When we embarked on the journey to create our first collection, we believed the process would be as minimal as the designs themselves. Instead, it took over two years of intense R&D, multiple prototypes and a couple of lucky breaks before we finally launched our first lighting collection on the market. In the process and years following, we collectively learned a great deal about advanced LED lighting systems, mechanics, material forming, finishing and the development process. We are proud of our hard-earned expertise, which we now apply to the expansion of our product line and in-depth custom lighting projects for the trade.
As a local producer with access to domestic and foreign inputs, we are able to provide unique and complex solutions for the high-end market, while also remaining price accessible for large-scale projects. We encourage custom product collaborations with architects and designers to create an original lighting solution for any residential, commercial, or hospitality space.
Wall-to-wall LED light fixture at the Argonaut HQ boardroom, San Francisco.
Custom LED Floor Lamp for Marriott, Brooklyn.
Custom design and manufacturing of LED “Do Not Disturb” light fixture.
Juniper THIN LED Task Lamp in the AKA Hotel
Marriott, Brooklyn: 2016, Guestrooms
Kimpton Argyle, 2016 Public Space
Marriott, Atlanta: 2015, Guestrooms
AKA Hotel Wall Street, 2015, Guestrooms
AKA Hotel Rittenhouse, 2015, Guestrooms
AKA Hotel Sutton Place, 2015, Guestrooms
Argonaut Head Office, San Francisco, 2016, Office, Custom Lighting
Stone Hill & Taylor Head Office, 2015
Meyer Davis Offices, 2016
Moxy Hotels, Guestrooms, Public Space, 2016
When imagining the lighting elements of the 667-room Brooklyn Marriott 2016 renovation, design firm Krause & Sawyer looked to us to turn their ambitious concepts into a reality. Originally inspired by our own THIN collection, we worked closely with the K&S design team on the development and manufacturing of the entire lighting package. It was a hands-on collaboration that extended over months, and with the support of our engineering team, we incorporated custom integrated LED technology, eliminating the need for expensive retrofit bulbs. This also retained intricate space-limited designs that would not have otherwise been possible.
We also utilized custom tooling and forming techniques, such as die casting, injection molding, spinning and precision machining – all of which translated into a truly unique collection. These strictly controlled components were assembled in our Brooklyn factory, where they were further transformed and finished prior to the successful delivery to the hotel located only 2 miles away.
Design Office – Krause & Sawyer
Buying Office – Benjamin West
Designed by Hunstman, this custom wall-to-wall boardroom fixture, with high powered precision-machined light modules features 20 LED light modules totaling 80,000 lumens. We created the unique fixture in genuine brass, steel, aluminum, and acrylic.
THIN LED task lamps with desk inset option deployed at work stations around the office in black oxide and raw brass finishes.
Summary of engineering and design work of custom vanity sconce made to spec.
Making vision a reality: our first prototype of the LED vanity in formed steel and acrylic.