City of Industry, Calif.-based Littman Brands, parent company to Corbett Lighting, Hudson Valley Lighting®, Troy Lighting, and CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting), has announced the winners of its first-ever lighting competition, “Let It Shine.” Open to U.S. designers, the contest sought “creative uses” for any Littman Brands fixture in an installation. The winner was announced on the company’s Facebook page, “Larger Than Light.”
After designers submitted details and images of their work, the projects were judged by a panel of design experts along with team members of Littman Brands. Winners received a $500 credit towards a chandelier of their choice, in addition to being featured in an issue of Larger Than Light, Littman Brands’ publication devoted to exploring all aspects of lighting and its practical uses in decorating. The magazine was created to serve as a relevant consumer and designer resource for “not only selecting lighting, but for achieving inspired design,” says Steve Nadell, President of Littman’s West Coast group.
“We saw an opportunity to expand on the ideas explored digitally on Facebook, and to give our customers, designers and dealers a true lighting resource that they can touch and feel,” he adds. “Launched in connection with our magazine, the ‘Let It Shine’ contest was a way for us to show our fixtures in well-designed real-life applications. Our basic vision was to bring our fixtures to life, or as we say, ‘to light,’” Nadell continues. “When you look at the three winners, you can see that our lighting brands provide a means of expression that is not only integral to a home or space, but that also reflects the character of the designer, end-user, or homeowner.”
The winning entries for the”Let It Shine” competition are:
A Raleigh, N.C.-based residential project completed by the design team of Judy Pickett, FASID, and Lauren McKay, ASID, featuring Corbett Lighting’s historically inspired Bryant Park pendant fixture. Poised over a marble-topped island in a grand Old World-style kitchen, Bryant Park takes center stage in the space, but also directs light to this busy tasking station.
M&K Lighting of Stillwater, Okla. chose Corbett Lighting’s Vertigo pendant to enhance a casual entertaining and dining space. Vertigo’s kinetic and innovative shape, completed by its handsome Bronze finish, provides an artful, but functional, accent.
Charleston, S.C.-based Sandra Ericksen of Sandra Ericksen Design opted to take her space – a master bedroom for a past Charleston Symphony Orchestra League designer showhouse – to new heights with the addition of Troy Lighting’s Sausalito. Located in a historic townhouse in downtown Charleston, Ericksen created an updated version of a Federalist-style interior.
Due to the heightened interest and the number of exemplary entrants in its first contest, Littman Brands is holding the “Let It Shine” contest for a second time with an upcoming deadline of May 15. Winners will receive a $500 credit toward a chandelier of their choice from any one of the Littman Brands, in addition to having their project featured in the Summer 2012 issue of Larger Than Light.
For more information on the new “Let It Shine” contest, visit www.facebook.com/largerthanlight.