Category: On Our Desks

  1. Creating Unique Works of Art in Stone and Light

    Upon the dawn of a new project, our architect and designer clients are quick to ask “do you have photographs of a similar application?”. (Part of us must think designers are trained to ask those kinds of questions, as logic and an obligation to guide the owner to make sound investments take hold in these […]

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  2. Stone: Authenticity in a Plastic World

    In your typical daily life, how many objects do you interact with that are made of stone? (Think through your day, from the time you wake up to the time you go to bed. Do you ever see or touch stone? Is it far away or within reach? Is it on the wall, floor, ceiling, […]

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  3. Choosing Flat LED Panels Is Only The Start: A Textbook Case

    A pretty typical situation occurred here at GPI this week.  A lighting design firm had specified our Infuse™ flat LED panels for a large commercial project, and the contractor ended up making a substitution in order to try to save some money.  As it turns out, the substituted LED panel product looks absolutely terrible and […]

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  4. Life at GPI: Reflections

    Back in architecture school at the University of Cincinnati, my all time favorite project was what the DAAP architecture and interior design students lovingly refer to as “The Box Project”. The task was to design and build a nine foot cubic space in reaction to a piece of music- an intense violin concerto.  What did […]

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  5. How Do LEDs Work? A Quick Primer on LED Lighting Technology

    One of the most popular acronyms in the lighting design world and around the GPI Design office is “LED”.  So what does it stand for, and how do LEDs work?  While not an exhaustive investigation, this blog post will give you a primer on LED lighting technology and how LEDs work. An LED, or Light […]

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  6. Standing On Your Desk: Staying Invigorated in the Design Process

    My first professor in architecture school concluded our first quarter of design lab by suddenly ordering us to get up from our seats. He instructed, “Walk four feet to your right”. We all glanced at each other, puzzled, wondering why he interrupted our deep stares into our Mac computer screens plastered in AutoCAD and Photoshop. […]

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