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The Miracles of Cutting with Water

While using high-pressure water for erosion dates back as far as the mid-1800s with hydraulic mining, it was not until the 1930s that narrow jets of water started to appear as an industrial cutting device. In 1933, a Wisconsin company known as the Paper Patents Company developed a special paper metering, cutting, and reeling machine that used a diagonally moving waterjet nozzle to make a horizontal moving sheet of continuous paper. Done at low pressure, these applications were limited to soft materials like paper.

Water jet technology evolved in the post-war era as researchers around the world searched for new methods of efficient cutting systems. In 1956, Carl Johnson of Durox International in Luxembourg developed a method for cutting plastic shapes using a thin stream high-pressure waterjet, using soft materials. In 1958, Billie Schwacha of North American Aviation developed a system using ultra high pressure liquid to cut hard materials.

 

ADG Lighting is a West Coast award-winning manufacturer of custom lighting pieces. To create complex shapes for lighting and art installations, ADG uses water jet and laser cutting machinery. Here are some samples of our work:

 

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Water jet cutting is a simple and easy way for manufacturers like ADG Eco Lighting to accommodate hotel and resort customers.

 

Never limiting the company, CEO Gerald Olesker pushes his team in design and ingenuity. The Architectural Detail Group team worked on the pattern and elements to ensure that the wall shielded visitors from passersby, as well as would illuminate itself.

Check out more from our water jet cut portfolio. For more information about hiring ADG Lighting to design and manufacture your next project please email EcoCA@adgmail.com or call 818-597-9494. ADG ships worldwide and has a team thriving for over 3 generations. We work with hotels, resorts, and upper-end residential and civic spaces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A simple Box Lantern is all you need

For a variety of custom lanterns box lights ADG presentation down load here.

Many clients like to select a fixture and say – this is what I want. But the most distinctive elements on a project  are usually designed with effort and thought. The Team at ADG Lighting designs lighting fixtures to work with the architectural space.

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Custom Light fixtures by ADG Eco Lighting’s CEO Gerald Olesker
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A simple box light says it all. The elements used to make each box’s simple shape is crucial. A lantern can be made from angle iron. Brass lanterns can be made from sheet or angle stock. there are different scales to each lantern.  Zinc lanterns are typically made from steel sheet that’s galvanized and dipped and then Zinc coated.tavi box lights ADG_01

Light fixtures are personal and can be made to order. A quick modified sketch will enhance and create any fixture from Architectural Detail Group. Client’s can expect full scale shop drawings for homes, hotels and commercial lightning projects.

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a simple cube by ADG Lighting hangs over doorway
size and shape can be customized

 

 

For more information about ordering lighting from ADG Lighting call 818-597-9494 or email EcoCA@adgmail.com .

ADG ships internationally and complies with UL 1598. Fixtures are ETL USA and ETL Canada, Request ADG’s ETL sheet. Fixtures made with New Providence label are made in the USA. For Title 24 compliance please request photo-metrics. Lanterns and all light fixtures can be submitted to ADG Lighting for Photo-metric testing.

A Little Inspiration from California’s Missions

There is significance and relevance to observation of the past. With our Folksy Spanish Revival Monterey styled by ADG Lighting presentation (click to download) we can poke fun at the past, make reference with the design and details of the present, and create the antiques of the future. The following images are from our travels up the California coast.

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Exploring the California missions from San Diego through Northern California, we admire and emulate details of these historic buildings. Inspirations come from stone, ironwork, passages, ceilings, walls and floors. Wrought iron gates to keep out the unwanted are the embellishments today that enhance our estates and properties.

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Ignore the compact fluorescent bulbs, and admire the beauty and simplicity of this historic light. Covet the the raw elegance of this stone fountain carved by the Native Americans during the California Mission period.

