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Ruh: My physical surroundings provide the inspiration for my work. Some of my glass vessels are inspired by the delicate patterns on sandbars after the water has receded or the lines drawn into fresh snow by leafless,... read more
For Moth Design's Shannon Shapiro, infusing her lighting with organic motifs is not enough. Inspired by nature, she thinks "it's time I tried to save some of it." I would definitely say I'm inspired by nature... read more
  Jane Grey, with daughter Stella Made in Haiti from recycled materials and adorned with eco-friendly paints, Stray Dog Designs’ Papier-Mâché Collection represents several new directions for designer and founder... read more
Bart Quillen, co-owner of Brooklyn, NY’s new Prague Kolektiv gallery showcasing Czech artistry, discusses the historical roots of the culture’s lighting design paradigms: "What has characterized Czech... read more
Issued last fall, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Residential Light Fixtures (RLF) Specification version 4.1 cleared the way for single-piece (integrated lamp and ballast) compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) with GU... read more
Jim Decker has a lengthy record—of awards, that is. In fact, over the years Progress Lighting’s Vice President of Brand Management has earned more than a dozen honors in recognition of his many and varied accomplishments. In... read more
Carlton Haney, designer: First of all, timing is everything. I was so very fortunate that this irresistible art glass was brought to my attention. It is so incredibly beautiful and translucent, and the colors are so vibrant... read more
Poehlmann: My first best-selling series [for CP Lighting] was the Cup and Saucer sconce, which hit in the mid '90s and was an overnight success to the point that I had a dedicated employee for those fixtures. I didn’t... read more
New York architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro chose to deconstruct the classic crystal chandelier for the Swarovski Crystal Palace exhibition that debuted last month during Design Miami. Partner Ricardo Scofidio... read more
Henderson: I’m not classically trained as a designer by any means. My degree is actually in aerospace engineering. I worked for the Air Force, Boeing, Lithonia and Kalco before launching Varaluz a year and a half ago with my... read more
Dixon Dixon: Our lamps are made all over the world—some in the United Kingdom, some in India, some in China and some in Germany—depending on what material or specific skill is needed.  We will introduce the... read more
Michael McHale: The short story [of how Michael McHale Designs came to be] is that I had been unhappy as a lawyer. I knew I had creativity in me, but I didn’t know how to harness it. [But, I did know] I needed to do... read more
If you want to know what the future of the lighting industry looks like, check out the industry’s new networking group for young executives. Named the Initiative for the Future, the group already boasts some 60-odd members—... read more
BUCHWALD: The idea for my Machine Lights developed from my lifelong artistic examination of the essence of modern technology. I am fascinated by the uncompromising functionality of machines, [stripped from] the hull of... read more
Earlier this year, Seattle Lighting became the first lighting showroom to be named Energy Star Lighting Partner of the Year. Seattle Lighting Chief Operating Officer Dave McKee (center) accepted the award from the... read more
Two-limb pendant by Sarah Cihat and Michael Miller Tabletop designer Sarah Cihat of Rehabilitated Dishware turns her talents to lighting design with the help of friend and metalsmith Michael Miller.Cihat: The lights... read more
If there’s one thing that separates better lighting showrooms from big-box stores, it’s the availability of lighting designers who can give advice. Because of this key difference, owners of lighting showrooms say it’s... read more
Residential Lighting: What is Internet marketing, really? Bob Negen: Electronic marketing is using both e-mail and a website to deepen relationships with current customers and find new customers. Most retailers buy... read more
Residential Lighting: How can lighting showrooms best serve interior designers? Linda Truckenmiller: Five areas are important: sales materials, education, customer service, products and the sales staff. Sales material is the... read more
We asked three Lighting Showroom of the Year nominees for January’s 17th Annual ARTS Awards to tell us into which accessories categories they’ve expanded and how well they’ve managed to weave them into their existing product... read more

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