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UNDER-POHUTUKAWA

Secto Is Popping Up: Down Under and All Over! | 
Posted on:July 24th, 2014 by global lighting

  One thing leads to another, as they say, and when we spied this snapshot of Secto Design’s Octo 4240 on the @manoftheworld Instagram feed, we followed the path all the way to a stunning property down under called Under Pohutukawa. The home, which was designed by New Zealand’s Herbst Architects based in Auckland, won […]

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Scott Henderson: America’s Designer at Ambiente | 
Posted on:July 22nd, 2014 by global lighting

  Brooklyn-based industrial designer Scott Henderson has been tapped as the Partner-Country designer for Messe Frankfurt’s Ambiente show, which will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, from February 13th through 17th next year. The USA was chosen for 2015, the international consumer trade fair’s fourth year of partnering. We follow on the heels of Denmark, France […]

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Color Field by Ivan Toth Depena

Artist Ivan Toth Depeña Captures Denver’s Light with “Color Field” | 
Posted on:July 17th, 2014 by global lighting

    Miami, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina-based artist Ivan Toth Depeña has been fascinated with the properties of light throughout his academic studies of art and architecture, including a Masters Degree in Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. “Light, both natural and artificial, has been pivotal in my development,” he says. “When […]

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Beatrix Farrand: Groundbreaking Landscape Architect | 
Posted on:July 10th, 2014 by global lighting

  The New York Botanical Gardens (NYBG) in the Bronx serves as one of those “minutes away/worlds apart” venues less than an hour from New York City and many Westchester County locales. The frenetic pace and chronic heavy traffic melts away once you walk through the gate of the complex, which was chartered by the […]

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Hermes lighting

On Our Radar: Lighting Up Hermes’ Design Portfolio | 
Posted on:July 8th, 2014 by global lighting

  Milanese architect Michele de Lucchi was commissioned by couture fashion brand Hermés for a seemingly modest task. “I simply said, ‘Mr. de Lucchi, please can you design us an Hermés lamp?’” says artistic director Pierre-Alexis Dumas, a member of the founding family who has run the French company for six generations. Nearly two centuries […]

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The hotel at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach in Miami features the interior design work of Meyer Davis.

Hip Hotels: Meyer Davis is Burning Bright in the Design World | 
Posted on:July 3rd, 2014 by global lighting

  Every once in a while, those of us who pay attention to what’s taking place in the world of the high-end design stratosphere notice certain names popping up repeatedly. It’s like a design or architectural version of the butterfly effect, in which a firm quietly works away on a slew of cutting-edge projects that […]

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Lucio Fontana, Struttura al neon per la IX Triennale di Milano 1951 (refabricated 2010), neon, 90-5/8 x 325-5/8 x 263-13/16", collection of Contemporary Art, Fundación la Caixa, Barcelona, gift of Fondazione Fontana, Milan, © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan.

David Abad, B.lux and Global Lighting: Game On! | 
Posted on:July 1st, 2014 by global lighting

  Last Thursday, I introduced you to David Abad, the creative director for our Basque Country-based collaborator Grupo B.lux, sharing with you his background in engineering and his affinity for everything artful. Today, I ask him about the past several decades as he has carved a place in design history with his highly refined lighting […]

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Industrial Designer David Abad

A Well-Engineered Collaboration: Meet David Abad | 
Posted on:June 26th, 2014 by global lighting

      As the American Institute of Architects get their annual AIA convention underway in Chicago today, I thought I’d introduce our Global Lighting blog readers to David Abad, who is one of Europe’s most talented industrial designers who understands the effects of light on architecture like few inventors I’ve known. I remember the […]

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Cover of Interior Design Market Tabloid 2014

Attention for Zero is Adding Up! | 
Posted on:June 24th, 2014 by global lighting

  I’m absolutely thrilled to share that two lighting fixtures by our Swedish collaborator Zero were tapped for Interior Design magazine’s Spring Market Tabloid that surveyed more than 750 products and was dubbed the “In Living Color” issue! Given that bright hues were on editors’ minds, it’s not a surprise the PXL table lamp and […]

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Silo and Fog by Zero at Global Lighting

Design Delight, Delivered | 
Posted on:June 3rd, 2014 by global lighting

  In case you haven’t noticed our tagline “Design Delight, Delivered” that sits at the top of the Global Lighting blog, I thought I’d point it out as I share some exciting news with you on this first Tuesday in June: we’re going to be introducing a beautiful redesign of our website and blog in […]

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Versace #FW14

Fashionable Runways: a Throwback Thursday Look at #FW14 | 
Posted on:May 29th, 2014 by global lighting

  When Global Lighting’s fashion-forward creative whiz Rod Ruiz put this Wallpaper* magazine article surveying the top women’s fashion-week venues from #FW14 on my radar, it occurred to me there were as many styles of lighting as there were haute couture points of view illuminating the catwalks. Some designer choices seemed so on point, while others […]

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Castle Hill Inn, Rhode Island

Take a Summer Holiday At an Historic Oceanside Resort | 
Posted on:May 27th, 2014 by global lighting

  At Rhode Island’s Castle Hill Inn, summer vacation is all about luxury wrapped in family (and adult-only) fun. The iconic inn, perched on Newport’s picturesque Atlantic shore, welcomes guests with resplendent boutique hotel-style lodging and classic summer Americana traditions.     Accommodations at the inn include nine guest rooms and suites in the original […]

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Zero at Stockholm Design Week

Beginning With Zero: Nowhere to Go But Up! | 
Posted on:May 22nd, 2014 by global lighting

  Since introducing the finely engineered lighting fixtures by our Swedish collaborator Zero, I’ve been thrilled with the attention we’ve gained in the media. Given the quality of their products, I’m not entirely surprised, but it isn’t easy to know how editors will respond when new offerings are introduced. With this company, it looks as […]

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