Larger Than Light Winter 2015

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A GUIDE TO ILLUMINATING DESIGN

OCEANFRONT LUXURY

A SCENIC LOOK INSIDE THE PHILHARMONIC HOUSE OF DESIGN

A TASTE OF PERFECTION STEVEN MILLER SERVES UP STYLE AT THE “KITCHEN OF THE YEAR”

REVOLUTIONARY HOSPITALITY A NEW ENGLAND INN PUTS A MODERN SPIN ON TRADITIONAL DESIGN


PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE In each issue of Larger Than Light, we look forward to giving a recap of the amazing things that have happened over the past few months, taking a look at the current design trends and including informative features. Expansion and growth is the theme of our Winter 2015 issue, our largest issue yet. We have increased the number of pages to illustrate more exciting examples of our expanding visibility within the design community. Collectively, our brands are launching the largest number of new products for 2015. Hudson Valley Lighting® is introducing more than 175 new fixtures, and Troy Lighting will also debut more than 175 fixtures, including a new exterior lighting supplement with many collections built in our factory in California. In addition, Corbett Lighting will show more than 40 new fixtures, and as always, CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting) continues to push the boundaries of innovation with new technologies in architectural and task lighting. In Hudson Valley Lighting news, we celebrated the official groundbreaking of our new world headquarters on October 23rd with the city’s elected officials, including Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, Senator Bill Larkin, and City of Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy. The new location will house a 140,000-square-foot research and development, design and distribution center located on the 15.2 acres of the former City of Newburgh municipal landfill, which will be remediated and transformed into a viable, productive property. The Hudson Valley area has always been my home, so I am thrilled that we are helping the City of Newburgh. More than 75 percent of Hudson Valley Lighting’s workforce resides in Newburgh, and this new building will add 50 new staff employees over the next five years, as well as temporary construction jobs over the next year. We expect to open our new Hudson Valley headquarters in late 2015. We are also thrilled to share that Corbett Lighting’s Rockstar has won a prestigious 2014 Pinnacle Award by the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) in the Lighting category. The Pinnacle Awards promote design quality and encourage the recognition of furniture designers within the retail home furnishings industry. Rockstar was chosen by a special jury of 12 industry professionals based on certain criteria, including form and function, innovation, retailer and manufacturing benefit, and consumer benefit. We are honored to be recognized by the ASFD, and it’s a great honor to have our pendant win in this very competitive Lighting category that encompasses not only the lighting industry but the entire furniture industry. In this issue of Larger Than Light, we feature some high profile projects that showcased our lighting, including the San Francisco Decorator Showcase and an interview with the designer of House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year, Steven Miller. We also feature the Orange Country Philharmonic House, which was a gorgeous project that utilized more than 20 of our designs. It’s hard to believe we are moving into 2015, but we are ready and excited about our continued growth. I would also like to express my gratitude to our entire team and extended family of representatives, showrooms and designers for a successful 2014.

Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. David Littman Publisher/Chairman of Littman Brands

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LARGER THAN

WINTER 2014

LIGHT

A GUIDE TO ILLUMINATING DESIGN

DEPARTMENTS

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Get The Look

This all-white room is anything but boring

Trend Watch

Three trends enlightening designers this season

What’s New

Corbett Lighting’s Chimera chandelier shimmers in the entry of the 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcase

The latest and greatest products from Littman Brands

Inspirations

Making history with artful illumination

Real Light

Meet the winners of our “Let It Shine” contest

FEATURES

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Project Design

Helping the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Shine Bright

Oceanfront Luxury

A scenic look inside the Philharmonic House of Design

A Taste of Perfection

Steven Miller serves up design at House Beautiful’s “Kitchen of the Year”

Central Park Horse Show

Troy Lighting sparkles under the Manhattan skyline

Revolutionary Hospitality

A New England inn puts a modern spin on traditional design

The Art of Luxury

Hudson Valley Lighting® delivers VIP treatment at Art Southampton

From The Showroom Floor

How a showroom is lighting the way through the LED revolution

Innovations in LED

Lighting up new possibilities with CSL®

Cover photo: Corbett Lighting’s Amadeus chandelier in the dining room by Wendy Ann Miller Interior Design at the Philharmonic House of Design

For editorial consideration, contributions and questions please contact: David Schlocker DRS and Associates 10844 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 david@drsandassociates.com

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

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GET THE LOOK Pristine and polished, this all-white room makes just the right dramatic impact

