March 20, 2017

Crystorama Lighting’s New Brian Patrick Flynn Fixtures Set to Reach Stores in April
Line Includes Four Collections Featuring a Creative Mix of Colors, Scale and Materials

Troy, N.C. - Crystorama Lighting's new line of innovative lighting fixtures created in partnership with trend-setting designer Brian Patrick Flynn is set to hit retail stores nationwide starting in April.

"We can’t wait to share these exciting new mid-century modern, transitional and traditional designs with our customers," said Patrice Auerbach, vice president of marketing and visual design for Elements Distinctive Lighting and Home Furnishings in Carle Place, N.Y., which will be carrying the line. "Brian Patrick Flynn has a keen sense for how today’s consumers live and decorate. With these designs, Brian takes classic shapes and forms and then updates them in very fresh directions through creative scale, colors and materials."

Flynn has created a series of four fashion-forward fixture collections for Crystorama. The designs range from midcentury-modern globe pendants to streamlined lanterns, with materials that include nickel, acrylic, brass and bronze.

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The four collections — his first-ever home furnishings designs — include:

AlstonThe Alston Collection takes a classic drum shape and adds a distinctive chunky metal chain, with varying link sizes, to make it shine. Available in cylindrical and drum shapes, these metallic fixtures work well paired in multiples above work spaces and kitchen islands or singularly in vestibules and hallways. In addition to its simple lines and oversized rectangular chain, The Alston Collection sports a versatile two-tone finish in two flavors —white on the outside with gold inside or black outside with white inside.

HultonInspired by the shape and scale of classic drum pendants, the Hulton Collection adds a unique geometric twist to the category by incorporating a shade-less metal drum form around the perimeter of the inner drum shape. The nested drum incorporates a shade for soft light diffusion, while providing an attractive counterpoint to the concentric cylinders and intersecting lines of the matte-black metal frame. With its strong sculptural qualities and bold graphic lines, the Hulton Collection is the perfect statement piece for any room.

HurleyThe Hurley Collection is a modern, masculine spin on classic lantern lighting distinguished by the substantial weight of its distinctive metal frame. Featuring chunky but super-clean rectangular lines, massive scale and a polished nickel finish, the Hurley offers a semi-flush mount excellent for any room in the home, statement chandeliers ideal for foyers, hallways or grouped together above kitchen islands, and wide-profile pendants that work perfectly above dining room tables.

TruaxDesigned for use in both traditional and modern spaces, the Truax Collection offers a transitional take on the midcentury modern globe pendant. The smaller options (7 and 12 inches in diameter) are classic midcentury in style and were designed for use in multiples above kitchen islands, or in spacious hallways or stairwells. The oversized options (16 and 30 inches in diameter) have been traditionalized with a central band of polished nickel or aged brass. With so many sizes to choose from, Truax is a perfect fit for every space.

Flynn is an American interior designer and decorator with a unique background as a production designer and set decorator for TV and film. Known for his eclectic mashup of design styles and mix of high and low price points, Flynn's interiors are best described as "soft masculine" due to his use of menswear-inspired patterns, pastel palettes and playful art.

"We’re so excited about the amazing reception we received to this line during its launch at the January Lightovation show in Dallas," said Brad Kleinberg, president of Crystorama Lighting. "Retailers told us that this collection was spot-on with what their customers are looking for right now — accessible, affordable 'statement-piece' fixtures with just the right amount of pizazz to make rooms truly come to life."

Flynn describes his new lighting line for Crystorama as an original exploration of scale and simplicity. "I’ve taken a lot of tried-and-true classic shapes and designs and adjusted their scale wider or larger to enhance the drama and the level of light they deliver. I like the idea of having a striking, statement-making light fixture in every room, and these designs are eye catching from the minute you walk into a space."

To help build awareness at retail for the new line, Crystorama is promoting its Brian Patrick Flynn collections through an active program of advertising, social media and other digital marketing.

About Crystorama

For more than 50 years, Crystorama has been a leader in the lighting industry, recognized for distinctive lighting creations that are exceptional in quality, design and craftsmanship. The company was honored by the home furnishings industry as the top lighting fixtures manufacturer at the 2015 ARTS Awards. Drawing upon its depth of knowledge and expertise and inspired by fashion and art, Crystorama continues to innovate with modern shapes, materials and colors.

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