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Great Furniture Design Never Expires

Great Furniture Design Never Expires

Almost every great architect who ever lived has designed a beautiful piece of furniture. Whether the furniture we speak about is the Wiggle Chair designed by Canadian architect Frank Gehry, the Barcelona Chair designed by German American architect Mies van der Rohe,...

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The Reason Artisans Are Important in Design Projects

The Reason Artisans Are Important in Design Projects

“The details are not the details. They make the design” Charles Eames If you are persnickety and pay attention to detail, this is the first and foremost reason that you should involve an artisan in the design process. Our first stop is custom lighting design, and...

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The Importance of the Restaurant Lighting Company

The Importance of the Restaurant Lighting Company

Whether you’re going out to meet a few close friends to celebrate your 25th wedding anniversary at your favorite restaurant or have a romantic evening on the menu, did you once think about the restaurant lighting company that designed that beautiful...

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Genius Furniture Design Equals Noguchi Table

Genius Furniture Design Equals Noguchi Table

This week, we honor Isamu Noguchi. Noguchi was primarily a landscape architect, but we all have realized that architects of yesteryear, at one time or another, dabbled or found success in furniture design.  Isamu Noguchi was born in Los Angeles to a Japanese poet...

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Female Architect Julia Morgan, A True Pioneer

Female Architect Julia Morgan, A True Pioneer

Born on January 20, 1872, in San Francisco, California, Julia Morgan was destined to leave her mark as one of the great female architects of our time. When we name all of the firsts that female architect Julia Morgan achieved, keep in mind that she did this at a time...

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Celebrating Furniture Designer Arne Jacobsen

Celebrating Furniture Designer Arne Jacobsen

Danish architect and furniture designer Arne Jacobsen contributed significantly to the Functionalist movement. His designs were known for their simplicity and perfection in their functionality.  Born Arne Emil Jacobsen on February 11, 1902, Jacobsen found...

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Furniture Design Is a Complete Art Form

Furniture Design Is a Complete Art Form

The architects of yesteryear, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, Oscar Niemeyer, David Adjaye, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, doubled as furniture designers.  There’s just something special about how architects look at the world and decide how to...

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Female Interior Designers: Breaking Barriers

Female Interior Designers: Breaking Barriers

There is a team of female interior designers that never met, but together, created a pathway for the future of our phenomenal industry. We celebrate a few in our post today, kicking things off with noted interior designer Dorothy Draper. She was a lady of means and...

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The Importance of Using a Custom Lighting Company

The Importance of Using a Custom Lighting Company

If one is seeking an elevated design perspective for a home or space, then hiring a custom lighting company is essential. Whether you live in a beautiful estate or a modest duplex, make it stunning. A custom lighting company such as ADG Lighting is client-driven,...

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Lighting Design: A Brief History

Lighting Design: A Brief History

We can safely say that everything that exists has evolved, including lighting design. Until the eighteenth century, there were two sources of light. Daylight was available during the day, and there was firelight or flames at night.  The speculation is that the...

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Female Interior Designer Andrée Putman

Female Interior Designer Andrée Putman

Female interior designer Andrée Putman was born Andrée Christine Aynard on December 23, 1925, in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. You could say that her family was somewhat colorful. Putman’s paternal grandmother, Rose de Montgolfier, had ancestors that invented the...

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Female Architect Denise Scott Brown

Female Architect Denise Scott Brown

Denise Scott Brown wasn’t only a female architect; she was also a writer, educator, and entrepreneur, establishing the architecture firm Venturi, Scott Brown, and Associates with her second husband, Robert Venturi. Both played a pivotal role in twentieth-century...

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Honoring Female Furniture Designer Charlotte Perriand

Honoring Female Furniture Designer Charlotte Perriand

We continue to honor Women’s History Month with female furniture designer and architect Charlotte Perriand. Way ahead of her time, evidence of her progressive mentality was shown at the Brussels International Exposition of 1935 with the “House for a Young Man.” The...

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Female Designers: Ray Eames, Our Top Pick

Female Designers: Ray Eames, Our Top Pick

Contrary to popular beliefs, female designers aren’t just limited to fashion. Working in several mediums is just one of the reasons why we are starting off Women’s History Month with Ray Eames as our top pick for female designers. She certainly is one of the best...

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Honoring Female Sculptor Augusta Savage

Honoring Female Sculptor Augusta Savage

March kicks off Women’s History Month! Today, we honor female sculptor Augusta Savage. She is one artist we need to take extra time to admire. Her humble beginnings don't even begin to capture what she had to endure. Augusta Savage was born on February 29th, 1892. Her...

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Black Interior Designer Cecil Hayes

Black Interior Designer Cecil Hayes

Before being an influencer became an occupation of sorts, we had people such as Black interior designer Cecil Hayes. She is one of many Black interior designers, but she has done an incredible amount of influencing through her many “firsts.” Cecil Hayes is known...

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