Say Collie Installs THIN Suspension

Aug
21

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Say Collie, owned by couple Amy Row and Matthew Johnson, is all about experiencing the potential of a space. There’s always music playing, a lovely scent in the air, and tons of natural light to keep the studio bright and airy. They house a carefully curated collection of their absolute favorite artists and designers who they have met, befriended and worked with, and they blend their inspiring work with their own. Say Collie rotates a selection of Matthew’s fine art photography, Amy create vignettes with vintage and designer pieces, and they house gatherings for the community.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="19345" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-suspension/"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="19339" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="http://saycollie.com/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="19341" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="http://saycollie.com/"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]In many ways, Say Collie is an extension of Amy and Matthew's home, particularly in that they hope to achieve a space which feels relaxing and comfortable to enter. "When considering lighting for our main display wall, we were weary of anything that might fight against the muted tones of the studio. We’ve never wanted it to feel commercial, or too much like a store. As soon as we saw Juniper’s THIN Suspension lighting, we knew it was the solution. The design is so thoughtful and elegant, it lives in complete harmony with the space and the rest of our pieces." - Amy Row, owner of Say Collie[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="19342" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-suspension/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="19338" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-suspension/"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="19340" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-suspension/"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

THIN Suspension - Modular Architectural Lighting

Precision-machined in solid brass, the THIN Suspension offers a fully dimmable architectural lighting system in a reduced 1/2-inch profile. The THIN Suspension features magnetic interconnecting LED light segments for custom and infinite lengths.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Browse the THIN Suspension" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2Fthin-suspension%2F|title:THIN%20Suspension||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Discover More Lighting Projects" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fmodern-lighting-projects-installations%2F|title:Modern%20Lighting%20Projects%20%26%20Installations||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Urban Hardwoods x Juniper Lighting and Power Accessories

Aug
14

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the spirit of bicoastal collaboration, Urban Hardwoods was thrilled to incorporate lighting and power accessories from our lighting studio into a recent workplace project for one of the country's largest technology firms. Utilizing two new base designs from their forthcoming workplace collection, Urban Hardwoods integrated our THIN Shared Task Lamps and Ground Control power accessories into both oxidized maple meeting tables and salvaged, live edge English Elm breakout tables.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="19144" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://www.urbanhardwoods.com/commercial/"][vc_single_image image="19145" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-shared-task-lamp/"][vc_single_image image="19146" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/power-accessories/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Inspired by the dials and switches of mid-century mission control rooms, the Ground Control Collection unites vintage aesthetics with modern functionality through a series of brass furniture-mounted power accessories. The rotating dimmers pay tribute to the intentional designs and heavy-hand feel of quality vintage audio controls, while the Ground Control Double USB Port is a universally compatible furniture-mounted receptacle, perfect for powering USB devices.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="19147" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://www.urbanhardwoods.com/commercial/"][vc_single_image image="19150" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/power-accessories/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Urban Hardwoods x Juniper

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Urban Hardwoods makes every piece by hand with the same care and attention as when they started 18 years ago. Alongside Juniper, they are committed to domestic manufacturing and the joy that comes with offering handcrafted quality to clients. From New York to Seattle, the collaboration combines genuine materials and bespoke quality to functional modern furniture.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Browse All Lighting" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2F|title:Products||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Read More Articles" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fmodern-lighting-blog%2F|title:Modern%20Lighting%20Blog||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Sixtysix Interviews Product and Lighting Designer Peter Bristol

Aug
07

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Peter Bristol, designer of the THIN Modular Lighting System for Juniper, was interviewed by Sixtysix, an online news platform and printed magazine, for his remarkable contributions as a product designer—the THIN Chandelier for Juniper, Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard, and Oculus Rift.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="18906" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/designer-peter-bristol/"][vc_column_text]

Product and Lighting Designer Peter Bristol

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Is there a project that keeps you up at night?

It seems like it is everything added together that keeps me up at night. Which project specifically probably depends on the day. My work at Oculus is pretty consuming, and I am always thinking about new ideas for Juniper and Visual Comfort. I also tend to continually add to the ever-growing backlog of personal projects I’ll likely never get to.  

