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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
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
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
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: 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
Residential Lighting: How can a wealth manager help lighting retailers? Andi Kang: Wealth managers can help in the development of short-term, intermediate and long-term goals. We go beyond traditional financial-... read more
Residential Lighting: How do you use poetry as a creative tool? Julle Oksanen: When I was young, I played violin and sang opera. After 30 years in lighting, I have matured as a designer and have found that poetry is... read more
Residential Lighting: What is sustainability, and why is it important? Jeff Hiller: Sustainability refers to the healthy balance between three important considerations: environmental concerns, social equity and our local... read more
The movement to reduce unsightly and potentially dangerous light pollution in the night sky has been a concern for folks on the East and West coasts for years. Ecologists and concerned community members blame the glaring... read more
In 1989, a Florida federal court relied upon a “relevant buyer group” composed of wholesale customers to determine if the shape of Remcraft’s Swedish Modern Bullet, Cylinder Bullet and PAR Holder had “acquired secondary... read more

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