When two creative forces meet over a sketchpad, the possibilities are endless. There is nothing more exciting or gratifying than to explore ideas and concepts of a design, then translate that into visual possibilities on a sketchpad. That’s how innovation in design is created!
Over the years, we have had the distinct pleasure of creating possibilities with one of the most prolific and creative designers in the industry, Michael Berman. Michael is a premier designer in the Los Angeles area who has created breathtaking projects for numerous high profile clients and properties on a global scale. With over 25 years experience, Michael has been able to translate the vision into reality in such a creative and thoughtful manner, that he has become of of the most in demand designers in the industry. The key to our success is that we have been able to understand Berman’s needs and precisely execute his vision. He is one of our favorite designers!
Sitting down with Berman is such a satisfying and energizing process. Over the years, we have been able to collaborate on many noteworthy projects, such as GUESS co-founder Armando Marciano’s Beverly Hills residence (now currently owned by Elton John), a beautiful estate in the Carmel Valley area of Monterey, and numerous other projects in the hospitality and restaurant industries, including design collaborations at the Arroyo Chop House and the Parkway Grill in Pasadena.
Recently, we were able to collaborate on a project for the annual Modernism Show in Palm Springs, CA. His project was met with astounding acclaim — Berman stated that the ADG floor lamps were the “hit of the show!” We are honored to continue our creative exploration with a design icon like Michael Berman.
Visit our website and explore our creativity. See how easy it is to innovate and collaborate with ADG Lighting! Feel free to contact us at 818-597-9494 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To get the ADG creative process started immediately, go to adglighting.com and check out our Custom Request portal.
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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.
Custom Light fixtures by ADG Eco Lighting’s CEO Gerald Olesker for Mammoth Mountain Ski Estate
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.
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.
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.
Surf’s up… This incredible home on the Bluffs in Dana Point (Ritz Carlton) in the background is featured in Elle. Decor July/ August issue. Architect Bob White of Forest Studio in Laguna Beach and M.Elle Design Marie Carson created a beautiful and mellow series of spaces. Certainly we enjoyed working on this project. Last year ADG Eco Lighting completed several other projects with both the Architect and Designer. One was for a Major League Baseball Player in Crystal Cove.
Project Photo – Michael Smith from his design styles. Gerald Olesker made this beautiful piece of glass work as one of the elements in this celebrity Malibu estate. Crossover architectural details can be in New England style, modern in Newport beach to Martha’s vineyard. homes in Connecticut, details and designed by Gail Barley interiors also utilize Architectural Detail Group’s lighting and elements.
According to Historic New England Organization the First Period (Post-Medieval English): 1600-1700. Those projects built during the first generation of settlement by English colonists, First Period architecture owes much of its appearance to building traditions from Europe. It could be argued that houses from this period are without style; they were not designed by architects. Yet several common elements mark these structures and two distinct traditions developed (northern and southern) with corresponding similarities of form and appearance. Each of these traditions took advantage of materials at hand as well as architectural features suited to their respective climates.
A Design Style unmatched by many. Virgil McDowell Craftsman, Artisan, educated is deemed by many a secret weapon in architectural styling.
According to my Good friend Virgil McDowell (project pictured above) his design approach brings careful attention to historical precedents or classical detail essential to graceful, well proportioned homes, whether in the eloquent symmetry of the Georgian facade, the Grand style of a Palladian Manner or the simplicity and restraint of a European farmhouse.
Many of these designs feature handcrafted limestone and custom ironwork. He also enjoy using older, traditional materials such as slate, antique heart-of-pine floors and unique architectural antique doors, floor tiles, and hand carved stone reliefs.
Part of Virgil’s expertise includes old world techniques of watercolor rendering similar to those taught at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, pencil rendering, both in perspective and evaluation, and quick sketch marker techniques, which enhance the communication process. Virgil will also depict his strong background in the classical orders, proportion systems both exterior and interior and site/garden axial planning use by traditional architects of the past.
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Fluent in all periods, styles and vernaculars. Virgil McDowell will take great interest in the design and planning of paneled rooms and other related case goods. The design process is collaborative with each client, inspired by and responsive to their specific desires, needs, program and budget.
