The Oil Punk of Oakland

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Playful Custom Light Fixture is Made for Modification

Stance Modifiable Fixture

Stance Socks was looking for a custom light fixture that could be playfully modified on a whim. I think this light fits the bill, with 7 medium-socket bulbs hanging from long, fabric-covered cords. The cords can hang straight and long, or be wrapped, knotted, and arranged in countless configurations.

The durable cords are suspended from a bar of square tube steel. The 3-point ceiling attachment design creates a streamlined, elegant, and stable area for cord customization while still providing easy installation.

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Please note: these photos show the fixture temporarily rigged in the Form & Reform shop. The final installation will be flush-mounted to the ceiling at the flat disks.

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Oregon Electric Station: Custom Chandeliers Create a Timeless yet Modern Space

Oregon Electric Station’s Custom Chandeliers

When the new owners of the Oregon Electric Station Restaurant contacted me, I looked at the space and knew custom lights could really make this historic hall shine. The design would need to be modern, yet timeless, and the fixtures carefully scaled for the space.

To ensure these modern light fixtures would compliment the grand, slightly industrial, turn of the century space, I worked with the clients on the design. They sent me some sketches, and we built upon a few favorite design elements from my previous custom chandeliers. The resulting three-tier chandelier has a conical shape that punctuates the long station hall.

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After the design had been finalized, we hand-forged and fabricated six of these three-tier chandeliers in the Form & Reform shop. The top tier is 48″ diameter, the middle is 30″, and the bottom is 16″. Each light has 36 total medium-socket lights, hanging from cloth-covered wire. I also created five custom, single-ring chandeliers for the restaurant.

The Oregon Electric Station Restaurant in Eugene reopens in summer 2014. As with all of my custom work, I can’t wait to see them installed in the space!

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More information:

Oregon Electric Station Restaurant Website, including history

Wikipedia: Oregon Electric Station

The Register-Guard story on the new owners

 

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RH Launches Two New Sarriugarte Lines: San Sebastian and Circa 1920 Spanish

Announcing Sarriugarte’s new RH lines:
San Sebastian & Circa 1920 Spanish Torch

I’m pleased to announce the launch of two new Restoration Hardware lines of Sarriugarte designed lights: the San Sebastian and Circa 1920 Spanish Torch lines.

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Look for me in your April/May magazines (Elle Decor, 7×7, C, etc.) holding my RH San Sebastian chandelier.

Demand for my first line with RH, Camino, was high, so they asked me to design two more lines of lights, the San Sebastian Line and the Circa 1920 Spanish Line. I’m pleased to now be able to offer a broader variety of my forged steel fixtures.

Fans of Form & Reform style can order my RH lights easily online. They are generally in stock and ready to ship, with a price point lower than my custom fixtures. Visit the RH catalogue page for each line by clicking the images below.

Three Sarriugarte lines available now at Restoration Hardware

Circa 1920 Spanish 48" round chandelier

New line: Circa 1920 Spanish Lights

San Sebastian 62" Rectangular

New line: San Sebastian Lights

Camino Two-Tier 72.25" Chandelier

Camino Lights – new options

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Willow Light: A Wedding Chandelier

For a wedding, then forever

While every custom light project is important, the Willow Light was designed for a very special occasion. At their wedding, the clients’ florist will weave fresh vines and flowers through the fixture, as well as gather and tie the hanging bulbs. It’s an honor to know that with all the elements of planning a wedding, this couple chose to commission a Form & Reform light for their special day.

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After this light takes the stage as the centerpiece of the loving couple’s ceremony, it can go in their home as a permanent, enduring reminder of that momentous day.

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This 60″ diameter single ring light has both ring-mounted candelabra sockets facing up, and fabric-cords with standard medium sockets hanging 18″ and 30″ below the steel ring. Three chains meet at a simple top hub, tying the fixture together.

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Routh Light: Illuminating the Great Outdoors

Routh Light transforms a deck

The Routh’s took advantage of a little-known feature of Form & Reform fixtures: they can be built for installation in covered, exterior spaces. This two-ring chandelier with hanging candelabra bulbs has a durable clear finish for longevity, while the electrical is double grounded for safety.

