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A GUIDE TO ILLUMINATING DESIGN

THE INTERCONNECTED DE LA CRUZ TALKS INTERIOR JON KITCHEN OF THE YEAR AND CRAFTING AN AESTHETIC

SENIOR LIVING REDEFINED THE RIDGE SHOWS THE NEXT EVOLUTION IN SENIOR CARE FACILITIES

MEET MITZI

THE NEWEST BRAND FROM HUDSON VALLEY LIGHTING DEFINES THOUGHTFUL SIMPLICITY


PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE The turn of the season and the arrival of 2018 usher in evolutions in lighting and design that appear in the collections of Hudson Valley Lighting®, Troy Lighting, Corbett Lighting and CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting). Our 2018 introductions, which debuted at Lightovation, reflect our active role in advancing lighting in our industry while remaining true to our aesthetic vision, exceeding our standards of quality and going beyond our technical and functional expectations. This issue, in addition to exploring much-anticipated releases from our lighting brands—including five collections created in collaboration with designer Corey Damen Jenkins—recounts our busy season of trade show appearances. We recently returned from Boutique Design New York (BDNY) after successfully revealing the newest collaborative lighting project from Troy Custom Design Studio, Vinea—a custom fixture created in conjunction with Grupo Eco, which won a BDNY finalist designation—and launching our fresh offshoot brand, Mitzi, to the hospitality market. This issue gives readers an inside look into Mitzi by Hudson Valley Lighting with details regarding its birth, style and source of inspiration. Of course, our excitement with the positive reception of Vinea and Mitzi is compounded by our enthusiasm for the series of awards we have recently accepted for selections from Troy Lighting, Corbett Lighting and Hudson Valley Lighting: the Architectural SSL Awards honored Alchemy, while Architectural Digest’s Great Design award highlighted Menlo Park and Piet. Beyond the recognition we have received by industry leaders is our role in high-profile projects in residential and contract settings. We’re delighted to mention our recent placement in one of HGTV’s “Property Brothers” episodes, which features a number of stunning selections from Hudson Valley Lighting. What’s more, we’re happy to share our interview with Jon de la Cruz, the visionary behind the acclaimed 2017 House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year, which takes readers through his creative process and offers actionable tips for interior design. Switching gears, in the sphere of hospitality, we track Littman Brands Contract Lighting’s role in a state-of-the-art senior facility, The Ridge, which acts as the next step in the continuing evolution of senior care centers. We hope you enjoy this issue of Larger Than Light, and exploring our latest offerings, awards and appearances. We look forward to the incoming year and finding new ways to transform spaces with our collections. We wish you the best for a happy and prosperous 2018. Thank you for your commitment to and enthusiasm for our family of brands. David Littman Publisher/Chairman of Littman Brands

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Corey Damen Jenkins collaborates with Hudson Valley Lighting to generate five new striking collections including Calypso, featured here. See more on page 11.

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LARGER THAN

WINTER 2018

LIGHT

A GUIDE TO ILLUMINATING DESIGN

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Get The Look Compose a spirited space with orb-centric lighting

Trend Watch Explore noted trends by seasoned designers

What’s New The latest and greatest products from Littman Brands

In the News View fresh collections, new lines crafted in collaboration with Corey Damen Jenkins, recent awards and HGTV appearances

Real Light Meet the winners of our Let It Shine Contest and see their inspired designs

Inspirations Get excited about the industrial overtones taking over today’s design

FEATURES

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The Interconnected Interior Enter Jon de la Cruz’s world of meticulous design

Senior Living Redefined See how The Ridge takes senior care centers into the future

Meet Mitzi Discover the newest brand from Hudson Valley Lighting

Innovations in LED Learn how CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting) is revolutionizing architectural lighting Byron by Troy Lighting infuses old-world

While Larger Than Light, Littman Brands make a supreme effort to ensure the information in these pages is accurate, they cannot be held responsible for any erratum or inadvertence.

styling into an eclectic interior Photography: Kristen Ludwick Bland


GET THE LOOK Spirited yet subtle, this intimate space balances impactful accents with calm composure ROUND UP Opt for orbs when making a clean geometric statement with portables

