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This new line with Oriental Accent allows for the complete Oscar de la Renta look. The Oscar de la Renta Home Collection already includes furniture, rugs, tabletop, decorative fabrics, bedding ensembles, mattresses and home... 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
Jenssen: After a decade of living in Taos, NM, I moved in the mid-’90s to the West Texas ghost town of Terlingua, where I was inspired by the desert and the rusty detritus of the town’s mining past. It was then that I began... read more
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
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
  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
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
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
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
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
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
Gray Gray: Several important clues led to the discovery that women had a direct role in the creation of lamps, windows and other luxury objects long thought to be designed exclusively by Louis Comfort Tiffany, [... read more
If your compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) resources don’t yet have a recycling program in place, chances are they will in the near future. Consumer demand, plus the possibility of state and/or federal mandates, is... read more
The Accessories Resource Team honored its 2007 ARTS Awards Winners with a gala event at the Dallas Market Center on Jan. 20. ARTS Awards Winners: Lighting showroom East/Atlantic: Candelabra Distinctive Lighting... read more
Q: “Randall, I have a question about color-corrective lights in the closet. Will they look harsh or fluorescent-like? Should they be on dimmers? I would like the closets to have a pleasant, boutique feeling.” A... read more
For lighting showrooms, having employees that bring in good sales as well as offer intricate technical knowledge is a precious commodity. Certified Lighting Consultant (CLC), a certification offered by the American Lighting... read more
Cosgrove: Traditional is not what I do. Traditional is about following rigid rules and not exploring new ideas. A better description would be classic, which to me doesn’t mean staid, dogmatic formulas.  Classics... read more
Dalsgaard: Fused glass is a process in which glass melts onto glass in a high-temperature kiln. It is typically fused flat initially and later molded or slumped to create form or movement. It’s quite different from... read more
I’ve been a full-time product designer for 15 years. I actually started my own company when I was 21, called Images in Stone, which was a decorative stone-carving company. We did everything from furniture to custom... read more
Merchandise returns are especially problematic for the independent lighting showroom. The nature of the business revolves around electrical products that often must be specially ordered and installed (i.e. cut wires), which... read more

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