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Meet Robin | Denver Lighting Specialist

What is your past work experience / education?
I have worked in lighting for about 6 years here in Denver. I went to The Art Institute of Colorado for Interior Design for a time. I also went to the University of Colorado and have a Spanish and Business degree. I ended up in lighting while at The Art Institute of Colorado and have never looked back!

Where were you raised?
Boulder, CO as well as Denver, CO.

Where do you draw inspiration from?
I think of lighting as functional art. Helping in the creative process to bring amazing lighting design to residential and commercial projects is a huge inspiration. I love how this industry is constantly changing and love working with other creative and design minded people!

What is your most rewarding project and why?
Too many to chose from! I’ve done many new construction custom homes. Those are very fun because you get to be part of the entire creative process with the designer and builder.

In your experience working with C.A.I. Designs thus far, what is/are some of your favorite product lines and why?
My favorite line is Hubbardton Forge! I had the opportunity a few years ago to go to Vermont and visit their facility. The crew there are true artisans in how the lighting fixtures are hand forged iron. The quality is top notch and the designs they continue to come out with are beyond stunning.

What is your favorite color?
Turquoise!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I have been an avid skier since I was three years old. I also enjoy travel, checking out a new restaurant. My goofier side loves to play pranks on my friends.

If you could travel back in time, where/when would you go and why?
I would probably not travel back in time but rather into the future!

How would you characterize your design style?
Simple elegance.

Do you have a favorite quote?
“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” – Bob Marley

What is your favorite food?
Sushi!

Robin can be reached in the Denver showroom at robino@caidesigns.net or by phone at (303) 282-8100 x6972

Meet Tiffany | Scottsdale Lighting Specialist

What is your past work
experience/education?
I was a licensed Cosmetologist for over 30 years in Michigan before starting in the lighting industry 8 years ago. I was forced to look for other income once the economy took a turn for the worse. I applied for a Lighting Consultant position at a company that offered extensive training in lighting. I was fortunate to train under someone who had been in the business of lighting and design for more than 30 years. I absorbed everything that I could pertaining to lighting and design and developed a genuine love for it.

Where were you raised?
Michigan.

Where do you draw inspiration from?
I find inspiration from training and educating myself as much as I can with the latest trends and lighting designs that are fun and functional.

In your experience working with C.A.I. Designs thus far, what is/are some of your favorite product lines and why?
I love Hubbardton Forge because of the unique styles and the ability to choose any of their beautiful custom finishes with any fixture.

How would you characterize your design style?
Transitional.

What is your favorite color?
Yellow.

Do you have a favorite quote?
Albert Einstein’s definition of Insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”

What is your favorite food?
Anything Mexican.

Tiffany can be reached in the Scottsdale showroom at tiffanyw@caidesigns.net or by phone at (480) 565-3775 x6937

Friday Finds: Linda Peterson

This week’s feature: Linda Peterson, Lighting Customer Service for C.A.I. Designs Scottsdale!

“Hands down, my favorite thing is our beautiful Axis Ring chandelier by Hammerton Studio. This artisan glass fixture is completely fabricated right here in the U.S. and the quality and attention to detail shows. Invisible LED modules illuminate the glass, while unobtrusive LEDs provide task lighting. Suspended by thin cables, this sleek yet glamorous ‘ice sculpture’ seems to float on air.

Like so many of our light fixtures, this one really needs to be seen to be appreciated. Please visit us in our Scottsdale showroom and prepared to be wowed!”

Scottsdale Design District

Featured Product:

  • Axis Ring Chandelier by Hammerton Studio

Our showrooms are currently open and appointments are recommended. Please contact your local showroom for assistance.

Episode 08: Hubbardton Forge

Philip and Bruce Hathaway, National Residential Sales Manager for Hubbardton Forge, discuss the evolution of Hubbardton Forge and LED lighting, their partnership with Swarovski Crystal and more!

For more information on Hubbardton Forge, visit hubbardtonforge.com.

New episodes are released every Tuesday at 3PM CST.

Episode 05 Part 2: Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting

Surprise! Enjoy this special Part 2 episode of Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting featuring Peter Yera, Director of Design & Development. Discover the Foret Collection, learn the process of product development and more.

For more information on Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting, visit finearthl.com.

New episodes are released every Tuesday at 3PM CST.

Episode 05 Part 1: Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting

Discover the fascinating world of glass making and get inspired as Philip interviews Frank Englesby, Director of Glass Manufacturing & Design for Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting.

For more information on Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting, visit finearthl.com.

New episodes are released every Tuesday at 3PM CST.