Why does designed by an architect matter?

 Custom Brae pendants

Custom Brae pendants

Sandy Littman approaches the decorative lighting process with an architect’s eye. Trained in architecture at Syracuse and Cornell, she was one of only seven women in their schools of architecture. That background has informed everything she’s done since. Why does that matter? Because architects understand architects — their language, their needs, their discerning eye. Most lighting manufacturers are not trained in the strict aesthetics of designing and constructing the buildings where their lighting fixtures will hang. They don’t understand the impact of factors like height, slope, materials, forms, and flow. At American Glass Light, we do. We aren’t trying to figure out how to build a light fixture for the lowest possible cost. We are focused on building a perfect object — brilliant, even lighting in a beautiful package that compliments and enhances the architectural features of the space in which it will hang. Want to geek out over architecture and just try some things in your space? 

 Selected architect's favorites: Onion, classic curved lines with up and down control. Brae Square metal of frame and glass material pair well with lobbies and public spaces. West Square for its planar simplicity.

Charles Vig