February 24, 2016
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Crystorama Lighting Partners with Designer Brian Patrick Flynn
Self-Taught Design Wunderkind Signs First Home Furnishings Licensing Agreement

Westbury, N.Y. - Crystorama Lighting has signed a licensing agreement with Brian Patrick Flynn, the wildly popular, digital-savvy designer, to create a new collection of eclectic lighting fixtures for introduction in early 2017.

Flynn's partnership with Crystorama Lighting represents his first home furnishings license. He chose to start with lighting, he said, "because it's often a challenge for designers to find the exact light fixture they need to fulfill their vision. Most of the time, I might find the shape or style of chandelier that I'm looking for, but it won't be the right scale or proportion. Or, it's the right visual weight, but the finish is all wrong."

With his new collection for Crystorama, Flynn said, "we'll be playing a lot with shape, proportion, materials and finish to expand the range of creative options that are available to designers and consumers."

Known for his bold use of color, juxtaposition of design styles and mix of price points, Flynn's indoor and outdoor spaces are regularly featured in U.S. home and garden publications, high-profile designer showhouses and on popular decorating websites.

"We are very excited about our new partnership with Brian Patrick Flynn," said Brad Kleinberg, president of Crystorama Lighting. "He brings an unconventional, urban-influenced viewpoint to his design projects, mixing patterns, colors and textures in a range of exciting and dramatic ways. He understands the important role lighting can play in bringing a room to life and isn't afraid to turn up the volume by doing something totally unexpected."

Based in Atlanta, Flynn is the founder of Flynnside Out, a full-service TV and digital-based production company specializing in lifestyle-related content and interior and exterior home makeovers. Flynn also produces, designs, decorates and styles original spaces, sharing tips, takeaways and forward-thinking ideas along the way.

Flynn's respect for the Crystorama Lighting line traces back to the early days of his design career, when he selected the Solaris orb pendant and Astro star-shaped chandelier for two projects. "I loved the look of them, especially the Astro, which has this very cool, mid-century modern vibe. Crystorama's designs are always very innovative and, while they look expensive, they're priced so that people can easily afford them. They're positioned squarely in the middle of the market, which is where I like my designs to be as well."

Educated at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Brian Patrick Flynn started his career as a news producer before crossing over from network to cable to focus on home improvement TV production. Flynn said that his work both in front of as well as behind the camera enables him and his team "to stay totally current with what's hot and what's not in interior design. We can see trends before they emerge and avoid doing the same things that everyone else is doing."

Flynn's aesthetic is "really eclectic and tailored," he said. "I like just about every single style, from traditional and country to mid-century modern and transitional. What intrigues me most is to combine styles that aren't usually paired together — like contemporary and casual — to create something new, or to take a vintage look that's been around forever and make it completely original and relevant by changing the material or finish."

Preparing for a launch at the Lightovation show in Dallas, in January 2017, Crystorama Lighting is currently working with Flynn to develop sketches and prototypes of the new collection. As with its other popular licensed line — Libby Langdon Lighting for Crystorama — the company plans to promote Brian Patrick Flynn's collection launch through an active program of advertising, social media and other 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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