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INSPIRATION | July 19, 2022 | By Saxon Henry
The Gold Rush
Las Vegas Market gets underway this coming Sunday, July 24, and runs through the 28th. To celebrate the brazen individuals who flocked to the western states to participate in the Gold Rush, we highlight some of our new summer introductions in the gleaming finish. If you are attending and want to stop by, we’re in suite number 398 in Building C in the World Market Center. If you haven’t registered, you can sign up here. Scroll to the bottom to learn about a fascinating event we are sponsoring.
The Gold Rush 2022
Our new gold offerings include chandeliers, pendants, flush mounts, and floor lamps. The summer introductions span almost every style category—from traditional and tailored to industrial chic—a veritable Gold Rush in lighting design!
The lovely exterior shade of the St. Albans Pendant is made of panels of laser-cut wrought iron in a contemporary gold leaf finish. These hang around a beige fabric shade by cleanly-designed clasps at the top. This move allows them to dangle freely at the bottom to enhance the minimal feel of the gold pendant. A white acrylic diffuser is fastened to the bottom to soften the light that flows from it. The pendant was designed by Clarence Mallari.
The art of bending steel wire so uniformly is a feat that our craftspeople know quite well. The Postscript Pendant is an example of the fine detailing artisanal treatments achieve. The metal ribs that arc above and below the white diffuser gleam in a contemporary gold leaf finish. A design detail of note is how the rings that hold the wire in place trim the off-white shantung shade in the same luminous finish. This design has a wonderful 1940s feel reminiscent of Dorothy Draper.
The Lepanto Chandelier fans out and reaches toward the ceiling to lift is pared-down bobeches that clasp its bulbs. Made of steel in a brushed brass finish, the gold chandelier has several design details of note: the link system is more sophisticated than a chain, the stem telescoping up from the cog that fastens its arms is the same thickness as the hardware, and the thinness of all of the elements bring it a light and airy profile.
The Lola Flush Mount is a masterful classic design conceived by Bunny Williams for her lighting collection. The demi-dome has a frame made of square tubing to give the piece a sophisticated cleanness in a mix of contemporary gold leaf and painted contemporary gold finishes. The smoothness of the milk glass diffuser is equally clean. A design detail of note on the gold flush mount, which is lit by integrated LED, is the dual geometric punches in circular and pinched oval shapes circling the glass.
The Satire Brass Swing-Arm Wall Sconce has a minimalist profile and a maximalist work ethic. The thin backplate and stem of the gold wall lamp tick the boxes of minimalism, while the fact that it turns from side to side, can be adjusted up and down, and that it has an integrated LED, makes it a great choice for readers. The geometrically sophisticated knobs that allow the stem to move are a design detail of note.
The angular arc of the stem of the Cloister Brass Floor Lamp, the way the shade dangles, and the minimal shape of its base makes it an exemplar of contemporary design. The clean way the stem is fastened to the base and the pared-down lines of the white linen shade enhance the gold floor lamp’s modernity. The acrylic diffuser fastened by the petite button finial is a design detail of note.
Tom Caldwell created a light profile for the Sirocco Floor Lamp and wrapped all but the main decorative elements in jute rope. These include the ring at its apex, the small globes at its base and the one connecting the forked arms, and the base itself. Made of steel and natural plated antique brass, the rope floor lamp is fitted with two off-white linen shades. This is a petite floor lamp designed to be a decorative accent in a space.
Science in Design Summit
We are one of the sponsors for the Science in Design Summit, which will be presented over three days during Las Vegas Market, from the 24th to the 26th. Here is the EventBright sign-up form in case you’d like to attend. The seminars will net you 6 CEUs. Organizers list the gains you’ll achieve by taking in these innovative sessions: improving the health of your clients by executing cutting edge science and technology; learning what to ask and how to approach your clients as you provide the healing benefits of fine design; applying fresh knowledge of how our environment, our personal ecosystem, acts on our bodies and minds; aligning your design firm with the country’s leading science and medical authorities from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Boston Architectural College, the University of Texas, the University of Oregon, and others; enhancing the value of your design practice; and validating what you already know. By understanding each of these points, you improve the health of your clients with beauty and fine design, a claim now proven by science!