adg lighting - architectural detail group

Archives

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.

Greyhawk 002 ADG Lighting

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.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.

2013-11-23 17.12.40

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.

8-24-2009 064 8-24-2009 302

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.

8-30-2009 059 8-30-2009 147

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.

8-24-2009 171 8-24-2009 124

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.

8-21-2009 039

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.
1458691_10152048965841622_1220882981_n

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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.

2056-mb4-ir-h-ba 4 light scrolled iron pendant oiled parchment shades  ADG Lighting

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.

###

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.

8-21-2009 086 8-21-2009 080

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

995750_10151763214809169_2108988664_n

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

1458691_10152048965841622_1220882981_n 1463016_10152048965751622_255676628_n

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.

 

1461677_10152048965771622_1833534334_n

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.

1461254_10152048965591622_1043747379_n

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.

996040_10152048965441622_1287621899_n 1185041_10151838423119169_787224319_n

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.

 

1454852_10152048965116622_995252768_n 1452093_10152048965466622_25718704_n 1457518_10152048965076622_727944832_n

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

1392856_10152048965241622_1206801077_n 1395813_10152048965316622_256740873_n 1457676_10152048965121622_442676204_n

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Atelier Chrome Collection by ADG

DSC_0244 1380052_10151917254474169_1644421992_n

DSC_0032
DSC_0003

 

Copy of DSC_0039

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.

Historic Greystone Mansion

625527_10151917255289169_1004123934_n IMG956934DSC_0081a

 

DSC_0245 1457675_10151985828174169_278952228_n
DSC_0195
2013-11-02 15.40.42 1385981_10151917255404169_1804407716_n 1458_10151976356584169_1727038915_n

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

DSC_0009 1380501_10151976356374169_845692687_n 1002019_10151976356114169_963038166_n 988769_10151985831019169_1350353067_n

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.

###

Media Contact

Endrea Kosven

EDK & Company

endrea@edkandcompany.com

(818) 259-0339

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Architectural Detail Group, sit in our chairs with a spread of 2 pages in CA Homes

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.

 To Retain the firms services or just to order decorative light fixtures and architectural ornamentation  contact EcoCA@adgmail.com. for information regarding designs listed on Vintage and Modern http://vandm.com/Gerald-Olesker/1_222_dealer=145863_page=1.aspx paste this link.

 

 

Wayne Gretzky Mansion Original and Custom Lights By Gerald Olesker

 

Gallery: Mansion built for Wayne Gretzky listed — US$14.995M

This 13,276-square-foot estate, designed for hockey star Wayne Gretzky by Richard Landry is up for sale, this time asking $14.995M. The mansion in Thousand Oaks, California was sold by Gretzky to former baseball big shot Lenny Dykstra for $18.5M at the height of the housing bubble. The residence includes six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and two guest houses. A gated entry leads you to a circular driveway with a scenic backdrop of the majestic mountains. Exquisite attention to detail and artisan craftsmanship is found in each and every room.

December 11, 2012
Wayne Gretzky's former mansion for sale
For more information, visit RedfinVia Curbed.com.

 

The rambling, 13,276-square-foot estate designed for hockey star Wayne Gretzky by mega-mansion master builder Richard Landry is once again up for sale, this time asking $14.995M. The mansion in Thousand Oaks, Calif., has had a rocky few years, beginning when Gretzky sold the home to former baseball big shot Lenny Dykstra for $18.5M at the height of the housing bubble. Dykstra—who had some truly terrible timing—attempted to flip the manse for $24.5M in 2008, but, unsurprisingly, came up short for takers. A year later, Dykstra filed for bankruptcy, realized his assets would be seized, and promptly (not to mention thoroughly) trashed the mansion: according to Curbed LA, the bank couldn’t resell without first restoring a drain line that was leaking raw sewage and picking up beer bottles, dog poop, and other trash. The home sold at auction in November 2010, and is now repaired and spruced up for a proper market sale. Through it all, the property maintained such sports-star-style amenities like a wood-burning pizza oven, promenade terraces, a tennis court, and a home gym. Another plus? Whoever snatches up the place can have neighbor Britney Spears over for supper.

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/homes/Gallery+Mansion+built+Wayne+Gretzky+listed+995M/7681384/story.html#ixzz2EnF13tsk