Blog - Category: Hudson Valley Lighting Stockists
Posted on: 26 Nov 2019. Category: Hudson Valley Lighting Stockists
Hudson Valley Lighting Stockists
We are a UK stockists of this inspired brand of designer lighting from America. Buy any of their lights on our website now. Nationwide delivery service and secure checkout available. We are a family run 45 year old lighting showroom.
Hudson Valley Lighting is part of a group of 4 Industry-recognised Brands which are untied by common principles: the pursuit of excellence, a design-driven culture, attention to ever-changing environmental considerations, and commitment to the highest possible quality. Leveraging a deep network of engineering skills and capabilities, The family of brands push the envelope with each new collection while responding with agility to market demands. Whether you’re trying to find the perfect sconce to raise the game in a powder room or specifying lighting for an entire new build, the brands offer something for every space. Hudson Valley Lighting spans a diverse range of styles and their pieces are at once historically informed and ahead of trend. The brand's core idea is the "out-of-box-experience"—an immediately apparent sense of built-to-last quality.
At an early age, David Littman saw how beauty could transform your experience of the everyday. His mother had a passion for antiques, and he would join her ‘treasure hunts’ for them, learning about quality and the importance of details along the way. An aesthetic person, David carried this insight into a pursuit of excellence with the lighting company he created in the 1980s. With an infectious enthusiasm for the intersecting worlds of art, business, and design, David’s entrepreneurial spirit presided over nearly four decades of growth and recognition for his company, Hudson Valley Lighting, and the companies he acquired and revitalized in the early 2000s: Corbett Lighting and Troy Lighting. With the creation of Mitzi by HVL and the construction of new facilities in recent years, David is not sitting behind a desk as Founder and President, but remains heavily involved in the day-to-day operations and long-term vision of the Hudson Valley Lighting Group.
A Lighting Family
David's history in lighting actually dates back many years before his own birth. In 1939, William Littman, a Brooklyn-based inventor and David's grandfather, was greatly inspired by the fluorescent lighting introduced to the mainstream building industry at the New York World's Fair. By 1947, what began as a garage-based business had grown substantially and the Littman family moved upstate to expand operations in the Hudson River Valley. David's own apprenticeship to the lighting industry began when he was in high school and started working in the warehouse of his father's commercial lighting factory. Though David soon moved to Boston to attend BU and earn a Bachelor's in Accounting, he returned each summer to resume duties in the family business. After graduating from George Washington in 1985 with an MBA in finance, David decided to come home and build his career in Orange County. At only twenty-three, David took the helm of his own business in the Newburgh, NY location where Hudson Valley Lighting continued to reside for the next three decades before moving to Wappingers Falls.
In addition to the materials you've begun to see like Spanish alabaster, leather, and rattan, ceramics and wood have been given a lot of space in this new collection. Ceramics occupy a central role in our expanded portables offering, especially, but they also extend into pendants! Working with furniture specialists, we've sourced and selected supple woods.
One of those wooden pieces is an industrial shape given more warmth and a whole new aesthetic through the new material choices. Throughout this soft industrial look subset of our new families, you'll find familiar forms recast with unexpected materials and patterns. The idea here is giving an aesthetic decorative element that softens these machine age designs for the home. The longevity of the designs of this epoch is a testament to the utility of the fixtures and the elegance of the forms. These reimaginings make them contemporary and add subtle details which make for superior luminaires.
Hudson Valley built its brand on cleaned-up classics. Here, we're going back to some more antique fixtures and again stripping them of filigree. Masters of glass, we're exploring crystal, which obviously has a long, rich history with decorative lighting. The fun here is how we approach it. How does a classic crystal piece with simplified design and a more streamlined presentation fit into a contemporary space? If all the decorative elements in a room are having a conversation, what do they add to the conversation?
While we continue to look to the past for sources of inspiration, we're a forward-looking company making tomorrow's heirlooms. In our new collection, we aspire to make some unique designs that people in the future will look to and use for inspiration.
The Hudson Valley range can be viewed here and it is currently increasing daily as we add them to our site.