How does your interest in design and function intersect with your work on tech gear?

I guess I am interested in almost every type of problem? I feel like they might inform each other a bit. Lighting design is often driven only by the designer, and the lights become artistic statements, while complex consumer electronics can often look like a literal illustration of constraints and requirements. In contrast to these outcomes, the simple and modular nature of the Juniper THIN line is more like a toolkit for architects and designers to use for their vision, while details like the stretch fabric canopy on the interior of the Oculus Rift bring a level of unexpected delight.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="6124" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-chandelier/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]

About the THIN Chandelier

The THIN Chandelier is an intriguing, whimsical light fixture with appendages reminiscent of spider legs that leave an impression upon installation. It has 12 hinged arms, each one precisely machined in solid brass, that contract and extend to discover infinite geometric shapes and patterns. Form an arachnid-like light fixture or collapse its linear tubings to mold a concaved THIN Chandelier, enforcing a flexible architecture in any modern space.   With slender aircraft cables that rid of obstruction, the THIN Chandelier appears to suspend magically and weightlessly. Its LED lamping is designed to dim, allowing the THIN Chandelier to transform from an exciting light fixture into a more intimate source of illumination.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Browse the THIN Chandelier" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2Fthin-chandelier%2F|||"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Read More Press Features" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fpress%2F|||"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Connect With Juniper’s Marketing Manager, Jessica

Jul
30

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Design, product copy, website development, photography. You name it. Jessica is a versatile individual who leads the design team and ensures all marketing elements meet the lighting industry's outstanding expectations. She does not maintain the brand's name, rather, she elevates Juniper.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="10012" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/meet-the-team/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]

WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT JUNIPER?

I’m Juniper’s Marketing Manager. My background in Fine Arts and Graphic Design flowed naturally into Marketing, covering print and web design, social media, PR, photo editing, and content planning. At Juniper, I lead our creative design team by developing product launches and creating large-scale projects. We have developed our product catalog, revamped all of our print content, redesigned our website, and rebranded Juniper. We've got some really big changes coming up, so keep an eye out!  

WHERE ARE YOU ORIGINALLY FROM?

I'm from Downstate New York, in the Hudson Valley. I've bounced around that area for a number of years. It's a great location with a ton of gorgeous scenery, farmland, hiking trails, and quaint towns.  

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT JUNIPER.

We're real people here. It sounds cliche, but Juniper is a team of strong-willed individuals who genuinely care about what they do. Every team member embodies values of honesty, passion, creativity, and integrity. Because we all value these things collectively, we've become a family who can hang out on weekends or get a drink after work. We work hard, we play hard, and we truly love what we do.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="11044" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-task-lamp/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Task Lamp in Black Oxide

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WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?

On the weekends, I'll find a DIY project, explore a new flea market or museum, or slay in the kitchen. Mel, Carlisy, and I have also been known to pop up at a karaoke bar once in a while!  

ANY FAVORITE NEW YORK HANGOUT SPOTS?

Barcade may be at the top of my list. It's a bar that has all the old-school arcade games. There's one in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan, so if anyone asks for a recommendation on a fun night out, I always send them there.  

LASTLY, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE JUNIPER LIGHT FIXTURE AND WHY?

The THIN Task Lamp in Satin Brass, I think, is our sleekest design. It was the start of the entire THIN System. It's contemporary, minimal, and above all, bright. I have one on my own desk![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Learn More About the THIN System" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fthin-modular-lighting-system%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Meet The Team" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fmeet-the-team%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Explore Modern Lighting Articles" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fmodern-lighting-blog%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Custom LED Lighting Installed in New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge

