A Plan to Rebuild Penn Station

Rebuild Penn Station today launched an advertising campaign urging commuters to support the movement to reconstruct the original Pennsylvania Station in New York. The magnificent building, designed by McKim, Mead & White and completed in 1910, was demolished in 1963.

New Jersey Transit trains arriving in the transportation hub feature advertisements(attached) with renderings of the original station in a contemporary context. The ads pose the question: “Wouldn’t you rather arrive here?” LIRR and Amtrak riders will be leafletted with a similar campaign.Sam Turvey, Chair of the Rebuild Penn Station Steering Committee, said, that the committee proposes “rebuilding the station to bring back an architectural masterpiece, while simultaneously improving and updating the station’s functionality.”

Richard Cameron, principal of the Brooklyn design firm Atelier & Co. who is the architectural advisor to and long-time advocate for rebuilding the original station, explains, “The demolition of the original Pennsylvania Station sparked an architectural preservation movement that ultimately protected Grand Central Terminal from destruction in the 1970s. That station is now the second leading tourist destination in New York, and a generator of enormous economic benefits for the city and region. Just as in the example of Grand Central, important historic architecture can and should be adapted to the present without compromising the integrity of the design.”

    

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Latest from Alan Wanzenberg for Remains Lighting

Architect Alan Wanzenberg’s New York based firm has been recognized internationally for design excellence and his new group of fixtures for Remains is in keeping with his deceptively simple and elegant style. The solid brass chandeliers, sconce, and table lamp with Bauhaus influence are complete with almost full-round milk glass shades. The fixtures’ refined proportions and exceptional construction are based on the study of numerous designs for functional lighting, and inspired by many past masters of the classic modern movement.

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New Commune for Remains Lighting

Remains Lighting is pleased to introduce two new families to the Atelier collection with Los Angeles based Commune. The line was inspired by the works of Honsel, Lauritzen, and Weisdorf and the simplified forms found during the Functionalist design movement. Commune specializes in residential, commercial, and hospitality projects and has worked with artists and craftsmen nationally and internationally. The latest release is Remains second collection with Commune.

The fixtures are offered in polished brass, nickel, copper and waxed bronze with milk glass and multiple shade options.

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Introducing Haussmann for Remains Lighting

Remains Lighting is proud to introduce a new Atelier collection comprised of six fixtures designed by Robert Haussmann in the mid 1960s and now reissued under official license in collaboration with Remains Lighting.

The Swiss design team of Robert Haussmann, and his wife and design partner Trix Haussmann, studied architecture and design with modern masters such as Gerrit Rietveld, Valerio Oligiati, Willy Guhl, and Ernst Gisel. They gained critical acclaim in the 1960s with their interiors and furniture design, combining precise craft in unusual combinations and references to classic forms that unfold to reveal functional qualities. They continue working, exhibiting, and winning awards in design from their studio in Zurich

The Haussmann collection for Remains Lighting can realize many forms and sizes, ranging from the simplest flush-mount to room-size installations. All the elements are fabricated from solid brass bar and are connected and wired discretely in their channels.

 

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LCDQ Legends 2017 | Your True Colors

Another LCDQ Legends comes to an end after a whirlwind three day celebration. We kicked of Legends with a light breakfast in our LA showroom. We were joined by the Commune partners and previewed the new additions to our collaborative atelier line with the Los Angeles-based designers.

The ICAA SoCal co-hosted John Simpson in our showroom for a lecture and book signing. Simpson, the architect behind the Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace and the new architecture school at Notre Dame, illustrated the relevance of classicism in contemporary practice with examples from his prominent commissions and new book about his work. Timothy Corrigan opened the lecture and introduced Mr. Simpson.

 Following the event, we moved from classical architecture and design to a contemporary food trend with a selection of Moon Juices to sample, in true LA fashion.

Our David Hockney inspired window by Philip Gorrivan. In accordance with the True Colors theme, Gorrivan paid “homage to color.”

  Between events, we strolled though LCDQ to admire the decorative windows and displays. We loved to see our antique Caldwell Table Lamp in Zio & Sons‘ garden VIP Lounge as well as a Salem Exterior Wall Lantern in Betsy Burnham‘s two-sided window display.

Fixtures from Tony Duquette by Remains Lighting in artworks by Alan Tanksley and Tony Duquette featured in Color My World, a project by Doug & Gene Meyer in conjunction with Dragonette LTD

Looking forward to seeing everyone next year!

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LCDQ Legends 2017

Remains Lighting and the ICAA welcomed eminent British architect John Simpson, one of the world’s leading practitioners of new classicism and the architect behind the Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace and the new architecture school at Notre Dame, for a lecture and book signing during LCDQ Legends 2017. Simpson illustrated the relevance of classicism in contemporary practice with examples from his prominent commissions and new book about his work. Timothy Corrigan opened the lecture and introduced Mr. Simpson.

The event began from the outside in with a window display designed by Philip Gorrivan.

    

 

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Introducing Plume | Tony Duquette by Remains Lighting

Introducing a new family to the Tony Duquette by Remains Lighting Atelier collection. The Plume Family calls to mind the Rue de la Faisanderie in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, where a pheasant house once stood on the grounds of the Chateau de la Muette and where Tony Duquette decorated the home of his patron, Paul Louis Weiller, the French philanthropist and collector of historic houses.

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Remains Out & About in Midtown Manhattan

On a balmy winter day, we left our showroom in the heart of the Flower District to explore midtown Manhattan in hopes of spotting a few of our fixtures in situ.

Refinery Hotel with Heron Exterior Lanterns

Just south of Bryant Park, Heron Exterior Wall Lanterns light the front doors of the Refinery Hotel. Stonehill & Taylor Architects designed the entryway, which stands out against the historic Colony Arcade building.

California Sunbursts in Morgans New York

Located beyond a narrow hallway of the boutique Morgan New York Hotel, two large-scale, oval Tony Duquette California Sunburst Chandeliers illuminate the Reserve Lounge.

Custom Fixtures in Gramercy Park

Custom chandeliers hang from the Georgian inspired lobby of a private residential building. Matching sconces are situated evenly along the wood panelled walls.

Sorensons in 10 Madison Square Park

Across from Madison Square Park, custom Sorenson Exterior Wall Lanterns frame the entrance of 10 Madison Square Park, a new condominium building designed by Alan Wanzenberg. Inside the elegant modern lobby, Sorenson Pendants hang from the coffered ceiling.

RAMSA Fixtures in Walker Zanger

Needless to say, the Walker Zanger showroom contains seemingly endless examples of intricate tile work. In a powder blue bathroom display, two Polished Nickel Fortuna 9 Sconces  by Robert A.M. Stern Architects pop against the pastel tile. Downstairs, Fortuna 5 Sconces and a Cardea 15 Flush Mount shine in a neutral bathroom with white tile and grey marble.

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