For many projects, lighting is a crucial yet subtle design element, the fixtures themselves taking a back seat to their effects on the space. Other times, lighting takes centre stage as a dramatic centrepiece or large, art-like installation. In those cases, that’s when the fun begins for the ridiculously talented team at Yellow Goat Design.
While the name Yellow Goat Design may be new to you, their work probably isn’t: if you’ve ever ventured into a Sephora, a Google office, a Kate Spade, the MGM Grand, a Hilton, a Hyatt, a Four Points Sheraton, a Ritz-Carlton, the University of Pennsylvania, or a host of other well-known retailers, institutions, and corporations, you’ve very likely seen their spectacular custom lighting installations.
The fact is, Yellow Goat Design is known around the world for their large scale custom lighting installations, yet until now they’ve managed to fly under the radar here in Canada—this despite the fact that their manufacturing and design headquarters are in Cambridge, Ontario.
Yes, you read that right: Yellow Goat Design manufactures their lights right here in Canada.
For this reason we’re so excited to announce our new partnership with Yellow Goat Design, a team of experienced lighting designers who design and build custom light installations for commercial, institutional, and hospitality projects. With a portfolio of products that ranges from cascading clusters crowning the stairway of an institution to massive 8-metre chandeliers for casinos and clubs, Yellow Goat creates entirely original and customized lighting installations based on the design needs, cost, and timeline parameters of their clients. Working with a range of materials from glass, crystal, and metals, to wicker, acrylic, mirror, and tyvek, Yellow Goat’s designs also fall under the realm of art; in fact, they often work with Art Consultants and those looking to enhance a private or public space with art.
Yellow Goat Design was founded on Australia’s Gold Coast in 1997 and they opened their North American office and manufacturing headquarters in 2010. Despite their worldwide success, they’ve had minimal representation in Canada—until now.
Yellow Goat’s new partnership with yours truly means that you can now dream even bigger as you look for creative and innovative ways to light your projects. Want a fixture that mimics a company logo? No problem. How about an installation that symbolizes an institution’s educational mandate? Wait till you see what they come up with. Yellow Goat’s designers regularly collaborate with interior designers and architects to help them realize their vision, with spectacular and award-winning results.
As a Canadian design professional, realizing this vision is now a whole lot easier because you’ll have LightForm as your local partner to support the process. Not to mention added benefits of improved lead times and lower shipping costs afforded by a Canadian manufacturing headquarters. We also love the fact that this wonderful company has been employing Canadian craftsmen and women since its inception here in North America.
The people at Yellow Goat are passionate about design and true, hard-working professionals who take pride in their work and service. This shows up not only in their final products but also when you work with them: they are timely, reliable, and highly professional. We are thrilled to offer this new range of custom lighting services to our clients.
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All photos courtesy Yellow Goat Design