Jul
28

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Between Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hall sits New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge. The hotel sits within a 2-minute walk from the Jay Street-MetroTech subway station, 8 minutes' walk from the Brooklyn Bridge, and 2 miles from the One World Trade Center observation deck to offer easy access to the center of New York's design hub in Manhattan and a high-end hospitality experience.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="5688" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/company/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our contemporary lighting studio created numerous custom designs for the hotel to offer a uniquely branded experience for Marriott guests. Beside each bed in the hotel sits a custom globe LED lamp. The textured glass reflects light to disperse a softer glow.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="5686" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/company/"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Custom LED picture lighting reminiscent of our THIN Surface Mount Picture Light was offered throughout the hotel as a way to illuminate mirrors and paintings for rooms in a reduced silhouette and brass body.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="2937" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/company/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="2940" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/company/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Custom floor lamps were designed, prototyped, and manufactured by request of the hotel's design team to offer an adjustable lighting solution when users can rotate the lamp's disk-like illuminated head.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="5687" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycbk-new-york-marriott-at-the-brooklyn-bridge/"][vc_single_image image="5685" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycbk-new-york-marriott-at-the-brooklyn-bridge/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Juniper also created suspended pendants and table lamps with similar drum shades for diffused and modern hospitality lighting. The table lamp features a machined brass base for a contemporary design element that brings luxury to each bedroom. Juniper is proud to design lighting in-house and manufacture it ourselves for a hands-on approach to lighting from beginning to end. For original custom inquiries or projects, please contact us.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="View More Projects" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fprojects%2F|title:Projects||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Browse Lighting" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fprojects%2F|title:Projects||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

FAQ: Choosing Modern Under-Cabinet Lighting

Jul
23

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Every kitchen design is different, and with that comes custom cabinetry, dimensions, materials, and countertops to consider. When choosing your modern under-cabinet lighting, it’s important to look for three things: minimal design, customizable lighting features, and modularity. Following these steps will make sure you choose the right lighting for your modern kitchen space.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="13615" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-surface-mount-display-light/"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

1. Minimal Design

Under-cabinet lighting is used to accent the kitchen (wait for it) under your cabinets. Usually, lighting is either inset or sits very close to the bottom of your cabinetry and shines light down toward the countertops below. The design of this lighting should be low-profile as to not distract from other show stopping elements of your modern kitchen’s design. By using high-quality materials in a low profile, the lighting will accent the luxury aesthetic without becoming demanding in the space. We recommend choosing lighting that stands off from the cabinet under 2 inches and avoiding chunky lighting installations.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="6065" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-surface-mount-display-light/"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

2. Customizable Lighting Features

Since every kitchen is unique, it’s important to choose lighting that is customizable to your space. To match the lighting’s color temperature to the rest of your space, choose a lighting system that has a variety of options. Usually, kitchens are equipped with color temperatures around 3000K-3500K. This white light is perfect for preparing food in a functional and clean space, while maintaining a small amount of amber hue for a comforting aesthetic. Another thing to consider is lens finishes of your linear LED lighting, specifically frosted or clear. Clear lenses help direct lighting for a more narrow beam of light. This is helpful in task areas, such as food-prep locations. However, with glossy countertops, you may face glare issues of the lighting reflecting too harshly. We recommend clear lenses for matte or semi-matte finished countertops. When it comes to glossy countertops, a frosted lens, although more diffused with a wider beam angle, still gives off the same brightness and would resolve the issue of glare.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="16507" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/2019/02/27/minimalist-white-kitchen-bright-designlab/"][vc_column_text]

Learn more about this project.

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3. Modularity

As dimensions change and cabinetry adjusts to your space, so should your lighting. Choose lighting that’s extendable and adjustable. With the ability to add and subtract length, you’ll find comfort in knowing that your cabinetry can be a custom dimension and you’ll still have the correct proportions of lighting.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="6234" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/products/thin-surface-mount-display-light/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]

Modern Under-Cabinet Lighting

With its ½-inch diameter profile, the THIN Surface Mount Under-Cabinet Light offers minimal design with plenty of light output. Standoff options include 1.75”, and 3.5” for a low-profile lighting solution. The THIN System offers customizable options such as color temperature, lens finish, length, and the ability to join LED light segments together for custom dimensions. Juniper is able to provide corner pieces for uniquely shaped runs. The THIN Surface Mount Under-Cabinet Light installs easily to any material and LED light segments magnetically snap into mounting hardware. Since magnetic connections are made instead of hardwiring the light segments in place, segments can freely rotate a full 360° to aim lighting exactly where its needed and adjust as you use it. A variety of dimming options are available to work with wireless dimmers, or other lighting systems.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Browse the THIN Surface Mount Under-Cabinet Light" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2Fthin-surface-mount-display-light%2F|title:THIN%20Surface%20Mount%20Display%20Light||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Read More Articles" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fmodern-lighting-blog%2F|title:THIN%20Surface%20Mount%20Display%20Light||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

