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ADG and Michael Berman: Sketching the Possibilities

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


We Take Creativity to New Levels

With over 20 years experience in the industry, ADG Lighting has built a solid reputation for having a collaborative and innovative design process with our clients.  Our client locations stretch from Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, and Malibu to Chicago and New York City. We consistently strive to provide the most creative and best quality lighting fixtures for our clients, no matter where their project is located. We are proud to announce a new service that will surely take our service style to the next level!

ADG Lighting is proud to offer to our clients a Custom Request opportunity in a digital format. Our clients will now be able to go to our website, select the Custom Request tab on the top and submit their creative specifications to us. Your inspirations can now be submitted to us either in writing, digital images, drawings or technical designs, all in a sleek, easy to use format.

Your submissions will immediately be in the hands of our creative designers, who can quickly open a dialog with you and transform your submissions into reality. We strongly feel that this format will be ideal for our clients with hectic schedules and inspirational ideas that just cannot wait! Our clients have the opportunity to provide creative and collaborative input on their project at any time from any location. The ADG Lighting Custom Request form takes things to a whole new level and will set the standard for the design industry.

Go to and check out our Custom Request tab. See how easy it is to innovate and collaborate with ADG Lighting.

We’ve selected a few of our favorite fixtures for this week! If you’re interested in adding these to your creative project, give us a call at (818) 597-9494.



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Think About Your Kitchen in 2016

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The design, function and use of modern kitchens is always evolving. We love our kitchens! They are a creative place where we create and where we congregate. Our friends and family gather in them to share and celebrate life. It is estimated that we spend an average of 3 hours a day in the kitchen. It is an integral part of the overall living space of our homes and worthy of our attention to create a comfortable creative space.

For 2016, one of the major trends in kitchen design is the change in lighting. Our kitchens in 2016 will reflect designs that are a flashback to the 80’s, with integrated living space designs that have a soft-nutted color palette and texture-on-texture contrast. The lighting changes will be based in well-lit cabinetry. No longer will we depend on ceiling lighting or well placed lamps to provide the proper lighting effect. We will see the use of low-voltage lighting strips as accent pieces through the cabinetry. The use of LED lighting will be the norm. The trend will offer the ability to offer better mood setting designs, in combination with recessed can lights. Families will live life more in their kitchens during 2016. Open up the space and let the design enhance the quality of life.

Lighting plays a key role in design of a space. As you look at remodel and renovation projects in your kitchen in 2016, partner with the right expert to bring creativity and function to your project through lighting. ADG Lighting is the right choice for your project and would be honored to partner with you today! Go to to schedule a design meeting.

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The Right Touch and Our Outdoor Collection

Gerald At Pdc1Hi, my name is Gerald Olesker, the creative and strategic force behind the collaborative groups derived from Architectural Detail Group, ADG Eco Lighting Products and ADG Lighting. I would like to introduce you to our special outdoor lighting collection of the week at ADG.

One of the many luxuries of California living is that we have amazing outdoor living opportunities. From a comfortable and inviting climate to the beautiful hills, canyons and beaches, the quality of life here in SoCal is spectacular!

Our focus with the Outdoor Collection is to accent the natural vistas of our region. We want to take the natural beauty that is a focal point of your design and add a touch of class and luxury. Our expertise will light up your outdoor spaces and encourage you to take advantage of outdoor living at its best! We have been in the design industry for over 25 years and understand the importance of getting the project to completion with the right feel and essence. I invite you to visit our complete collection here and imagine the possibilities your space has to offer.

Here are three pieces that I am proud to offer in our Outdoor Collection for your consideration:


Michael Strahan Steps into the ADG Limelight

Another celebrity home adorned with ADG Lighting is making headlines! It turns out NFL star and Good Morning America Host Michael Strahan has just rented an Italian style villa with his fiancée Nicole Murphy in the Beverly Park area of Los Angeles, formerly owned by a Russian businessman and his wife. The elegant estate features our custom made chandeliers and exterior lanterns.

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The lanterns were inspired by Italian iconic 18th century pieces. Then design extraordinaire Gerald Olesker added a modern influence to the pieces.  All were made in solid brass and heavily oxidized; the sandblasted seeded glass clipped corner cubes are suspended from a brass forged arm.

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The 10,575 foot property, with 8 bedrooms, 10 baths, a guest house, and a resort style pool, is worth an estimated $20 million. Other famous neighbors who have lived in the area include Wayne Gretzky, Mark Wahlberg, and Tim McGraw.


The magical touch of ADG’s own Gerald Olesker is also seen throughout 22 other homes in the exclusive Beverly Park and the North Beverly Park HOA. Olesker and his team did some work for another celebrity who resided in the Beverly Park area –Wheel of Fortune letter turner Vanna White.

Learn more about the lighting in Strahan’s home in our previous post about the property.

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.