Resolute White Papers

“Paper” Lanterns on a Towering Scale Nov 19, 2018 by dgv

Scott Redman, CEO of Sellen Construction, chose local architect Olson Kundig for his first development project, a design/build venture.  Redman’s goal was to create an environmentally responsible building emphasizing locally sourced materials that could also serve as a canvas for public art.

The newly-constructed 12-story Class A mixed use building is located at 9th & Thomas in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood on the site of Sellen Construction’s former offices, a site that has been in the Sellen family since 1944.

Olson Kundig turned to Resolute to develop and fabricate a gigantic illuminated feature for the lobby.  A cluster of eighteen 12′ tall by 18″ square “paper” lanterns float in the two-story volume. Lantern frames are remarkably delicate square cold rolled steel, precisely welded, ground, then hand-finished with black oxide.  Shade material is an aramid mylar composite.

A nearly 9′ LED core assembly blurred by opal white diffusion lights each lantern.  The 45W 2700K 95 CRI LED array provides 5,145 total source lumens.

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Celebrating 30 years Nov 9, 2018 by dgv

A heartfelt thank you to all those who marked the occasion with RESOLUTE, and to everyone who has supported us over the past 30 years!

A very special thank you to Leslie Mackie / Macrina Bakery for the fantastic party spread.

We look forward to more exciting projects, collaborations and products in the years to come!

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Celebrating 30 years of innovative products Oct 25, 2018 by dgv

Resolute marks 30 years of product design melding the latest technology with meticulous handcraft — a history of superb quality, innovative and resilient light fixtures.

Join us for celebratory refreshments and a sneak peak at what’s new for 2019.

Date:  8 November 2018

Time:  4:30 to 8:30 pm

Place:  Resolute Seattle HQ

For more information:

info@resoluteusa.com

206.343.9323

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STURGIS selected for Sawyer Sep 11, 2018 by dgv

A major remodel of a restaurant space in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood is the result of a successful collaboration between chef Mitch Mayers, one of Zagat’s 2018 “Eight Under the Radar Chefs to Know in Seattle,” and Graham Baba Architects.

The restaurant’s name, Sawyer, alludes to the building’s history as a sawmill.  Built in the 1920s, the building features exposed beams and floor to ceiling windows.

Graham Baba turned to RESOLUTE to solve the booth lighting challenge.  Eight custom fabricated steel cranes allow STURGIS pendants to hover over tables.   The STURGIS shades are 10″ tall and are suspended by olive cloth covered cord.  Shades and cranes have an oil rubbed bronze powder coat finish.

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MOSQUITOs cluster in Seattle office Jun 26, 2018 by dgv

The design team of SABArchitects, Robin Dalton Design and Nell Studio asked Resolute to scale up MOSQUITO to better suit a Seattle office space.  Twelve each of 48″, 60″ and 72″ diameter by 18″ tall fixtures are sprinkled throughout the project.

MOSQUITO is a member of THE WOODS family of fixtures.   MOSQUITO is formed of sustainable, lightweight, marine-grade Okoume plywood.  The frame is cut on Resolute’s CNC router, assembled, stained, sealed, then wrapped in Carnegie Fabric’s Xorel.  The shade fabric selected for this location is “Nexus” 6435-901.

A high-impact copolymer bottom diffuser smoothes 80W universal voltage LED illumination dimmed with a 0-10V Osram 1% driver.  Clear jacket electrical cord and stainless steel aircraft cables complete the look.

Design of Resolute’s MOSQUITO fixture was inspired by one of the fastest operational aircraft in the world at the time it went into battle for the British — in 1941.  To preserve scarce metal reserves and to speed production, the plane was made from pieces of wood, pressed and glued together in molds, earning it the nickname ‘The Wooden Wonder’.  The original Mosquito was designed by Sir Geoffrey de Havilland.

MOSQUITO light fixtures are hand built to order in Resolute’s Seattle facility.

Project designers also specified 112 rigid stem PROSPERITY fixtures — with 30″ diameter by 12″ tall Xorel shades wrapped in Carnegie Xorel “Prism” 6621-160 — and 10 STURGIS fixtures with 18″ tall aluminum shades in a bronze powdered coat finish.

