2ND ANNUAL LIGHTFORM VANCOUVER WAREHOUSE SALE
After the success and popularity of our first ever warehouse sale last year, LightForm Vancouver is proud to announce our second annual sale. We’re clearing out old stock from the warehouse as well as offering amazing deals on our stunning showroom pieces. We’ll also be offering additional discounts for new orders placed during the sale. Contact us for more information!
lightform innovator series with
On October 26th, LightForm hosted Roll & Hill founder and creative director, Jason Miller, along with designers Lindsay Adelman and Lukas Peet, to an intimate meet and greet with LightForm friends and clients.
Needing little introduction, the Roll & Hill presentation began as Jason Miller spoke to us about the founding of the lighting manufacturing company in 2010 and explained the design ethos that has propelled his company to such success. It’s an ethos that takes pride in expressing the individuality and idiosyncrasies of the North American aesthetic, and as he elaborated on each piece in his collection, introducing the designers and their points of inspiration, it’s clear he’s on to something special.
Roll & Hill has embraced an ideal of ornamentation and scale that, Miller believes, speaks to the need for lighting to surpass form and function and to become those transformational pieces that we will never forget.
We were also lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the upcoming collection for 2012, which is novel as it is inspiring.
The event was a big success, and we can’t thank all of you enough for joining us. We want to say a big thank you to Jason Miller and the rest of the Roll & Hill family for their fantastic presentation and participation. We also want to say a big thank you to our friends at Main Street Pilsner and La Ghianda who supplied the beverages and food.
Visit our Vancouver Showroom to view the Roll & Hill installation and check out our blog for more great pictures of the event. Contact us for more information on the next in our series of Innovators.
SPOTLIGHT OUTDOORS WITH
Now that winter is finally upon us, and the nights are getting longer and darker, we notice how much of a difference it makes when our outdoor spaces are lit with style and care. That being said, we wanted to celebrate a line that has made the task of illuminating the outdoors a pleasure.
Founded in 1994, Ares has made outdoor lighting their focus and their craft. They offer an elegant, high quality product (which they manufacture themselves, in Italy, of course) that spans both the architectural and decorative needs of any landscape.
On top of being highly cost effective, all their products are offered in a variety of finishes, lamping and colour options and are among the sleekest and best looking options available for the outdoors. Here’s an introduction to some of our favourite members of the Ares family.
Small recessed luminaire with a clearcut, stylish design. The total absence of the glare effect allows installation on public areas, indoor as well as out - door: pathways, hallways and corridors.
Marco led is a slightly rounded square luminaire for installation on indoor and outdoor walls. Its versatility is due to the possibility of choosing among different fascinating wallwashing configurations: one, two or four beams, each one available in broad or narrow version. Its clear simple style allows installation in most architectural styles.
Small spotlight with a linear, clear-cut design, Martina led has the highest degree of protection in our range (IP68 1m) allowing installation in the most various and extreme settings: outdoor, indoor, residential areas, urban areas, private houses, shopping malls and anywhere an architectural detail needs to be lighted.
Greta: a fascinating game of refined and roundish shapes, lines and curves, lights and shadows, a great harmony conveying a feeling of strength and impressiveness. A shiny star over a lovely table in the garden, in a restaurant, at a seaside dining room, under a veranda or in indoor dining halls. A big emitting disc for a soft effective lighting which comes in 8 different colours.
Portable lighting ﬁxture for installation indoor and outdoor. Polyethylene structure with satin white diffuser and colour screw-on cap with anti-loosening system. The luminaire is supplied with a neoprene cable (5 meters) and CEE7/17 plug (schuko compatible) and a velcro strap for a quick ﬁxing as swinging lamp or to coil the cable up.
5 TIPS ON LIGHTING OUTDOORS FROM
The head of an award-winning firm and a true leader in landscape architecture, it’s obvious that Paul Sangha’s success is rooted in his pursuit of excellence. From project to project, he exercises his acute understanding of creating balance between architecture, nature and design. As made obvious by his many awards (of which include this years Western Living Landscape Architect of the Year award), his impressive body of work and his generous contributions towards his field (his Paul Sangha Limited Scholarship in Design Excellence is awarded to UBC landscape architecture students each year) this is man who is passionate about the evolution of his practice, and his field in general.
