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Featured Professional – Ian Saude, Ian Saude Lifestyle

Ian Saudē was born in Hollywood, California and was raised on California’s idyllic Central Coast. He attended the University of California at Berkeley and studied English Literature and Classics, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude. Soon after, he moved to Katmandu, Nepal principally to study Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and meditation techniques with several of its greatest living masters. This is still his single greatest passion. While in Katmandu, inspired by the ancient traditions of craftsmanship, Ian Saudē indulged his abiding love of art and design by collaborating with local artisans, metal smiths and weavers to create jewelry and objects which formed the basis for his first accessories collection – so dividing his time between his new work, and other educational, spiritual and charitable pursuits.

Ian also has a beautiful line of handwoven rugs and bronze work displayed in his San Luis Obispo showroom. You can learn more about his showroom here!

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ADG and Michael Berman: Sketching the Possibilities

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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 To get the ADG creative process started immediately, go to and check out our Custom Request portal.

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Bringing Design Talent to Beverly Hills

Hi, my name is Gerald Olesker, the creative mindset behind the collaborative groups derived from Architectural Detail Group, ADG Eco Lighting Products and ADG Lighting. As part of several capital improvement projects occurring throughout Beverly Hills, we were selected to design and fabricate several light fixtures for the city’s new monuments. I would like to take a moment and share the story with you.

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Working in conjunction with contractor ICON West Inc., the award-winning Agoura Hills based lighting firm fabricated several monument light fixtures for two gateway features, located at the intersections of Wilshire/San Vicente and Olympic/Spalding. The custom LED light fixtures, which met Title 24 requirements, were designed at ADG’s Agoura Hills design studio. All of the fixtures were then fabricated in ADG’s Chatsworth, California manufacturing facility. The design team at ADG has also been instrumental in designing decorative lighting and metal work for 23 homes in the famed Beverly Park neighborhood. The current remodel of Spago Beverly Hills is ADG’s latest restaurant couture lighting project for the city.

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We were thrilled at the chance to be a part of such an important project. These gateway monuments represent the face of Beverly Hills, and we took pride in helping fabricate these monumental light fixtures. As part of the plan by the city, the gateway signage will be incorporated at several different entrance points into Beverly Hills. Recently, we were featured in the Beverly Hills Patch for our work in lighting design and architectural ornamentation.

We have fabricated other monumental fixtures for several other large scale projects, including the Pershing Square Building and the Ambrose Hotel.

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Of course, we are very proud to participate in the Beverly Hills project and look forward to being a part of the historical landscape that makes the city a choice for refined, luxurious and stylish living in the Los Angeles region.



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Get Creative and Get It Now with ADG

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Gerald Olesker – CEO ADG

Hi, my name is Gerald Olesker, the creative and strategic force behind the collaborative groups derived from Architectural Detail Group, ADG Eco Lighting Products and ADG Lighting. I would like to introduce you to our special lighting collection of the week at ADG.

Whether you are just finishing a major project or looking to accent a current space, you always need a special piece that “lights up” the look and feel of your vision. We have been in the design industry for over 25 years and understand the importance of getting the project to completion with the right feel and essence. This is why I have created the “Get It Now” Collection at ADG.  Nothing brings more class and style to a project than the right lighting and special lighting fixtures.

The “Get It Now” Collection allows you to find that perfect inspiration piece for your project, without having to waiting for design and production. We want your project to be completed on time, within budget and to your exacting specifications. Finding that special fixture in our “Get It Now” Collection allows you the complete flexibility of choice and speed of installation. Click here to visit the complete collection.

Here are three pieces that I am proud to offer in our “Get It Now” Collection for your consideration:


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ADG’s Gerald Olesker Featured in Beverly Hills Patch

Our very own CEO Gerald Olesker was recently interviewed by award-winning architectural and interior design historian Eleanor Schrader on lighting design and the importance of collaboration in architecture. With his 25 years experience in manufacturing lighting for more than $3 billion in real estate and having secured transactions with major cities, Fortune 500 company owners, hundreds of celebrities and several military installations, Gerald offers his interesting insight and expertise into the lighting business.

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Check out the interview here! For more information about ADG Lighting and our custom lighting design and manufacturing services, email us at or call us at (818) 597-9494.