CSL’s Concealed LED Lighting Sets the Stage for James Wall’s Covered Terrace Installation in Acclaimed Magazine’s Second Showhouse Endeavor
CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting), leaders in energy-efficient LED downlighting and concealed lighting, is featured in ELLE DÉCOR’s 2011 Showhouse, presented as an official satellite exhibit of Design Miami/ during Art Basel from Dec. 3 to Dec. 19. CSL’s 12-V Ultra Compact PDQ Strip Lighting and Invizilite Generation 2 concealed lighting—including the high-power 1-watt LED module, as well as several other CSL lighting products and accessories were selected by designer James J. Wall for installation in ELLE DÉCOR’s second showhouse concept, a magnificent penthouse towering 43 stories above Miami Beach.
Wall – whose work includes renovations of historic Art Deco buildings, high-end homes in Palm Beach, Mexico, Paris and Morocco – was inspired by the horizontal configuration of the covered terrace and the trajectory of a massive roof drain on the ceiling. Rather than conceal these elements, he decided to honor them by hanging a LED-lit macramé wall along the drain’s trajectory to help shield the space from the wind blowing in from the terrace, while at the same time enclosing and defining the space with a stitched screen. However, Wall’s search for concealed LED lighting that could rest on top of the drain, highlighting the macramé wall from the top and bottom, proved to be a challenge…until he discovered CSL’s energy-efficient product line.
“The scale and the form of CSL’s lighting worked well to offset the cubic nature of the space,” said Wall.
CSL’s sponsorship of the 2011 ELLE DÉCOR Showhouse comes at an important time for the lighting manufacturer, which launched an award-winning LED Eco-Downlight collection in 2011 and has plans to expand the line in 2012.
“Like many designers, James came to us with very specific program requirements,” said Steve Nadell, president of Troy-CSL. “It gives us a lot of satisfaction to know that CSL is the go-to source for precision-engineered, high-performance LED lighting. We hope our presence at the ELLE DÉCOR Showhouse gives concealed LED lighting more exposure, which has often been overlooked in concept home circuits due to its hidden nature.”
ELLE DÉCOR will unveil the 2011 Showhouse as an official satellite exhibit of Design Miami/ during Art Basel beginning Saturday, Dec. 3 and continuing until Dec. 19. A group of 10 notable designers hand-selected by ELLE DÉCOR’s editorial team has transformed a blank nearly 9,000 square-foot penthouse space located on Paramount Bay’s 43rd floor. Admission tickets are $25 and benefit Miami’s Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH). Visit elledecor.com/showhouse for tickets. Exclusive coverage of the concept house will be published in ELLE DÉCOR’s April 2012 issue.
Nadell added: “We are also extremely honored to be a part of ELLE DÉCOR’s acclaimed concept house because it benefits the next generation of designers, architects and their innovations. As innovators ourselves, CSL is passionate about supporting people who break new ground in the design world.”
CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting) has been designing and manufacturing performance-engineered architectural lighting fixtures since 1990. Known as the pacesetter in low voltage small aperture recessed lighting, CSL has emerged as a leader in the concealed LED lighting and architectural LED lighting categories over the last several years. With design and manufacturing teams in Europe, Asia and the United States, CSL continues to revolutionize the way architects and lighting designers perceive technical performance and energy efficiency with each new lighting innovation. Today, CSL’s diverse range of lighting products can be found in commercial buildings, hotels, retail establishments and homes all over the world. CSL is part of The Littman Group which includes: Corbett Lighting, Troy Lighting, Hudson Valley Lighting® and Troy Landscape Lighting.