As an artist and designer I approach lighting as an important part of the feel of a space. Lighting makes a huge difference in a space. I think one of the most overlooked elements in the design of space is the lighting. Although I have worked on lighting projects and providing sourced lights for many years, I just recently began to work on custom lighting design. We designed and produced the dinning room and patio for a restaurant and included many custom lighting applications for the space. This included using the restaurants name in lights, but the marquee lettering was inside facing down as a main lighting element rather than as only a sign. We designed and produced a series of custom glass blown pendants for this space as well. The glass blown lights hang in clusters over a custom 14' live edge community walnut slab table we designed and produced and a series of custom maple tables we also designed and produced. The back bar area has a color changing LED light below the bar, and the bottles are highlighted in glowing white light boxes behind the bar. Just down the street from this location we provided the lighting for a new gallery space as well.
We produced twin custom tapered cast resin column that was back lit by LED lights surrounded in 14K gold which flank a large vanity for a very high profile Architect and even higher profile residence in a penthouse suite overlook Park West in New York.
My wife and I have really taken to this medium and we are producing sculptural programmed LED lighting for public art works. In May of 2015 were invited by a cultural organization to Havana Cuba to attend the Havana Biennale and we given the opportunity to provide a site specific lighting installation at the studio of top Cuban artist Arturo Montoto. We were commissioned to produce a conceptual art lighting installation on a hydroelectric power plant that makes electricity from the water flowing through the building. The sounds of the river flowing were recording and then translated into the lighting. We were commissioned to provide a lighting installation on a walking skybridge between to high rise buildings.
We would be honored if you would hire us to design and produce your next chandelier or lighting designed space. We have years of experience in design and fabrication, but also are working with some of the most cutting edge lighting components and technology which allows for many things that were note possible previously. If the budget and time frame is right we can make almost anything you could dream.
I would estimate that most custom lighting projects take a minimum of 8 weeks and sometimes much more, but this will vary depending on how busy I am and what requirements you have. If you have a certain deadline or event you are trying to meet, please let me know ahead of time, so I can make sure that I can fulfill your needs.
Thank you for letting me share my work with you. I always appreciate referrals, as they are praise from a satisfied client.
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