3 Recommended Lighting Designs For Contemporary Kitchen Lighting

Feb
04

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Being one of the busiest rooms in a residential space, kitchens need ample lighting to guarantee a comfortable space for meal preps and entertaining guests. From under-cabinet to kitchen island lighting, read further to discover fixures to install as contemporary kitchen lighting when building or remodeling a space.  

1. Brass Under-Cabinet Lighting

Under-cabinet lighting, being a practical installation for productive tasks, is a contemporary kitchen lighting solution that enhances work efficiency. When tracing under-cabinets, eyes are also naturally drawn to its linear silhouette. Consider fixtures with materials like brass for added luxurious value.  

What we Recommend:

To achieve long symmetrical under-cabinet lighting, the THIN Surface Mount Display Light features magnetic ends so users are able to seamlessly connect segments for endless lengths.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="13628" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/products/thin-surface-mount-display-light/"][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="14679" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/products/thin-surface-mount-display-light/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Surface Mount Display Light with 3 Connected Segments in Black Oxide

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2. Clustered Linear Kitchen Island Lighting

Pendant lighting is popular above kitchen islands due to their elaborate designs that make a statement in modern spaces. Defy the norm and opt for a minimal suspended fixture instead, which delivers a customized lighting experience while adding a contemporary character to your space.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

What we Recommend:

Stemming from the THIN Multiples Collection, the THIN Multiples Triad features three rotatable segments that exude abundant illumination. Users can reposition lighting directly on the counter for tasks or other preferred directions for ambiance.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="14685" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/products/thin-multiples-triad/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Multiples Triad with 3 Connected Segments in Satin Brass

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3. Minimal Suspended Linear Lighting

Modern spaces nowadays are defined by straight lines and designs that indicate minimalism. Reflect this characteristic in fixtures with simplistic design to keep kitchens looking crisp and clean. We suggest a configuration that forms a single line with a sleek profile.  

What we Recommend:

The THIN Suspension, characterized by its 1/2-inch diameter segments, is an ideal fixture to avoid obstruction. It can be magnetically connected for extensive runs due to its modularity. Segments can be rotated on-site to adjust the fixture's illumination from task lighting to ambient lighting.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="14697" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/products/thin-suspension/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Suspension with 3 Connected Segments in Black Oxide. Photo by Alana Fletcher Interiors

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THIN Suspension with 3 Connected Segments in Satin Brass. Photography by Aidan Cassidy

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Contemporary Kitchen Lighting Solutions

These linear fixtures are among our range of designs that exhibit our ethos as a lighting manufacturer. Our modern light fixtures embrace minimal forms, proudly assembled by hand in our lighting design studio. Reach out to our sales team for questions or more lighting recommendations.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="View All Lighting" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Read More Articles" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fmodern-lighting-blog%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Design Milk Introduces New Additions to our Contemporary Lighting Solutions

Feb
01

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Design Milk, an online magazine dedicated to modern design, featured our updated contemporary lighting solutions released in Winter 2018. We debuted lighting designs that expanded our Axis Collection and THIN Modular Lighting System, with the exception of the Rail, which has formed its own modular outdoor lighting system.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery interval="3" images="10414,10411" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" custom_links="#E-8_aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5qdW5pcGVyLWRlc2lnbi5jb20lMkZwcm9kdWN0cyUyRnJhaWwtb3V0ZG9vci1saWdodGluZy1zeXN0ZW0lMkYlMkNodHRwJTNBJTJGJTJGd3d3Lmp1bmlwZXItZGVzaWduLmNvbSUyRnByb2R1Y3RzJTJGcmFpbC1vdXRkb29yLWxpZ2h0aW5nLXN5c3RlbSUyRg=="][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

The Rail Outdoor Lighting System

Launching a contemporary lighting solution for external settings, the Rail Outdoor Lighting System was thoughtfully designed as a water-resistant light fixture. It features an aluminum body, while embodying a delicate design for luxurious illumination with a low profile. Install the Rail as a discreet patio lighting or as a minimal lighting solution to accentuate signage, storefront displays, and other architectural elements.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_gallery interval="3" images="14549,12447" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" custom_links="#E-8_aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5qdW5pcGVyLWRlc2lnbi5jb20lMkZwcm9kdWN0cyUyRmF4aXMteC12ZXJ0aWNhbC1zdXNwZW5zaW9uJTJDaHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5qdW5pcGVyLWRlc2lnbi5jb20lMkZwcm9kdWN0cyUyRmF4aXMteC12ZXJ0aWNhbC1zdXNwZW5zaW9u"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Axis X Vertical Suspension

