Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Boadesign Studio how would sound look

How Would Sound Look? | 
Posted on:July 31st, 2014 by global lighting

  A question that I hope engages your imagination as much as it did mine: If you could see it, how would sound look? Maybe you are seeing, in your mind’s eye, a radio wave or a read-out from an oscilloscope (amplitude across time). Those are flat visuals—graphs, really—of sound. But what would sound look […]

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scott henderson on Global Lighting Blog

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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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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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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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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Jaume Plensa, Cleveland Soul, 2007, steel and stone, Cleveland Clinic

Art in Healthcare Brings Creativity to Healing | 
Posted on:May 20th, 2014 by global lighting

  For many, being a patient in or a visitor to a hospital is not a happy experience, much less one that would be described as creative, inspiring, or visually stimulating. But the Cleveland Clinic and other healthcare facilities are working to change that. “I want this to feel like MoMA,” Toby Cosgrove, MD, CEO […]

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A Lot Of, Brazil, ICFF

Going Global at NYCxDesign | 
Posted on:May 15th, 2014 by global lighting

  It’s exciting to see all of the global companies flocking to New York City for NYCxDesign. We’ve a bit of international news of our own as we bring Parisian lighting manufacturer Forestier’s light fixtures into our product mix at Global Lighting. When I first spotted their products, I was struck by how they have […]

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Architizer rolls out the red carpet for honorees in 2013.

Architizer Celebrates Designers and Architects with an A+ | 
Posted on:May 13th, 2014 by global lighting

  Have you stopped by Architizer lately? If not, I’m betting you’ll be impressed with the site’s content. I definitely was, so when we at Global Lighting had the opportunity to feature our ECCO Collection there, I jumped at the chance! It’s only a few days until the Architizer team celebrates some heavyweights in architecture, […]

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Henzel Studio in Vogue

As Seen in Vogue: Frieze Art Fair Looms Large | 
Posted on:May 8th, 2014 by global lighting

  There are a fortunate few who make it into the pages (and, ahem, on the cover) of Anna Wintour’s Vogue magazine. I’ll skip the pop-culture power-couple everyone was talking about in and on the April issue, and share the interesting design mention I saw within its pages, namely Henzel Studio, a Swedish producer of […]

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tiny house

This Tiny House Is A Big Accomplishment | 
Posted on:May 6th, 2014 by global lighting

  In January 2013, then 12 year-old Sicily Kolbeck and her dad, Dane, began a building project and Sicily launched a blog to document the experience. The pair wanted to construct a tiny home in their back yard in Marietta, Georgia (an Atlanta suburb), using recycled and repurposed materials.     Sicily, above, employed both […]

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