At Talisman we have lighting experts for LEDs and for traditional light sources. All our furniture is made locally from reclaimed lumber.
Current designs are modern with clean lines. Floor lamps are 50-70 inches tall. These will fit well in a large entry or give you great light for reading
While the Ann Arbor Art Fair is starting up it is time to think about local art and furniture. I am experimenting with LED lighting for the home. LEDs are efficient and do not emit UV. That is not enough. They must be combined with fine furniture. I make lamps out of local reclaimed wood. Walnut, cherry, maple.
If you have a special lamp you want reproduced just let me know. I am rewiring lamps for my local clients
Wil Armster’s Bridge house makes extensive use of LED lighting and natural light. I am currently working on a large floor lamp in walnut that is local and reclaimed. It is so beautiful. I can build your design, too. Made in Michigan. Yes indeed.
I have been Restoration Hardware’s products. While the designs are good I am concerned that some of the woodworking is sent to China. It is true.
I love Jim Crockett’s editorial in the February Issue. The cost of LEDs is going down! Good lighting is going up. There are a lot of ool and functional fixtures and luminaires on the market now. No, they might not be in Lighting for Tomorrow but they are in great buildings.
For years I have been designing LED Luminaire Systems. Yes, Kevin Wilmorth is right. Our customers just need to know why our LED luminaires are great, not the details of what a diode is. I do not have any retrofit bulbs in my house or office. I take apart really cool vintage luminaires and make my own (when I am not building luminaires for customers, that is). Yes, the technology is not cheap yet, but we are getting there.
Oh, yes, I have the coolest lamps on the block. What can I say? I love good architecture and good lighting. They go together.
Oh, yeah, what about the Edison socket retrofit? that is so not creative. We are talking a whole new ball game, boys and girls! People buy luminaires (OK they call them lamps) and most of them have the bulb sticking out the top of the shade. OMG.
I think people are smart.The economy is bubbling again and you know they are going to buy lighting that lasts. Most are tired of IKEA lamps and taking them to recycle.
Now that Americans love good food, wine and cheese you know good design is making its way and is going to stay. Pass the wine and cheese, please. And dim that LED lamp so we can watch the sun set over the Edison bulb.
LED lighting has been a disappointment to interior designers and the lighting community. We are different. We are inspired, Inspired by art, nature and technology. Like all good design we study form and function. Then we mock-up prototypes at the the dinner table.
We are turning walnut on the lathe to make pendant lamps. We found that honey locust for floor lamps. If you are an interior designer – we will make your designs.
LED lighting will never be the same.
We now have some beautiful reclaimed wood we are working with, including spalted maple and Michigan Elm. Something quite rare that just came in is Locust. We are building our first bent-wood floor lamps with LEDs that are warm and give 1800 lumens – light you can read by!