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June 11, 2015
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Crystorama Lighting Introducing Three New Libby Langdon Collections in Dallas
Designs Include Two Stylish Geometrics Plus an Elegant Classic Look with a Touch of Bling

Westbury, N.Y. - Building on the enthusiastic response to its first round of introductions at last summer's Dallas International Lighting Market, Crystorama Lighting is adding three new collections to the Libby Langdon Lighting for Crystorama line at this month's event.

The line began shipping to retailers in late 2014, and sales are off to "a great start," said Brad Kleinberg, president of Crystorama Lighting. "Our retailers have responded nicely to Libby's designs, which are functional, versatile and totally in tune with what today's consumers are looking for in fashionable lighting. With these new collections, we're expanding the range of style choices to include a variety of exciting, on-trend designs that add new life to any room."

The partnership with Crystorama is a "wonderful collaboration," said Langdon, a designer, author and TV personality known for her easy, elegant, everyday style. "I can give them my design for a new collection that I'm passionate about, because I think it will resonate with the consumer, and they work tirelessly to bring it to life. It's amazing to work with such a great group of people that are focused on incredible quality, great value and helping me to bring my lighting designs to the marketplace!"

The latest additions to the Libby Langdon for Crystorama Lighting line include:

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The Westwood Collection, a classic Greek key design in polished nickel with unique geometric details and a drum-shaped shade in white silk. Pieces include two wall mounts, and ceiling, pendant, dining room, foyer and billiard fixtures. Langdon said her goal with the Westwood Collection was to convey a sculptural feel - "and I think the metal fretwork at the bottom conveys that. But it also was important to combine a diffused quality of light and the pitched angle shade to give it some softness at the same time."

One element that stands out with the Westwood Collection is the way the top loop mimics the same angle as the lower metal fretwork. "It's a small attention to detail but a big part of the overall look because it artfully repeats the design theme and helps to balance the look of the fixture," Langdon said.

Another highlight of the design is its slightly sloped shade, which "is a fresh take on the drum shape that's been so popular for so long. Combined with the polished nickel finish, it's an updated twist on a traditional style."

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The Culver Collection, a classic arm-style chandelier that combines the bling of polished nickel with a softly elegant "shade within a shade" treatment, featuring one shade in linen and the other in fabric. In addition to three chandelier options, the collection includes a pendant and a wall fixture.


"I love the Culver Collection because the open-weave linen outer shade is textural and sheer, which filters the light and softens the inner nickel metalwork," said Langdon. "It's almost like getting a sneak peek at something very special - you can see it but it's just slightly masked. It's unexpected and so beautiful."

As a designer, Langdon said she sometimes works to incorporate fabric into a room in unexpected areas. "It was important to me that this open-weave linen of the outer shade feels more like fabric and not like a mesh or a harsh, sheer-looking poly material. To be able to add the feel of softness of fabric to a ceiling or a wall area on a light fixture is such a treat. It can make a room feel much warmer and more inviting."

One of the most special features of the Culver Collection is how the outer shade fabric spreads and captures light, Langdon added. "It almost lights up the entire fabric area and it glows when it's lit. It also shows the stunning shape of the inner metal chandelier with slight shadows and there's a warm reflection on the polished nickel finish."

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The Graham Collection, a dynamic geometric design featuring interlocking circles that seem to float away from the corner frame. In a hand-painted, antique silver finish with a fabric shade, the collection includes four chandelier options, a wall sconce and a semi-flush fixture.



"I wanted the Graham Collection to have a dynamic feel and I thought the best way to do that was to create a design that mixes angles and curves," said Langdon, adding that the design combines these opposites in an artful, stylish way. "The interlocking circles connect on the pendant and wall sconce from top to bottom yet seem to visually float on the sides away from the corner frame. For the Chandeliers the light is subtly reflected on surfaces below in a chic, interlocking circle pattern, and the simple down rods allow the intricate metalwork to really shine. It's just as stunning when you see it from below as it is when you see it head on."

Langdon said she's also excited about the finish of the Graham Collection because it's not polished silver but rather a low-luster antique silver. "It looks just as beautiful with gold hardware as in a home filled with silver hardware."

Gold has re-emerged as a hot, trendy finish, Langdon added, "and I feel like my clients are starting to realize they can lose their all-or-nothing approach to metal finishes. Right now, it's all about the mix and I think this fixture looks stunning paired with with silver and gold."

The new Graham Collection features a variety of pieces and sizes "so there's a right fit for any space," Langdon added. "It's the perfect blend of form and function!"

The Dallas International Lighting Market runs June 24 to 27 at the Dallas Market Center. Crystorama Lighting exhibits during the show in the DM's Trade Mart, space 3503.

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.

About Libby Langdon

Designer, author and makeover television personality Libby Langdon is the creative force behind New York City-based design firm, Libby Interiors, Inc. Her residential and commercial designs embodying her "easy, elegant, everyday style" have won widespread fans and she is fast becoming known for her growing collections of branded home furnishings featuring her signature combination of classic lines with a chic, modern twist. In addition to her Libby Langdon Upholstery Collection for Braxton Culler, Lighting for Crystorama, Rugs for Tiger Rug and Wallpaper for Casart Coverings, she is currently designing and developing her first line of lamps, accessories, and accent furniture for Bradburn Gallery to launch fall 2015. A makeover television veteran, Langdon is a regular design expert on NBC's TODAY Show and has also shared her design ideas and tips on shows including: HGTV's Small Space, Big Style, The Rachael Ray Show, The View, The Early Show and NBC's Open House, as well as in her own series, Daykeover with Libby Langdon. Langdon is a monthly columnist in House Beautiful magazine and author of Libby Langdon's Small Space Solutions. Her designs and decorating expertise have also been featured on the covers and in national publications including: Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, Better Homes and Gardens, Glamour, Rachael Ray Magazine, Wall Street Journal and Woman's Day.

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