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2015 DAAP Industrial Design Student Showcase
Today Switch is pleased to be hosting the 2015 DAAP Industrial Design Students from University of Cincinnati. For the past few years, Switch has been taking part in the student’s final project by way of offering our lighting knowledge and expertise. The project is for the students to create their own unique lighting fixture. Here’s a few from the past year we loved:
Be sure to stop into the showroom tonight (Friday, April 24) between 6:00 and 9:00 PM to check out the student’s work as well as meet them and discuss their works!
Switch’s Lighting of the Globe
The Globe Building that now houses People’s Liberty has been open for a week or two at this point. Switch is proud to have provided the lighting for this wonderful space. Today we want to highlight some of the main features we provided!
This space in the kitchen is meant for ‘family dinners’. It features a cluster of Graypants Scraplights. Scraplights are made up of recycled card board, and are created ins Seattle. They add a nice texture to this lovely space!
We have a few Scotch Club fixtures by Marset through out the space in various sitting or meeting areas. Marset is located in Barcelona, Spain, and Scotch Club is made out of ceramics.
Pleat Box, Scotch Club’s brother, is hanging in a cluster of various colors and sizes over the conference table. The repeating ceramic fixtures through out the space help to keep the whole building integrated.
If you haven’t stopped by to see the restored Globe Building yet, you really should!
All photos credited to: Bruce Crippen
People’s Liberty/ Globe Building
The Cincinnati Business Courier recently covered the newly renovated Globe Building at the corner of Elm and Elder streets in Findlay Market.
Switch is proud to have worked along side City Studios to create the space and provide our wonderful lighting!
Click HERE to read the full article and view a photo tour of the building!
Home & Garden Show Series: Plumage
Tomorrow marks the first day of this year’s Cincinnati Home & Garden Show! We’ve been very busy setting up our booth and getting everything ready for you all!
Today we are going to share with you the star of our booth this year: Plumgae by Axo Light.
Inspired by the feathers of a tropical bird, Plumage is sure to be a showstopper! It is available in various solid colors, or even a multicolored version, which is the one we chose to headline our booth! Take a look at part of the install process we’ve been working so hard on:
We hope to see all your wonderful faces at the show this weekend! We’re booth number 1201, so be sure to stop by and check out the PLumage and all our other fantastic fixtures. You can even stop into our showroom during regular business hours to pick up $6 DISCOUNT TICKETS! Call us at (513)721-8100 for any questions you may have.
New in the Showroom: Link
Today we are featuring a fixture that we have recently (re) added to our showroom! Link by LZF was in our showroom for awhile before being claimed by a client…. we missed it so much that we’ve decided to reacquire it.
Link is composed of thin strips of wood veneer twisted and piled into an elegant form. The light source shines through the veneer, which creates a warm and inviting glow. Link is available in nine different colors, and multiple sizes and variations. Take a look:
A bit more about LZF:
IES Students Meet Mentors Mixer
This week Switch was happy to host over 60 students for the IES Student and Mentor Mixer. This was a casual evening with a few speakers, Italian soda, and horderves in which the students, a mix from University of Kentucky and Miami University, got to mingle with professionals and potential mentors. Take a look at some of our photos from the event:
DAAP at Switch
Every year Switch is involved in a design project for a class in the DAAP program at UC. Last week Drew and Bertie had their first meeting with the class to view the beginnings of their lighting design project. They also spoke to the students a bit about the lighting available at Switch and about lighting in general. Take a look at some of the photos taken during the student’s presentations:
5 Last Minute Gifts From Switch
Still have a few gifts to figure our before the holidays? Check out these suggestions we have in stock, and ready to go home with you today!
Our first suggestion is the Pablo Pixo. At only $199, this desk lamp is perfect for any students on your list. It has versatile maneuverability, and features a USB port, so you can even charge your phone or other devices from it!
Number two is another wonderful lamp from Pablo. It’s the LIM360! LIM360 is able to turn a full 360 degrees, making it ideal for a workspace, and, like it’s little brother, it also boasts of a USB port. At $310 it’s sure to be a pleaser!
Number three on our list is the Lighthouse Oil Lamp by Menu. It’s perfect for anyone with outdoor spaces and comes in three different sizes! The best part is that it starts at only $90!
Fourth on our list is the magnificent Edison the Petit by Fatboy. This is a great gift for anyone who enjoys camping or the outdoors in general. The user is able to charge up Edison the Petit, then unplug him and take him anywhere! He will stay charged for a full 8 hours! Pick one up for only $89 at Switch!
Last but no least, take a look at Take by Kartell. Take comes in a range of colors, and makes a perfect accent piece! Stop in and grab one for only $125 at Switch!
Switch at Design Build Cincy
We recently took part in the first ever Design Build Cincy. Thanks to everyone who came to see us at our booth and checked out our fixtures! Take a look at some of the photos we took of the show:
An Interview With Bertie Ray III
Our own Bertie Ray III was recently interviewed by People’s Liberty for their People’s Partner Series.
The interview talks about Bertie’s move to Cincinnati, the beginning of Switch, and our involvement in the Globe Building project. Check out the interview here!