Lighting and automated shade controls leader Lutron has announced the opening of its new Lutron Design Studio in Los Angeles, expanding its support presence with West Coast-based custom integrators, trade partners, customers and prospects.
The gallery-inspired, 3,200-square-foot Lutron Design Studio is located at 333 S. Grand Ave. in downtown Los Angeles.
Lutron says the space will provide guests a dedicated destination to learn about and experience the company’s product portfolio of lighting, shades, and controls. Again this year, Lutron dominated those categories in the annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis, revealed in the CE Pro June 2023 issue.
The Lutron Design Studio is open to architects, designers, lighting designers, builders, specifiers, and other industry professionals, while also serving as a by-appointment resource for homeowners.
Drawing inspiration from the thriving local art scene, the company notes, the studio offers a new aesthetic for a Lutron showroom, designed by in-house interiors and lighting team led by Cecilia Ramos, Rob Laterza, and Christine Lintner, alongside architects ASD | SKY.
In line with such art galleries of Los Angeles, the Lutron Design Studio puts light in the spotlight. The space is flooded with natural light, from the windows and Ketra light within, while ripple fold curtains draped around the periphery create a sense of drama and playfulness.
The company aims to illustrate the power of being able to control natural light for comfort, sustainability, and the preservation of art. Inside, white furnishings function as a backdrop to vibrant art pieces, and bold colors bounce off of white hues throughout the day, highlighting the way material reflects light and color, Lutron explains.
Local Art at Heart of Lutron Design Studio Creation & Experience
“The city of Los Angeles provides so much inspiration – there is an exceptional quality to the light here – from the radiant daylight to the saturated sunsets of evening – combined with a rich and vibrant culture that spans history, entertainment, music, and a remarkable arts scene,” says Laterza, global experience center manager at Lutron.
“It was important for our design team to create a space that will not only show off the transformative qualities of our lighting and shading solutions, but also inspire and pay homage to the community that surrounds us. We’ve chosen to do that by curating a space where art can be showcased to its fullest potential – while also providing a canvas to invite our clients to create their own vision with the help of Lutron’s offerings.”
Solutions in the Lutron Design Studio are intended to emulate techniques seen in the theater, including impactful drapery and use of both natural and artificial lighting, the company adds.
The studio will include artwork commissioned by Moises Ramirez,who drew inspiration from Los Angeles’ rich art heritage. His pieces are the main source of color throughout, with hues illuminated and brought to life by signature Lutron lighting features, the company says.
The Lutron Design Studio will highlight the company’s popular and wide-ranging solutions including the Palladiom Wire-Free Shading System, Ketra Lightbar Slim luminaire,and Athena Wireless Nodecontroller system. It also incorporates luxury lighting fixtures from Finelite to demonstrate the adaptability and compatibility of Lutron’s portfolio within today’s smart homes.
This new showroom, which opened May 18, is Lutron’s 10th, augmenting its lineup of global showrooms also found in New York City, London and Toronto.
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