Glass by Austrian maker Kalmar

Vintage Lighting by Kalmar

Julius Theodor Kalmar, the son of Julius August Kalmar who founded the Austrian company, specialized in manufacturing chandeliers and other fine objects. Using traditional high quality materials like glass and brass, his designs were made with great attention to detail and craftsmanship. Throughout his life, he worked with a succession of prominent avant-garde Viennese architects, artists, and other makers committed to modernist design principles. Kalmar’s last designs in the 1960’s included lighting from his stunning Ice Glass collections.

Vintage Lighting by Kalmar

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London Sample Sale – July 2nd – 5th

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Save the Date – Remains Lighting Sample Sale

The Remains team is looking forward to seeing some new & familiar faces at our annual Sample Sale & trade event. Be sure to stop by and say “hello” while taking advantage of these limited-time markdowns!

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Legends 2018 – The Design Dating Game at Remains Lighting

Planning to be in Los Angeles for Legends of La Cienega? Please join Remains and Alt for Living for the Design Dating Game on May 9th at 3:30 pm.  Special guests include Shawn Henderson, Robert Rufino, Robert Stilin, Katie Leede, and Madeline Stuart. 

Registration with a one-time registration fee is required to attend any venue during LEGENDS X. Click here to register.

And don’t miss our Legends X window – designed by Shawn Henderson.

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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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