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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

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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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.

ADG Eco Lighting Explorations in Glass

For a brief moment we all look up at chandeliers in Hotels, dine under some of the most fascinating light fixtures and never stop to think about the craftsmanship and design.

ADG Lighting presentation GLASS is our down load to Inspirational elements in our glass works and mixed media. Architectural Detail Group designs and manufactures light fixtures and other architectural pieces.


historic bound glass inspired fixture by Gerald Olesker of ADG Lighting

This inspired 1920’s revival (pictured above) with Enos and Company is for a relaxed bathing setting while our Pyrex and mixed media sculpture (pictured below) was designed for an exclusive Manhattan Beach restaurant.

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Our designs at ADG start with each client and our TEAM discussing the inspirations.

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Once the designs and details are established – full scale shop drawings and mock ups are created. The elements and details are all reviews, typically in the space with the client.

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Even with ADG’s distinguished list of clients retaining design services prior to fabrication it is always important to understand that every project is driven by time of need, budget and design. These 3  key components effect each project and outcome. And with well over 1,000 projects design and manufactured world-wide for $3 billion dollars of real-estate – each project is significantly and approached with the care by ADG TEAM members.

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Pyrex tube sconces and beaded glass sconces antiqued over show the range of traditional to modern with our crossover designs.

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Pyrex center section and bent marbled acrylic were designed and manufactured by ADG for RDM Construction’s ceo home in Laguna Beach overlooking Emerald Bay.

So, next time you look up at a light and wonder who made it or why it looks so great in the space, remember teams like ADG Eco Lighting’s craftsman made those great light fixtures in the USA.

For more information about ADG or Architectural Detail Group custom projects or private labeling please contact ECOCA@adgmail.com- 818-597-9494.

 

ADG lights home in Luxe Magazine, Cover Story

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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

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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.

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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.

Who do we do it with Why.

Amazing images – where do you find artists, fabricators and designers under one roof? Architectural Detail Group has the best of all worlds. Diplomat of Architecture,Gerald Olesker, Industrial Designer, Joey Gennaro, artists Del Torro and Jose Q are part of the team that makes up an uncompromising team. Award winning designs, this firms team has worked on over 3 billion dollars in Real-estate.  Small projects in the Bellaggio in Las Vegas, the MGM pool side structures, theme parks alike and upper end hotels and Resorts world wide have been engaged with this Team. Sam Shaft, founder of the factory New Providence Designs over 80 years ago has made many thousands of light fixtures. 

Strata Rest blog – this is one of the coolest explorations in theme design. Execution is just one part of the process. Hotels like the Ambrose in Santa Monica and recently Touro Infirmary in New Orleans, Louisiana, have engaged with the team. Interior Designers use ADG Lighitng as one of their Hidden secrets. But those that know of ADG Ligting in Ventura County know that this is the team to use.  ASID

What other teams in this country still manufacture custom quality light fixtures.?What teams are NEFLDA members? That is the National Eco Friendly Lighting Dealers Association that clarifies the positions of “make it here in the USA.”   The team at Architectural Detail Group, Inc lead by ceo Gerald Olesker have truly original design capabilities. But there is more to the design. Delivery and execution of the product are part of the design and budget process that ADG brings to the clientele.

A simple light fixture and Induction light that is well designed also brought Grand Strand Power, a client of ADG Lighting for South Carolina, a large rebate too. As a Trade Ally of Santee Cooper, the team was able to secure a credit back on the Utilities tier and drop GSP to a lower utility bill. Good looking lights, and a lower energy bill.

For more information on how the ADG team can supply your design and manufactured products please rac out to EcoCA@adgmail.com.  Check out some cool projects at www.GreenHotelLighting.com