Wholesale furniture suppliers sit in a unique position within todays market. They’re the gatekee-pers of what lighting and furniture styles make it into the consumer market, and how accessible those styles are for the everyday homeowner. The driving force behind movements in consumer furniture styles is fundamentally cost efficiency on both the consumer and retailer level.
Over the past few years there has ben a fascinating alignment of commercial wholesale lighting styles and residential lighting styles. Down lights that began in up-market stores are now a popu-lar inclusion in homes, as are area specific feature lights and energy-saving fluorescent tubes.
This obvious link has been helped along by lower price disparities between the wholesale and consumer furniture markets. It’s a positive evolution of how wholesale furniture suppliers can serve retail clients, and changes what styles make their way into the retail market. But not only does price drive what wholesale lighting suppliers can bring into the market, it enables retailers and business to take risks with the styles they adopt or resell. Such risks add vibrance into the lighting and furniture range, and can be massively successful for retailers when introduced prop-erly.
This ever growing link means that retailers and businesses must evaluate the fluidity of wholesale lighting and furniture catalogues. As domestic trends are more closely following corporate trends, look into what’s just coming in to the corporate design world to ensure the styles you select to resell are on the bleeding edge of the market. If your wholesale lighting supplier’s catalogue is slow to update, you’ll be the one disadvantaged. Your products will be appealing for a shorter period of time, and you may not be able to take advantage of more inexpensive, mass-manufactured products.
It’s great to see these innovations in corporate lighting and furnishing make it into the retail space so quickly. Corporate and retail lighting is evolving to become more energy efficient and fire rated. Fire rated lights can be installed without ruining the integrity and fire saftey rating of the ceiling. Built from durable materials that will withstand high temperatures, fire rated lights are able to seal their ceiling fittings to help protect the building from further damage.
As the price for this technology has quickly gone into the consumer bracket, retailers have been able to introduce this technology into the market. It’s just one example of how cost efficiency is a primary driver for the evolution of trends, and wholesale furniture and wholesale lighting suppliers are in a strong position to provide these benefits to the greater market.
It’s exciting to see the radical styles introduced in wholesale lighting supplier catalogues make their way into both stores, businesses and homes. Providing stylish fittings and furniture at a fraction of the normal cost.