Gus Modern Now at Switch on Vine

Hot off the press:  Switch: Lighting. Furniture. Design. is Gus Modern’ only authorized dealer in Cincinnati!   To kickoff this new partnership, save 15% on all things Gus.

All Gus Modern furniture and accents — sofas, chairs, tables, rugs, lighting and more on sale from Thursday, January 4 to Sunday, January 28.  Open Tuesday & Wednesday, 11 – 6 ; Thursday – Saturday, 11 – 7pm, Switch will offer special Sunday hours from 12 – 4 during the Grow Modern Event.

Preview the full collection online at Gus Modern then visit us at Switch On Vine in the heart of OTR for a personalized shopping experience.  For an appointment, call 513.721.8100 or email us.  See you soon!

Gus Modern Poster - 3 copy

Sale starts Thursday, January 4.  Store opens at 11.

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The full Gus Modern collection now available at Switch.  For an appointment, call: 513.721.8100.

Make the Holidays Merry and Bright with A Dramatic Home Lighting Installation!

A famous person once said, “Everyone shines, given the right lighting.”  We agree Black truffles and old Burgundy, as recommended by the experts at Food & Wine  are more flavorful under dramatic lighting.  Visualize the glow on the faces of your family members, friends and neighbors as you celebrate the holidays and special occasions at your table.

What do you think of this galaxy of Graypants‘ Moon, Disc, Luna, Drop and for good measure, Ohio, in bleached white?   This recent residential installation designed by

Switch’ creative director Drew Dearwester and lighting specialist Bethany Smith, enters our Install Hall of Fame.

We’d love to create a special lighting feature for you in time for the holidays.  Give us a call at (513) 721-8100 or email us for a consultation.   Of course you’re welcome to visit our new showroom at 312 West Fourth Street (at Plum).  Our hours are M-S, 10-6.

Dachshund vs Drone and Your Zen Stone

A number of our customers and friends have met the newest member of our team, Duchess the Dachshund.  A bit high strung, she’s a perfect compliment to Freida — who’s the personification of “cool as a cucumber.”  Speaking of keeping your personal barometer under control this summer, we are offering special pricing — up to 25% — on all ceiling fans, both indoor and outdoor models.  Featuring our tops brands: The Modern Fan CompanyMinka Aire and Fanimation, order today for quick delivery.   Simply visit the links, then call us at (513) 421-1901 or visit us in our new lighting and furniture showroom at 312 West Fourth Street.


End of Season Furniture Savings

We’re making room for new 2018 furniture models from Driade  Sancal  Antonello Italia  Sangiacomo Saba  Mater and Thayer Coggin so it’s the perfect time to visit us for special saving on good condition floor models.  Refresh your favorite room with a new sofa, table or chair.  Our sales team is eager to work with you to transform your space. Make an appointment for an in-store consultation today: (513) 421-1901 or

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And now for the stone:  Switch is thrilled to feature Driade’s Koishi in our showroom!   Renown Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa makes it possible for the discerning to achieve Zen in unique spaces and places.  A serene companion to your yoga mat, green tea and bamboo shoots, Koishi is visually light but substantive enough to ground your space and thoughts.   Available in inviting orange, white and light blue, Koishi will fast become your focal point for hours of relaxation.

2017: Our Most Promising Year Yet

Happy New Year!

Your feedback and positive energy made our first quarter in our new home at 312 West 4th more than we could have hoped.  We hosted private events for a handful of non-profit organizations, holiday parties for a couple of pretty well-healed women’s clubs, a standing room only Concert Nova coffee fueled concert and the works of modern artist Mary Barr Rhodes.  If that weren’t enough, Switch became holiday card central for some.  Fred and Lydia captured our livable modern vibe in these dynamic images by Stereoscope Photography:


And now this…a feature in Venue Magazine!  With 10,000 subscribers reading about our new destination, we expect to make a boatload of new friends…and customers.


We’d love to host your event.  Call us at (513) 421-1901 or email Bertie.  We’ll certainly make it memorable.



Venue Mag Features Switch Lighting & Designs’ New Downtown Destination

As seen in the January 2017 Issue of Venue Magazine.

For a private showroom appointment or an in-home consultation, please email Drew and Bertie.  You’re also welcome to call us at 513.421.1901.

From Winter with Love…

It’s colder in Cincinnati today than in Juneau, Alaska.  This deep chill has sent my mind drifting to last years’ vacation in Quito, Ecuador


and more recently to Solidaridad just outside Playa del Carmen: warm, vibrant…and surprisingly modern.


Mexico and South America are replete with modern art, inventive architecture and minimalistic hotels, inns and resorts.  Thayer Coggin, featured at Switch Lighting & Design on Fourth, our new downtown Cincinnati lighting and furniture showroom, would be equally at home in these sun-drenched modern locales as in a cozy cabin,  a cloud capped high rise apartment or a toasty suburban Center-Hall colonial.


For an appointment…and a cup of our “special” hot chocolate,  email Drew or Bertie today. You’re also welcome to drop in anytime between 10-6 Monday – Saturday.









6 Great Holiday Gifts for Her and Him

Holiday season 2016 is underway so we thought we’d share our favorite picks for the special someone(s) in your life.  Because a gift is an expression of your personal style,  look for items that reflect your personality and taste, but suit the recipient.  Gift giving should never send you to the poorhouse or break the bank.  Send a heartfelt note or a baked good before gifting beyond your means.  That said, here’s what we love!  All items are currently available for purchase at Switch and will ship in time for Christmas and Hanukkah if order by December 10. Many more options to help you celebrate the season available in store.  Visit our new location in downtown Cincinnati at 312 W. 4th.  Hours: 10-6, M-S.  Appointments welcome: 513.421.1901.


1. Caruso by Miniforms

Yep! It’s a sound system.

More about Caruso

Sale Price: $2450




2. Uma Sound Lantern by Pablo

Yep, it dims ala first generation iPod.

More about Uma

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3. Pixo Task Lamp

More about Pixo

Yep, it flexes and pivots…and it has an integrated USB port.

Sale Price$219.00

Multiple Colors

4.  Design Classic Lounge Chair by Thayer Coggin  

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Call for pricing: 513.421.1901- it’s a special deal.  Order by December 6 for possible holiday delivery.  No pressure…special pricing available through end of December.    



5. Alicia Adams Alpaca Collection

More about Alicia Adams Alpaca

Multi Band Cape

Sale Price: $550




Stola Woven Throw

100% Baby Alpaca

51″ x 71″

Available in 71 delicious colors, including chocolate, spicy pumpkin, cognac, plum wine…you get the picture.

Starting at $295





For Him



Multi Band Scarf

Wrap 1-2

100% Baby Alpaca

Sale Price: $295




New Rib Hat

100% Baby Alpaca                    Sale Price: $155


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6. Bianca Table Lamp by Fontana Arte

More about Bianca

Sale Price: $498.95

Cruisin’ into fall in style and comfort; Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin; Autumn: Shakespeare, Keats and Dunbar

Thayer Coggin delivers fall perfection: Crisp sunny day.  Starry night. Roaring fire. Mingus on the Carouso.  Snifter laced with a few splashes of Old Scout all while deep chilln’ in your lea…

Source: Cruisin’ into fall in style and comfort; Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin; Autumn: Shakespeare, Keats and Dunbar