EXPRESS YOURSELF Make a sculptural statement with a modern LED fixture

WHITE OUT Bright whites pop while warm whites add a sense of comfort

LIGHTEN UP White surfaces can help a small space feel bigger and brighter

OPPOSITES ATTRACT Matte chairs contrast shining surfaces to create dimension

ALL FOR ONE A monochromatic color scheme can help unify eclectic pieces and furnishings

ABSTRACT EXPRESSION Sculptural designs that stand out

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Mid Century RLM by Troy Lighting

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Spellbound by Corbett Lighting

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TREND WATCH

Bright Ideas

Three trends enlightening designers this season

Vintage Chic

Contemporary Classic

Bonnie J. Steves, Interior Designer BJS Assoc. Interior Design, New York, NY www.bjs-assoc.com

J. Marc Schreckengost, Interior Designer JMS Atelier, Greenville, SC www.jmsatelier.com

“The Troy RLM Lighting collection is an instant classic. Combining modern technology with inspired factory shades from the 20th century, it offers diversity with a salute to the nostalgic. The fact that the entire collection is customizable and finished in a full range of colors makes it the best of yesterday redefined for today.”

“The Fathom LED pendant is a perfect design trendsetter. Its shape, circle motif and handcrafted iron cage are classic design elements, while the mixed media of convex glass and stainless and polished brass accents are all top design trends. Its design not only has a connection to the past but also to the future.”

Mid-Century LED by Troy RLM

In The Mix Pamela Copeman, Interior Designer Pamela Copeman Design Group, Nantasket Beach, MA www.pamelacopeman.com

Fathom LED by Corbett Lighting

“Once taboo, mixing metals is a trend now being wholly embraced by the design world. The Party All Night chandelier by Corbett Lighting embodies this trend with a perfect mix of sophistication, glamour and whimsy. This amazing chandelier would be right at home in a foyer or formal dining room. Its playful details, including actual champagne flutes, martini glasses and wine goblets, will help keep the conversation flowing!” Party All Night by Corbett Lighting L AR GER T H AN LIGHT | WINTE R

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WHAT’S NEW Littman Brands is proud to showcase the latest in lighting artistry from Troy Lighting, Corbett Lighting and Hudson Valley Lighting®.

Element by Corbett Lighting

Caswell LED by Hudson Valley Lighting®

Chill by Corbett Lighting

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PROJECT DESIGN 2014 Helping the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Shine Bright

Shelter by Troy Lighting

Washington by Hudson Valley Lighting®

Nebula by Troy Lighting

Littman Brands recently participated in the next phase of renovations at the Ronald McDonald House in Long Island, New York – a respite for seriously ill children undergoing treatment at area hospitals, as well as their families. Corbett Lighting and Hudson Valley Lighting® previously provided fixtures as part of Phase I of the RMH-LI renovation initiative, and now more Littman Brands products have been added for Phase II. Called Project Design 2014, Phase II brought together more than 45 of America’s leading interior designers and continued with the addition of Hudson Valley Lighting’s Dalton flush mount 24 bedrooms, four kitchens, five can be seen in the kosher kitchenette common areas, laundry rooms and the creation of a brand new fitness center. Starting with Hudson Valley Lighting, four nautical-inspired Rockford sconces were added to a guest room, and a Middlebury flush mount added traditional flair to another guest room with a Basking Ridge vanity sconce in its private bath. In addition, a Dalton flush mount was used for the dairy section of the kosher kitchenette, and a Preston flush mount was added to the entryway of a guest room. Another guest room included six CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting) Eco-Downlight LED 3” recessed downlights with a Brighton vanity light in its private bath. In addition, Troy Lighting’s Blink vanity sconce can be seen in another bath and Troy’s whimsical Uni flush mount in an additional bedroom. Finally, the en suite bedroom features Corbett’s Fathom LED wall sconce, while two Gables post lanterns by Troy illuminate the magical rooftop retreat.

Troy Lighting’s Uni flush mount is a dazzling addition to this bright bedroom

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INSPIRATIONS

Artful Illumination Making history through inspired design A great work of art doesn’t just stand the test of time – it excites the imagination. The past can unveil a treasure trove of inspiration from some of the most memorable eras in art and design history. From the speed and fluidity of the Machine Age, to the geometric glamour of Art Deco, to the pared down elegance of Mid-Century Modern, we’re inspired by these great art movements.

