We’re excited to announce that today we are launching “DESIGNER STYLE,” a contest in which lighting designers can show their style and compete for a starring role in a Crystorama print advertisement.
“We’re continually impressed with the creativity and style that designers bring to a home and we want to share those ideas and inspiration,” said Brad Kleinberg, president of Crystorama. “The DESIGNER STYLE contest will provide a showcase for designers to display beautiful ways they are using lighting.”
In the DESIGNER STYLE contest, entrants must email a photo of a Crystorama installation from a client’s project to email@example.com and include the retailer name. Upon receiving each photo, Crystorama will add it to a DESIGNER STYLE Facebook photo album. The photo receiving the most “likes” will receive a first-place prize of $500 and will be featured in a Crystorama print advertisement later in the year. The second-place winner will receive $300 and third place will receive $100. The sales representative who covers the territory where the first place winner is located will receive $200.
All photos must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org between July 1 and August 31, 2014. Winners will be announced on September 2, 2014.
“This contest provides us with another opportunity to celebrate talented designers in the lighting industry, and we can’t wait to see their work,” Kleinberg said.
To view contest entries and vote for your favorite, visit Facebook.com/Crystorama.
We are excited to announce our new collections by Libby Langdon that reflect the interior designer’s easy, elegant style.
Langdon, whose designer skills and extensive portfolio have been featured in numerous consumer magazines and national television programs, has a signature style that combines classic lines with chic, modern twists to complement contemporary lifestyles.
“Crystorama has a history of quality craftsmanship inspired by the world around us,” said Brad Kleinberg, president of Crystorama Lighting. “The new Libby Langdon for Crystorama collections combine our lighting expertise with Libby’s interior design experience for beautiful, elegant lighting that will light up any home.”
In her first lighting licensing partnership, Libby Langdon is introducing three Crystorama collections: Jennings, Masefield, and Sylvan.
The Jennings Collection offers dynamic design, stunning light spread and just the right amount of bling. Jennings features a chic and timeless polished nickel pattern that gives a graphic feel without overpowering a space. The Jennings pattern is a best-selling Langdon original. An inner linen shade adds texture while a diffuser softens the light. Jennings is offered in five fixtures; large and small pendants, wall sconces, a semi-flush ceiling mount.
“I’m thrilled with the look of the Jennings Collection,” Langdon said. “It’s a soft geometric pattern that looks modern and fresh but is rooted in classic design. My goal was to design a collection with an updated look that will be relevant for many years. I really love the way the pattern is highlighted differently throughout the various fixtures. The large pendant shows the full scale version of the pattern whereas the wall sconce and the ceiling mount highlight a section of the pattern, allowing people to use several pieces from the same collection in the same space without it feeling too ‘matchy-matchy.’”
The Masefield Collection was inspired by the many clients Libby works with that want a classic yet fashion forward look. The bamboo frames of the fixtures gain a fresh perspective with an angular, sleek inner shade and an Olde Silver finish. The Masefield Collection is a new take on timeless design elements and the perfect balance between form and function. Masefield is offered in seven fixtures; large and small pendants, wall sconces, ceiling mounts.
“I find that bamboo can live beautifully in many different environments,” Langdon said. “It crosses the line between modern and classic. The shapes in the Masefield Collection will appeal to many different homeowners. This collection would work just as well with what I call a ‘Modern Preppy’ style – spaces infused with bright colors and geometric patterns – as well as in more traditional rooms. I look forward to seeing how designers and homeowners will take this collection and put their own spin on it.”
The Sylvan Collection was created for homeowners who love lighting that is grand in scope but not clunky and oversized. Sylvan is the perfect combination of traditional and contemporary. The sleek lines and angular detail of the outer frame is softened by the texture of the shades and the curved lines of the arms. This collection features graceful, sloping, polished nickel arms and white linen shades. Sylvan is offered in three fixtures; two chandeliers and a wall sconce.
“For the projects I work on, often times one half of the couple leans towards a more traditional style and the other likes a little more contemporary look, so it’s important for me to offer a design that strikes that delicate balance,” Langdon said. I take all the information I get from working with real people in real homes across the country and infuse that feedback into the products I design. The Sylvan Collection strikes that balance featuring a traditional style with a modern twist.”
The Libby Langdon Collection for Crystorama will debut at the Dallas International Lighting Market, June 18-21. The Crystorama showroom is located in the Dallas Market Center, 2100 Stemmons Freeway, Suite 3503, Dallas, Texas.
“Each lighting fixture I design comes from many hours of one-on-one time listening to my clients and hearing about the designs they find most livable and approachable,” Langdon said. “I’m excited to be able to incorporate that insight and information into my lighting collections for Crystorama.”
It’s funny how each of us seems to be drawn to the same things over and over again. We grow, we develop, we travel, we have experiences that shape us over time and yet…we like what we like.
For some reason, time and time again we are captivated by the same people, experiences, surroundings and way of living. While a few elements of these may differ on the surface, fundamentally, when you examine them closely, they remain unchanged.
I find comfort in this. I think that it supports the idea that if you let your instincts guide you, you will arrive at an accurate vision of your true essence. If you seek out and embrace what you discover, you will find that you have filled your world with people, experiences, surroundings and developed a way of living that will sustain and have meaning to you over time.
For me, the element that I continue to return to, and draw much inspiration from is nature. I think it’s the basic building block from which all things fundamentally grow. It starts with a cell- the simplest of organisms. From that roundish and imperfect beginning, all things are possible- plants, people, worlds.
This belief can be seen in my Palla Collection of lighting for Crystorama. Here, I overlap and circles and ovals to create exponentially larger spheres and orbs. This placement expresses my wonder at nature and its ability to transform by the simple act of being itself. It’s a model to remember and emulate in daily living.
For this collection, I chose capiz shells for the interiors of the lenses that make up the surface of the chandeliers. Not only do these shells convey the quiet beauty of nature, but they gently filter light into the room below. By being true to their natural gifts, they comfort and illuminate. Crystal prisms are also sprinkled within the layers of capiz shell. These bright bursts of light strewn throughout the fixtures draw the eye to certain focal points and around their organic surfaces. These elements remind me to stop, pause and enjoy every exceptional moment that I happen upon, no matter how small.
Each and every time I sit beneath one of the fixtures in this collection I am reminded of what inspires me, and when it comes down to it, the essence of what makes me, me.
What things do you have in your home that tell the story of you, and what you value?