ARTFUL INCLUSION Spring for colorful canvases to revitalize toned-down walls

Bianca by Mitzi

PUNCHY PATTERNS

Piper by Mitzi

Mingle solid, neutral stripes with rich Moroccan motifs for powerful pattern play

TEXTURE HEAVY Unite robust wood, crisp cotton and gleaning metallics to make a tactile palette

Zena by Mitzi

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TREND WATCH

Bright Ideas Trends enlightening designers this season

A Modern Mix Paula Grace, Interior Designer Paula Grace Designs, McLean, VA www.paulagracedesigns.com “I’m always looking for the unusual and stunning. Corbett Lighting never disappoints. In my designs I mix materials and finishes to capture a curated, interesting look. Corbett shares this aesthetic value. The Modernist series is a perfect example – it mixes finishes and shapes to create a beautiful whole. The pendant or sconces add a glamorous feel to any room they’re in.”

Styled & Versatile

Coltrane by Hudson Valley Lighting®

Amy Storm, Interior Designer Designstorms, Glen Ellyn, IL www.designstorms.com

Modernist by Corbett Lighting

“We love lights that cross many design lines, like Coltrane from Hudson Valley. Its geometric shape feels modern, industrial, classic and retro all at the same time! It can be used in a variety of spaces, making it an easy ‘yes’ when clients have differing styles. In the design industry, we are used to mixing metals. However we find that some clients are still not completely comfortable with the idea. The option of brass or nickel mixed with black makes it easy to incorporate another finish into the space without it being a drastic change from one room ”

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WHAT’S NEW From dynamic, multilayered pendants to striking, curved sconces, Littman Brands jump-starts the season with fresh, innovative designs from Troy Lighting, Corbett Lighting, Hudson Valley Lighting® and Mitzi.

Stratus by Troy Lighting

Abigail by Mitzi

Symphony by Corbett Lighting Gigi by Corbett Lighting

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Smyth by Troy Lighting

Marley by Hudson Valley Lighting®

Ellis by Mitzi Enigma by Troy Lighting

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NEWS 2017 ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST GREAT DESIGN AWARD Long-standing industry publication Architectural Digest recently announced its 2017 AD Great Design award winners, specifically distinguishing Troy Lighting’s Menlo Park pendant, Corbett Lighting’s Piet pendant and Hudson Valley Lighting®’s Altamont pendant.

Long-standing industry publication Architectural Digest recently announced its 2017 AD Great Design award winners, specifically distinguishing Troy Lighting’s Menlo Park pendant, Corbett Lighting’s Piet pendant and Hudson Valley Lighting’s Altamont pendant. The AD Great Design award is granted annually to a few carefully scrutinized products in the fast-moving world of interior and architectural design. After undergoing assessment by an expert panel of tastemakers, influencers and design enthusiasts, products recognized with the AD Great Design award are deemed to feature best-in-class design and functionality.

Piet by Corbett Lighting

Troy Lighting’s Menlo Park pendant serves as an ode to the Industrial Age, fusing contemporary and rustic aesthetics. With stainless steel and solid brass turnbuckle-style cables, a circular handworked iron base in old silver and historic pressed glass insulators, Menlo Park provides a memorable accent to any modernist interior. Corbett Lighting’s Piet collection features large pieces of impressive, hand-blown glass offered in three unique shapes: round, almond or tapered. A tubular diffuser spreads warm light from its LED light source evenly throughout the glass, which is pierced by elongated stems of polished stainless steel. Piet is available in two variations: smoked glass with a silver graphite leaf finish or straw glass with gold leaf—both which showcase excellence in modern lighting design. Hudson Valley Lighting’s Altamont conceives of a historic-inspired favorite, adding contemporary flair. Comprised of a handsome, straight-edge shade that is connected via a unique stem to a chain suspension, Altamont draws the eye with a precise, industrial appearance. Available in distressed bronze with aged brass accents, historic nickel or a polished nickel finish, Altamont serves as a focal point for a kitchen, living room or entryway.

Altamont by Hudson Valley Lighting®

Menlo Park by Troy Lighting

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“PROPERTY BROTHERS” FEATURE HUDSON VALLEY LIGHTING

2017 ARCHITECTURAL SSL AWARDS

For the last six years, HGTV’s hit home renovation show “Property Brothers” has documented the projects of twin brothers and interior experts Jonathan and Drew Scott. Combining imagination, skill and an eye for design, the Scott brothers transform fixer-uppers into stunning keepers for fortunate couples.