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The Routh Light will be installed in an open air deck space with an exposed beam ceiling. Can’t wait to see it installed!

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Richards Light: A custom two-tier chandelier

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This elegant two-tiered ring chandelier was designed to be the perfect addition to a client’s newly purchased home.

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The Richards light features a 48″ diameter upper ring, a 60″ diameter lower ring, and candelabra sockets.

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Pan Collection: Perfect for Home or Retail

Half human, half beast, the mythological god Pan is the inspiration for the playful lines of these forged metal designs.

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Designed by Jon Sarriugarte, Form & Reform’s Pan Collection is sturdy, elegant, and highly versatile.

The Pan Collection is praised for its broad reach, and is unusually well suited to both residential and retail environments. Residential customers have bought Pan furniture to complete rooms in a multitude of interior styles, including modern, rustic, eclectic, and traditional. Retail stores have found the shelves, stands, and etageres work perfectly for showcasing art glass, ceramics, and artisan crafts.

We use hammer and anvil to forge steel into these life-like leg shapes and combine them with graceful, sturdy, textured supports. Pan pieces are then topped with 3/8” glass featuring a ground, rounded edge. Frames are coated with a clear polyurethane finish.

Purchase Pan Collection pieces at the Form & Reform Store
Pan Shelves
Pan Tables

Contact Michelle at michelle(at)formandreform(dot)com for trade pricing.

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Fixtures for GitHub HQ 3.0 in SF

I’m pleased to share some professional shots of the custom lights I created as part of GitHub’s new – and newsworthy – headquarters in San Francisco, CA. Since most people won’t have the opportunity to see these lights in person, good pictures are gold.

Form & Reform’s contribution to this innovative tech workplace includes twelve Gioia style chandeliers for the dining room, an I-Beam Service Rail for the kitchen pass through, and a series of beam-mounted lights integrated into the architecture above the bar.

It was a pleasure working with Rebecca Brownlee McEfee and Kate Hanzo, principals for Studio Hatch. Their set of GitHub images included the two below featuring the over-bar lights (left), and the I-Beam Service Rail with Gioia style chandelier (right). Photo credit: Eva Kolenko.

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Custom Spaces also worked on the project, and posted these images featuring some of the dining room’s Gioia style chandeliers with I-Beam Service Rail in background (left) and over-bar lights (right). Photo credit: Kim Lucian.

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It’s been interesting to follow the press GitHub’s new HQ has received. Wired Magazine called the offices a Hacker Heaven, Mashable included them in their 13 Playful Work Environments roundup, SF Business Journal included an image of our over-bar lights in their article, and Bisnow held an event at GitHub called Future of Tech Spaces.

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Linden Street Tasting Room

Linden Street Brewing Company picked up one of my custom ring lights for their new tasting room in Oakland. Can’t wait to enjoy it there once it is installed.

On weekends, our art car making (and maintenance) crew the Empire of Dirt has already been enjoying Linden Street beer after workdays on tap at our private Boiler Bar.

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Pictured here: Adam Lamoreaux, head brewer / owner

Photo credit: Linden Street Flickr stream

 

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Fire Pit by Copter Kids’ Errol Kerr

I received some photos and videos from Errol Kerr at Copter Kids the other day. He had used one of our Fire Pit Kits as the guts of this striking custom steel fire pit. Gorgeous.

Finished fire pit

Finished fire pit

This video gives a peek at the fire pit build, along with some mesmerizing fire footage starting around 1 minute in.

Seeing the design file and a plasma CNC machine cutting the components of his fire pit stand got me thinking: wouldn’t it be great to have a digital fire pit design file that anyone could download and modify if desired? Making a pit would be as easy as sending the file to your local waterjet/plasma cutting facility, then assembling the stand and fire pit plumbing kit.

An exciting challenge would be to design a fire pit stand where the pieces fit together with no welding. I’ve seen our colleagues at Because We Can do amazing things with flat-pack designs.

Ready to build your own fire pit? Buy a kit here.

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