THE MACHINE AGE At the end of World War I, the United States entered an industrialized era that rapidly transformed the cultural

Gaines by Hudson Valley Lighting®

landscape. Skyscrapers reached new heights while streamlined trains, planes and automobiles sped across the country. These mechanical forms were evoked in art and design with fluid lines and rounded contours.

A streamlined locomotive in the Art Moderne style

Meridian by Hudson Valley Lighting®

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ART DECO Soon after its Paris debut in 1925, Art Deco became a flourishing global style synonymous with luxury and glamour. Combining Machine Age imagery with traditional craft motifs, Art Deco reflected the decade of prosperity following World War I with lavish

Inerita by Corbett Lighting

ornamentation and bold geometric shapes.

“Victoire: Spirit of the Wind” car mascot by René Jules Lalique

Bari by Hudson Valley Lighting®

MID-CENTURY MODERN Bauhaus designers and architects such as Mies van der Rohe helped breathe life into this revolutionary movement that pared down design to the bare essentials and created natural flow between the indoors and out. Moving away from the ornate, Mid-Century Modern heralded a new era in organic design.

The Barcelona Pavilion designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Blythe, Albion and McLean by Hudson Valley Lighting®

Atomic by Troy Lighting

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REAL LIGHT

Three designers let their lighting projects shine A room often doesn’t come to life until a designer sees it in real 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

Gresham Park by Hudson Valley Lighting

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Toronto, ON

Designer: Gabriele Pizzale, Gabriele Pizzale Design Inc., Toronto Photo: Still Moments Photography www.stillmoments.ca Inspiration: “We wanted a very elegant yet contemporary space for this client with nothing expected – we made sure nothing was matching but rather coordinating. The dining room is large, as well as the scale of the table, which is why this long Gresham Park fixture perfectly fit the bill.” Contact: www.gabrielepizzaledesign.ca

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FINALIST

Maidstone by Troy Lighting Milwaukee, WI

Designer: Karen Kempf, Karen Kempf Interiors, Waukesha, WI Photo: 2012 Milwaukee Magazine/Adam Ryan Morris www.milwaukeemag.com Inspiration: “My inspiration was a modern take on a summer lake house. The client needed the house to be kid and pet friendly without sacrificing style and design. The materials used were durable and worry-free but still modern and beautiful.� Contact: www.karenkempf.com

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GRAND PRIZE

Crosby by Troy Lighting Kleinburg, ON

Designer: Heather Segreti, Segreti Design, Toronto Photo: Arnal Photography www.arnalpix.com Inspiration: “Marrying elements from both a traditional and contemporary background, transitional styling was perfect for this homeowner, who wanted a more updated look from their existing traditional space. The Crosby light fixtures from Troy Lighting worked beautifully in this large great room! We loved the timeless design and detailing of these fixtures and had so many compliments and comments on them.” Contact: www.segretidesign.com

Top: Segreti also included Corbett Lighting’s Olivia in the bedroom

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Suspended from a custom-made canopy, Corbett Lighting’s Vertigo pendants add dynamic motion and energy to the elegant great room Photography by Aliison Duke

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Oceanfront Luxury A scenic look inside the Philharmonic House of Design

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With faceted Italian glass drops, Corbett Lighting’s Amadeus chandelier adds sparkle to the dining room and harmonizes with its neutral color palette and sculptural wall art

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With sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean from nearly every room, the 2014 Philharmonic House of Design is the ultimate luxury beach house. Set in an exclusive area of Southern California’s Dana Point, the 7,500-square-foot Mediterranean modern home was transformed this past June by 19 interior designers for the benefit of the Philharmonic Society and its Youth Music Education Programs. The house featured an onsite boutique, as well as a cafe and wine bar, and showed off amenities such as a wellness retreat, state-of-the-art home entertainment theatre and chef’s kitchen. Soothing shades of soft blues, greens and driftwoods were used throughout the home to evoke the tranquil spirit of the sea with pops of texture thrown in to capture its volatility. A variety of lighting designs from Littman Brands illuminated the upscale beach house. With a view overlooking the ocean, the great room by Megan Crane Designs, Inc. was the perfect place to relax and unwind. Crane hung three of Corbett Lighting’s Vertigo pendants at different heights from a custom-built canopy to add depth and dimension to the space (as well as conceal wiring). Vertigo’s dizzying array of silver rings mixed beautifully with the room’s neutral color palette and burnished metallic accents. Natural elements such as the stone fireplace and wooden beams rounded out the space, creating harmony and balance. The dining room by Wendy Ann Miller Interior Design utilized hardwood furnishings, exotic stone and decadent upholstery to define the open and elegant space. Beautifully capturing the light with its faceted Italian glass, Corbett’s Amadeus chandelier captivated attention above the dining room table and added rustic European sophistication to the lavish modern Mediterranean environment. Using the same materials in slightly different ways, the “his and her” style master bath by Cindy Smetana Interiors was designed to individualize the two sides while maintaining unity throughout the space. With a dazzling antique silver finish, Troy Lighting’s Mercury pendant provided shimmering illumination. In the guest suite bath by Tawnya L. Coleman Interior Design, two of Troy’s Maidstone pendants were hung above the custom vanity, where they exuded graceful elegance. The master bath features a corner vignette anchored by Troy Lighting’s shimmering Mercury pendant – the perfect accent piece 17


