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3d Decorative Design Directory
LIGHTING'S MODERN MASTER

2017/2018

Robert Sonneman is considered by many as a legend in lighting. On the 50th anniversary go one of his first designs, Orbiter, arc spoke with him exclusively about his passions, inspirations and a new way of working with light.

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Man of Metropolis
ROBERT SONNEMAN - PROFILE

September 2017

With over five decades in the industry there are few like him, who exist both by shear years in the industry and passion for the craftsmanship he shares during our interview.

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VMSD
Lighting the Future

September 2017

Whether you're looking for a purely decorative item or something a little more analytical, light quality is still the name of the game.

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Departures Interior Design: THE MANHATTAN PROJECT

Fall 2017

Restoration Hardware consults a quartet of New York heavyweights to grow its American empire.

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Design Milk
A BRIGHT IDEA: 10 MODERN DESK/TASK LAMPS

August 28, 2017

Quattro LED Task Lamp by Robert Sonneman for SONNEMAN Lighting

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Lighting & Decor
CHAMPAGNE BUBBLES LED PENDANTS

August 17, 2017

Light dances through a dazzling array of tiny bubbles within the solid mass of each glass crystal ball.

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Hotel Management
DECORATIVE PENDANT: Champagne Bubbles by Sonneman—A Way of Light

August 14

Designed by Robert Sonneman, Champagne Bubbles has tiny bubbles within the solid mass of each glass crystal ball.

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Dexigner Magazine
SONNEMAN ABSTRACT PANELS

JULY 10, 2017

This new collection of sculpturally artistic sconces features LED illumination emitted through the layered voids of abstract-shaped panels.

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Surface Magazine
Lines of Light

August 14, 2017

Seven Fixtures That Go Lean Without Sacrificing Style.

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Residential Products Online
SONNEMAN INTRODUCES LED LIGHTING INSPIRED BY RIVER STONES

August 2, 2017

Lighting manufacturer Sonneman has unveiled a new biophilic collection that mimics the look of river stones and natural movement.

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Lodging Magazine
ENHANCING THE GUEST EXPERIENCE WITH LED TECHNOLOGY

July 24, 2017



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Goop
INSIDE GOOP HQ

June 22

Orbiter II

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Interior + Sources
A CRASH COURSE IN LIGHTING DESIGN

June

With lighting evolving as quickly as other forms of technology, it's important to keep a few key pieces of information in mind to create the best spaces possible.

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Darc
INDULGING IN COMFORT

May

Lighting designer Robert Sonneman has 50 years experience working across various hospitality environments. Here, he shares his thoughts on what makes ideal lighting for hotels.

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Business Wire
RH MODERN INTRODUCES 2017 COLLECTION

May 30

Second Edition of RH Modern Source Book Presents 480 Pages of Inspired Design with New Collections by Visionary Designers and Exclusive Reissues of Iconic Pieces from the Past.

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New York Business Journal
LIGHTING INNOVATOR ROBERT SONNEMAN TELLS US HOW NYC SHAPED HIS FIVE-DECADE CAREER

May 30

The 74 year-old New Yorker is known for his award-winning designs – many of which have been exhibited across museums, including the MoMA and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, as well as the homes of celebrities around the world.

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Hotel Management
FRESH LOOK: WAVEFORMS BY SONNEMAN–A WAY OF LIGHT

May 25

These sculptural pendants are available in two shapes–a deep bell or broad dome.

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Hotel Management
HOW LEDS ARE TAKING THE LEAD IN HOTEL LIGHTING

May 22

LEDs can be integrated into a lighting design so that they're indistinguishable from a traditional incandescent bulb, making them suitable for classic contemporary design.

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Design Milk
WAVEFORMS: THE LATEST COLLECTIONS FROM SONNEMAN - A WAY OF LIGHT

May 22

SONNEMAN - A Way of light has a way of pushing lighting beyond just function by adding an artistic layer and turning them into sculptural pieces.

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Commercial Property Executive
WAVEFORM COLLECTION OFFERS UNIQUE, ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING

May 2017

The manufacturer, already known for its avant-garde products, released the new range in time for the 2017 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York.

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Sleeper
SONNEMAN RELEASES LIGHT GUIDE RING

May 18

Using the same technology and engineering as smartphone screens, lighting designer Robert Sonneman has designed the Light Guide Ring Collections, which offers glare-free illumination through LEDs.

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Retail Design Blog
WAVEFORMS LIGHTING COLLECTION BY SONNEMAN

May 17

These sculptural pendants are available in two contemporary shapes - a deep bell or broad dome.

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Metropolis
#METROPOLISLIKES WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

May 5

Robert Sonneman originally designed the Suspenders LED luminary as a modular system that could be customized to a space and its lighting requirements.

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Office Insight
SONNEMAN'S NEW WAVE OF SCULPTURAL EXPRESSION

May 5

Driven to discover advanced insight and test boundaries, lighting designer Robert Sonneman as achieved a new wave of sculptural expression.

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Hospitality Interiors
ARTFULLY-INSPIRED DESIGNS THAT WITHSTAND THE ELEMENTS

April

Exterior lighting plays a crucial role in outdoor entryways, not only illuminating the pathway once the sun goes down, but also creating an inviting presence.

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Architizer
TAKE IT OUTSIDE: 9 IDEAS FOR CREATING AN OUTDOOR OASIS

April 21

This article is part of a series offering specification ideas that help architects and interior designers create brilliant buildings and spaces.

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California Home
DESIGNER CRUSH: ROBERT SONNEMAN

April 9

When it comes to lighting, Robert Sonneman is known as a legend in his field.

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Office Insight
NEW OUTDOOR LED LIGHTING OPTIONS FROM SONNEMAN

March 30

For outdoor entryways, exterior lighting plays a crucial role in not only illuminating the pathway once the sun goes down, but also creating an inviting presence.

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Kitchen Bath & Business
PRODUCTS: OUTDOOR LIVING

March 16

In response to consumer demand for modern, artfully inspired designs that could gracefully withstand the elements, Robert Sonneman designed the InsideOut collection, his first foray into outdoor lighting.

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Kitchen & Bath Business
BEHIND THE PRODUCTS WE KNOW: LIGHTING

March 13

Even if the countertops perfectly complement the cabinetry and the floor plan allows for an ideal use of space, a kitchen or bath is useless without lighting.

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Hotel Business Design
WEB EXCLUSIVE: DESIGNERS, CRAFT BRING MODERN TO BRASS

March 1

NATIONAL REPORT–"Design changes constantly, and so do finishes and materials. It's almost cyclical in nature because history has proven that past designs seemingly always come back, albeit with a twist,"

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Architectural Digest
MINIMALIST LAMPS THAT ARE ANYTHING BUT BORING

February 6

Whether you're a minimalist to the core or simply a design lover wanting to pare down your current decor scheme, a sleek lamp is sure to add sophistication to any space.

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The Architect's Newspaper
HERE TO STAY–BRONZE AND COPPER DETAILING

February 21

Copper and rose-gold accents are here to stay. Both metals with numerous styles and materials to create versatile and unexpected designs.

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Interior Design
DESIGN FORECAST: 5 TRENDS TO WATCH FOR IN 2017

January

"New Technology is allowing us to move our lighting toward more decorative architectural systems that can illuminate space with waves of sculptural forms, as opposed to individual fixtures,"

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Architizer
MOOD BOARD: 9 IDEAS FOR A CHIC MODERN RETAIL SPACE

January 20

If you have the space – and height – to implement a focal lighting element, consider clustering together pendants as opposed to installing a single chandelier.

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