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Littman Brands Lighting

Sept. 30, 2016

Design-savvy options for any budget

Littman Brands is the epitome of the one-stop shop. Encompassing five different lighting brands—Troy Lighting, Corbett Lighting, Hudson Valley Lighting, Creative Systems Lighting, and Littman Brands Contract—it has evolved into an invaluable resource that offers not just mind-blowing custom pieces for those bigger budgets, but also highly unique accents and centerpieces that won't break the bank. Each brand has its own specialty, but one common theme runs throughout all the Littman lines: originality. In other words, you cannot go wrong with this homegrown company that houses designers, engineers, and meticulous project managers in both a 200,000-square-foot manufacturing building in City of Industry, Calif., and a more than 261,916-square-foot facility in upstate New York. We gathered options from just a few of these brands to give you a taste of what they have to offer.

$$ Epic   

Starting at $558

Epic’s aesthetic features lights sprinkled throughout the interior, diamond-shaped, plated topaz prism, screaming glamour for the Troy brand. The exterior frame is finished in forged iron and accented by polished chrome details. Epic is available in three pendant sizes suspended from aircraft cable and a corresponding wall sconce, all including G9 xenon lamps.

$$$$$ Manhattan   

Textured glass: $7,990

The Manhattan LED pendant from Corbett Lighting celebrates the art deco glamour of old New York, delivering on the jewel-inspired details this brand is known for. Staggered glass tubes of different variations and sizes are held in place by satin silver leaf rings, creating an intricate play of light. Manhattan is available in three pendant sizes and a wall sconce.

 $$ Ace   

Brushed brass and textured bronze: $138

The Ace sconce from Troy Lighting features an opal globe—outlined and held by hand-worked iron in dark textured bronze—radiating from satin-brushed brass (the two materials that characterize the Troy brand). A fabric cord runs on the inside of each model, coming up and out of the globe as a unique design detail. Ace is offered in three chandeliers, one island pendant, and one wall sconce with included G9 bulbs.

 $$ Abrams   

Starting at $384

As a modernist take on the candelabra, the Abrams sconce from Hudson Valley Lighting is a perfect addition to this brand that incorporates many vintage design influences. Elongated candlesticks of aged brass or polished nickel are mounted into black, textured arms that contain a socket on either side. An exposed carbon filament bulb rounds out the piece. Abrams is available in a wall sconce as well as two chandelier sizes.

$$$$$ Charisma   

Crystal and iron: $7,990

Featuring the shape and feel of a classic chandelier, the tiered formation of the Charisma pendant delivers on the luxury factor that is also a staple of the Corbett brand. Crystal rods are topped off with an iron border, made and finished in hand-applied gold leaf. A stainless steel frame and concaved crystal center refracts light throughout the fixture. Charisma is offered in four pendant sizes as well as one flush mount and two sconces.

$$ Silhouette   

Starting at $378

Silhouette is simply sophisticated with an airy design surrounding the globe or cylindrical diffuser in glossy opal glass hung from a black cord. It again features hand-worked iron, a staple of the Troy brand. Silhouette is offered in either gold or silver leaf and a variety of shapes.

About the Author

AnnMarie Martin | Editor-in-Chief

AnnMarie has been covering the commercial design space since 2005 and has been on the editorial staff at i+s since 2011. Her style and vision has helped the brand evolve into a thought leader in purpose-driven design and cultural movements shaping the way we live and work. She returned to the role of editor in chief at the start of 2023 and her journalism and fiction writing background have helped to craft bi-monthly issues that don’t just report the latest industry news, but tell a cohesive tale of some of the biggest topics facing designers today.

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