The eclectic home office by Lisa McDennon Design offered modern style with understated glamour. The room’s bold color choices harmonized with meaningful objets d’art, while Troy’s Uni pendant, suspended from the elegant tray ceiling, doubled as a lighting fixture and sculptural art piece. In the adjoining bath and dressing area, McDennon punctuated the modern white room with a striated onyx inset, utilizing Hudson Valley Lighting ®’s fixtures to illuminate the elegant yet functional space. The linear Glendale pendant casts a warm glow from its tungsten filament bulbs, while two Amherst sconces added lightness and balance.

With architectural lines and a unique starburst design, Hudson Valley Lighting®’s Glendale pendant offers an unexpected twist on bathroom lighting in the home office bath

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Suspended from a decorative tray ceiling, Troy Lighting’s sculptural Uni pendant perfectly ties together the home office’s eclectic mix of styles, textures and finishes


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On the lower level, the seaside theatre by Anne Michaelsen Design was the perfect private getaway. Combining state-of-the-art technology with cozy sophistication, the coastal modernist theatre featured an ocean-inspired color palette and custom upholstered pieces. Bringing together Hollywood’s Golden Age with today’s modern LED technology, four Harlow sconces by Corbett Lighting were mounted to the wall columns. Meanwhile, the adjoining coral lounge by J. Elizabeth Interiors allowed the room to be opened up into a larger entertaining space. Corbett’s gleaming Big Bang pendant also added a bright burst of light above the gaming table with its vintage style sunburst design. The beach bungalow by Audra Miller Interiors/Suite Dreams evoked the ocean waters with calming shades of blues and greens, while grays and taupes represented the sand and seashells. The bungalow’s bathroom offered two Hudson Valley Harper vanity sconces, providing soft light around the mirror. Across the hallway, even the laundry room was an inspired retreat. Lynn Esola of California Closets created a customized storage space using Italian-inspired wood grains to complement the home’s seaside palette. Two Savona flush mounts by Hudson Valley added retro chic flair to the functional yet stylish space.

Corbett Lighting’s Harlow sconces with faceted crystal and polished stainless accents add dramatic ambiance to the seaside theatre

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Top: Hudson Valley Lighting®’s Harper vanity sconces inside the beach bungalow bath Bottom: Savona flush mounts in the laundry room.


Glistening with multi-colored cut glass jewels, Corbett Lighting’s dazzling Big Bang pendant pops in the lively coral lounge decorated with bright, colorful accents

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From the cabinetry strip lighting to the custom LED crystal ceiling installation, CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting) provided almost all of the lighting for Steven Miller’s Kitchen of the Year Photography by Nikki Ritcher Photography

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A Taste of Perfec tion Littman Brands serves up style and innovation at House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year

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What makes a kitchen the “Kitchen of the Year”? Is it technology-driven appliances, timeless style or cutting-edge innovation? The answer is all three. This year dozens of the Bay Area’s top design firms participated in the 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, the annual West Coast home design event benefiting San Francisco University High School’s financial aid program. Originally built in 1907 for Rose and Alfred Sutro, the historic, nearly 9,000-square-foot mansion in San Francisco’s Presidio Heights featured exquisitely detailed woodwork, a threestory staircase and coffered skylight, a beautiful wood-paneled library, a formal wine cellar, a music room, stunning gardens and expansive views of the Presidio and San Francisco Bay. The Showcase also featured House Beautiful magazine’s first West Coast Kitchen of the Year, a must-see destination for kitchen design