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Simple lanterns from hooks and forged iron straps are electrified now. The early days of lantern making was done with candles. Rustic handmade characteristics are part of the movement during the American Folk Art period. For some inspiration, check out our Client Marci Carsey’s Store Just Folk. We find that practical solutions to creative and artistic elements are most inspiring.

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Buttresses and stone walls are the sportive details of buildings.  The old wood decorations, floors, beams and headers are part of the established structures. However, when fences were mended and horse carts no longer functioned, the wood was tossed aside. Today we take the gesture of upcycled elements and repurpose them.

Below is a modern minimalist side table by Gerald Olesker of ADG Eco Lighting. Old redwood siding completes the top as if it were a strewn away shutter. The forged method of the base is an ode to the past, made with care in his California metal fabrication shop.
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Here is an iron chandelier (prior to installation) as it sits at the client’s entry. Much more ornamental than functional in the fabricated iron pendant, it will brighten the room with its 18 candles. Six clusters of three candles make up the strapped iron arms.

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What is the difference between American Folk Art and ornaments of the same time period? It is a question that we address with a fun and light attitude. Crafts, handmade objects that are not European in method, were based on the abilities of the craftsman and the experience of the apprentices in the shop. Emulating these details can be as simple as how we at ADG manufacture a light fixture.

Back in the day, making lanterns, brass and tin were easy and were considered malleable pieces while iron needed to be hot forged. Simplicity and price were all part of the past, and still are addressed in today’s metal fabrication techniques at ADG Eco Lighting.

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A lathe turned center spindle with forged irons scrolls and leafy husks manipulated by hand in brass are part of the make up of this chandelier and decorative pendant fixture. The team at Architectural Detail Group, Inc. designed this for a coastal beach home with a shake roof, metal clad windows and wood turned columns set against stone walls.7-7-2009 284

As we exit the missions’ painted windows and doorways, we extend a wanted memory of the light fixtures, the doors, the beams, the rails and the movement in and out of spaces that were designed for function and embellished with a crafted timelessness.

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For more information about the designs and manufacturing of Architectural Detail Group and ADG Lighting, please email EcoCA@adgmail.com  or call 818-640-0758.

For all PR and social media inquiries for ADG, please contact Endrea Kosven, Executive Director of EDK & Company at Endrea@EDKandCompany.com or call (818) 259-0339.

Government work, private projects, commercial properties and hotel properties are part of the exclusive packaging by Architectural Detail Group’s team.

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Forge techniques emulate nature and details and ornament are part of the exaggerated and fun techniques of the hot forge.

all photos by Gerald Olesker (c) all rights reserved 11-2013

A Spotlight of a Different Kind

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While our daily work focuses on creating custom lighting and furnishings for our clients, we thought we’d take a different approach today, and create a different sort of spotlight if you will.

Today, we’ll focus our attention on those who make it happen everyday: the talent here at ADG.

At times we all review and look at lighting as an item you pluck off the shelf. At times we look at furniture as that item that you see when you walk into the showroom. It is selected, spec’d, and delivered to the customer, and we wait for the relaxed and wonderful smile that comes from the customer’s amazement.

“Wow, my design professional helped with that selection and it looks wonderful!” she says. However, what happens when the specialty side for designers, homeowners and hoteliers alike is customized? Teams like Architectural Detail Group and ADG Lighting take the pen and calipers in hand and begin the design process — because they hold the control with the fabrication that makes the process extra special.

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What about the leap of faith to custom design and manufactured lighting and architectural furnishings? We all know the design studio of Charles and Ray Eames and furniture by the iconic Mies van der Rohe.

If you’ve seen the lighting and ornament work by Gerald Olesker and his team at ADG Eco Lighting, you know it is a sight to see. Many have likened their work to the works of Edward F. Caldwell & Co.

Here at ADG, we take pride in our work and craftsmanship. Our significant designs and inspired collections are developed from Olesker working with some of the finest and most prominent architects, designers and building owners around the globe. His works have been placed into homes designed by Marc Appleton, Gwathmey Siegel, and Robert Stern’s office.

