We have exciting news at Global Lighting: we’ve officially become the exclusive North American distributor for Secto Design, a Finnish company producing some of the most gracefully restrained fixtures we’ve seen in quite some time! The new lighting line, designed by architect Seppo Koho, is handmade entirely of PEFC-certified Finnish birch by highly skilled craftsmen. The shades, fashioned from laminated birch slats connected by rings of aircraft plywood, are available in white or black laminated birch.
A cool bit of programming taking place this year will be the Neon Workshop during which Manhattan Neon will offer a live neon workshop. A “Design Students Challenge” focuses on lighting this year—and we love hearing that! And Design Within Reach and Dwell magazine will be showcasing the next generation of designers. Dwell’s editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron says of the magazine’s participation: This is an amazing opportunity for an under-the-radar or established designer to see a project realized. We are looking for a design that is multifunctional and destined to be a future live/work staple; something that could be seen in the pages of Dwell for years to come. We were excited to be able to partner with DWR and offer our readers, many of whom are young designers, the chance to present their work to the modern design community.”
WantedDesign will be open to the public from Saturday, May 19, through Monday, May 21, from 10 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The full scope of programming is on their web site.
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