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Lighting Industry Loses John Nadon

John Nadon, business development manager for Jesco LED Lighting Solutions passed away on June 16 at the age of 59. A respected figure in the lighting industry, he is best known for development of technology advances and contemporary design into practical fixtures and their application. During the course of his 30-year career in the lighting industry he worked for a number of lighting companies including Zumtobel Lighting, Prescolite, Lightolier, and Litelab Corp. Read more

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Lighting Innovator George Kovacs Dies

Designer, manufacturer, and importer of unique modern lighting fixtures George Kovacs died June 22, 2007, at age 80. One of the most recognizable names in the lighting industry, Kovacs made many popular lamps and fixtures and marketed the products of other notable designers, among them Karim Rashid, Harry Allen, Ingo Maurer, Robert Sonneman, and Alecia Wesner. Read more

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IALD Celebrates 35th

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a day of festivities in Manhattan--its birth city--on October 14. A lineup of interesting events, and an attending crowd infamous for knowing how to have a 'good time,' mean this is an industry event not to be missed. Read more

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The Art of Functionality

A current exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt explores the convergence of minimalist and post-minimalist art and functionality. Entitled Design ? Art ('Design is not Art'), the show brings together a diverse group of 20 artists, and focuses particularly on the work of Donald Judd, Scott Burton, and Richard Tuttle. All of the creations included in the exhibit are not just works of art, but also functioning objects, such as tables, lighting, and chairs. And while their creators are well known, many of these pieces have never been exhibited in a museum setting until now. Taking advantage of the Cooper's location in the former Andrew Carnegie mansion on Manhattan's East Side, the exhibit seeks to create a dialogue between the pieces, while displaying them in a setting that highlights their domestic uses as well as their artistic qualities. Read more

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