New York, NY (PRWEB) October 19, 2012
NYC-based Celadon Group bolsters its lighting products capabilities with the addition of a new and groundbreaking Danish light fixture for which it is the exclusive importer.
Designed by Esko Schmidt-Sorensen, a seasoned inventor, commercial designer and lighting designer based in Copenhagen, the Radius light fixture draws inspiration from the celestial bodies of our ancient solar system. A Best in Class light fixture made of very light-weight aircraft-grade aluminum, and characterized by five radial bands illuminating inwards towards a bell shaped center core, the Radius seamlessly integrates quiet yet a kind of retro-futuristic elegance with key eco-friendly paints and other materials that are both recyclable and durable.
Using the latest hi-efficiency LED technology, the Radius' bands are carefully calibrated to minimize shadows, creating a truly indirect yet breath-taking lighting source emitting 600 watts of the latest in long-life LED-light power using less energy than a 150-watt incandescent bulb. The Radius weighs less than 20 pounds but is over 31" diameter and 28' high.
Following the end of WWII, Denmark emerged with powerful school of Danish design, based less on a trademark style, than on a perfect storm of individual expression, industrial design and manufacturing which propelled Danish design to worldwide recognition for its purity, its elegance and its design intelligence. In that vein, Danish engineer and designer, Esko Schmidt-Sorensen took five years to develop a way to capitalize on LED which until now, has not been exploited much for decorative lighting. The Best-in-Class result, inspired by celestial cycles and Danish lighting heritage, is a light fixture made of aircraft grade aluminum and weighing in at an astonishing 20 pounds, though it is nearly 3 feet in diameter, holds over 25 feet of high-end LED and is made of suspended ‘floating’ bands orbiting an hourglass center core. A marvel of engineering that looks forward to new and ecologically minded technology.
Says Peter Williamson, Celadon Group NY President: “We are thrilled by the stateside launch of this extraordinary and green avant-garde product in the lighting space from Scandinavia. In all my years of designing and marketing light fixtures, I have never seen one that marries energy efficiency, design intelligence and visual harmony with such fresh elegance as The Radius—there’s something archetypal about it. It’s not surprising that it took us 5 years to develop it.”
The Radius is represented by ELA and Philips/Lightolier for nationwide distribution and is carried by top showrooms such as Lighting by Gregory in NYC and Lightology in Chicago and Interior Illusions in Los Angeles. Several of them have been acquired and installed in 8tallet, the dramatic new apartment complex outside Copenhagen designed by NYC’s Durst Group favorite Architect, BjarkeIngals.
About Celadon Group NY
The Celadon Group designs and manufactures creative fixture solutions for commercial and residential spaces.
Whether it’s manufacturing, design development, or prototyping we deliver a high level of service and expertise within budget specifications.
Using a wide range of materials, we produce an array of products to fashion our custom lights into high quality illuminations.
Our goal is to achieve the timing, quality, and service that each client and individual project requires.