Branching from the Axis Collection designed by Miren Lasnier for Juniper, the Axis X Vertical Suspension reintroduces a modern interpretation of protruding elements from the Industrial Revolution. It holds a solid bronze or wood body to provide warm finish options that complement its four dimmable light arrays.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_btn title="Learn More" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2Faxis-x-vertical-suspension%2F|||"][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_gallery interval="3" images="12738,13077" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" custom_links="#E-8_aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5qdW5pcGVyLWRlc2lnbi5jb20lMkZwcm9kdWN0cyUyRnRoaW4tcHJpbWFyaWVzLW9jdGFnb24lMkNodHRwJTNBJTJGJTJGd3d3Lmp1bmlwZXItZGVzaWduLmNvbSUyRnByb2R1Y3RzJTJGdGhpbi1wcmltYXJpZXMtb2N0YWdvbg=="][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

THIN Primaries Octagon

Our THIN Primaries Octagon was designed by Peter Bristol, designer of the THIN Modular Lighting System for Juniper, dominating the THIN Primaries Collection as our largest pendant to date. It transforms large, empty spaces into an elegant setting for its bold geometric impression.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_btn title="Learn More" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2Fthin-primaries-octagon%2F|title:Read%20More%20Press%20Features||"][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_gallery interval="3" images="12539,13340" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" custom_links="#E-8_aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5qdW5pcGVyLWRlc2lnbi5jb20lMkZwcm9kdWN0cyUyRnRoaW4tbXVsdGlwbGVzLXZlcnRpY2FsLXN1c3BlbnNpb24lMkYlMkNodHRwJTNBJTJGJTJGd3d3Lmp1bmlwZXItZGVzaWduLmNvbSUyRnByb2R1Y3RzJTJGdGhpbi1tdWx0aXBsZXMtdmVydGljYWwtc3VzcGVuc2lvbiUyRg=="][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

THIN Multiples Vertical Suspension

The THIN Multiples Vertical Suspension brings a new perspective on the Triad and Tetrad with its upright silhouette, suspended by a single aircraft cable. Its 3 or 4 light segments are unified using brass straps on each end of the configuration for multi-directional lighting upon independent rotation.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_btn title="Learn More" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2Fthin-multiples-vertical-suspension%2F|||"][vc_empty_space height="45px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_gallery interval="3" images="12756,14241" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" custom_links="#E-8_aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5qdW5pcGVyLWRlc2lnbi5jb20lMkZwcm9kdWN0cyUyRnRoaW4tdmVydGljYWwtc3VzcGVuc2lvbiUyRiUyQ2h0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cuanVuaXBlci1kZXNpZ24uY29tJTJGcHJvZHVjdHMlMkZ0aGluLXZlcnRpY2FsLXN1c3BlbnNpb24lMkY="][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

THIN Vertical Suspension

Suspending as a single line, the THIN Vertical Suspension is the truest form of reductive design for minimal, luxurious spaces. Designed to manually rotate each light segment, the THIN Vertical Suspension can be installed in 1, 3, 4, or 6 segments (custom options available upon request) to illustrate a lighting solution that adjusts to your liking.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_btn title="Learn More" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2Fthin-vertical-suspension%2F|||"][vc_empty_space height="45px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="15894" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/products/thin-multiples-vertical-suspension/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Multiples Vertical Suspension Tetrad in Satin Brass

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Meet Mel, Juniper’s Sales Director

Jan
31

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Supporting Juniper’s founder, Shant Madjarian, is someone who ensures that the company is reaching the business’s goals in terms of sales. Bouncing from a large volume of calls and emails, it takes a motivated and efficient person to lead the sales team. That person is Mel—who happens to be Shant's wife. She's known as the socialite of Juniper, venturing to all corners of the world giving product presentations, meeting with clients, hosting events, and being the life of the party.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="10016" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/meet-the-team/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]

WHAT’S YOUR ROLE AT JUNIPER?

After 11 years in sales from the tile industry, I joined the team as Juniper's Sales Director. My responsibilities mainly revolve around ensuring that we strategically plan and maximize profit by executing long-term plans tailored to Juniper’s goals. That includes delivering impeccable customer assistance to outweigh stellar expectations. I also work mindfully with the design team so we can provide a cohesive service altogether. An added duty (and most important of all) is bringing our kittens daily and taking care of them in between work.  

WHERE ARE YOU ORIGINALLY FROM?

