Manhattan Retailer Gracious Homes to Showcase Robert Sonneman’s Prolific Lighting Designs

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Robert Sonneman, Lighting’s Modern Master, has partnered with iconic Manhattan retailer Gracious Homes to showcase some of Sonneman’s prolific lighting designs. Showcased in their front window, on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 71st Street. Gracious Home’s Upper East Side location will feature a new 20' gallery displaying 17 of Sonneman’s latest creations plus additional pieces from various periods over his forty year design career.

In the collection created for the Gracious Home gallery, one of Robert’s latest master pieces is a series called DICHROIX. " The dichroic coating creates and optical filter that transmits certain wavelengths of light and reflects others. It requires a complex process, only mastered by a handful of skilled craftsman," said Robert Sonneman .

The Another featured lamp will be the classic Mack floor torchiere based on the 1902 Charles Rene Macintosh Grid chair. The white etched glass shade and satin black finish create a crisp modern look and has been featured in many design events for decades.

About Robert Sonneman:
Robert Sonneman pioneered modern lighting making it an art form. World renowned and acclaimed for clean lines and alliance to form and function, his world famous, award winning designs, have been at the forefront of the design world for over four decades. Working in New York, Milan and Tokyo resulted in selling designs worldwide under the Sonneman name since 1967. Robert introduced sleek, new functionalist lighting designs in the 60s and 70s that have become classics of the modern era.Sonneman's sensibilities and prolific design vocabulary extend through the modern architectural and decorative genres of the 20th century and forward to the contemporary diversity of the 21st.

In 2003 we founded Sonneman - A Way of Light, with partners David Littman and Sonny Park because we recognized the need to bring an American vision to the Contemporary Genere. "I continue to investigate the evolutionary and the revolutionary as the basis for developing a cosmopolitan American style" said Robert Sonneman. The Sonneman product line continues to evolve with exciting new 2011 introductions.

"Today our lighting designs are we are featured in lighting showrooms across the country and in many locations around the world."

Annalise Carol
Public Relations for Robert Sonneman A way of Light
annalisecarol(at)gmail(dot)com

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