Architectural SSL Magazine’s 9th annual Product Innovation Award recognized Troy Lighting in the Luminaries category for its design of the Alchemy collection.

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In episode 6 of season 7, the Scott brothers took to Nashville, Tennessee, revitalizing a family home. The highlights of their renovation include their frequent use of Hudson Valley Lighting sconces and pendants. The home’s crisp, blue-tinted dining space displays two Tate sconces – fine and graceful lights with elongated stems and minimalist profiles – which frame a central work of art. The living room, following the same aesthetic, centers around the Lynden pendant, which acts as an elegant ode to Art Deco design in solid brass with a creamy alabaster shade. Completing the design is the Kyle pendant, a streamlined light with an open metal frame and a white Eco-paper shade, which hangs in the home’s office. Drawing together historic style with contemporary sensibility, Hudson Valley Lighting perfectly illuminated the expertly arranged Nashville residence.

Architectural SSL – the only magazine dedicated to solid-state lighting and LEDs in the built environment – grants this award to products that represent the highest standards of forwardthinking lighting manufacturers. After passing through detailed product evaluations, a panel of 14 distinguished designers and lighting specialists determine winners. Those selected are outstanding LED and solid-state luminaries whose design and functionality suggests they will have a revolutionary impact on the market. Troy Lighting’s Alchemy, an industrial reconfiguration of the classic rise and fall pendant, unites fine materials and clever design to make a strong impression. It features an opal white glass diffuser with a distinctly flat bottom encircled by a thick band of handworked iron and a saucer-like shade finished in vintage bronze and champagne silver leaf. With an LED light source and a suspension system that includes a weighted wrought iron sphere – allowing for the adjustment of the height of the fixture – Alchemy exceeds industry standards and product expectations.

Alchemy, an industrial interpretation of a classic pendant style, received the Architectural SSL Award for excellence in the Luminaries category.

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NEWS Boutique Design New York 2017 made its eighth annual appearance at NYC’s Javits Center on November 12 and 13, continuing its reputation as a leading trade fair and conference for the hospitality design sector. Joining interior designers with architects, purchasing owners and industry leaders, the two-day event focused on high-profile projects and products for interiors. Spreading over 125,000-square-feet, the vast exhibition included more than 600 displays with product categories including lighting, fabrics, furnishings and more. Presenting new directions and developments in the sphere of hospitality design, Littman Brands Contract Lighting took the floor to show off custom fixtures from Troy Custom Design Studio, introduce Mitzi – the newest offshoot brand of Hudson Valley Lighting® and showcase standout designs from Troy Lighting, Corbett Lighting and Hudson Valley Lighting. Custom Lighting from Troy Custom Design Studio Littman Brands Contract Lighting unveiled the latest innovative creation from the Troy Custom Design Studio, which served as a BDNY finalist: Vinea. Designed by Pedro Bodegas Jr. of Grupo Eco and manufactured by Troy Custom Design Studio for the new Sofitel México Reforma hotel in Mexico City, Vinea (Latin for “vine”) stands at over 10-feet tall and is constructed of 720 aluminum links that create flexible strands. These drape-like metal “vines” sparkle with movement, reflecting Vinea’s inner glow. Introducing Mitzi Drawing attention to Hudson Valley Lighting’s recently released offshoot brand, Littman Brands Contract Lighting showcased Mizi: a line of products that showcases a more contemporary aesthetic while maintaining superior craftsmanship and attention to detail. Mixing classic and contemporary elements yet focusing on thoughtful simplicity, the launch of Mitzi brings forward a series of pendants, sconces and portables that embody form and function in perfect harmony. Read more on Mitzi page 30.