I’m from Fort Worth, Texas. I now live in New York, which is also the home of our lighting design studio. You should make an appointment and come see our fixtures in person. I would love to show you around!  

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING JUNIPER'S SALES DIRECTOR?

My favorite part about Juniper is the diverse group of people I get to work with, including my colleagues and our clients. My job also requires me to travel on some occasions to meet with various industry leaders and designers, so that’s a really fun opportunity![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="11564" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/products/m-lamp-cordless/"][vc_column_text]

M Lamp in Matte Black Designed by David Irwin for Juniper

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WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?

I have a long list but those who know me best would say my interests are running and late night karaoke (but not at the same time).  

WHERE DO YOU USUALLY HANG OUT?

Simple. It would just be in my private terrace in Carroll Gardens. I am a lucky gal!  

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE FIXTURE AND WHY.

I think that the M Lamp designed by David Irwin for Juniper is timeless. It is a reflection of Juniper’s ability to create something classic, functional, and fun. As Juniper's first product to launch the business, it remains close to my heart.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Shop the M Lamp" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2Fm-lamp-cordless%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Learn More About Our Team" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fmeet-the-team%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

5 Reasons to Choose Brass Hardware

Jan
30

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Commonly mistaken for gold for their similar appearance, brass is actually an alloy with properties that make it ideal for architectural elements found in mid-century modern spaces. At Juniper, we assemble select fixtures using solid brass tubing for reasons that go beyond its elegant physical attributes.  

1. Brass Does Not Tarnish

Brass, being an alloy of copper and zinc, does not rust, as this only forms in iron-based metals. However, like other natural metals, brass will patina over time. We protect our brass THIN Modular Lighting System with a mild matte lacquer to delay its discoloration and to protect it from humid exposures and natural oils.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="14300" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/2018/01/19/new-york-times-assemblage-zen-soho-house/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Chandeliers in Satin Brass at Assemblage Coworking Space Nomad Location. Photo by Mikiko Kikuyama

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2. Brass Has Antimicrobial Properties

Possessing natural antibacterial properties that kill harmful microbes, brass is a fitting hardware solution for spaces in food or medical industries. Each time brass hardware is held, its helpful properties are activated by sweat.  

3. Brass Offers Luxurious Vintage Aesthetics

We deliver high-quality products to all of our clients, like our brass fixtures from the THIN System. This metal finish can be too striking when used impulsively, therefore, we recommend distributing hints of brass within the space to create a simple yet stunning impression. A way to subtly incorporate brass in a contemporary space is to install Ground Control power accessories on furniture.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="14355" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/products/ground-control-toggle-switch/"][vc_column_text]

Furniture-Mounted Ground Control Toggle Switch

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4. Brass Requires Less Upkeep

All brass components will need occasional cleaning to remove environment traces, but it does not need any special care. Simply wipe off dust with a damp cloth and your hardware may look brand new once again. Get more details on our cleaning instructions for brass fixtures.  

5. Brass is Recyclable and Sustainable

With the existence of different types of materials, not all brass hardware can be recycled. We offer our brass fixtures that contribute to the green movement and are sustainable due to the absence of toxic materials. These also hold value, allowing it to be sold to some scrap metal recycling yards.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="14301" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/products/thin-suspension/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Suspension with 7 Connected Sections at Patisserie Fouet

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Finding Brass Fixtures

Juniper assembles contemporary light fixtures for residential, commercial, and hospitality spaces in our lighting design studio. We offer modular brass lighting with minimal and linear designs. Contact our sales team for questions or for more brass LED solutions.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="View All Lighting" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Talk to Our Sales Team" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fcustomer-service%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Read More Articles" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fmodern-lighting-blog%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Product Upgrade: Brass Unifying Plate for Ground Controls

Jan
29

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of the things that Juniper stands for is integrating consistent designs with our lighting products. With the growing need to seamlessly connect our THIN Shared Task Lamp and our Ground Control power accessories, our Product Development team designed the Brass Unifying Plate.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="14333" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/products/brass-unifying-plate/"][vc_column_text]

Ground Control Dimmer Dial Paired with the Brass Unifying Plate

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Available in Satin Brass, Satin Nickel, and Black Oxide, the Brass Unifying Plate offers metal finishes that correspond to compatible fixtures' colors. This rounded backing plate adds elegance to the brass grommet of our furniture-mounted Ground Control collection. It is compatible with the THIN Shared Task Lamp, THIN Task Lamp with Desk Inset, Ground Control Toggle SwitchGround Control Dimmers, Ground Control Double USB Port, and Ground Control Power Outlet. Integrate two power accessories together or pair a Ground Control with our inset lamp to build a luxurious workspace.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="13420" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/power-accessories/"][vc_column_text]

