the lighting designer: bright new star
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Instead of asking, \"who did it?
\"Admirers within status are likely to ask now,\" who lit it ? \"?
\"The latest buzzwords in interior design are amplifiers, wattage, lumens, low pressure, concave and direct, wall washers, up and down lights, tracks, floods or spots.
It\'s the light.
Modern lighting is more important than inserting a lamp.
Although Thomas Alva Edison\'s success in making the first light bulb is already in 100, it is understandable that most people treat the problem of lighting homes in the same trepidation as in a foreign country.
Disco, theater and even the energy crisis have made consumers more aware of the possibilities and options of modern home lighting.
Decisions now include incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps, cathode lamps, quartz lamps, neon lights, and lasers, instead of the ubiquitous orbital lights.
Lighting has occupied the central stage, and lighting designers who were invited only after the fact have become part of the planning of interior design projects.
The new lighting designer is neither an electrician nor a lighting salesman.
Some come from theaters, where lighting design is a recognized profession;
Others have a background in engineering, architecture, or interior design.
The price you pay is their imaginative thoughts and their knowledge of how to use lighting to set specific emotions and create functional modern interiors.
Lighting is tailored to the customer\'s taste-
And his Con Edison budget.
While advertising cannot deny the actual reason for hiring a lighting designer, there is no doubt that this custom service is a luxury.
In addition to the installation, the cost of the operating system is critical to the lighting scheme.
More successful and mature lighting designers now prefer large commercial projects rather than residential ones.
But the field is developing and the following sample provides many different lighting services for families.
It\'s not a comprehensive list of designers, but a look at some of the changes and newer trends in home lighting.
Paul matessen (
Lighting by Lexington esen, 801 Lexington Avenue; 752‐7335)
Disco and theater designers prefer the residential scheme because its fixtures are exposed to the room and have a \"sense of technology \".
Recently, he tried the light projected onto the wall.
\"There are some standard template designs --
\"The fire escape design is the leader,\" he said . \".
\"But one can be customized easily.
\"The standard template is $15 and the custom template starts at $28.
This type of lighting will cost about $100. Mr.
Matessen charges $30 an hour.
For a complete lighting scheme, his minimum design fee is $500, excluding the equipment. Dana Simmons (
East Main Road, Small Compton, R. I. 02837 (401)6352657)
It is an artist who works under the lights.
\"I want to put liquid and electricity together --
Two factors that usually do not occur at the same time . \"
Simmons talked about his \"liquid light\", a series of lights suspended in pure water or non-conductive liquids.
From a single light ($600)
A piece of \"art\"
A set of elements of about $2,500.
\"Some are incandescent lamps, some are fluorescent tubes . \"Simmons said.
\"But they are all functional and send out the light that I think is beautiful. ”James L. Nuckolls (
Registration Consultant Co. , Ltd. , 175 Fifth Avenue, 475-3811)
He started his career in the theater. Mr.
Nuckolls, author of environmental designer interior lighting (
Work with interior designers or directly with residential clients.
At the lowest cost, he will work from a set of drawings of a proportional plan, photographs of the existing space, and descriptions of furniture and finishes on walls, floors and ceilings.
In an hour or two, the customer can have a concept of how to illuminate the space. Mr. advertising
Nuckolls will not sell, buy or install the equipment, but will recommend the person who does so.
He charges $50 an hour.
His colleague is $30, $40.
He estimated that the average price, including the cost and equipment of a typical one-bedroom apartment, was $500, which could rise to $5,000.
Scott Simeral and Bill Dolson of the retina (
53 Crosby Street, 226-3700)
I put together a computer lighting control system called Vogel Systems.
\"Our idea is to balance natural light with artificial light and automatically control both . \"
\"Computer expert Dorson said.
\"It\'s a more exotic application,\" he added . \"
Architect Simeral \"includes turning on the lights when someone enters the room, turning off the lights when they leave, and controlling things like automatic vertical blinds.
\"As part of the electrical system of the House, computers can be programmed to handle safety, heating, air conditioning and electrical appliances.
While the company is developing a smaller home system, computers are an expensive proposition for residential applications.
The cost depends on the number of equipment required, but Sir
Simeral said the minimum investment was $8,000.
