Lingua Franca

The School of Visual Arts Reaches Critical Mass!
Posted on:April 17th, 2014 by global lighting

  The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City will offer a one-day D-Crit conference dubbed “Lingua Franca” that I thought our Global Lighting Blog readers might want to know about. The school’s MFA in Design Criticism is presenting the programming and the line-up of speakers for the fifth annual conference is impressive. […]

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Cisco Offices

Down with the Boring Office! Tech Firms Get It!
Posted on:April 15th, 2014 by global lighting

  I’ve been thinking about the office a great deal lately as I’ve seen installation images from our European collaborators come through my inbox. Zero Lighting, Secto Design and Grupo B.lux have provided lighting for offices around Europe where workstations are almost nonexistent. Companies are designing more creative environments for employees there, and when I […]

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Philips Innovation + You

Philips Turns to Digital Stories for B2B Branding
Posted on:April 10th, 2014 by global lighting

  I came across this article on Advertising Age about how the lighting and electronics giant Philips’ is in the midst of rebranding efforts, and I thought the story might interest our readers within the design realm, especially those who follow B2B business trends. In order to move beyond being “typecast,” so to speak, as […]

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Zumtobel Research

Retail Therapy Gets a Bit of Analysis!
Posted on:April 8th, 2014 by global lighting

  I came across this article on Dezeen about a month ago and thought it was super cool to think about shoppers’ brain waves being analyzed in order to learn how they responded to different lighting scenarios created by Austrian lighting brand Zumtobel. They conducted the study in a laboratory and say it will help […]

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Adrienne DiPietro

Getting to Know Our Global Team: Adrienne DiPietro
Posted on:April 3rd, 2014 by global lighting

  Hey Global Lighting blog readers: it’s Pete Crisci here to share another post introducing one of our terrific team members at Global Lighting. Today we’re profiling Adrienne DiPietro, our Inside Sales Manager, though the title doesn’t even come close to doing her duties justice because she’s the glue that holds the office together! Before […]

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nomadic sled habitats by rob sweere

A Far-Out Post for April Fools Day!
Posted on:April 1st, 2014 by global lighting

  Okay, faithful Global Lighting blog readers, you’re going to have to trust me on this one—this is not an April Fools joke! All you need do is look at the photos to see that Dutch artist Rob Sweere’s nomadic sled habitats he’s taking for a spin around the Arctic are not a ruse! I […]

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Lobby and bar of The London EDITION

Hip Hotels: The London EDITION by Yabu Pushelberg
Posted on:March 27th, 2014 by global lighting

I thought it would be fun to share with you the first major London project by the talented team George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg of Yabu Pushelberg, Ian Schrager’s The London EDITION in the Marriott portfolio. The hotel has inspired this new series I’m beginning for the blog called “Hip Hotels.” The London EDITION is […]

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blogger Justin Shaulis

A Blogger’s Choice Ode to Personality!
Posted on:March 25th, 2014 by global lighting

  With special expertise in programming, development, fabrication and construction, Justin Shaulis’ portfolio is broad, from architectural and design services for financial firms and large-scale offices in major corporate spaces, museums and major estates, to intimate residences and opulent showrooms. His boutique firm was founded on a diverse point of view, melding his blue-collar upbringing, […]

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The Architectural Digest Home Design Show Kicks Off in NYC!
Posted on:March 20th, 2014 by global lighting

  The Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off today and I decided to take a peek at the exhibitor list in order to see who I’d most likely want to visit. I looked at the varied sections of the fair—MADE, featuring limited edition and one-of-a-kind objects and furnishings; reFresh, filled with luxury and premium […]

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The ECCO Collection

Introducing ECCO: The New Performance-Driven Line of Lighting
Posted on:March 18th, 2014 by global lighting

    As office environments move away from fixed workstations and professionals designing retail spaces search for ways to achieve a smaller carbon footprint, it behooves distributors such as Global Lighting to search for meaningful ways to contribute to avant-garde architecture and environmentally friendly products. With this in mind, I have curated the ECCO Collection, […]

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Secto Aspiro

The Future of Retail: Global Lighting Debuts at GlobalShop
Posted on:March 13th, 2014 by global lighting

  Global Lighting will be illuminating a slice of the tradeshow floor at Mandalay Bay beginning next Tuesday when we take one of our fabulous collaborators, Secto Design Oy, and a new collection we’re debuting, ECCO, to GlobalShop in Las Vegas. I’m thrilled to say Tuula Jusélius, Secto CEO, and Seppo Koho, the design-mind behind […]

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Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System

Sunlight and Mirrors and Steam—Oh My! World’s Largest Solar Power Plant is Operational
Posted on:March 11th, 2014 by global lighting

  As of mid-February, 2014, the largest solar power plant—in both North America and the world—is producing electricity at 3,500 acres (a five-mile stretch, four times the size of New York City’s Central Park) of federal desert land near the California-Nevada border and delivering electricity to California customers. Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System has 347,000 […]

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head and light bulb

Philips’ SlimStyle Is An Incandescent Bulb on a Diet
Posted on:March 6th, 2014 by global lighting

    Even though I’m a lighting design professional and I know light bulbs come in all shapes and sizes, when I picture a light bulb in my mind’s eye, I see Edison’s version—the classic incandescent with a round shape, wider on top, narrowing to a screw base on bottom. Even with all the changes […]

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