Ground Control Double USB Port and Ground Control Dimmer Knob

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Finding More Brass Designs

Juniper is a lighting manufacturer of aluminumbronze, and brass fixtures in New York. We have a large collection of brass configurations designed by Peter Bristol, known as our THIN Modular Lighting System. Please contact our sales team for questions or for more brass LED solutions.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Shop the Brass Unifying Plate" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2Fbrass-unifying-plate%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="View All Lighting" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

FAQ: How Do I Choose the Right Power Supply for my Light Fixture?

Jan
28

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Behind any low voltage light fixture is a power supply that provides energy for proper illumination. A power supply safely converts power to be compatible with low wattage fixtures without overloading the configuration. Follow our 5 steps to help you choose the right power supply for your fixture.  

1. Determine Your Power Supply's Location

The location will depend upon your space's electrical setup. A remote power supply is a popular choice for fixtures that do not require direct wiring to a junction box. Users can install this separately from the fixture (but no further than 50 feet away) such as in a cabinet, attic, or utility room. A local power supply, housed in a canopy, is typically used when you have a junction box and/or cannot run new low voltage wiring. Learn more about the differences of these power supplies.  

2. Find Out Your Location's Voltage

Receptacles in countries worldwide vary since each location has their designated voltage. Discover the exact voltage of your location using our global voltage map below.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="10291" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/2018/09/12/voltage-map/"][vc_column_text]

Global Voltage Map

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3. Calculate Your Fixture's Total Wattage

The total wattage of the light fixture should be at least 10% less under the wattage of the power supply. In other words, do not push beyond a power supply's maximum capacity. This can cause your fixture to overload. Be sure to add wattage together when powering multiples fixtures using the same power supply. Wattage for each fixture can be found on its product page, or you can contact us for help.  

4. Select your Dimming Option

The most popular dimming option is 2-wire/Forward Phase/Triac dimming due to its smooth performance. The lifespan of an LED can reach up to 50,000 hours or 15 years when installing fixtures on a dimmer. 0-10V, an output range that controls dimming from 1V (lowest dimming level) up to 10V (highest light output), allows LED fixtures to function using less energy while also providing dimming capabilities. Lastly, 3-wire allows for a continuous, flicker-free dimming performance down to 1% without drop out or pop on but will require a third line voltage wire.  

5. Consult with a Licensed Electrician

We encourage that you consult with a licensed electrician to confirm the right power supply for your light fixture or any electrical needs as a safety protocol. Once you've cleared your space's requirements, you can contact our sales team for questions about our fixtures and compatibility.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="10263" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/2018/12/27/lenox-new-jersey-lobby/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Primaries Triangle Installation in Satin Brass. Photo by Alexander Severin

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5 Common Mistakes When Choosing Light Fixtures

Jan
25

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Lighting comes in diverse forms and sizes that it almost feels impossible to end up with the right fixture that suits your space. We understand this difficulty, therefore, we rounded up five common mistakes to avoid so you can narrow down your options.  

1. Prioritizing Design Over Purpose

While design is a big factor, one of the most common mistakes is disregarding function and impulsively buying a fixture for decorative purposes only. We recommend exploring our THIN Modular Lighting System that exemplifies both form and function. It encapsulates a collection of minimal lighting that stays true to its purpose.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="9406" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/products/thin-surface-mount-display-light/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Surface Mount with Two Connected Segments in Satin Brass at The Wing DUMBO

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2. Using One Fixture as the Only Light Source

Although the brightness of a space depends its foot-candles and a fixture's lumens, a single fixture is normally not sufficient enough to illuminate an entire space. Think in layers instead, and utilize your main source as a foundation to translate a dull space into a well-lit space. Discover effortless lighting solutions such as the Axis X with four perpendicular light arrays and the Metropolis Suspension with lumens of up to 8,200LM.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="8907" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/products/axis-x/"][vc_column_text]

Axis X in Satin Brass

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3. Overlooking Lighting Temperatures & CRI

The wrong color temperature can make your space feel uninspiring and generally not pleasing to look at, while poor Color-Rendering Index (CRI) can make an object's color look inaccurate under a light source. Discover the right lighting temperature and CRI for any space here.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="10925" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/products/thin-suspension/"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