Architectural Detail Group,inc and ADG Eco Lighting are full service Design and manufacturing entities making and perfecting the artisans crafts in America. ADG will ship product world wide and has has services to accommodate the trade, home owner and facilities at a most accommodating level.
California Homes Magazine November, December 2012 shows off several of our Architectural Detail Group classic lighting and decorative iron products.
Page 78 & 79 of California Homes shares and credits the works of Architectural Detail Group fabrication of the iron chairs with a custom bronze finish. We water jet cut the patterns in the shop to create this magnificent Rocco pattern inspired by Lafia/ Arvin Designs collaborative efforts. Monique Lafia is such a dedicated client. ADG works with her on a very personal level. CEO Gerald Olesker and Monique sketch and compliment each others talents.
Custom iron chairs and other custom iron furniture by Architectural Detail Group is fabricated in Southern California. Some designers even private label their pieces that are made by ADG Eco and place them into showrooms.
Monique Lafia is listed in the Franklin report and we are pleased to be part of the projects that Lafia/ Arvin is listed on Robb Report’s 2012 List of the Top 40 Interior Designers of the World, and listed as the highest rated Interior Design Firm in the current Franklin Report. Lafia/Arvin is continually featured in Architectural Digest, The Robb Report, Coastal Living, Florida Design Magazine, Trends Magazines, California Homes and other luxury interior design publications. Monique Lafia, CEO, has over 20 years experience, is a graduate of the UCLA Interior Design Program, and is CCIDC and NCIDQ certified/licensed.
At ADG Eco Lighting Products we are pleased to announce that the latest published Lafia Arvin projects, a french estate on Los Angeles Country Club in Beverly Hills, is on the cover/featured in the current December/winter issue of California Home Magazine.
The decorative lanterns at the estate were designed by Architectural Detail Group. The idea was to create an authentic French entry with flanking light posts. Similar in thought the the guest house at Versailles, Gerald Olesker’s thought process was not to tag the walls with lanterns as Landry Design Group originally anticipated. The historic references that Architectural Detail Group’s lighting division brings brings to the table is incredible. this also translated to other architectural ornamentation and furnishing that ADG Eco designs and manufactures.
As a boutique manufacturer there are things that Olesker’s Team can do. Client’s will typically pay a design retainer to Architectural Detail Group to design, layout and work with the specific budgets of the projects. Whether a home, hotel or Resort or one of the world’s finest commercial establishments, the Team at ADG Eco takes care. After the Retainer of ADG Eco the TEAM manufactures the products for each project.
Budget’s can range for projects. An $80 million dollar project could sometimes spend less per square foot on light fixtures and detail than a $3 million dollar project. One of the best assets is that the design team at ADG Eco understands and controls the manufacturing process. This way the value of a client paying a retainer to ADG Eco results in well designed and fabricated fixtures.
Other well noted Beverly Hills projects are 22 homes in Beverly Park that Gerald Olesker Designed light fixtures for, Spago’s newly renovated restaurant, Private residences off Sunset Boulevard with noted architect Marc Appleton, to manufacturing lighting for some of the exclusive showrooms in Pacific Design Center, PDC.
As a matter of fact there is one other article with William Hefner’s office in this issue that Gerald Olesker had designed the light fixture and another firm manufactured.The Lighting and ornamental talents of Architectural Detail Group, range from Traditional to Modern fixtures from the West coast to the east cost. Fixtures are ETL both US and Canadian listed and designs by Gerald Olesker have touched over 3 billion dollars of real-estate world wide.
ADG lights home in Luxe Magazine Cover Story Luxe MFDG article
Glad to be part of the Corona Del Mar Home Tour & participate in $200,000 of funds raised for the Local Schools. Real estate agent Susan Piazza of listed the original home. Designer Michael Fullen made this Port Street Concrete Tilt-up an Award Winner. Click and see the project on Micahel’s Portfolio. The home is featured in this months Luxe Magazine Cover story with Lighting Credits for Architectural Detail Group. Here are a few of the cool fixtures we made. Respectively ADG has designed and manufactured lights for other homes in the area with Contractors like RDM a long time and well respected construction professional team.
Furniture fabrication form and function, decorative lighting as functional detail, and ecosmart illumination with the Sexiest of shells are what ADG Eco Lighting does well. We like the LED lights of the Wrate home on the Port Streets celebrated by all the touring locals of Corna del Mar.