 

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Inspired by Michael Berman, Olesker got into the metal furniture industry when Michael suggested to Gerald that he make the MBL Shearboun table for himself. Olesker then began to fulfill orders for Berman and other designers in town for metal furniture. Each fixture and piece of furniture initially comes in a form developed by Olesker within a specific scope for the project. Certainly while designs are repeated, many of the original inspirations remain some of the most published and seen homes and projects today.

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Diversity is key component of Olesker’s work. The above chandelier was a requested piece, developed for a homeowner and her prominent husband in the banking industry. Read up on what ADG customers have had to say about our work, and you’ll begin to see why Olesker and ADG are sought after in the industry. 

The below modern fixture was developed for a hospital in New Orleans. Joey Genarro, the industrial designer in charge of production at ADG, developed this fixture. It is quite the hit! ADG Lighting has had many orders for this and variations of this fixture. Eight phases of the hospital currently display this timeless piece.

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Contrasting designs and fixtures are key to the successful following and modest studio approach by Olesker and Genarro. The Mid Century Mixx above and the classical iron light and copper lantern are additional examples of the pairings by ADG Lighting.

 

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Where can designers find diversity in lighting and furniture? Look no further. With Olesker’s formal education degree in Architecture and Genarro’s applied hands-on training in Industrial Design, this duo is the 21st-century of teams like Cadwell and Lossberg, Charles and Ray Eames, and the talents of Taliesen.

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The team of Olesker and Genarro have worked on many private label projects for designers from LA to New York. They are currently launching other lines, as well as continuing their custom design and manufactured lighting and furniture projects. Their work can be seen worldwide, from the West Coast all the way to the Middle East.

The talent of this dynamic duo fill some of the world’s most beautiful spaces. From restaurant commissions for the likes of Spago and the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, to the exclusive estates throughout Southern California, their projects represent their multi-faceted talents. For more information about ADG Eco Lighting, a division of Architectural Detail Group, Inc or Gerald Olesker and Joey Genarro, please contact EcoCA@adgmail.com or call (818) 597-9494.

For all PR and social media inquiries for ADG, please contact Endrea Kosven, Executive Director of EDK & Company at Endrea@EDKandCompany.com or call (818) 259-0339.

Government work, private projects, commercial properties and hotel properties are part of the exclusive packaging by Architectural Detail Group’s team.

 

 

Hearst at Greystone


Leading LA Lighting Firm Infuses Style of Hearst to Greystone Mansion Showcase

ADG Lighting Partners with L’Esperance Design for Titans of Business Themed 2013 Designer Showcase 

LOS ANGELES – November 12, 2013 – ADG Lighting, a leading LA-based custom lighting firm, has joined creative forces with interior design company L’Esperance Design for the 2013 Designer Showcase at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.

Celebrating business titan William Randolph Hearst, the Greystone grand foyer was one of the spaces selected to honor the design taste of the media mogul. Renowned for their custom lighting work at the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, ADG Lighting selected atelier chrome fixtures and lamps that formerly sat at the Hearst estate for the showcase.1457463_644035882301375_155224688_n

“We were thrilled to work with L’Esperance Design on such an amazing and creative project,” said Gerald Olesker, Founder and CEO of ADG Lighting. “Our experience working at the Hearst Castle really inspired our thought process for the project, and we are proud to be part of the legacy being created at Greystone Mansion.”

The Greystone Mansion has been the site of countless television shows and movies such as X-Men, The Bodyguard, The Gilmore Girls, and The Social Network. The showcase celebrates design through the Titans of Business and Best of Design theme. Selected designers reinvented rooms in the spirit and taste of the chosen business titan, translating the space into works of art. Titans come from any of the following industries: Entertainment, Import/Export, Wine, New Media, Manufacturing, Banking/Finance, and Real Estate.