4. Neglecting dimmers

Some would feel that dimmers only add excess cost, however, these power accessories can actually save your fixture’s lifespan and your electric bill in the long run. Our Ground Control Dimmers allow you to easily control your lighting consumption and adjust your space’s atmosphere, while displaying luxurious aesthetics with its brass finish.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="7103" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/power-accessories/"][vc_column_text]

From Left to Right: Ground Control Double USB Port, Ground Control Dimmer Dial, and Ground Control Power Outlet

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5. Failing to consider your space's color

Dominant colors in any space can dictate what metal finish can complement it. We offer all of our products in varied luxurious finishes, so users can have the option to embellish their space with their choice of color.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="12752" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/products/the-metropolis-wall-sconce/"][vc_column_text]

Metropolis Wall Sconces in Satin Brass

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Modern LED Lighting Solutions

Juniper is a leading lighting manufacturer with limitless lighting solutions for residential, hospitality, and commercial spaces. We assemble all of our products by hand to ensure that each fixture operates as instructed. We specialize in our linear & minimal products and custom fixtures for large-scale projects. Contact our sales team today for distinct lighting solutions that dodge these common mistakes.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Discover All Products" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Get In Touch With Our Sales Team" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fcustomer-service%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Read More Articles" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fmodern-lighting-blog%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Designer Highlight: Principal Designer, Jamie Chioco of Chioco Design

Jan
24

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Jamie Chioco, Principal Designer of Chioco Design

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="42px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Based in Austin, Texas, Chioco Design is a firm that reinforces local design quality by focusing on private and commercial projects within the proximity. Due to their success, Chioco Design's services expanded in Tennessee, Colorado, and California to name a few. We interviewed Chioco Design's Principal Designer, Jamie Chioco, to discover more about the design firm.  

Tell Us About Your Design Background

After graduating from the University of Oklahoma School of Architecture, I founded Chioco Design in 2005. Our team is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds in architecture and they also express their creativity through other design outlets such as fashion, interior design, ceramics, and furniture design.  

What's your Favorite Project So Far?

That's a difficult question because each project is unique. I try to choose projects we work on based on experiences we can learn and grow from as a team.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="42px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Any Favorite or Least Favorite Design Tips?

I always tell my clients that any project succeeds when there is mutual collaboration between the architect, client, and contractor. Communication is ultimately the most important aspect of that. In terms of design tips, I don't have any favorite since they are mostly too general. The only thing I would recommend is to have a sense of scale and proportion, and do not assume that big, open spaces are always the best solutions.  

Describe Your Design Aesthetic

Our aesthetics are reflected as rich in material, contemporary, and innovative. We design our projects to be as functional as they are beautiful by integrating both natural and man-made materials throughout the space.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="42px"][vc_gallery interval="3" images="15960,15959,15958,15963,15957" img_size="full" onclick=""][vc_column_text]

Projects by Chioco Design

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Why do you choose Juniper in your projects, and what is your favorite fixture?

Juniper is a manufacturer of high-quality light fixtures that embody a refined design. My favorite are the geometric pendants from the THIN Primaries Collection because all of the shapes are striking. In fact, we have installed the THIN Primaries Square across our projects like in FreeIt Data Solution's conference room and a recent penthouse renovation in Austin, Texas.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="42px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="15966" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/2018/06/26/freeit-data-solutions-thin-primaries-square/"][vc_column_text]

FreeIt Data Solutions Designed by Chioco Design

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Suspended THIN Primaries Square in Black Oxide

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3 Suspended Lighting Designs for Minimalists

Jan
23

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Gravitating toward simple design establishes a comfortable space. Not only do minimal designs take away visual clutter, but they also provide a refined aesthetic. This applies to decor, furniture, and lighting. We picked our top 3 suspended lighting designs to help you fulfill a space curated especially for minimalists.  

1. Linear Vertical Pendant

The THIN Vertical Suspension embodies the most reductive form—a single line. This design elegantly exudes a linear silhouette without the distraction of protruding elements. Displaying a 1/2-inch diameter segment, the brass fixture is supported by a slender cable. Install 1, 3, 4, or 6 segments (custom options available upon request) and allow its luxurious finish to convey a sophisticated installation.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="12527" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/products/thin-vertical-suspension/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Vertical Suspension in Satin Nickel

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THIN Vertical Suspension in Black Oxide with 6 Segments

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2. Modern Geometric Lighting

