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Atelier Mel and Rockwell Group Deconstruct Hard Rock Motif

The Rockwell Group’s design for a new Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Madrid centers around La Movida Madrileña, the post-Franco countercultural movement born in the eighties amid Madrid’s punk rock underground scene. Working with custom fabricator Atelier Mel, Rockwell adapted the iconic Hard Rock guitar as the centerpiece of the large interior courtyard. The emblem is deconstructed, depicted as an anamorphic sculpture that captivates from any angle. Visitors view the piece from the reception desk – where it coalesces into a familiar guitar form – and from the rooms and roof terrace – where the neck, headstock, and outline of a guitar body transform and contort with shifting perspectives.

Functionally, the piece dominates the upper volume without blocking the natural light coming in. Instead of lighting the piece from the large vertical planes, likely adding shadow play, Atelier Mel opted to integrate subtle, dynamic lighting that makes the piece dance and adapts throughout the day to natural light and to life in the hotel.

The neck of the sculpture, with its unmoored frets and six strings of light, hangs vertically at the back of the courtyard. The characteristic curves of the guitar are realized from a canted, inclined plane, with more than 200 tubes hanging vertically to create the volume of the body. The intersection of the suspended luminous structure with each tube is unique, so the attachment pieces were parametrically designed and digitally manufactured. Light enters the tubes through a slot at the join, so they appear to glow. The tubes then fall freely under their own weight, creating the floating ribbon effect. Horizontal bracing cables cross the courtyard to prevent the assembly from oscillating.

O’Blaney Rinker couldn’t be more pleased to be partnered with Agency Custom, and the engineers and creatives at Atelier Mel who made this rock star project a reality. Agency Custom continues to bring the world’s most exceptional custom fabricators to meet the imaginations of our New York clientele.

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Barn Light Electric Adds New Product to Timber & Ore Collection

Barn Light Electric recently added three new products to their Timber & Ore Collection featuring bold, modern looks with timeless appeal! Putting a fresh spin on vintage design, the Timber & Ore Collection offers a creative new look by contrasting wood’s natural character with metal’s innate ruggedness.

View these products in-person October 7th at our Homecoming at the Hangar!

Each pendant is crafted entirely by hand to lend authenticity and every piece of wood is unique with slight, natural variations such as knots and grain differences due to natural growth patterns. Therefore, no two pieces will be exactly alike!

The Timber & Ore Collection is the new standard for rustic modern design and a perfect solution for hospitality, office, retail, and residential applications. A variety of finishes are available for the cup and ceiling canopies, along with wood and cord options available—all to meet your discerning taste in lighting!

Where Vintage & Modern Collide®

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O’Blaney Rinker Pleased to Represent Scout Lighting

It was time spent working closely with designers, installers, and end-users that inspired Alex Nicolaides to found Scout Lighting. O’Blaney Rinker is proud to expand those relationships by representing Scout linear lighting in the New York Metro area.

The Scout LED engine is a field-cuttable, rigid board that corners like a champ. Ten different extruded optics throw light just how you need it. They like to say, “Custom is our standard,” so bring us your high-design ceiling materials, backlighting and vault challenges, and custom pendant ideas. As a bonus, Scout’s proprietary housings are made from 50% recycled material, and any un-used aluminum scraps are recycled for reuse.

The Way of the Contactor

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O’Blaney Rinker Announces Representation for CAST Lighting

O’Blaney Rinker Associates is excited to announce representation for CAST Lighting LLC, a dynamic manufacturer and supplier that has been an industry leader in landscape lighting for over 20 years. ORA will represent CAST’s premium, low-voltage outdoor lighting products in CAST’s home territory of North Jersey and the New York City metro area.

Rooted in a passion for beautiful landscape lighting, CAST Landscape® uses a solid-bronze, sand-casting approach that will exceed customer expectations. These products are considered best-in-class solutions for their beauty, durability, and the ability to dial-in brightness and beam spread. Despite years of being inground or out in the elements, CAST fixtures maintain their quality and are still going strong. All are engineered for easy installation and maintenance.

CAST has broadened its offering to include Source Lighting® by CAST. Source Lighting® fixtures are all brass, backed by CAST’s limited lifetime warranty. It is a complete landscape lighting line offering great quality for more budget-conscious clients. CAST Perimeter® LED Security Lighting Solutions are low-voltage, fence-mounted fixtures that integrate seamlessly with third-party security systems, at an installed cost far less than high-voltage pole lighting.

David Beausoleil, President and Founder of CAST Lighting, works closely with landscape lighting professionals and knows the many problems that plague both specifiers and installers. He has provided training for years, and we look forward to sharing his expertise and instruction with our clientele.

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O’Blaney Rinker Pleased to Represent EiKO Global, LLC

O’Blaney Rinker Associates are pleased to announce representation for EiKO Global, LLC to New York and New Jersey areas.

EiKO Global, LLC is a US owned and operated lighting manufacturer with offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, and APAC. For over 40 years, they have been fulfilling the lighting needs of commercial and industrial end-users as a leader in the retrofit and renovation markets by supplying a broad portfolio of high-quality intelligent fixtures and wireless controls, value-engineered LED fixtures and lamps, as well as a traditional lighting products.

EiKO delivers LED Fixtures and retrofit kits for indoor and outdoor applications, designed to replace conventional lighting systems. Indoor products include high bays, slim panels, troffers, strips, canopies, and downlight kits. Their outdoor products include flood, area, high bay, vapor tight, and wallpacks.

EiKO also provides retrofit and replacement solutions with LED Lamps in a variety of shapes, wattages, and color temperatures. From HID replacement, tubes, decorative, A-lamps, PARs, BRs, MRs and even miniatures, they offer LED energy-saving products for any application.

EiKO’s more traditional product lines include linear and compact fluorescents, HIDs, halogens, incandescents, and other specialty lighting solutions.

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