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Vinea by Littman Brands Contract Lighting


DESIGNER COLLABORATION

Bringing luxury, depth and an expert eye for design to Hudson Valley Lighting, Corey Damen Jenkins introduces a series of provocative collections crafted in collaboration with the New York lighting leader. Corey Damen Jenkins emerges as one of today’s most vibrant and inventive interior designers. Widely venerated—with commendations in publications like The Wall Street Journal and Traditional Home—Jenkins has risen to prominence in the last five years, carving out a name for himself with his inspired layouts. Jenkins’ visionary aesthetic is a continental mix of traditional and modern style. Dismissing trends and focusing on the “staying power” of excellent design, Jenkins plays with rich coloring, powerful material combinations and sharp statement pieces to make memorable environments. Now, with a thoughtful collaboration with Hudson Valley Lighting, Jenkins extends his eye for design into the realm of lighting. With Hudson Valley Lighting, Jenkins introduces five fresh and sought-after collections. Calypso challenges traditional multi-tiered pendants with a dynamic modern form and a layered series of hand blown glass orbs.

“There are a lot of lighting companies out there, but I feel that Hudson Valley Lighting really achieves that balance. It’s traditional yet it’s modern; it’s modern yet it’s contemporary; it’s very transitional yet traditional. It can hit all the different blocks of design. It’s a lighting line that can easily be used in any atmosphere.”

Breaking from a monochrome interior, Jenkins uses powerful patterns and Hudson Valley Lighting’s Cohasset in aged brass to complement a dining space.

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REAL LIGHT A room really comes to life with the right light. We asked designers and fans of Larger Than Light’s Facebook page to enter their best projects incorporating Troy Lighting, Corbett Lighting and Hudson Valley Lighting® to our “Let It Shine” contest. While each entry shined bright, we narrowed it down to these three winning designs. FINALIST

Dayton, Alexandria, Longmont by Hudson Valley Lighting ®

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Project: Harbor Shores Designer: Nina Molter Photo: Denise Emery Inspiration: “For this transitional powder room, we chose the Dayton sconce by Hudson Valley Lighting. With a gold leaf scalloped mirror at front and center and a crisp geometric patterned wallpaper, we needed the perfect finish and proportions in a sconce that would complement both the mirror and field pattern. The Dayton sconce in aged brass achieved the look we were going for with a gorgeous soft brass patina and elegant torch-like arms. The added detail of the bold crystal column was a counterpoint to the scalloped curves of the mirror. We found a winner! “From this waterfront hotel-residence, our clients enjoy front row seats to an annual 4th of July fireworks display that’s simply out of this world. When we spotted the Alexandria chandelier from Hudson Valley Lighting, we saw the fireworks motif carried from the white paneled entry hall, extending towards the views and harbor where the fireworks take place. Dazzling and unexpected, with its striated arcs and sparkling bobeches, we felt that it brought excitement and glamour into the space and echoed the silhouettes of bursting illuminations. “The Longmont chandelier by Hudson Valley Lighting was our choice for the transitional dining room. As a counterpoint to the modern, cerused oak dining table by Theodore Alexander, the graceful, organic shape of the limbs, the cone motifs echoed in the bulb bases and the finial and the shimmering quality of the artisinal glass provided the complexity and movement we needed to soften the angular aspect of the table.” Two Hudson Valley Lighting Dayton sconces complement the shape and finish of this

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The reeded brass arms and crystal bobeches of Hudson Valley Lighting’s Alexandria chandelier define this elegant entryway while a Longmont chandelier lights the dining table.

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FINALIST

Travis by Hudson Valley Lighting® Mt. Pleasant, SC

Designer: Alexandra Frick, ASID, Cline Homes Photo: Courtesy of Cline Homes Inspiration: “Our client sought a modern interior that would be distinctive, yet timeless. The white-on-white color palette (with touches of gray) provided a neutral backdrop for dramatic lighting fixtures. The island pendants needed to add warmth and character to the space, yet not detract from the waterfall-edge island or other personalized features. The Hudson Valley Lighting Travis pendant met all of these requirements, which was no small feat. “The fixtures provided the space with a cheerful glow and a bit of unexpected sparkle. While the homeowner ultimately decided to use several Hudson Valley fixtures in her home, she said, ‘The Travis pendant was the easiest lighting decision that I made when I built my new home. I saw these pendants in the showroom window and instantly knew I had to have them. Everyone that comes in to my kitchen raves about these pendants and they’ve sparked many lively conversations.” Contact: www.cline-homes.com

