Wolfers Lighting Blog

Designer Lighting Brands: Spotlight on Schonbek Chandeliers

Posted on Sep 25, 2015 by Andrea

Schonbek

 

For 145 years (yes, you read that right), Schonbek has created authentic handcrafted crystal chandeliers renowned the world over. As its website notes, "Each creation is a radiant masterpiece of elegance and opulence, designed to illuminate."

Today, you can find Schonbek chandeliers in palaces, luxury hotels, fine restaurants, and even Hollywood film sets. But don't let that impressive list of clientele scare you: Schonbek is also available to the discerning homeowner looking to add a touch of glamour and elegance to a room.

At Wolfers, we've teamed up with Schonbek to create a curated collection of some of this lighting designer's best pieces. From classic chandeliers to contemporary crystal pieces, you can experience a variety of styles in person in our Waltham showroom.

Explore the possibilities and light quality of Schonbek’s crystal options on display:

  • Spectra Crystal – Machine Cut Swarovski crystals
  • Heritage Hand Cut Crystal

See Some of our curated selections for our Waltham Schonbek Gallery

Here are a few selections from our Waltham Schonbek Gallery:

Schonbek Classic 6 Light Chandelier

  1. Classic 6 light chandelier from Madison Collection. If you're looking for ultra-elegance, you can't go wrong with this incredible Schonbek chandelier. Choose from 3 lovely finishes (but they do custom finishes as well).
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Caséta Wireless from Lutron: Lighting Control & More! 

Posted on Sep 18, 2015 by Andrea

We're so excited about Caséta Wireless, the latest lighting control system from Lutron, and we're pretty sure you will be as well.

After all, who wouldn't love . . .

  • Turning on the lights in a dark home from the comfort and safety of your car as you pull in the driveway
  • Creating a lighting "scene" for a particular room—one that you can save and call up when the mood strikes
  • Closing hard-to-reach shades with the tap of an app
  • Controlling the lights from anywhere in the room
  • Adding a light switch without any tools
  • Adjusting the thermostat from your phone (whether you're home or not)
  • Scheduling lights on and off
  • Being able to check on lights remotely (yes, even from the beach)

Lutron’s Caséta Wireless dimmers and the Lutron Smart Bridge and app deliver all of this. The Caséta wireless system gives you control over third-party devices, such as Pico® wireless remote controls, Serena™ remote-controlled shades, and select Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats.

You can easily integrate Caséta's wireless into your home without extensive remodeling or running wires. If fact, you can make it as simple or complex as you like—set it up to control all of the items above or just a few. The choice is yours

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Design Home 2015 & Wolfers Lighting

Posted on Sep 11, 2015 by Andrea

Have you ever dreamed of taking a sneak peek inside a gorgeously designed luxury home? Thanks to Design Home 2015, you can…all while helping a good cause at the same time.

Boston Magazine Design Home 2015

For eleven years, Boston magazine has teamed up with design partners who've created beautiful homes for the public to tour. As the Design Home website explains, "Each project features a unique perspective on living. From sprawling suburban estates, to sleek urban living, transitional to contemporary, each project has brought something new to the home market and this year’s project will be no different." The focus for 2015 is simple: the community living lifestyle.

You'll find this year's Design Home in bucolic Ipswich, Mass., at The Residences of Turner Hill, a residential golf community. You can tour the Design Home from September 9 to October 4. The proceeds from ticket sales will support Boston Children's Hospital.

Wolfers was asked to provide the lighting, and Waltham consultant Kate Hazen recommend lighting options for this year's Design Home. With input from the design team, Kate put together various selections that always kept size, aesthetics, quality, and budget in mind. Because Kate provided several great options for each room, the design team enjoyed plenty of flexibility.

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LED Lighting Products: Your Qs Answered at our Breakfast Seminar

Posted on Sep 02, 2015 by Andrea

In conjunction with the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB), we're thrilled to host a seminar on LED lighting products as part of BRAGB's "Breakfast with the Expert" series.

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 Here's the 411:

  • Topic: What Should I Look for When Purchasing LED?
  • When: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Our Waltham lighting showroom (1339 Main Street)
  • Who: Susan Arnold, Wolfers Lighting consultant with more than 22 years of experience, will lead the breakfast seminar.
  • How: Space is limited! Please register here to reserve your spot.

At Wolfers, our lighting consultants love working with everyone—answering questions, teaching them about the complex world of LEDs, and providing lighting tips. Our team members have a passion for lighting, and it shows in every conversation they have and seminar they present.

Susan, in particular, loves working with our customers. Here she is in her own words…it's a sneak peek of what you can expect from the breakfast seminar.

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Topics: LED