Celebrate some of these other elements by ADG on the V&M, Vintage and Modern website and visit our other Eco Blogs to see works in progress like the Manhattan Beach Country club Eco Sculptural Chandelier
LED, Induction and Decorative Light Fixtures
ADG Eco custom LED Light Fixture www.GreenHotelLighting.com
For those of you that read articles about sustainable or eco lighting companies, and peruse the pages of magazines like Period Homes and Traditional building, there are a few myths to dispel. Eco does not mean screw in an LED light bulb or put in a compact fluorescent bulb. And many of the companies in “Green sections” call themselves Green but are merely selling a component of green.
Companies like Architectural Detail Group, Inc and ADG Eco Lighting embrace the process of manufacturing products and the impact those products have on the earth. ADG does not have a LEED building, or count the carbon molecules as offset. the Founders and teams at ADG do practice and strive to continually get the message across that sustainability is a mind set. Gerald Olesker, ceo and founder, is consistently insuring that scrap is at its lowest level in the shop, while his teams also are effective at processing. Sr. Designer and factory management run by Joey Gennaro, looks at processes like water jet and laser cutting to next products and reduce waste as well as free up man power.
Efficiency with sustainability seems to be a buzz these days, but the question is were teh early settlers in the west efficient. By definition yes, but by practical means, no. ADG takes a similar mind set. What it takes to be a Green Entrepreneur is shear will-power and determination. Green Entrepreneur, Gerald Olesker looks at the goal and incredibly insures that the client’s needs will be met as well as vendors and ADG Team members.
About Gerald Olesker; Gerald Olesker has designed lighting and functional detail for over 3 billion dollars of real estate projects world wide. Mr. Olesker’s design abilities span over 1,000 products in lighting, decorative architectural elements, Patent Pending electronics, gadgets and tooling for solution based manufacturing.
Gerald Olesker currently is the ceo of Architectural Detail Group, Inc, has been a private investor in live work lofts and green architectural projects, as well as restaurant investor, risk taker and community advocate. Mr. Olesker has sat on 10 boards, coached young entreprenurs in Early stages in a variety of businesses, one which just sold after reaching 100 location nationwide.
As a community leader, leadership started in his early years as an awardee of the Rotary youth leadership award, participant in leadership councils during school years and at the collegiate level with Greek councils and fraternity leadership as President of AEPi. Gerald Olesker also served as a regional advisor to his fraternity, a youth director and has always contributed to the local schools where he resides.
Entrepreneurship and Gerald Olesker go hand in hand. he has served as a board member of Entrepreneurs Organization, Los Angeles and also helped the struggling Cabrillo Musical Theatre with a turn around for the non-profit, viewing it as a business necessity. Cabrillo is now one of the nationally recognized entities from CA to Broadway.
Civic, Community and Charitable activities and Contributions: Gerald Olesker was one of the first members of the Southern California Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture, serving on the Education Committee. Gerald and his wife are building fund donors to the Kane Educational Center at TEC in Thousand Oaks. For 10 years he had served on the Board of Directors for the Cabrillo Music Theatre in Ventura County helping to turn around the fledgling company, he helped hire a new CEO and helped to create a community give back Adopt-A-School program that has served over 24,000 underprivileged youth, military and seniors the past 3 years. Gerald participates in both raising money and volunteering time for the MS Society annual walks. Now a former Board member of the Board of Goverors Mr. Olesker helped to provide sponsorships and bring in sponsors for the Valley Economic Alliance 2009 Economic Summit with Magic Johnson. He maintains a small speaking and interview platform. November 2012 Gerald Olesker will be speaking with UBS financial Analyst discussing Energy as the new Financial Frontier.
Letters, thank you notes, testimonials and photos surround the office. Gerald Olesker and his Team at ADG have gone recognised and unrecognized in 200 articles from Architectural Magazines, to Green Leadership articles (ADG Eco Partial News clippings) in the Business Journal and national energy articles. What Mr. Olesker calls Humble Arrogance is his way of describing the advocacy position he takes for engaging with community and clients helping to ensure that the process is a mutually effective and many times Award Winning way of approaching our built environment.