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GRAND PRIZE

Troy Lighting and Corbett Lighting Denver, CO

Designer: Kristen Ludwick Bland, FUSION Light and Design Photo: Kristen Ludwick Bland Inspiration: “Despite access to a number of lighting manufactures through Fusion Light and Design, this residential home exclusively features Littman Brands lighting fixtures – including several variations from Troy Lighting and one selection from Corbett Lighting. Because I work in lighting, I assumed guests would visit my home simply to look at the lighting. I knew I needed to knock it out of the park with my selections, so I chose showstoppers from Corbett and Troy, which were exactly what I needed for this project. “The home is styled with an eclectic farmhouse aesthetic. I opted for merging the ‘farmhouse’ feel of the home with a sense of glamour by including Corbett in the living room. The Chime pendant uses glass icicles in the place of traditional crystals, giving the room the right level of flash. “Both Troy and Corbett are great because their fixtures are unique. I never want to put fixtures that everyone has seen into a house. They also have a better quality than a lot of other manufactures and display fabulous finishes.” Contact: www.fusionlightandesign.com

Two Morgan pendants by Troy Lighting bring industrial chic style to this entryway with handworked iron frames and textured finishes

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Old-world styling comes to life in Troy Lighting’s Byron pendant, which perfectly complements the aesthetic of this eclectic living room.

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Chime by Corbett Lighting illuminates this sitting room with patterned, tubular glass icicles surrounded by a textured band of handcrafted iron.

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INSPIRATIONS

Industrial Ethos

Hudson Valley Lighting® and Troy Lighting reanimate a history of design with patterned and textured metalwork and vintage-inspired bulbs. As designers and vintage revivalists revisit nostalgic relics and iconic cultural imagery, elements of the past are being reintroduced in lighting design in clever and unexpected ways. With this new wave of interest in the standouts of yore comes a resurgence in fine metal detailing and early electric styled bulbs. Drawing these components together in creative styles results in pendants that are striking, dynamic and pleasantly anachronistic. Desmond

The motorcycle is a potent piece of American mythology, its engine and mufflers roaring and snarling from the redwood forests to the Gulf Stream waters. Proud owners travel in packs to enjoy the beauty of the land and admire each other’s meticulously maintained machines. It’s possible, in Desmond’s anglecut arms and knurled bulb base, to see an homage to this iconic vehicle.

Desmond by Hudson Valley Lighting®

Impression

A modern adaptation of Industrial Age design, Impression alternates solid sheet and perforated handworked iron squares in a circular configuration to create a modernist, multidimensional centerpiece. Its unique interplay of solid and punctured textures with graphite and satin nickel finishes supplies it with an undeniably rich contrast and an element of visual intrigue. Hidden light sources disseminate a deep, warm glow that spreads onto the sides of the iron squares, adding a degree of complexity to the already smart statement made by the pendant.

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Audiophile

Reminiscent of tuning knobs on mid to late century high-fidelity audio equipment and guitar amps, Audiophile plays on nostalgia. Retro and contemporary at the same time, Audiophile features a handworked iron frame that keeps perfect tension and balance on the woven power cables that suspend each of its substantial clear blown-glass shade. With vintage-inspired bulbs that serve as symbols of vacuum-tube amplifiers and alternating old silver finishes, Audiophile offers detail and depth.

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Exploring the Art of Aesthetic Control Jon de la Cruz Talks Lighting, Design Details and Creative Expression

