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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.

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

Oregon Electric Station’s Custom Chandeliers

Custom Chandeliers Create a Timeless yet Modern Space

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.

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

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Circa 1920 Spanish 48" round chandelier
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San Sebastian 62" Rectangular
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Camino Two-Tier 72.25" Chandelier
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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.

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

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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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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Richman Sconce

Richman Sconce

DSC_0040The first thing most people notice about the Richman Sconce is its lush, organic texture. We achieve this finish by collecting the steel scale from around the forge and pound it back into the piece using the power hammer. The resulting surface is almost rock-like, with high points of bright silver steel juxtaposed against valleys of carbon-coated black.

Equally appropriate for an entrance or hallway, the Richman Sconce has a simple design that works well in a wide range of spaces, from Craftsman to Art Deco, rustic to industrial. The plain translucent plastic face pictured here could be switched out for a variety of light-permeable materials.

20″ x 9.5″ x 3.5″

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Boiler Bar

Boiler Bar

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After seeing our West Oakland shop’s Boiler Bar a colleague commissioned a replica for his Atlanta based company’s space. He wanted a bar that was simultaneously functional and fun. Since nothing says fun quite like 15′ fire balls he chose this bar to be the focal point for BoBo Intriguing Objects’ company events.

The Boiler Bar has many unique features. Gas flows from two propane tanks beneath the bar up through truss columns fabricated using turn-of-the-century bridge building techniques. Hand-forged handles allow bartenders to shoot flames of varying heights. The hand-painted signs by New Bohemian Signs in San Francisco really pop under filament bulbs and against the bar’s vintage patina. Remote controlled LED lights line the bar, allowing for a customized color glow. The bar has both a glass top surface for serving drinks and a lower bartender height laminate surface for easy drink preparation and cleaning. Four large wheels allow the bar to be easily moved into place or stored away when not in use.

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Radial Line Light

Radial Line Light

DSC_0156The Radial Line series was inspired by the spiny creatures drawn by biologist and artist Ernst Haeckel.

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These elegant lights are highly adjustable. Bulbs hang from fabric cords that pass through metal arms and through a central hub. When the hub is raised the fixture takes on a cone shape and the bulbs are lowered. Arms can be spread evenly or gathered together.

24″ Diameter Chandelier (5 arm, 6 bulb)
36″ Diameter Chandelier (6 arm, 7 bulb)
48″ Diameter Chandelier (8 arm, 9 bulb)

Prices range from $2,000 – $3,000 based on size and finish

 

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Starbucks Column Light

Starbucks Column Light

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Starbucks approached me to create a prominent fixture for their downtown San Francisco flagship store. I used the existing I-beam column in the restaurant to anchor this 3-tier site-specific light.

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Horseless Carriage Wheel with Flat Spokes

Horseless Carriage Wheel with Flat Spokes

DSC_0016This version of the Horseless Carriage Wheel was scaled down for a San Francisco eating establishment called Caffe Central. I reduced the size and number of spokes while keeping the fixture’s signature features.

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Spanish Revival Lights

Spanish Revival Lights

DSC_0212This series of Spanish Revival lights is phase one of a three phase project. Phase two will tackle exterior lighting and phase three will focus on the backyard and garage cottage.

The client and I collaborated on the design of 3 sizes of chandeliers as well as 2 styles of sconces to be placed throughout his Spanish Colonial Revival style home. These lights mimic the cross details that appear throughout the client’s home. We also played off of the home’s existing decorative iron trim, iron spiral staircase, and wrought iron balconies. I created more authentic and masculine looking fixtures by adding extensive texture, thereby avoiding the appearance of mass-produced sheet metal pieces.

The 8-light chandeliers are 24″ wide x 36″ tall. The 2-light sconces are 16″ wide x 12″ tall.

 

 

 

 


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Mandy Light

Mandy

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The Mandy light was designed to anchor a large space while maintaining an airy feel. When installed in the living room of the large hillside home this sparkly piece can be seen from many angles yet does not block the magnificent views. 36″ x 108″ tall.

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I Beam Service Rail

 I Beam Service Rail

DSC_0619The I Beam Service Rail hangs over a pass-through, connecting the kitchen and dining room. By piecing together various types of stock I elevated the appearance of the typical “I” beam to fit the modern industrial space. The rail hangs from two points, providing ample illumination with minimal installation effort. 10′ wide x 6′ tall.

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The Oil Punk of Oakland

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Cake Fixture

 

DSC_0324I wanted a big solid fixture that owned the center of the room. I was also interested in Bulbrite’s new mini Nostalgic bulb and how it reflexes on raw black steel. 36″ x 36″ tall.

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Bakers Half Doz

Bakers Half Doz

This light would look good in a kitchen, bakery, or an industrial modern home or loft. Brushed forged steel and porcelain sockets. 24″ wide and 24″ high

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Red Rabbit Light Fixture


Red Rabbit Light Fixture

This fixture was designed for Red Rabbit in Sacramento CA.

She wanted a finish to match old kitchen ware from the 1930’s. This light looks great above the bar and is the center piece as you walk in.

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Custom Lighting

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Square Bar Light Fixture

Square Bar Light Fixture

Great fixtures to hang over your bar, a cozy corner of the restaurant or above each dining table.
Great for tall ceilings. Warmly brightens the room with light cast up toward the ceiling and to the table top at your eye’s level.

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