LightNOW Examines the THIN Solids Collection

Jul
17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LightNOW has been providing news and opinion to the lighting industry for nearly eight years. Craig DiLouie, a veteran industry journalist, had featured the new THIN Solids Collection in the popular lighting blog and newsletter platform to spread the news about our newest lighting addition.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="17295" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Our THIN Solids Collection offers a group of lighting designs featuring configurations such as a Tetrahedron, Cube, and Diamond, to represent the Platonic Solids. Solid brass connectors join ½-inch diameter light tubes to create intricate and symmetrical three-dimensional shapes for impactful pendant installations or grand chandeliers using clusters of the THIN Solids.   The product of collaboration with industrial designer Peter Bristol (who daylights as head of industrial design at Facebook), the THIN System is based on simple and minimal lines that magnetically snap into place. Light segments freely rotate to customize illumination properties. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="18397" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The THIN System began with the THIN Task Lamp as a solution for adjustable task lighting in the most compact silhouette possible. With this technology, an entire system was born. From a single line, the collection expanded into prisms, geometric shapes, and now extends into the third dimension. Lengths can be customized, as well as many other features of the design, to accommodate hospitality, commercial, and residential spaces for unique installations.  

The THIN light was the first incarnation and it has since taken on a life of its own. I don’t really feel ownership over it. It’s not my lamp, it’s not even Juniper’s anymore, it belongs to the people. Architects and designers can use it to do almost anything they want, it’s like a LEGO set for adults. -Peter Bristol
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360° Design Installs Love Me Not Pendant in Modern Bathroom

Jul
09

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Deanne Walczak, Principal Designer of 360° Design, specializes in residential interior design. After her latest project, which installed a Love Me Not Pendant in a modern bathroom space, we asked her a few questions to understand her background, design philosophy, and more about this project.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="18704" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/products/love-me-not/"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Tell us about your background.

My career to become an Interior Designer, was not a conventional path one might assume you would take. I went to school for Graphic Design, and with numerous twists of faith, I ended up starting my 360º Design company many years later.   Looking back on some of my careers along the way; whether it was working in the television + professional sports industries, Graphic Design or Marketing platforms, I take note of a few common threads that were always a constant throughout my journey. All my jobs were always hands-on; in very creative fields, and every day the challenges + tasks assigned, were different.  These key qualities, I have recognized as assets to me, and are my favorite part of my current role as an Interior Designer. I love that my job is different every single day. That the challenges of each space, and the vision of each client is always different, and the solutions are commonly found by pairing a touch of psychology & vision, paired with key design elements, that all lead to the best design solutions for the space at hand.   I am in my sixth year of operating my own business, with six years prior to that, working in the industry. I have mostly work with residential spaces, but have had the privilege of working on commercial projects as well. In addition to those platforms, I also do virtual home staging + conventional home staging, with a few realtors in the Westchester area.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="18701" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/products/love-me-not/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]

What is your design philosophy?

I avoid niching myself with one particular style or direction when it comes to designing spaces for my clients. I find myself following a Frank Lloyd Wright philosophy, of balancing and pairing objects of function and form, to create a more harmonious optimal living space. Connecting organic material from nature, with an optimal space plan, proper lighting, and a great use of color, allows the elements to create a more harmonious living environment. In addition to this core philosophy, I utilize my past Graphic Design abilities, to help support my visions more clearly to the client(s) by creating visual schematics of their project in the early stages of development. After realizing that the majority of my clients had difficulty envisioning the overall plan/direction of their project, which delayed making key decisions needed to propel the project forward, I quickly realized that if I could show them the end result, rather than trying to convince them of my plan. It would now allow them to take much bigger risks with the decision process, or with items in the space, that they normally would not consider. It was a win-win for both parties and has proven to be a valuable resource for my design company, and the proof that a picture really is worth a thousand words.  

