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Bad Kissingen is a Retreat for Aristocracy

Travel is Europe has never been more exciting than now, thanks to the openness of the European Union and the promotion on social media. Most everyone is familiar with the most high-profile attractions of Europe, such as Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and the Colosseum in Rome. Because of the influence of digital media and social sharing, the most amazing locations in Europe have been opened up to the world. These sights and locations have only been notable to local tourism or the fortunate few who have been able to spend extended  amounts of time on the continent. Now, the hidden wonders of Europe are being opened up to the world, and anyone can plan a trip to previously obscure locations for a monumental experience, avoiding the largest of the tourist traps.

One of these special locations is Bad Kissingen, Germany. For centuries, the Germans have believed in the curing treatments found in localities across the country, thus the town would be designated a ‘Bad’ or ‘cure spa’, thus the name of Bad Kissingen. The town is located in the Bavarian region of Lower Franconia on the Saale river. The town traces its roots back to the year 831 A.D. It was developed into a spa in the 1500’s. Because of the special geographic location and sheer beauty of the region, the Kings of Bavaria and renowned architects created a magnificent city on the Saale. It quickly became the favorite location for the nobility and aristocracy of Europe. Prince Otto von Bismark spent a great deal of time in Bad Kissingen, conducting affairs of state and entertaining royalty, along with taking in the ‘cures’ the town became famous for.

Bad Kissingen is know for the grand splendor of the architecture. From the Regentenbau and Arkadenbau buildings, to the Wandelhalle complex and Casino Lutpold, visitors are immediately inspired by these impressive buildings. These magnificent structures are surrounded by three expansive formal gardens and parks. Luitpoldpark was inspired by English landscape gardens, the Kurgarten incorporates many baroque elements, and the Rose Garden is arranged in impressive geometric shapes. The entire complex of parks, gardens and buildings nestle up to the slow moving Saale river which wanders through the town. This makes for a breathtaking tourist experience once reserved exclusively for the nobility and aristocracy of Europe.

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From the ADG Jobsite

Hotel fun and construction in San Luis Obispo with Carrie!

Adg Slo Hotel Architecture Lighting

by Gerald Olesker, CEO, ADG Lighting

Miami Architecture Glamorous Environmental

Miami River Hosts a New Industrial Headquarters

The styles of architecture displayed by the buildings in Miami include the pristine examples in the eponymous Art Deco District, but aren’t at all limited to them. Miami and Art Deco seem synonymous. The city is known for this particular architectural style, especially in South Beach. Miami offers a wealth of interesting architecture to explore, and the buildings employ more than the familiar pastels and geometric lines.

The latest structure on the Miami River by Oppenheim Architecture reflects the vibe of its surrounding neighbor, which is pure 1980’s Miami Vice, with palm trees lining both sides of the river and speed boats filling the private quays. The design team states that they drew inspiration from the simple geometry of shipping containers. Most appropriate for the region and adds to the true vibe of Miami.

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 The building comprises various shared and private offices, conferences rooms, and various other spaces where one can enjoy the beautiful Florida sunshine. The building is right on the water, so theoretically engineers working there could take a water taxi to work. Some might be skeptical of such a design inspiration. However, the interlocking concrete boxes creates inspiring spaces reflecting refinement and soothing appearances.

Today’s innovative thinking in architecture is demanding fresh thinking and vision to a new future. Impacts of population and conservation are forcing a new way of imagining the way we use space and build structures that are both functionally appealing and environmentally sound. This new design by Oppenheim Architecture hits all the marks.  Their design is elegant. Most of all, through a simple structure design, they have captured the essence of Miami and the waterfront lifestyle this glamorous city is best known for.         

Oppenheim Architecture is an award-winning architecture, planning, and interior design firm specializing in hospitality, commercial mixed-use, retail and residential buildings worldwide. The firm’s projects are crafted to establish the perfect balance between artistry and economics. They celebrate timeless architecture that is as beautiful as it is functional.  

From the ADG Showroom

 Cut. Weld. Form

Adg Custom Lighting Manufacturing

by Gerald Olesker, CEO, ADG Lighting

Outdoor walking tour around spanish style mansion with lighting designed by adglighting.com

ADG and Michael Berman: Sketching the Possibilities

outdoor living space by luxurious pool created by adglighting.com

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

Dana Point Project Featured in the Winter 2013 Issue of California Homes Magazine

The scenic coastal home of Archie and Linda Dunham was the site of one of ADG Lighting’s latest projects, just featured in the latest edition of California Homes. Enjoying 270 degree coastal views, the seaside home features custom chandeliers, pendants and lanterns custom designed by the ADG Lighting team.2013_CA_homes_cover_winter_Dunham_Residence_ADG_Lighting 2

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ADG Lighting enjoyed working with the likes of Architect Homer Oatman, Interior Designer Mo Dawn and Mike Reeves of Corbin Reeves Construction. The front doors open up to an entry colonnade, featuring several pendant lanterns as you walk through the hall. Both the expansive kitchen and office have iron chandeliers as lighting centerpieces, and draw you into the rest of the beautiful rooms that offer scenic views of the Pacific Coast.

For more of our custom work, visit the ADG Lighting website.

 

A Spotlight of a Different Kind

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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

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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.

Historic Greystone Mansion

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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

(818) 259-0339