PAUL SANGHA’S 5 TIPS ON
HOW TO LIGHT OUTDOORS
We asked Paul to contribute to our November newsletter with some tips on what to consider when lighting your outdoor space. He came back with some fantastic tips.
Landscape lighting design follows the same design principles as any good design process.
1. Initially, look at the spatial definitions that are desired using light as your walls and views.
2. Second, consider how someone would move through the spaces safely across walkways, terraces, and stairs.
3. Third, light is your paintbrush on a dark canvas, and as such, consider what is to be highlighted or drawn back.
4. Fourth, consider that intensity of light will determine how much your pupil will dilate. Hence, it is important to have a more even lighting pattern using more fixtures at a lower wattage to create and frame space versus fewer fixtures with higher wattages creating hot spots which require time for the pupil to adjust.
5. Lastly, in lighting view properties, illuminating the ground tends to take your eye out to a view versus having hot spots in front of a view thereby reducing the sense of space. Night lighting of gardens allows the northern hemisphere projects to benefit significantly during the winter months, drawing the outside spaces in even when spending more time indoors.
job well done: WAREHOUSE RE-MODEL BY FRUITION DESIGN
Living in a warehouse converted into a loft is probably up there in most of our dream living situations. Throw in a complete interior remodel and design by Sharon Halpin of Fruition Design and you have what Western Living Condo has coined, “one man’s personal Shangri-la”. As the cover feature in this month’s issue of Condo, Halpin transformed a 1,400 square foot space into a striking modern residence. She exercised careful consideration and her timeless good taste to provide her client with a beautifully balanced, opulent home.
As someone who understands the integral value of lighting, we wanted to know how she went about constructing the perfect mood for this intriguing space.
LIGHTFORM: How did you begin designing the lighting of the space, considering it has such a strong, masculine feel?
One of the most important aspects of my job is really getting to know the needs and wants of my clients. How do they want to live? What do they need the space to do, to say? For me, it's a practical guideline to how they see themselves being represented as well as how they will live, entertain, and work in the space.
This particular client enjoys entertaining a great deal, but in more of an informal way. Therefore, the lighting for this penthouse became an integral part of the design, as I had to be able to create a mood with each lighting application all while dealing with an open concept space. Layers of light became the focus.
LIGHTFORM:Can you define how you were able to achieve layers of light through application?
Nemo Cassina "Powerhouse" wall lamp on right wall with Ares ‘Gemma’ Square LED Wall lights in hallway and stairway. Photo by Jason Statler
The lighting design had to have ambient, task, and accent lighting consideration throughout to define areas of interest as well as to serve a practical purpose. I wanted to accent points of interest such as the floating steel staircase. I used LED wall lights staggered up the wall as it draws your eye to the architectural detail of the stairs as well as lighting the walkway of the staircase.
Moooi "Random" pendant in black in dressing room
Photo by Jason Statler
The Moooi "Random" chandelier is a great ambient light as it casts an interesting shadowy pattern on the ceiling for a level of interest while creating a more intimate setting for the dressing room.
Vibia "Swing" wall sconces in master bedroom
Photo by Jason Statler
Both bathrooms in the space have lit mirrors, which are fantastic for task lighting while giving a different layer of lighting versus just an overhead recessed spot. As you walk through the space in the evening, these layers of lighting make it feel warm and inviting, perfect for entertaining and living.
Twin Slim Vanity Mirror in Powder Room
Photo by Jason Statler
LIGHTFORM:How do you differentiate lighting moods for masculine/feminine spaces, or do these constructs really even exist for you as a designer?
I don't think of spaces being traditionally masculine nor feminine. My design aesthetic is quite clean and contemporary while being fresh and modern. I would always design with the interests and needs of my clients first and often involves striking a balance between two parties to create a space that appeals to everyone.
Photos by Jason Statler – Contact Jason Statler here.
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