What was your inspiration for this project?

With this current master bathroom project, there wasn't one clear inspiration element or idea that drove us to the end result. It was more the "sum of the parts" kind of a vision. I discussed with the clients what their wants and needs were for the 20 x 20 master bathroom suite and then started sending inspiration photos to tap into a direction of the type of room that inspired them.   They had also been traveling abroad and determined a feel and a few amenities that they experienced while on their travels that they knew they wanted to incorporate in their space. And I knew, to not lose sight of staying true to the style of the home, which was Arts and Crafts/Art Deco. From there my vision took shape, and the space planning began. We discussed details, tweaked and fine-tuned our direction to incorporate a few elements from two design options, and came up with our ultimate vision.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="18703" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/products/love-me-not/"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

What obstacles did you face for this project?

When I think back on building this bathroom, there were very few obstacles we encountered throughout the project. We had to adjust the placement of where we used the teak on the ceiling due to wiring and ducts, and we changed the direction of the layout of the floor tiling so it ran at a vertical direction instead of a horizontal direction when it came up the shower wall. I cannot lie though, I did lose sleep a few nights on one key component.   My client had a doctors appointment and was inspired by the walls at the building in which her appointment was. We had originally had our porcelain floor tile continuing onto the shower walls, rather than changing to a different decorative tile, as most bathroom showers do. The decision to do so was based on the over-scaled custom Acacia double vanity that was going in the room, on the opposite wall, which we anticipated to be our "wow" in the room (until we found our light). The species of wood being used had a lot of movement and we felt the simplicity of a solid, monochromatic, clean-lined tile continuing up the wall would offset this feature on the vanity. She came home with pictures of the walls and asked if we could do that in the shower. It was staying with the existing monochromatic palette and scale of the existing porcelain tile originally selected, but we would be adding every couple of tiles a blue stone thick slab that would ultimately create a subtle in and out movement to an otherwise flat wall. I drew out a plan and discussed with my contractor to implement this new feature to randomly add the slabs of bluestone to offset the existing porcelain. As the plan developed and began taking shape, the client's husband questioned the decision more than once, which reinforced a small doubt inside me that I had not conveyed to anyone else. So I lost a few nights of sleep over this, but every time I got back in front of that wall, I convinced him to stay the course and trust the vision.   I remember reading a quote that just helped me keep my doubts at bay and encourage the vision. It said, "Feeling nervous is a good sign you're making something original"...and that we did! He trusted the process and saw the vision through, and loved the ultimate design. And I eventually exhaled and caught up on my loss of sleep.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="18702" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" link="https://www.juniper-design.com/products/love-me-not/"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Why did you choose the Love Me Not Pendant?

Throughout the entire duration of the production of the bathroom, we researched for the perfect light to ground our anticipated space. We actually had purchased one very early on in the project that we had agreed worked, but by all means, did not love. When the teak ceiling needed to be moved to the center of the room instead of on the soffit line, like we had originally designed, it changed our vision and I suggested we return the first purchased light. I knew that it was never going to be able to hold the center of the room, like the negative space dictated the right fixture to do. The teak was now being used on the ceiling centered in the room, and was going to be the background to something that needed to be amazing. At this point, it also became clear that the fixture needed to be something that featured a soft, feminine line, since the space around it had evolved and was reading very masculine. We needed to try and balance the masculine to feminine line of the room and offset the elements of the hard stone and wood that were used throughout the rest of the space, and helped support the curvy feminine line of our beautiful Cheviot modern claw foot tub.  And so the search continued.   Everything just fell flat.... Until one day, our search ended with your beautiful custom Love Me Not lighting fixture. It had me from hello. I  saw it, and I knew immediately it was the everything we had been searching months for. It was just the perfect bling to the little black dress. I seriously didn't know how I was going to move on from it if the clients did not see the absolute perfection it had to offer to their space. And just like that, our amazing, magnificent, Acacia over-scaled custom vanity had competition. She was front and center, commending the weight of the massive negative space to the center of our room, while offsetting the masculine line of the space with her beautiful scalloped curves, all while mimicking the petal shape line of the tub (that was an unexpected bonus). We were in Love. Which leads me to my only criticism of your light, its "Love Me Not" title.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Modern Bathroom Lighting & The Love Me Not Pendant