and culinary happenings. Designer Steven Miller of San Francisco’s Steven Miller Design Studio transformed the 650-square-foot space into a dramatic black-and-white design. Incorporating a main cooking space, a butler’s pantry and a living room with bay views, the Kitchen of the Year also included an adjacent deck which created flow between indoors and out. Miller revamped the original kitchen design from a boring sea of beige, white and light wood into something better reflecting his whimsical yet chic design sensibility. Black-and-white wallpaper, black on black chevron backsplash tiles, white Caesarstone® countertops and white walls were on full display. Matte white floors beautifully contrasted the black enameled Kraftmaid® cabinetry, while appliances from Whirlpool’s Black Ice collection were a nice departure from typical stainless steel appliances. Green plants and trees brought in an organic feel to the monochromatic space, which also utilized an array of sparkly, light-catching details and abundant natural light. Almost all of the kitchen lighting for the Kitchen of the Year was provided by CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting). Their LED Counter Attack II lights and PDQ 24-volt LED Ultra Compact Strips were placed along the cabinetry throughout the kitchen and butler’s pantry. CSL’s LEDs also illuminated a custom crystal lighting installation in the ceiling, which served as a dazzling focal point.

Top left: The exterior of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase house, originally built in 1907 Bottom: The kitchen features black-and-white wallpaper, chevron backsplash tiles, white Caesarstone® countertops and black enameled cabinetry – in addition to a stunning LED crystal ceiling installation

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Miller designed the piece in collaboration with The NWBLK lighting designer Christopher Boots, who supplied geometric crystal spears and advised on their glowing and reflective interactions with LED light. To create this dramatic and dimensional modern art piece, Miller worked with the existing ceiling soffit to house an asymmetrically faceted steel dome structure. Unique quartz crystal elements were attached to the steel using high-powered magnets. Meanwhile, the concealed interior was lit by CSL’s PDQ 24-volt LED Ultra Compact Strip Lighting and components that were installed to the ridges of the dome and strategically aligned under the crystals, as well as behind the edge of the ceiling trim. In addition to CSL, Miller included other Littman Brands products throughout the Kitchen of the Year. He placed Hudson Valley Lighting®’s Dalton flush mount in the butler’s pantry and the dramatic Blaine pendant in the corner of the living room against windows overlooking the bay. Outside on the deck, he installed CSL’s LED Disc Dual sconces against the back wall and Troy Lighting’s sculptural Sanctuary LED pendant above the dining area. The San Francisco Decorator Showcase featured other standout fixtures from Littman Brands – over 20 fixtures total. Designer Randy McDannell utilized Hudson Valley’s Pelham and Troy’s Hangar 31 pendants in the potting shed and gardener’s retreat (featured in the Summer 2014 issue of Larger Than Light). In addition, Corbett Lighting’s shimmering Chimera chandelier commanded the entry, designed by Elan Evans and Charlotte Meyn of Sonoma Decorative Arts, and Corbett’s Cirque adorned the vestibule by Jane Richardson-Mack and John Romaidis of Jane Richardson Design. The Kitchen of the Year was featured in the October 2014 issue of House Beautiful.

Left: Light-catching details add sparkle to the monochromatic space Right: Miller utilized natural greenery to give the black-and-white kitchen an organic feel

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DESIGNER Q+A We caught up with Steven Miller to learn more about his Kitchen of the Year. What inspired your Kitchen of the Year design? We wanted to create something new, different and eye-catching. We were inspired by the beauty of the building, built in 1907 for Rose and Alfred Sutro, and wanted to create something that conjured the elegance and grandeur Designer Steven Miller of that era. We used a black-andwhite color palette that is, at first impression, high contrast. Texture, reflectivity, and sheen were also employed to define and accentuate the different surfaces in this design.

Black-and-white is a bold choice for a kitchen, yet it works perfectly in this space. What made you choose this monochromatic palette? Kitchens are inherently filled with color. Whether it’s delicious fruits and vegetables, foods, people, or in this case, stunningly colorful views which reflect in an array of materials that appear black at first glance. The room itself and the design of the kitchen provide a backdrop and frame for all of this color. Describe the space before your renovations. What were the challenges of designing for this space? This kitchen had been around for quite some time. I believe it had been remodeled in the 1980s. It still had butcher block countertops and beige cabinets and floral wallpaper – hallmarks of that era. Despite that, the layout and work triangle were fairly efficient, so we used much of that layout in extending our design forward. The biggest challenges were in removing a large pantry to make the rooms feel more connected and the quick turnaround we had in completing the project.

