Luminii Spotlight: Shelley Haniff

Luminii Spotlight: Shelley Haniff

Shelley Haniff, a regional sales manager based in Luminii’s New York City office, always knew she wanted to do something creative during her career. Initially, she was a studio assistant at EE&K…

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Spaces: “OPEN” by Flint Collective NYC

Spaces: “OPEN” by Flint Collective NYC

COVID-19 has changed the way people interact with public spaces, especially in densely populated cities like New York. Neighborhoods grew quiet during the onset of the pandemic, forcing several stores and local businesses to close their doors. The pandemic also forced residents to stay inside and avoid interacting with each other. Then came “OPEN,” the first major art installation to debut in the East Village during the pandemic. The brainchild of Flint Collective NYC, a cross-disciplinary design collective of architects, lighting designers, urban planners, interior designers, artists, and art educators, “OPEN” raised awareness of the increasing number of vacant spaces. It also sparked conversations about bringing these previously occupied spaces back to life.…

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How to Market Your Architecture or Lighting Design Firm

How to Market Your Architecture or Lighting Design Firm

COVID-19 has redefined the way architecture and lighting design firms do business. Fewer opportunities to meet with clients and demonstrate products in person are just a few roadblocks firms are working to overcome. For firms to succeed and thrive in this new environment, their marketing and sales teams must revisit and refresh their communications strategies. Architecture and lighting design firms may find it difficult to stay top of mind, introduce new products, and help clients visualize spaces during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, developing original marketing materials and campaigns to achieve these goals can be time-consuming and expensive.…

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iilluminati: Kevin Vesel, Veselbrand Studios

iilluminati: Kevin Vesel, Veselbrand Studios

Similar to cooking, lighting design is an art form where passion, precision, and taste blend together to create memorable experiences for guests to enjoy. Kevin Vesel, principal and designer at Veselbrand Studios, taps his talents to build extraordinary kitchens that inspire delicious meals — all brought to life with customized lighting solutions. A designer and tastemaker in his own right, Vesel first learned about the power of lighting in his early days as a trained photographer. He worked with some of the biggest names in photography to shoot fashion, beauty products, cars, and more, and in his 20 years as a photographer, he mastered how to control light and create moods for every occasion.…

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Spaces: Deep Dive

Spaces: Deep Dive

Spaces: Deep Dive Replicating natural light and its physiological benefits sounds impossible—especially when illuminating a windowless basement. Deep Dive, an upscale cocktail bar in Seattle,…

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Toolbox: 5 Interior Design Trends for 2021

Toolbox: 5 Interior Design Trends for 2021

People are spending more and more time at home these days. Architects, lighting professionals, and interior designers are taking this unique opportunity to completely reimagine residences with smart, bold, and eco-friendly concepts and products. High-end residential clients are gravitating toward spaces that celebrate the beauty of nature indoors — and the heart of the home outdoors. Designers are keeping these critical factors in mind to bring their client visions to life amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While designers are not able to predict what might happen in 2021, they can look forward to a number of exciting interior and lighting design trends. Read about the trends below and learn how you can apply them to your high-end residential projects.…

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iilluminati: Damian Puggelli, Studio 1123

iilluminati: Damian Puggelli, Studio 1123

From an early age, Damian Puggelli could sense that art was his calling. The Studio 1123 artist enjoys the opportunities art provides him to take part in the conversation of visual culture, whether exhibiting in galleries, pop-up shows, and public spaces, or engaging with the art community on social media. For Puggelli, art making is a large arena to play in, whether that’s expressing himself through drawing, oil painting, watercolor, printmaking, goldsmithing, woodcraft, sculpture, photography, or digital art. These mediums have opened the door for Puggelli to collaborate with talented people around the world.…

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iilluminati: Sam Koerbel, Lytei

iilluminati: Sam Koerbel, Lytei

What inspired you to pursue a career in lighting?I was always fascinated with what light could do. It started in the theater, mixing a bank of sliders to convey a particular emotion on stage. I think…

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