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Jon de la Cruz, the visionary behind De La Cruz Interior Architecture + Design (DLC-ID), boasts two decades of design experience. Most recently, De La Cruz has garnered national attention for his work on House Beautiful’s 2017 Kitchen of the Year, a stunning project in the Bay Area, which features an open layout and an assortment of lighting designs from Littman Brands. In addition to this project, his extensive portfolio reveals a series of interior triumphs, particularly in the realm of restaurant design. Driven by fastidious attention to detail, De La Cruz channels his enthusiasm for perfection into the spaces he creates – which start in a client’s imagination and end in an artful composition of lighting, furnishings and decor. Inspired by his artistic precision and his ever-growing list of acclaimed projects, we interviewed De La Cruz to gain insight into his creative process, get helpful design tips and hear about the latest in home trends. With a growing reputation as an interior designer and number of high-profile projects successfully accomplished, to what do you attribute your success? I have been working for almost 20 years for some really big spirited and energetic designers – so I always find it entertaining when people see me as the new kid on the block when in fact I have been hiding in plain sight this whole time. It is indeed very rewarding to finally receive direct recognition, and am thrilled that, for the most part, people like what we are doing at DLC-ID, especially since it is now a complete expression of my own voice and I no longer have to ghostwrite for different authors. Your recent projects include Leo’s Oyster Bar and House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year—two settings with strikingly different style overtones. While you explore a range of aesthetics in your work, do you maintain a signature style? I always insist on maintaining a level of design integrity for every project – meaning every decision that we make stays on mark to the concept, fulfills functionality to highest expectation, and is of honest and true quality. The way we design a kitchen or a bathroom reflects this approach, which concentrates on addressing a project in its uniqueness. In most cases we are limited by space and human scale – so every choice we make in regards to layout, equipment and materials must be easy to use, easy to maintain and also be beautiful and stand the test of time.

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Infused with natural light, a textured neutral palette and black lacquered window frames, this dining space balances subtle and stark, centering around Hudson Valley Lighting’s Roxbury pendant.

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A self-proclaimed “aesthetic control freak,” how do you approach a design project, balancing creating its overall environment with focusing on its tiniest details? Everything is interconnected, from the overarching aesthetic of a room to the tiniest of hem details on curtains. We like to start with a good set of plans and a general palette of materials and flesh out the details slowly and deliberately as we progress – starting with the interior architecture. What role does lighting play in the spaces you design? At what point in configuring a room do you determine how it will be illuminated? Lighting is critical – it guides functionality and controls mood – and must be considered at the very onset to ensure success. Various types of lighting - ambient, focal and task lighting should be mixed and balanced as this connects the visceral to the architectural and makes you feel ‘at place’ in a room, regardless of function. You’ve made Littman Brands collections (including those from Hudson Valley Lighting, Troy Lighting and CSL) central to your design plans, such as in your Kitchen of the Year project. What about these brands appeals to you? Littman Brands offer exceptional diversity for a variety of applications. Being able to coordinate from one line with another is fantastic, the finishes and craftsmanship is always beautiful and the often short lead times are a huge plus.

In the Kitchen of the Year, what inspired you to choose Troy Lighting’s Andromeda, Hudson Valley Lighting’s Vernon, Altamont and Roxbury, and CSL’s Eco-Lightbar LED Series? I was hoping for a good functional blend of both incandescent and LED, clean classic timeless with a nod to outdoor architectural lighting. Mixing the antique nickel and dark bronze finishes with the brass accents also really added a level of ‘jewelry’ to the kitchen. Do you have any advice for readers who are beginning their own design projects including tips related to lighting design? Hire a professional! Or, at least start with a good solid plan and stick to it. Follow your gut, and don’t rely on everyone else’s opinions. With 2018 upon us, are you anticipating any new design trends for the year? Are you drawn to any current, and perhaps enduring, trends? I am really happy to see a lot more color in the market. Clients are carefully moving away from safe grays and neutrals and it’s very exciting. As for lighting trends, high-efficacy fixtures and LEDs have really come a long way in just a few short years. I am happy to see some really innovative lighting designs embracing the technology and really balancing energy efficiency with great design.

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A custom-made Littman Brands Contract Lighting pendant draws the eye in a sitting space featuring rich leather seats and wooden accents

Senior Living Redefined

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Located in the foothills of Utah’s Salt Lake Valley, The Ridge Senior Living community provides a distinctive atmosphere, lavish amenities and innovative technology to provide the highest quality senior living experience. When designing the 110,000-square-foot facility, studioSIX5 drew their inspiration from the asymmetry of the surrounding vistas and adjacent mountains. The architecture features contemporary geometric lines created using soft natural wood and stone materials. This design provides a high-end hospitality environment while still accommodating the heightened care needs of residents. Looking for lighting designs that create an attractive, welcoming ambiance for residents and their families, studioSIX5 tasked Littman Brands Contract Lighting to create a variety of new lighting solutions for this unique project. Eye-catching geometric pendants were designed to hang above the bar and sculptural sconces line the walls. Organic beaded pendants were crafted for The Ridge’s beauty salon, while walnut veneered pendants with metallic accents provide illumination as guests enjoy restaurant-quality food in the dining area. Littman Brands Contract Lighting matched the designer’s control samples for each fixture and incorporated requested features such as adjustable rods. Each fixture plays a part in bringing sophistication and elegance to The Ridge.