\"Dimmers, wires, and switch panels make up about 25% of the cost, and these have to be purchased anyway,\" he added . \". Thomas L. Foerderer (
122 Radisson Street, Brooklyn Heights, New YorkY.
11201, 237 ~ 2131)
\"The choice of indirect lighting is not used in isolation, but an integral part of the design.
He has worked with neon, laser and incandescent lamps.
\"Overall, the fluorescence is too harsh,\" he said . \". Mr.
Foerderer\'s approach is to pause the lighting under the platform and reflect the light to the wall.
\"But I always use dimmers,\" he said . \"
\"Lighting must be controlled. ”Mr.
Foerderer charges by hour or percentage, which varies depending on the item.
The fee starts at $200.
Before he became a neon expert in the city, let Rudy Stern, who has neon lights (
451 West Broadway, 473-73 70)
Video project and lighting projection were done.
\"The Neon lights attract me the most because it is not accessible,\" he said. ” Mr.
Stern wanted to use it as an effective light source.
Although it is rarely used alone, Sir
Stern explained that he thought it was \"the most dynamic, democratic light source ever designed and the most effective light source.
\"The cost of neon lights depends on the lens used, the color of the glass, the size of the transformer, the number of wiring and installation.
The 25-foot neon lights are about $390 plus a $40 per hour installation fee.
A neon Empire State Building costing $300;
Modular lights are $275 per unit and uninstalled.
Lesley Wheel wheel‐gersztoff Associates (
40 East 49 Street, 752-1590)
Claimed to be the first woman to succeed in lighting.
She works mainly in banks, restaurants and shops, but she has worked as a residence.
Miss Wheel said: \"I always look for a way of lighting that matches the people who live there to create a working environment for people.
She considered the minimum charge of $1,000 and acknowledged that lighting was an expensive proposal.
She also felt that the cost was worth it.
\"Most people need a lot of help when dealing with contractors,\" she said . \".
\"I like to help people receive light.
Unfortunately, most people are not aware of this.
Some of her \"pets don\'t like\" are hanging lights on the dining table, center lights and large fluorescent lamps in the kitchen.
Douglas Baker said: \"There is no problem with a simple table or floor lamp (
745 Fifth Avenue, 371-1960)
Lighting consultant and co-author of just-published lighting consultant and Mary gilyat for illuminating your home: Practical Guide (Pantheon, $17. 95). Mr.
Baker will specify the projector and color lights but will not re-repair the laser at home.
About 20% of his work is residential.
His fee is $50 per hour, at least 3 hours.
In addition to running their lighting stores, two of Morse\'s partners, Antonio Morello and Donato Savoy (
247 Central Street, 26-43 24)
As a lighting designer.
\"We don\'t have to use our own lights ,\"Savoie said.
\"We like to work with reflection to create intimacy and atmosphere,\" he added . \"
Morello believes \"keep the chandelier away from the table \".
The Morsa team said the lighting should be flexible enough to be changed by the customer once installed.
One example is their \"look like a technical\" pole lamp, which does not have a tungsten halogen lamp of 75 W or 350 W as they recommend, for $100.
Employment starts at $600.
\"We are interested in getting more light for less ,\"Morello said.
\"So we use reflection and color lights --
So men and women look better.
International Association of Lighting Designers (
10017,755-1949, 40 East 49 Street, New York)
Established in 1970, it will provide a free list of its approximately 150 members, lighting designers with more than two years of experience whose work has been evaluated by their peers.
This could include lighting celebrities like Abe fade, Howard Brandon, Carol Crane, Jules Fisher, Paul malantz and Brian Thompson.
However, many of the more well-known designers are not engaged in residential design.
The New York Times/Robert Levin Douglas Baker used traditional glass lamps, frame projectors to shape the beam of light, as well as dramatic installations related to sound and strength to control the light. Thomas L.
Indirect lighting is often selected.
The incandescent lamp is inserted in a plug-in strip that can be recessed under the platform.
Left: Rudy Stern and his modular neon lights; $275 each.
Above: Donato Savoy on the left and Antonio Morello on Moosa carry their Arctic lights.
Advertising one of the lighting devices with her custom design.
A version of the file was printed on Page C1 of the New York edition on November 8, 1979 with the title: Lighting Designer: bright nova.