Troy Lighting’s Sanctuary LED pendant is a sculptural addition to the outside dining area

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Newell Turner, editor-in-chief of House Beautiful, said, “Kitchens are the new American living rooms. They are the center of the home.” Do you agree with this statement? I do agree with Mr. Turner! West Coast designers have been designing large rooms with adjoining kitchens and outdoor areas for casual living for years. I think that this has really caught on as the norm. I can’t help but think about how whenever I am anywhere with a more traditional plan (formal living and dining rooms), it doesn’t matter what is done to entice people into these other rooms. Everyone always gathers in the kitchen! How did you approach the kitchen lighting? We wanted to cover our bases with good ambient, task and decorative lighting. We used CSL’s architectural lighting for ambience, their undercabinet lighting and downlighting for task, and decorative fixtures from Hudson Valley Lighting® and Troy Lighting to enhance the design and mood of the space. The large custom cove feature that we designed in collaboration with Christopher Boots is something that crosses over. It was designed for its dramatic visual effects but was also very useful in creating ambient light within the kitchen. Tell us more about how this dramatic lighting installation came to be. I have a furniture and lighting gallery in San Francisco called The NWBLK (The New Black). We introduced a Melbourne-based, Australian lighting designer named Christopher Boots to the American market in 2012. One of Christopher’s signatures is his use of quartz crystals in very dramatic and beautiful light fixtures. Mike Medieros, a designer in my office, built a computer model of the concept, which we shared along with drawings, and Christopher advised us on how to achieve the best effects with the elements that we were working with. We adjusted the shape of the kitchen cove and installed a metal armature to accommodate magnet-backed quartz crystals and CSL PDQ 24-volt LED Ultra Compact Strip lights. The effect was beguiling. It was so fun to watch people enter the room, look up and drop their jaws in sheer amazement! Did you enjoy working with CSL’s lighting? We were very pleased with the utility and flexibility of the CSL LED strip lights that we used extensively throughout this design. We enjoyed pushing the boundaries with this product, and it afforded us the means to create a very dramatic light fixture in the ceiling while also allowing us to effectively light cabinets and shelves from within. I also think that this technology allowed for a very seamless and expedited installation. We were able to install the strip lights and drivers quickly, and this allowed us to take the time to carefully place each and every crystal in the fixture to maximize sparkle and output. What inspired you to choose Hudson Valley Lighting’s Blaine pendant to hang in the living room against the backdrop of the bay? The fixture has a vague reference to the Wiener Werkstätte period, for which I have a great affinity. I was immediately inspired by the beauty of the fixture itself and believed that it would make a very L AR GER T H AN LIGHT | WINTE R

Hudson Valley Lighting®’s Blaine pendant is set against the windows overlooking the bay in the living room

dramatic yet utilitarian addition to the room. We opted to hang it low so it had the lighting effect of a floor lamp next to a reading chair. This effectively conjured the image of a full moon over the San Francisco Bay, which is the view out of the window. You chose Troy Lighting’s Sanctuary pendant to hang outside over the deck. What made you choose this fixture, as well as the other outdoor lights like CSL’s LED Disc Dual wall sconces? The Disc Dual sconces were used for ambient light on the deck, and the Sanctuary pendant was hung over an outdoor dining table. It had a tremendously beautiful lighting effect, throwing shadows on the table area while lighting the surface of the table very well. Its sculptural aspects helped create an artful drama whether it was lit or not. What is your favorite Littman Brands fixture and why? I love many of the fixtures Littman makes; however, I might have to choose the CSL LED strip light for its flexibility and utility that allows me as a designer to use it in many different ways across all projects.

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Troy Lighting’s Calais and Delacroix chandeliers add rustic elegance to the VIP tent area.

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Central Park Horse Show Troy Lighting sparkles under the Manhattan skyline

This past September, Troy Lighting saddled up for the first annual Central Park Horse Show, a four-day event which took place at Trump Rink in New York City. This show, presented by Rolex, was an exciting return of the equestrian sport to the Big Apple. Veranda magazine helped design the event’s VIP tent area, which featured Troy Lighting’s Calais and Delacroix chandeliers in addition to New Moon rugs and images from the Veranda archive.

Event highlights included the show jumping $200,000 Grand Prix and the Under 25 Grand Prix with rider Jessica Springsteen, the daughter of Bruce Springsteen – who was also in attendance. The horse show also included a dressage event and a polo match. The event benefited several New York City charities, including the New York City Police Foundation, the Police Athletic League NYC and Gallop NYC.

