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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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Featured Professional – Greg Shain, Shain Development


Shain Development, Inc. is a full service general contracting and design firm based in Los Angeles, specializing in luxury home development, which includes new construction, remodels, and restorations. They are second generation builders with over 30 years of experience.

Greg is a second generation home builder who grew up in the business of developing high end custom homes. At the age of fifteen years old, Greg was on the construction site working hand in hand with his father, Mark Fisher, learning the business from the ground up. As time progressed, Greg developed his skills, learning all the stages, phases, and inter-workings of design and development.  Greg strives for excellence and works tirelessly to make sure no detail, whether it be inside the walls or under the dirt, is overlooked.

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Podcast: How Creativity Changes Your Environment

Creating Lighting Fixtures and Furnishings That Change an Environment

Join Gerald Olesker on this amazing podcast adventure with Jay and Michelle Leiberman of the Conejo Valley Advice Givers. They spend about 30 minutes together exploring the possibilities of how creating lighting fixtures and furniture can change an environment.

Episode 061: Lighting and Furnishings | Gerald Olesker – owner of ADG Lighting | Creating Lighting Fixtures and Furnishings That Change an Environment

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Premier LA Lighting Firm Brings Artistic Vision to Four Diamond Wisconsin Hotel


Los Angeles – December 2, 2015 – Four Diamond boutique hotel Delafield Hotel has enlisted the expertise of leading Los Angeles based firm ADG Lighting for the renovation of their grand ballroom.

Design firm Paper Dolls Interiors has developed a key relationship with ADG to design and develop the decorative lighting for the hotel. ADG Lighting has been tasked with the custom design, manufacturing, and engineering of a floating ring chandelier, measuring 93 inches in diameter. A series of the chandeliers will be placed in the grand ballroom, a spacious area featuring rich cherry columns.

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to work on one of the best hotels in Wisconsin,” said Gerald Olesker, CEO and founder of ADG Lighting. “The vintage beauty of the property is undeniable. From putting pen to paper and developing the concept for the chandelier, to the engineering and manufacture of the fixtures, the process has been both exciting and inspiring,” he said.

With ADG’s expertise in manufacturing antique style pieces and fixtures, the entire project has been custom designed and led by Olesker, who has been the artistic vision behind some of the world’s most recognized and notable hotels and properties. His client roster includes the MGM Grand Las Vegas, Bellagio, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, Oceana Hotel, the SLS Hotel South Beach and the Manhattan Country Club.

His team is also behind the current remodel for the City of Beverly Hills Gateway, as well as several other major projects. “Creating functional detail through decorative lighting and architectural ornamentation is our signature work, and is sought after by many of our clients,” said Olesker.

The Delafield Hotel has been named as one of the Best Hotels in Wisconsin by U.S. News Reports in 2013 and 2012, selected as Inn of the Month by Country Living, and featured in publications such as Luxury LivingCS (Chicago Social)Exclusively Yours and Madison Magazine.


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
(818) 488-1543

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Couture Lighting for the Manhattan Country Club

ADG Lighting was privileged and honored to be selected to create and design couture lighting for the Manhattan Country Club, the premier private club located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Their exclusive tennis, dining, and catering facilities provide an exquisite experience for its patrons and guests; the ambiance only adds to the allure of the club.

Home to the Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament and the Manhattan Wine Auction, the club has undergone major remodeling in the last few years. It has been home to over 1200 families in the South Bay for over 25 years. Get a behind the scenes look at the design process behind our couture lighting at the club.



For more information on ADG Lighting’s couture lighting services, please call (818) 597-9494 or email