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Gerald Olesker, CEO/Founder of ADG Lighting, stands next to the printed fabric walls by L’Esperance, featuring the Atelier Chromed Lanterns with lion’s heads. The space is themed out appropriately, with the influence of William Randolph Hearst as the Grand Entry’s Titan for the 2013 Greystone home tour.

The ADG Eco Lighting Atelier Chrome Collection Lamps were originally designed and manufactured for our Hearst Castle Collection. These magnificent lamps stayed at Hearst Castle for almost two years in a suite designed by Barclay Butera. They are now for sale and are seeking a good home.

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Having fun with Gerald Olesker, Paul L’Esperance and Joey Genarro at Greystone Doheny Mansion.

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The public will have the chance to procure selected Hearst-inspired pieces from the Grand Foyer. All fixtures for sale are part of the Hearst Castle Collection by ADG Lighting.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Collection fixtures toured Hearst Castle for almost two years; the fixtures were chromed out for the Greystone Home tour. These legacy pieces will also be signed by Gerald Olesker.

The showcase runs through November 24th. For more information on ADG Lighting and the fixtures available for sale, please visit the company blog or call 818-597-9494. Additional information on the Greystone Mansion Showcase is available on the Design House International website.

About ADG Lighting

ADG Lighting, a subsidiary of Architectural Detail Group, is a custom design and manufacturing firm specializing in high-end residential and commercial spaces. Based in Agoura Hills, the company works with restaurants, hotels & resorts, and landmarks worldwide providing high caliber design and sustainable lighting solutions.

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Media Contact

Endrea Kosven

EDK & Company

endrea@edkandcompany.com

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Newly Remodeled Mid Century Lights by Gerald Olesker of ADG Eco Lighting

Newly Remodeled Mid Century

This newly remodeled Mid Century is located on a quiet cul de sac street. Behind a private gate enter a long walkway featuring a dramatic waterfall into this magical five bedroom oasis. Dramatic pivotal glass front door leads into huge living room with 12 foot ceilings and Fleetwood doors opening to outdoor living room.

– See more at: http://www.hiltonhyland.com/listings/2630-eden-place-beverly-hills-ca-90210#sthash.Pm86JTjY.dpuf

Ipe wood deck surround pool area with panoramic views. Huge eating center island in this gourmet kitchen which includes sleek Italian design cabinets and top of the line appliances. Sexy master suite with huge master closet and bathroom with freestanding tub. Separate gym/bedroom with its own bathroom. 

Two other huge guest rooms each has its own bathroom and views. Very cool separate studio/office/creative space with its own bathroom above the garage. House has Control 4 smart home system as well as upgraded security and cameras. Extremely private and views forever. 

Exterior Light fixtures and interior Focal point light fixtures are designed and fabricated by Gerald Olesker’s ADG Lighting. Interior Designer Jacquelyn M. Barnes Interior Design worked with Olesker to size each location. Custom Mid century pieces were made to balance the exterior and illuminate for a beautiful setting, while not detracting from the view.

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After graduating from Law School in 1986, Susan practiced in a firm specializing in real estate and immigration for a couple of years. Her first love was always sales so in 1989 she started a retail business that included her own manufactured clothing as well as other clothing lines. She eventually opened a second store and four years later she sold the business. Susan then opened a real estate boutique firm. Her legal background combined with her strength in sales made her a perfect candidate to excel in the real estate.

During the past 13 years Susan has completed some of the largest and most notable properties sold on the Westside. Recently Susan joined Hilton and Hyland. In the high- end market it is key to have global exposure. Hilton & Hyland’s affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate make it the perfect match. 

Susan Smith
Licensed Realtor.

BRE# 01187140Office: (310) 492-0733
Mobile: (310) 415-5175
susan@susansmithrealty.com

AND for More info about ADG Eco Lighting email EcoCA@adgmail.com and find out how ADG works with your spec projects and custom homes. thousands of projects completed world wide.

Joey Genarro Studio factory team leader. ALL fixtures customization and ADG furniture are all made to order.