity and elegance.

With best-in-class AI-powered search and browse tools, extensive product information and easy access to ALA certified lighting specialists, is tailored to meet often-complex customer needs for interior design projects involving lighting and fans. Trade customers, once logged into their Trade Program account, can access special trade-only pricing and design exclusives. Lightopia will continue to enhance the shopping experience by introducing Design Services and Room Visualization tools, which will help clients bring their architectural and decorative lighting vision to life.

To celebrate the site launch, Lightopia has several exciting sales events lined up between 11/21 to 12/5, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday events. Shoppers can expect savings of up to 70%, plus free shipping sitewide on all orders.

About Lightopia

Lightopia, founded in 2006 by Kenneth and Lawrence Vick, is an omnichannel modern lighting retailer for residential customers and trade professionals. In addition to, the brand connects with customers at its lighting studios in Costa Mesa and Manhattan Beach, California. In early 2022, the company was acquired by Rugs Direct, a market-leading specialty online retailer of decorative area rugs for consumers, professional designers, and commercial customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Together, Rugs Direct and Lightopia are well-positioned to be a leader in the mid- to high-end home furnishings market.

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