Being a minimalist is synonymous to being clutter-free. Trim your tabletop footprint by opting for a suspended fixture that holds a simple form. We recommend opting for geometric shapes with symmetrical clean lines, like the THIN Primaries Triangle. The THIN Primaries Collection utilizes our signature magnetically connected light segments that can be customized into any shape and size.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4180" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/products/thin-primaries-triangle/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Primaries Triangle in Satin Brass

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THIN Primaries Triangle in Satin Nickel

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3. Ultra-slim Vertical Light Prism

Suspended lighting designs with straight lines narrate a minimalist's space and emphasize clean interior. With the THIN Multiples Vertical Suspension, it radiates a minimal silhouette from its three or four linear light segments that can be rotated 360°. It appears sleek with its tasteful orientation that suspend from a single aircraft cable.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="11298" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/products/thin-multiples-vertical-suspension/"][vc_column_text]

THIN Multiples Vertical Suspension Triad in Black Oxide

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THIN Multiples Vertical Suspension Tetrads in Satin Brass

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More Suspended Lighting Solutions for Minimalists

Juniper assembles modern and minimal fixtures by hand in our lighting design studio. We offer various LED solutions for different applications like wall-mounted, wall-to-wall, free-standing, and suspended lighting. Reach out to our sales team for questions or for more suspended lighting options to adorn your residential, commercial, or hospitality space.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="View All Lighting" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Contact Our Sales Team" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fcustomer-service%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Read More Articles" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fmodern-lighting-blog%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Top 5 Modern Design Trends This 2019

Jan
22

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Some trends are a thing of the past and what was modern in 2018 may be outdated this 2019. Juniper, a New York lighting manufacturer and design studio, keeps in track of new designs and vintage aesthetics to coordinate with our products. From figures, to materials, and colors, these are the top modern design trends you should watch out for this year.  

1. Curved Furniture And Organic-Shaped Decor

Boxy furniture and decor suggest clean design but may appear utilitarian in some spaces. Incorporate rounded pieces to refine your space and indicate sophistication. Curved forms, like Haute House Home's tufted velvet sofa, recall the Art Deco period that turns these into classic shapes. It adds a delicate touch to contemporary spaces with intricate architectural elements.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="14544" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://hautehousehome.com/default.aspx"][vc_column_text]

Photo by Haute House Home

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Interior and Photo by 1805 London

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2. Modern Wood Design Elements

Modern spaces are pursued by minimal design and contemporary decorative pieces. Add warmth to your space by selecting wood as the dominant material for tables, shelves, or light fixtures. Holding a bronze or wood body, our Axis Collection encapsulates wall-mounted and suspended light fixtures that create a statement for its luxurious aesthetics, revived from the Industrial Revolution.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="14549" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/products/axis-x-vertical-suspension/"][vc_column_text]

Axis X Vertical Suspensions in Black Walnut

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Axis X in Black Oxide

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3. High-Textured Fabric

There is a growing demand for modern design trends that nod to mid-century modern aesthetics such as velvet, suede, and linen fabric. These materials adapt fairly well to contemporary spaces beaming with color and furnishings. Reflect textiles by de Le Cuona or Hartmann & Forbes in ottomans, poufs, or wallpapers.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="14552" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://delecuona.com/"][vc_column_text]

Photo by de Le Cuona

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Fabric by Hartmann & Forbes and Photo by Audrey Pick

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4. Hexagonal Lighting

Today's market demands simple and straightforward designs to complement their minimal style. With modern aesthetics, the shape of the hexagon has been taken to a new level in popularity. Our Metropolis Collection exudes brilliant lighting from its bi-sectional hemispheres, with the option to add a hexagonal mesh. This feature diffuses the output while transposing the fixture into a resilient design.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="14556" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" link="http://www.test.juniper-design.com/products/metropolis/"][vc_column_text]

Metropolis Suspension with a Mesh Diffuser in Satin Brass

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THIN Primaries Hexagons in Satin Nickel

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5. Millennial Color Palettes

This year's modern design trends are not only about muted tones and monochromatic color palettes. Don't be afraid to throw a few shades into your interiors. Avoid distraction by selecting colors that are easy on the eyes like Calico's prismatic wallpapers.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="14559" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://calicowallpaper.com/"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="14560" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://calicowallpaper.com/"][vc_column_text]

Photo by Calico Wallpaper

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Disclaimer: Credit is given to either the photographer or the copyright holder of respective images[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="View All Lighting" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fproducts%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Read More Articles" style="flat" shape="square" color="inverse" align="center" button_block="true" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.test.juniper-design.com%2Fmodern-lighting-blog%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]