The Ridge’s exterior showcases staggered architecture characterized by mixed materials and expansive windows.

A series of geometric pendants line the ceiling above The Ridge’s bar, offering diners a soft level of illumination as they enjoy meals and company.

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The main dining space includes two custom pendants, identical to those in the sitting room, which complement the soft neutrals and deep natural tones of the area. Opposite page: Textured glass pendants add a level of interest to the dining room’s food preparation space.

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In many ways, The Ridge – with its acute focus on enhancing the lives of an aging demographic and its purposeful inclusion of customized design elements – appears as the next step in the evolution of senior care facilities, a movement that gained traction in the 1980s. This decade experienced a massive shift in senior care, as elders and their families began to gravitate away from stark, utilitarian hospitalesque centers towards more inviting and accommodating facilities. With the emergence of the first assisted living facility in Oregon in the 1980s, something of a revolution began: sudden interest in elder care environments catalyzed the development of diverse communities for the aging population. This movement has experienced even more growth in recent years as aging baby boomers have ushered in transformations in senior living communities. These changes include shifts in healthcare aims, individual treatment, available amenities and interior design and decorating. As senior living communities increasingly distance themselves from medical institutions, professionals and attendants in these communities have started to broaden their healthcare focus. Rather than concentrating strictly on the bodily health of patients through mere medication management, they are beginning to emphasize holistic care methods, which attend to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of individuals. In this is another shift to more tailored care, where each aging community member is not only offered comprehensive care, but comprehensive care unique to him or her. In order to promote overall health that benefits the individual, a living community must offer a selection of amenities that give residents the opportunity to experience a full and salutary lifestyle. The Ridge, a standout in senior living communities, meets this need by offering a wellness center, unique care plans, a full restaurant and bistro, a program complete with daily activities and adventures and a salon. With this selection of options, residents are offered opportunities to develop physically, socially and intellectually. Undoubtedly significant, a central point of distinction from living communities of the past is The Ridge’s thoughtful design and decor. In place of generic art, furnishings and lighting are a series of custommade and expertly selected options. Design, rather than being an afterthought, defines the environment of the living community, supplying it with a fresh and youthful yet sophisticated appearance. Displacing neutral surfaces and ubiquitous, Victorian-styled accents are vibrant color palettes and modern architectural features. Like high-profile residential projects, sought-after hospitality centers and upscale commercial interiors, senior living communities are being elevated from bland, pragmatic centers to artfully designed spaces crafted by knowledgeable experts and artists. The incorporation of Littman Brands Contract Lighting in The Ridge is one of several indications that senior living communities are transforming into design and quality-conscious establishments.

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Meet Mitzi We get it. Everyone deserves to enjoy the benefits of good design in their home—and now everyone can. Meet Mitzi. Inspired by the founder of Hudson Valley Lighting’s grandmother, a painter and master antique-finder, Mitzi mixes classic with contemporary, sacrificing no quality along the way. Replacing outdated ornamentation with thoughtful simplicity, each fixture embodies form and function in perfect harmony. Less clutter and more creativity, Mitzi is attainable high design.

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Featuring new finishes like Polished Copper and Mint, introducing new materials like concrete and continuous metal wire, Mitzi rethinks the standard lighting fixture in her own way. In the words of our founder, Mitzi devotes herself to creating “pieces you can breathe around.” Placing greater emphasis on portables and small scale, Mitzi is a lighter, airier collection designed to enhance rather than define a space. Born in the Hudson Valley Lighting design studio, the concept of Mitzi emerged when our designers started bringing ideas to the table merging simplicity and sophistication with a look that didn’t feel quite Hudson Valley. There was something intriguing about these pieces, so the design team focused in and developed a visual vocabulary around them. As the wall of the design studio became filled up with these new sketches and renderings, it became clear that a new brand was underway, but one that had a definite connection to Hudson Valley Lighting. It made sense to gather these pieces and upcoming ones like it in an offshoot of the brand that had its own name, its own look, its own voice—but remained visibly in touch with its company of origin. By keeping Mitzi connected to Hudson Valley Lighting, we wanted to assure people that our trusted level of quality, experience, and design would still be present.

