Tag: Lighting

Foscarini’s Carlo Urbinati Finds the Key to Success is Freedom

The Makers

Indeed, since it was established, Foscarini has been a company without a factory, one that is there…
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The Utopia of Reality: A Q+A with Paolo Rizzatto

The Makers

Discover how Paolo Rizzatto’s profound design philosophy, shaped by mid-century Italy, is red…
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Barovier&Toso: Over 700 Years of Italian Design Tradition

The Makers

A history and interview of Murano glass lighting maker with over 700 years of tradition.
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Best in Glass: The Heritage and Innovation of Vistosi

The Makers

Vistosi is an Italian glassmaking company 500 years in the making. We go behind the designs in this…
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Designer Sportsmanship: A Q+A with Marc Sadler

The Makers

From studying industrial aesthetics to designing motorcycle pads and gelato machines, Marc Sadler i…
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Q+A with Federico Palazzari, CEO of Nemo

The Makers

Nemo Lighting CEO and designer Federico Palazzari discusses inspiration, integration and the sustai…
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Get the Nook for Your Look

The Look

Maximize a small space’s potential with accent furniture to transform any corner into a fun a…
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California Modern Design: From Mid-Century to This Century

The Look

With elements of mid-century modern, minimalism and a bohemian touch, the California Modern style e…
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Celebrating 60 Years of SONNEMAN

The Ledger

Highlights from the NYCxDesign 2023 event, Celebrating 60 Years of Design Innovation with Robert So…
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The EU’s ‘Right to Repair’ Law

The Ledger

The EU’s Right to Repair law is one of many ways the international design community is redefi…
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Creating Light from Wood: A Q+A with Stickbulb

The Makers

From its studio-showroom in New York City, Stickbulb is hard at work “making the most with th…
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Sustainability Stories

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As the tide turns on throwaway culture and eco-friendliness is embraced, good design that’s b…
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David Trubridge, Pioneer of Sustainable Design

The Makers

Designer David Trubridge draws inspiration from our natural surroundings, traditional cultures and …
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On Matière Première: Samuel Lambert of Lambert & Fils

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Led by founder and artistic director Samuel Lambert, the Montreal, Canada-based atelier is home to …
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From Brooklyn to B-Corp: A Q+A with RBW

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Friends and graduates of Rhode Island School of Design, Theo Richardson, Charles Brill and Alexande…
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Lucie Koldova: Bohemian Rhapsody in Glass

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Brokis’ design process is art director and designer Lucie Koldova shares her creative process, the …
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At a Fork in the Road, Take Both Paths: Patricia Urquiola

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A self-proclaimed eclectic, varied and diverse designer, Patricia Urquiola aspires to the highest s…
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The History of the Light Bulb

The Designs

From Thomas Edison to LED, the light bulb has quite the story to tell.
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Bathroom Vanity Lighting Buyer’s Guide

The Guides

More than any other room in the home, the bathroom requires lighting for specific functions that ar…
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Nina Magon for Studio M: Lighting as Exquisite as Jewels

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The first collaboration in Los Angeles-based Studio M’s new designer-focused program, Nina Magon sh…
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Instagram Live with The Makers

The Network

Join us for a glimpse behind the scenes of Spanish design brands Vibia, Marset and Santa & Col…
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Bending Light: Modern Luxury, Modern Crystal

The Look

Today, designers are using crystal in sleek, modern ways while still harnessing the unique luster p…
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From the Archives to the Spotlight: The Masters Collection by NEMO 

The Designs

The Masters Collection from Nemo revives historic designs from legendary lighting designers like Le…
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A Retrofuturespective: 20 Years of Tom Dixon Studio

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From a funk band’s bass-playing backbone to designer extraordinaire, Tom Dixon has always been a bi…
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Lighting for Health, Mood and Well-being

The Guides

Light can affect more than just mood. We’ll walk through important health considerations while plan…
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Mischa Couvrette of hollis+morris

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Mischa Couvrette of Toronto-based design studio hollis+morris talks about how he got started in des…
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A Conversation with Jason Miller, Founder of Roll & Hill

The Makers

Jason Miller, the founder of lighting company Roll & Hill, available exclusively at Lumens, ha…
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Lighting for Aging Eyes 

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While aging eyes need two to five times as much lighting support than their younger selves, a smart…
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The Bright Angle

The Makers

Founded by Nick Moen as a pottery studio in Asheville, NC, The Bright Angle has launched a lighting…
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Bertjan Pot

The Makers

Bertjan Pot is a modern design luminary who likes to let his work speak for itself. Luckily we were…
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Queen of the Curve: An Interview with Zaha Hadid

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An architect and designer with a foundational background in mathematics, Zaha Hadid’s designs range…
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Understanding Color Rendering Index

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CRI is the measurement of how light affects how you see color. Understanding the CRI in your bulbs …
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American Glamour: A Q+A with Jonathan Adler

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Jonathan Adler’s designs blend a highbrow sense of humor and irony with colorful, contemporary styl…
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A Glimpse Inside the Enchanting World of Marcel Wanders

The Makers

With a portfolio that spans everything from provocative lighting and bold furniture designs to surr…
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Designing a Smart Home

The Guides

Whether building out a new home or upgrading an existing one, integrating smart home devices into t…
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Ramón Esteve + Harmonious Design

The Makers

Ramón Esteve finds the design process to be just as important as the end result—without the experie…
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From Tam Tam to Discoco: How Marset Designs Come to Life

The Makers

What began as a foundry in 1942 transformed into Marset Illuminación in 1965, and for the last half…
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Designing in Compliance with California’s Title 24

The Ledger

Title 24 of California’s Energy Code sets forth a compliancy framework, guiding A+D professionals t…
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Martyn Lawrence Bullard