The Love Me Not draws from childhood memories of picking petals off of daisies. The LED pendant’s delicate curves and diffused light are crafted from five layers of Evonik acrylic with a porcelain-like matte finish. Each pendant is hand-formed so no two fixtures are identical. The Love Me Not pendant is feminine and playful, soft and refined. As a grand statement piece, the Love Me Not floral pendant light reaches its full potential as it casts a warm glow. Deanne Walczak of 360° Design shows her process through her Instagram, to give viewers a peek at the design process, intriguing details, and final installations of her residential interiors, including this modern bathroom design.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Discover the Love Me Not Pendant" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2Flove-me-not%2F|title:Love%20Me%20Not||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="See More Lighting Projects" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fprojects%2F|title:Love%20Me%20Not||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

DesignBoom Outlines Claus Porto Project in New York City

Jun
26

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]DesignBoom is a leading design new authority to bring the design industry the latest news, trends, and upcoming faces. Recently, they featured Claus Porto, a retail store in the heart of New York City that was designed by Tackleblox Architecture.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="18690" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://www.designboom.com/architecture/tacklebox-claus-porto-interiors-new-york-jeremy-barbour-02-15-2019/"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The Portuguese-grounded retail interior focuses on beauty and fragrance displayed in a central archway of niches and vignettes. As the first international storefront for the 131-year old brand, Claus Porto New York reflects the design themes and motifs of its base culture under the direction of Jeremy Barbour with Tacklebox.   The 42-foot archway greets customers as they enter into an immersive experience. 1,500 tiles of milled Portuguese cork are faceted to mimic Lisbon's historic Casa Dos Bicos. Juniper's THIN Multiples Dyad lines the entire archway to act as a central focus, guiding customers through the space. The Dyad has about 10 connected sections, creating two long profiles of light with a 1/2-inch profile. The solids brass material of the THIN System pops against the archway's neutral white tone, offering warmth and a touch of luxury to the dynamic design of the space.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Browse the THIN Multiples Dyad" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2Fthin-multiples-dyad%2F|title:THIN%20Multiples%20Dyad||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Discover More Press Features" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fpress%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Luxe Daily Tells the Story of the Axis Vertical Suspension

Jun
21

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Luxe Daily, the digital publication of Luxe Magazine, offers trending news all around the design community, including rising designers, collections, and brands. Luxe is a veteran for covering the latest and greatest, with a wide reach to all corners of the globe. Luxe Daily recently showcased our story leading up to our new Axis Collection.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="7775" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="http://https://luxedaily.luxesource.com/juniper-design-illuminates-lighting-scene/#.XPl1sohKiUk"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our business was formed around the idea that good design is essential and has the power to transform people and places in meaningful ways. We do this by integrating design with technology to create innovative lighting solutions for unique spaces. For us, that means reducing our products to their truest and simplest form. Our collection is made up of thoughtfully designed and meticulously engineered lighting solutions, while our design philosophy is centralized around reduction, user experience, and technological advancement.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="10814" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="http://https://luxedaily.luxesource.com/juniper-design-illuminates-lighting-scene/#.XPl1sohKiUk"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Designed by Miren Lasnier for Juniper, the Axis Collection explores the balance of form and light through reductive design. This family of bronze fixtures draws inspiration from the extruded angles, channels, and tees that proliferated during the Industrial Revolution and remain virtually unchanged until today. Encapsulating a variety of suspended and wall-mounted configurations, each style possesses its own visual language and highlights a unique orientation. The core of the Axis Collection blends modesty with luxury to create dynamic lighting silhouettes.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Browse All Lighting" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2F|title:Products||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Explore the Axis Collection" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.juniper-design.com%2F2018%2F12%2F29%2Fintroducing-axis-collection%2F|title:Products||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]