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Debuted to rapturous reception at Lightovation in June of 2017 at Dallas Market Center, we’re thrilled to show an already extended collection at the same show in January of 2018. Mitzi has quickly found a place in our hearts. We hope she finds a similar place in your home or next project.

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Vintage revival: Bella couples classic charm with contemporary design using textured glass and polished metal.

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INNOVATIONS IN LED

The Next Wave in LED Lighting

Known as the architect’s choice for eco-downlights and under-counter lighting, CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting) revels in taking their products as far as they can go. At this year’s LIGHTFAIR, they introduced their next generation of products, as well as upgrades to existing collections, in architectural lighting, task lighting, linear, eco-downlighting, cylinders and steplights. Here is a sample of what they unveiled.

HEAT SINK Extruded aluminum heat sink minimizes LED temperature for longer service life

OPTIC HOLDER Field changeable optics easily snaps in BEAM SPREADS Spot, narrow flood, flood and wide flood ACCESSORIES Additional light control or diffusion MEDIA HOLDER Accepts up to two accessories

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Acrobat Small Aperture LED Downlighting CSL created Acrobat after listening to architects’ and designers’ needs for a small aperture, adjustable and trimless downlight with multiple beam spreads. Available in 1,2,3 and 4” sizes, this new collection of small aperture adjustable downlights is available with four different trim styles and beam spreads. It features an integral input driver, 90% efficient, 0.9 power factor, high-performance COB LEDs, a two-step binning process, 50,000 hours at 70% lumen maintenance, multiple dimming options, four different CCTs (2700, 3000, 3500 and 4000K) a field replaceable light engine and driver (L70) and is UL/C-UL listed for damp locations.

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Offered in various sizes and with a range of trim styles, CSL’s Acrobat series gives architects and designers heightened control over illumination.

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LET IT SHINE BRIGHTER! ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO

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Do you have an interior design project incorporating a Littman Brands fixture? Show it off for a chance to win our “Let It Shine” contest. The grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and two runner-ups will receive a lighting fixture of their choice from Corbett Lighting, Troy Lighting or Hudson Valley Lighting® (valued up to $500). All three winners will also have their work published in the Summer 2018 issue of Larger Than Light magazine. Email your entry to largerthanlightcontests@gmail.com and include the following information: High-resolution photo Name of project Designer and/or firm The contest ends May 16, 2018, so submit today!

For more information, like Larger than Light on Facebook * Eligibility To enter, you must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (green card). Littman Brands employees and their immediate family members are not eligible. Immediate family includes only spouses, parents and children. Entry Format Entries may be color or black and white digital images, and less than 5 megabytes in size. Entries must be emailed to largerthanlightcontests@gmail.com. Multiple Entries per Person You may submit any number of entries into the contest. Inappropriate Content Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. Littman Brands retains sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content. Timeline Contest will start on January 1, 2018 and final entries will be accepted until May 16, 2018. Copyright You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any image submitted. Your submission of the photo and entry form is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the photo. Ownership/Use Rights By entering the contest, entrants agree to have their submitted photograph displayed on the Littman Brands website and Facebook page and used by Littman Brands for any purpose, at any time, without any fee or other form of compensation. Littman Brands reserves the right to disqualify and delete any photographs or user profiles, without notice, and for any reason. Judging Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, visual appeal and effectiveness in conveying the unique character of the Littman Brands fixture. Littman Brands will judge the entries and all contest decisions are final. Entries that fail to comply with these Official Rules may be disqualified. Winners Littman Brands will select three winners. Winners will be notified by email within one week of the winner announcement date, using the email address provided on the entry form. One winner will receive a cash prize of $1000. Two runner-up winners will receive their choice of any Littman Brands fixture valued up to $500 net distribution price.

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Larger than Light Winter 2018  

Explore the winter 2018 issue of Larger Than Light magazine, created by DRS and Associates from concept to completion. The issue features ex...

Larger than Light Winter 2018  

Explore the winter 2018 issue of Larger Than Light magazine, created by DRS and Associates from concept to completion. The issue features ex...

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