Resolute White Papers

Vanity Feb 22, 2019 by dgv

Your vanity is ridiculous, your conduct an outrage, and your presence in my garden utterly absurd”. ― Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest.T

No longer strictly utilitarian, tickle your VANITY with a glimpse of luxury.

Gold — or silver — leaf inner shades are now available as a special finish option for UTILITY 10W LED pendant, rigid drop, wall or ceiling fixtures.

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Macrina Cafe, Aloha Street Jan 2, 2019 by dgv

RESOLUTE has collaborated with owner Leslie Mackie and architect Richard Floisand on every Macrina Cafe since Leslie opened her first Macrina bakery in 1993 in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood.  Aloha is Macrina’s fifth location.

At Aloha, Resolute was commissioned to produce a set of feature pendants and technical ambient and display lighting.  RESOLUTE was priviliged to be included on the project from the first post-demo visit to the site.

RESOLUTE created four large scale clear crystal glass cylinders for the space’s north-facing feature window, christened PORTALUPPI.  The 17″ tall cylinders have a quiet and understated elegance, with maniacal attention to detail.  One cylinder has hand formed parcioffi grooves.

Conical brass caps were braised onto large diameter brass tube, filed, sanded and polished for rigid stem mounting.  The conical detail is reinforced at the brass canopy.  E26 (medium base) LED filament lamps.

The technical lighting challenge was met with a customized PURITY solution.   PURITY 225, a Ø 2.25″ tube with lamp hidden inside, is used as a downlight among the wood rafters and as pivoting display lighting.  There are 32 downlights on rigid stems with an overall drop of 9.25″; 5 display drops on articulated stems with an overall drop of 48″.  Matte black powder coat finish; Soraa 2700K 95CRI lamp, GU10 base.

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Happy Holidays from Resolute! Dec 14, 2018 by dgv
New for 2019, PAGLIACCIO is bubbles of fun, a clear hand blown sphere with permanently
fused colored accent orb.  An array of accent colors is available.
Diameter of the sphere generally ranges from 5” to 8”, depending on designer specification.
Size determines use of E12 (candelabra) or E26 (medium base) LED filament lamp.
Glass can be mounted on rigid stem or hung on cloth covered cord.
Cloth cord suspension is counterbalanced by a weight on the lamp holder.
Fixtures shown are approximately 5” in diameter, polished stainless steel stems
and black cloth cord suspension.  Lamp holder covers are polished nickel.  E12 LED filament lamps.
Glass Lights are hand crafted to order.
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“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:


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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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