Wolfers Lighting Blog

Designer Lighting Brands: Spotlight on Visual Comfort & Co.

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 by Andrea

For over 25 years, Visual Comfort & Co. has designed and manufactured lighting products renowned for their beauty, superior production, and exquisite attention to detail. Natural materials dominate many of the designs—think hand-rubbed antique brass, forged irons, even parchment paper.

Regarding its approach to finishes, Visual Comfort says, "We create 'living' finishes that are warm and real, fashioned to enrich and patina over time. And, we spare no detail in the realization of each design, giving our lighting true personality and integrity."

Under the leadership of head designer, Earl F. (Sandy) Chapman, Visual Comfort has led the way in producing gorgeous collections that complement a wide variety of decorative styles, including traditional and contemporary. Collections include E.F. Chapman, Thomas O'Brien, Barbara Barry, Alexa Hampton, and Suzanne Kasler. Last fall, Visual Comfort announced its newest partnerships with American interior and fashion designer Kelly Wearstler and Maryland-based Niermann Weeks.

At Wolfers, we're huge fans of this iconic brand—and so are our customers. Below are several favorite pieces.

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Topics: Decorative, Staff Picks

5 Ways Wireless Lighting Control Can Make Your Home More Efficient

Posted on Feb 20, 2015 by admin

We're proud to offer our customers wireless lighting controls by Lutron. In fact, Lutron has declared both Wolfers locations to be 5-star showrooms, meaning we have more training and display capabilities than the majority of other lighting showrooms in the country. Lutron handpicks a selected number of 5-star lighting locations throughout the U.S. and Canada each year.

Hear what one of our long-time lighting consultants, Joe Power, has to say about the wonders of wireless lighting control and how it will make your home life so much easier.

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Lighting Trends: Our Picks from the Dallas International Lighting Market

Posted on Feb 12, 2015 by admin

In January, Jeff Seigal (one of our owners) and Bonnie Forbes (our Allston showroom manager) left our frigid New England winter behind and headed south for the Dallas International Lighting Market, a semi-annual event showcasing all the latest and greatest in the lighting industry.

If you're not familiar with the Dallas Market Center, here's some background. Founded in 1957, the DMC boasts "the most complete wholesale marketplace in the world." Its four buildings total more than five million square feet—roughly twice the size of the Empire State Building. In addition, the Dallas Market Center offers more than 1500 permanent showrooms featuring thousands of product lines ranging from lighting to garden accessories to everything in between.

Here's a small sampling of the lighting products that wowed us.

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Topics: LED, Decorative, Staff Picks

Our New Lighting Showroom Aims to Inspire & Educate

Posted on Feb 06, 2015 by Andrea

Back in October, we gave you a sneak peek of the many incredible features and enhancements we were installing in our lighting showroom in Waltham. The renovation is now complete, and we couldn't be happier with how it looks!

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 Our new Waltham entryway! 

 

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Topics: Wolfers' Happenings, Renovation