New York Metro Imagine - Winter 2010 - (Page 18)

IS THE NEW LUXURY Timeless beauty at Scofield Historic Lighting “A BY MICHELLE PARR PAULSON AND HALL POWELL ctually it was the piercings that caught my eye first,” remarked Rob Southern, New York interior designer, while choosing lighting for his Windham Mountain ski resort project in upstate New York. He was referring to the decorative and functional hole punches in Scofield Historic Lighting’s, aged tin, Hex Pendant lantern. “The great thing about this lantern is, it’s dateless; by that I mean I couldn’t say Americana 1810 or 2001. And it didn’t read black and it didn’t read brown--perfect. I ordered twenty of them.” “We like to say we are creative collaborators when it comes to our work with designers,” explains owner Doreen Joslow, who, with her husband and co-owner, Jon, are long-time collectors of period American and European lighting. “Designers come to us with their projects or with an idea and often times when we look at the plans or at the space itself we see a whole realm of possibilities that would really enhance the experience of the space; possibilities that may never have occurred to the designer; those are the challenges we enjoy,” added Joslow. Creative Collaboration For over three decades, Scofield Historic Lighting has been producing classic and historically accurate lighting fi xtures by hand with an eye toward uncovering new ideas in traditional historic design for both past and future needs. In fact, the company likes to say that tradition is its muse, in that it’s the foundation from which all their products derive whether the item is from their permanent collection or a custom piece worked on with a designer or architect. 18 |

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of New York Metro Imagine - Winter 2010

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Message From the Prez
Emerging Professionals Message
Student Rep Message
The Many Facets of Ron Bricke
Tradition Is the New Luxury
Go-To Tabletops
ELF at the Waldorf
What’s New at Potterton Books
Message from Membership
Past Events
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New York Metro Imagine - Winter 2010