Top right: The Central Park Horse Show Above: The event’s VIP tent area lit up at night

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Hudson Valley Lighting®’s Altamont pendant lights up a cozy seating area inside the Main House, one of three historic houses that make up The Inn at Hastings Park Photography by Michael J Lee Photography

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Revolutionary Hospitality A historic New England inn puts a modern spin on traditional design

Nestled in historic Lexington, Massachusetts, The Inn at Hastings Park is the perfect place to celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Located mere steps away from where the first shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired, the 22-guestroom inn recently underwent a major restoration into a modern boutique hotel grounded in traditional heritage. The sunny bed and breakfast was designed by Robin Gannon of Robin Gannon Interiors, who worked with Littman Brands Contract to incorporate Hudson Valley Lighting ® fixtures into her designs for the common areas, restaurant and guestrooms.

The Inn consists of three historic buildings dating back to the nineteenth century: the three-story Main House, built for one of Lexington’s first families, the Isaac Mulliken house, named for a politician who resided there in the mid-nineteenth century, and the Barn, rumored to be a former casket factory. The Main House features cozy sitting rooms illuminated by Hudson Valley’s Altamont pendant, as well as other fixtures. The Main House also includes the full-service restaurant Artistry on the Green, which serves up seasonal New England fare. Hudson Valley lights adorn the bar area and entrance to the restaurant.

Hudson Valley Lighting®’s stylish Somerset sconces perfectly complement this guestroom’s unique patterned wallpaper and help ground the design

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Each guestroom inside the hotel is unique in design and layout, treating visitors to a warm and personal environment with fluffy Frette towels and robes, as well as beds with hand-loomed Brahms Mount blankets. With bright colors, bold patterns and striking design elements, the eclectic decor is contemporary and modern, yet stays true to Lexington’s traditional roots. The works of New England artisans are on full display, including Sister Parish Design and Peter Fasano wallpaper, Dunes and Duchess candelabras and O & G Studio wood furniture. You can find a variety of Hudson Valley fixtures throughout the guestrooms, including Plymouth bath lights and Somerset sconces. These Hudson Valley lights add the perfect finishing touch to an already exceptional design.

Hudson Valley Lighting®’s Plymouth bath lights add to the pristine and polished look of this all-white guest bath Photography by Michael J Lee Photography

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MEDIA HAPPENINGS

The Art of Luxury Hudson Valley Lighting® delivers VIP treatment at Art Southampton

Hudson Valley Lighting ® recently provided a variety of floor lamps for the exclusive Maserati VIP Lounge at Art Southampton, the leading international contemporary and modern art fair for luxury purveyors. Now in its third year, the five-day event, presented by Art Miami, drew a record 21,000 collectors, curators and art enthusiasts to its 100,000-square-foot pavilion, showcasing 80 international art galleries. The Maserati VIP Lounge was curated by Luxe Interiors + Design™ magazine and styled by Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams. Luxe Interiors + Design also hosted more than 200 guests in the lounge as part of a private, invite-only event to launch the first annual Luxe Hamptons summer edition. Drinks flowed at the Ruinart Champagne bar made of Caesarstone ® and guests kicked back in modern, black-and-white seating areas accented with silver. An astounding 4,600 guests, including celebrities like Rod Stewart, visited the VIP opening preview benefiting the Parrish Art Museum and Southampton Hospital. The event was also showcased in the fall issue of Luxe Interiors + Design.

Top: Hudson Valley Lighting ®’s Burton floor lamp inside The Maserati VIP Lounge Above: A white Maserati on display inside the VIP lounge

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THE SHOWROOM FLOOR

Rethinking Lighting

How Lights Fantastic Pro is lighting the way through the LED Revolution

As the lighting landscape rapidly changes, one showroom is keeping up with the pace. Located in Lewisville, Texas, Lights Fantastic Pro is a new state-of-the-art lighting showroom and expansion of Lights Fantastic. The 19,000-square-foot space showcases the latest LED lighting in an environment including product galleries, a commercial showroom and a unique lighting concourse – all designed to demonstrate how LED will forever change the way we use lighting. “We’ve really developed a showroom that tries to show people that there’s a magic to lighting now,” said Jon Sayah, President of Lights Fantastic Pro. “It’s not just yesterday’s lighting. It’s a whole new dynamic.” With predictions that LED will represent the majority of lighting sold in the next decade, Sayah and the Lights Fantastic team believe that we are at the forefront of a LED Revolution. “We think that there have only been three revolutions in lighting: the invention of fire, Edison inventing the light bulb, and now LED. It truly is that monumental.” Ten years ago, Jon Sayah joined his father Larry Sayah, founder and owner of Lights Fantastic, after a 15 year career with Lightolier/Genlyte (now part