The Makers

Full of elegance and panache, Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s Hollywood-esque style doesn’t come as a su…
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Dark Sky Compliance + The Future of Outdoor Lighting

The Guides

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDSA) has been the recognized global authority on light pol…
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Designing a Guest Room Like a Hotel Suite

The Guides

From the décor to the lighting and the arrangements of both, every aspect of the guest room will be…
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Outdoor Stair Lighting Ideas

The Guides

The top priorities when choosing step-lighting for outdoor stairs are safety and weather resistance…
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Living Room Lighting Guide

The Guides

The most versatile room in your home, the living room still benefits from a methodical approach to …
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Kuzco New York City Studio

The Makers

Lead Designer Ryan Pauly established the Kuzco New York City Studio in the heart of the Garment Dis…
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How to Light a Modern Bedroom

The Guides

In this bedroom lighting guide, we will go over basic bedroom lighting tips and how to layer bedroo…
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Recessed Lighting Buyer’s Guide

The Guides

Learn how to choose recessed lighting that will fit your design goals with all you need to know abo…
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Buyer’s Guide To Dimmers

The Guides

Find tips and advice on how to choose light dimmers and controls. We answer common questions with l…
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The Fundamentals of Light Layering

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In the home and commercial spaces, proper light layering–ambient, task and accent lighting–helps yo…
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Go Cordless: Portable Outdoor Lights

The Guides

Portable lights expand your living space, going wherever you do. Check out some of our favorite por…
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Undercabinet Lighting Guide

The Guides

In kitchens, crafts rooms and elsewhere, general lighting can only go so far. Under cabinet lightin…
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Architectural Detail Lighting

The Guides

Architectural detail lighting has the power to create an atmospheric environment, or it can simply …
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How to Light a Kitchen

The Guides

Learn how to create the perfect kitchen lighting design. From fixtures to placement, get the design…
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Bover: A Wonderful Coincidence

The Makers

In the heart of Spain’s creative community, Joana Bover and her talented team bring the Bover brand…
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5 Common Lighting Mistakes (And How to Fix Them)

The Guides

A great lighting plan avoids common blunders. We solve 5 top culprits of poor lighting plans to mak…
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A Q+A with Carlotta de Bevilacqua

The Makers

We talk with Carlotta de Bevilacqua about wellness through light, the future of lighting design and…
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A Life Designed: Achille Castiglioni

The Makers

A discussion of the life, designs and design influence provided by the late, great Achille Castigli…
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Dining Room Lighting Ideas + Tips

The Guides

Choosing the right dining room light doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are a few dining ro…
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How to Choose a Floor Lamp

The Guides

Finding the right floor lamp: With so many choices and styles, we’re here to help you choose the ri…
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How to Light a Small Bathroom

The Guides

When installing lighting in small bathrooms, it is important to create a lighting arrangement that …
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How to Choose Kitchen Pendant Lighting

The Guides

The kitchen requires lighting that plays double duty, illuminating tasks and adding personality to …
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UL Listings for Lighting and Ceiling Fans: What Do UL Ratings Mean?

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When is it safe to use a fixture where water contact is inevitable? Here’s a guide to what y…
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LED Lighting Buyer’s Guide

The Guides

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. This is light produced using a semiconductor in a process call…
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Lighting Options for Low Ceilings

The Guides

Low ceilings don’t have to mean low expectations for lighting design. Here are some recommendations…
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An Aesthetic Revival: The VL Series for Louis Poulsen

The Ledger

Take a look at the LED update of Vilhelm Lauritzen’s VL Series for Louis Poulsen, originally …
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What Provides More Light: Uplights vs Downlights

The Guides

Not to be confused with ambient lighting that spreads light evenly in a room, these terms indicate …
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How to Choose a Modern Chandelier

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This guide will begin with some basic information on chandeliers and the different types, shapes, f…
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How to Light an Outdoor Entryway

The Guides

A well-lit front entry makes that ever-important first impression. Here’s how to select the r…
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How to Light a Kitchen Island

The Guides

Lighting over the kitchen island not only adds a visual element to your kitchen, but provides a key…
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5 Common Kitchen Lighting Mistakes

The Guides

Here’s a list of 5 kitchen lighting mistakes and how to fix or avoid them.
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Multifunctional Bedside Reading Lighting

The Guides

Whether having a USB port for device charging, a shelf for extra storage, or ambient glow while rea…
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Sourcing Outdoor Lighting

The Guides

Explore the key outdoor lighting guidelines for landscape and accent lighting to consider when appr…
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Wall Lighting Buyer’s Guide

The Guides

Find tips on how to choose wall lights and sconces with the Wall Lighting Buyer’s Guide at Lu…
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Landscape Lighting Guide

The Guides

Welcome to Landscape Lighting 101. We’ll walk you through the types of landscape lighting and…
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Bathroom Lighting Buyer’s Guide

The Guides

Find answers to the most common bathroom lighting questions to help you choose the lights you need.
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How to Light a Home Office

The Guides

In a home office, lighting is key to help you tackle any task. See our best ideas for getting your …
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Buyer’s Guide to Track and Monorail Lighting

The Guides

Even with all the configurations and options available, creating a custom track or monorail lightin…
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How to Light Your Outdoor Patio

The Guides

Highlighting some of our favorite patio lighting ideas to help make the most of your outdoor spaces…
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Understanding Kelvin Color Temperature

The Guides

How do “warm” and “cool” translate in regard to what your light looks like? Here’s a breakdow…
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How to Choose the Right Size Ceiling Light

The Guides

When it comes to lighting, there’s one all-important feature you’ll want to consider before style, …
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Light Bulb Facts: The Meaning of Lumens

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We’ll show you how lumens are measured, an easy way to translate watts to lumens and why all …
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