Greenbrier Lighting  of Chesapeake, VA, hosted an invitation-only reception to introduce the area design community to the designers and products of the new Authenticity Lighting  line on Oct. 20. The event was hosted by showroom owners Annette and Keith Tuttle, who are pictured here with Authenticity VP of Sales Steve Crawford (far left) and Authenticity Chairman Murray Feiss (far right).
Annette Tuttle says this is the first type of event they’ve hosted at Greenbrier, but that she and her husband wanted to do something special for the new line.
“We’ve had a very good relationship with Murray Feiss for many years, and when they came out with their new line, we knew it was something we’d like to have in our showroom,” Tuttle says.
Tuttle says she feels the event and the new products were very well-received by attendees.
“[The designers] really liked the product,” Tuttle says. “We had samples out so they could touch and feel the glass, and then Steve Crawford and Murray Feiss talked about each of the products, and it gave people more of an understanding of how they’re made and the materials that were used.”
Zanger Associates’ Karen Engel, who represents Authenticity in southern Virginia and who also helped plan the event, agrees that the 30 attendees seemed very taken with Authenticity’s new fixtures.
“The product is beautifully made with real beads, shell and marble accents,” Engel says, “There’s nothing faux involved.”
Engel also says it was an honor that Feiss flew down for the event, and that she thinks his presence made an impression on the designers.
“Almost everyone knows Murray Feiss as an iconic name in lighting, so to be able to meet him and have him talk about is products was certainly a treat,” Engel says.