they’re buying,” said Sayah. “We focus less on the specific product and more on the environment that it’s creating and showing them what we can do with the light.” Sayah also believes that the transition to LED means people have come to expect more from their lighting. “Lighting has been something that you simply used to get dressed in the morning or to read or do your work. But we think with LED there’s so much more that light can do now.” From creating the cool atmosphere at a trendy restaurant to setting the mood for a romantic dinner at home, LED lighting can help create the perfect ambiance. “There are now people who are talking about LED lighting and the color of light helping you get energized or helping you relax before going to bed.” CSL®’s LED pendants

The SONNEMAN® – A Way of Light showroom display inside Lights Fantastic Pro

of Philips). Since his arrival, he has helped his father transform Dallas and Austin retail lighting stores to market-leading suppliers. Ben Parra and Annie Sullivan, two local residential lighting professionals with over 15 and 30 years of experience respectively, run the new showroom, which is located in one of the fastest-growing retail and residential corridors in the country. “We think this is the start of an exciting time that requires a new kind of lighting showroom,” said Jon Sayah. Lights Fantastic Pro is laid out to tell the story of LED and how it’s changing the way spaces are lit. The showroom features a first of its kind lighting concourse with unique LED products, applications and brand galleries, as well as a dramatic contemporary lighting rotunda that emphasizes their focus on modern lighting. The showroom also features a gallery of fixtures that illustrate the new lighting design possibilities with LED, including a series of mini application vignettes. Fixtures are merchandised together by lifestyle – including glam, French country, industrial and more. “A lot of showrooms portray LED as just a higher-priced version of whatever it is 34

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Sayah and the Lights Fantastic team have been working with Littman Brands for almost 15 years. In addition to galleries of the top lighting brands, products from CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting), Troy Lighting, Corbett Lighting and Hudson Valley Lighting® are also on display in the new showroom. The response to Lights Fantastic Pro has been favorable so far. “We think our sales have gone way up with the new showroom because people understand why it’s important and how it can make them and their home feel better,” said Sayah. “We think it’s a tremendous thing for our industry that all of a sudden lighting has these ‘magical powers’ that can help set moods and Corbett and Troy Lighting fixtures on display feelings.”

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INNOVATIONS IN LED According to a new report by Allied Market Research, the global LED chips and components market is forecast to reach $42.7 billion by 2020* – significant proof that CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting) is on the right track. Here’s a look at some of the latest LED innovations from CSL that are expanding the market in new and exciting ways. *Source: “Global Light Emitting Diode (LED) Market (Technology, Application and Geography), 2013 – 2020”

LED Waymarkers

Offered in a wide selection of acrylic diffuser colors and textures, CSL’s LED Waymarkers are made of 10inch square laser cut aluminum and available in three designs: a WiFi Hotspot marker, a Martini/Bar marker and a Restroom marker. The fixture itself is an 18W LED 120V light engine, 2700°K ±100, 90 CRI, 1260 lumen with incandescent dimming. It is ADA approved as a wall mount and is UL/C-UL listed for damp location use.

Clockwise from top: WiFi Hotspot Marker, Restroom Marker and Martini/Bar Marker

1" Eco-Downlight LED

Offering incredible power and efficiency, CSL’s latest 1” aperture Eco-Downlight LED “Mini” features a 14-Watt LED driver that delivers up to 1250 lumens at 90% efficiency and has an average-rated lamp life of 50,000 hours at 70% lumen maintenance. This product offers 80 and 90 CRI packages; universal dimming; interchangeable optics to include 30-, 50-, 80- and optional 10-degree beam spreads; and modularity of trims and housings. The downlight is available in remodel/retrofit, new construction and IC versions. Compatible with incandescent, elv and 0-10v dimmers.

Clockwise from top: 1” Eco-Downlight LED in remodel/retrofit (with trim options), new construction and IC versions

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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 2015 issue of Larger Than Light magazine. Email your entry to largerthanlightcontests@gmail.com and include the following information: Hi-resolution photo Name of project Designer and/or firm The contest ends May 15, 2015, 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, 2015 and final entries will be accepted until May 15, 2015 , 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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