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Spotlight: Trade Show Exhibits

Spotlight: Trade Show Exhibits

Every year, we visit well more than a dozen design shows and expos around the world, from the High Point Market, in a small North Carolina town, to the IFFT show in bustling Tokyo, Japan. At every stop, we have a showroom space where we display all our existing products, along with items that we’ve just introduced, and even ideas that we’re tinkering with to bring to market. Before every show, our team is tasked with designing the showroom, and laying out all our products. In some cases, we’ve been at the tradeshow before and have our spot from the...

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Inspiration: Vintage Light Bulbs

Inspiration: Vintage Light Bulbs

Light is one of the most important things in the world. Ever since humans first developed the ability to create light in the late 19th Century, thanks to Thomas Edison and other pioneers, it’s been constantly changing. Now, bulbs vary greatly in size and power, from the tiny bulbs that emit light on a doorbell to the massive floodlights used to illuminate stadiums. Since we make lamps, and not just any lamps, but vintage-inspired ones, the history and design of light bulbs interests us a good deal. The right bulb can make all the difference, and we’re very careful to...

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Design Inspiration: Deep Sea Diving

Design Inspiration: Deep Sea Diving

If you’ve taken note of specific design elements in our products, you’ll find one focus that we have, which is rather unique, is diving. Relatively speaking, scuba diving is a pretty new form of exploration, with the first open-circuit scuba equipment developed in the 1940’s. Before that, heavy suits and incredibly cumbersome helmets made from everything from bronze to copper to brass were the typical dress for deep diving. These large helmets were especially popular in the 1800’s, and was a time of various design change for standard diving dress. You can see several iterations illustrated in our Diver Helmet...

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Design Inspiration: Atomic Age

Design Inspiration: Atomic Age

One of the biggest trends in fashion and decor right now is all things vintage, which happens to include the styles and motifs of mid-century modern design. However, around that time, from the 1940’s - 1960’s, design took an interesting turn in the form of what’s called the Atomic Age. During this period, designers and fabricators looked to the future for inspiration in crafting everything from furniture to homes to clothing. Their ideas were born out concern for nuclear war, during the turmoil of World War II and the Cold War. The trend is also one of the most popular...

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