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Thrifty BALLARD – New for 2018 Jan 17, 2018 by dgv

New for 2018, wall-mounted BALLARD is named for a popular old Seattle neighborhood with an amiably thrifty personality.  EnergyStar certified and ADA compliant, BALLARD is the first fixture in a new program of well-priced fixtures targeted especially at multiple-unit residential projects.

BALLARD employs a compact dedicated universal voltage light engine with integral driver and phase control dimming.  Its shade is fully enclosed:  Xorel fabric is stretched over a bent high-impact copolymer sheet with frosted high-impact copolymer end caps.  There are no visible fasteners.

6″ x 6″ x 3.5” deep
10 Watt LED, 2700K, 955 lumens
TRIAC/ELV 10% dimming

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Grab the Brass Ring! Dec 29, 2017 by dgv

Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.     Ralph Waldo Emerson

We look forward to creating something special for you in 2018!

BOMBER:  36″ diameter, 40W LED, antique brass finish (brass plated, hand patinated)

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WSECU Bellevue branch Dec 22, 2017 by dgv

SkB Architects specified three Savoye fixtures to enhance the seating area at the Bellevue branch of WSECU.  Fixtures are 32” and 36” in diameter, 9” tall, satin black metal finish, Carnegie Hoop Embroider #6785-8131 shade fabric.

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The Metropolitan Grill Aug 29, 2017 by dgv

Pleased with the custom fixtures produced for Heartwood Provisions, owner Consolidated Restaurants returned to RESOLUTE to assist in refining and renovating the interior of its iconic Metropolitan Grill steakhouse, as part of a greater operational infrastructure overhaul.

The Metropolitan Grill originally opened in the heart of Seattle’s financial district in 1951.  The classic steakhouse is housed in the historic Marion Building, completed in 1903.  Design of The Metropolitan Grill complements and highlights the building’s original detailing.

Wall illumination was shifted from beacon-style plastic shades to a wash of light emphasizing warm wood paneling.  The twenty-nine 18” x  11.5” wall fixtures are an extension of RESOLUTE’s Bonneville concept: radius-bent steel shades with a black oxide finish, burnished brass reflector illuminated by four 5.5W Philips HUE white ambiance LED lamps.

Color and intensity of Philips HUE LED lamps is fully adjustable via WiFi.

Forty-four 12.5” tall hard-mounted table fixtures continue the tradition of banker’s lamps, while improving on quality and reducing scale to address servers’ request for more space on tables.  Intimate pools of light are cast by burnished brass reflectors inside 4.5” hand-blown glass shades — blue-green to match the new banquette upholstery.  All brass parts were made in-house, silver soldered and burnished.  The reflector was cut on RESOLUTE’s CAD/CAM router and rolled on a mandrel, the chassis integrating lamp holder, reflector, glass and arm was 3D-printed in UL-rated filament.  The table fixture is lit with one 5.5W Philips HUE white ambiance LED lamp.

Sixty-six matching blue-green glass votives were hand blown to hold liquid paraffin lamps — for use on movable tables.  RESOLUTE’s near neighbor, Urban Hardwoods, provided a chunk of “living” Madrone from its sawmill for the glass mold.  The mold was shaped on RESOLUTE’s router.

Twelve large existing chandeliers were updated with new blackened steel trim and Philips HUE LED lamps.

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Avennia Winery Feb 20, 2017 by dgv

Boxwood Designs placed a custom 3‘x 3’ square cluster of nine PURITY pendants at the entrance of the new 1,000 sf tasting room for Avennia Winery in Woodinville, WA.  Six OTTO G9 pendants hang over the tasting counter.   Four additional PURITY pendants and two UTILITY ADA Wall fixtures are located elsewhere in the project.  All fixtures have an “oil rubbed” bronze powder coat finish.

Boxwood Designs also created Avennia’s brand and packaging design.  Avennia was inspired by the Roman name for the city of Avignon; Avennia’s winemaking goal is to evoke clarity: clarity of place, clarity of type, clarity of purpose.  Resolute fixtures are ideally suited to reinforcing that vision.

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