Archive for the ‘Solutions’ Category

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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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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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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Dec 20, 2016 by dgv
Coming in 2017: CHORUS, a system of unifying rings, bars, even free-form shapes that offer new potential for organizing PURITY and UTILITY heads and pendants.
Shown on our home page: a 46” diameter CHORUS ring displaying a variety of PURITY, UTILITY and UTILITY GRAND heads.

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Oct 19, 2016 by dgv

ASTERIX is a lighthearted way to dress up the elegantly utilitarian PURITY.

An actual asterisk, or a shape (within design parameters) from your own imagination, can replace PURITY’s round or square face plate.
Add color, more fun!
ASTERIX / PURITY hardware can be painted, powder coated or satin anodized aluminum.
ASTERIX is cut to order on Resolute’s CNC router.
PURITY is a system of architectural lamp holders for medium-base (E26) lamps — a simple solution to often complex lighting puzzles.  PURITY offers a variety of pendant, rigid drop, ceiling and ADA compliant wall mounted configurations.
PURITY is a member of our SOLUTIONS group, sharing an integrated system of parts with its counterpart UTILITY.

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Expanding UTILITY
Jul 26, 2016 by dgv

We are adding a larger diameter aluminum shade to our UTILITY kit.   The new shade measures Ø5.6” and is available with all the same exterior and interior finishes as the original Ø3.75” shade.

Existing UTILITY fixtures are designed for medium-base (screw-in) LED lamps.  The family will soon be augmented with exciting new models employing an integral LED “puck” platform that offers 90+ CRI illumination.

UTILITY is a member of our SOLUTIONS group, sharing an integrated system of parts with its counterpart PURITY.

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Avvo Seattle Headquarters
Jun 24, 2013 by dgv

Weaver Architects selected three models from the PROSPERITY family for Avvo’s Seattle headquarters:  PROSPERITY No. 36 (36” diameter pendants), No. 16 (16” diameter pendants), and D1 wall sconces using Carnegie Fabric’s XOREL Dash 6603-16 and Meteor 6427-721.

PROSPERITY is a versatile, adaptable light fixture system offering designers an interchangeable array of size and color options.    The clean, sealed fixture design incorporates a technologically advanced and environmentally sustainable shade fabric.  The highly durable woven polyethylene textile from Carnegie Fabrics is Inherently anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-staph, water repellant and stain resistant.  It is ideal for hospital, medical office, hotel, and other demanding public applications.

PROSPERITY is available in pendant, rigid drop, ceiling, wall, table, and floor assemblies .

Avvo was founded in Seattle, Washington in 2007 by Mark Britton, a former legal counsel for    “Avvo” is short for “avvocato,” the Italian word for lawyer; the company is an internet-based source of information for consumers on lawyers including experience, background, disciplinary history, and reviews from clients.

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Caroline Kline Galland Home
Sep 4, 2012 by dgv

Seattle designers Rice Fergus Miller chose four PROSPERITY pendants to adorn the new lobby living room at the Caroline Kline Galland Home, a 205-bed, skilled nursing facility on the shores of Lake Washington in the Seward Park neighborhood of Seattle.

The shade is Ø22” in diameter at the bottom, Ø21” at the top, 12” high and comprised of Xorel “Dash” 6603-16 stretched over high impact acrylic sheet.  The bottom diffuser disk is permanently bonded to shade sides.  These compact fluorescent fixtures feature Lutron EcoSystem 5% dimming electronic ballasts.

PROSPERITY is conceived as a versatile, adaptable light fixture system offering an interchangeable array of size and color options.   The clean, sealed fixture design incorporates a technologically advanced and environmentally sustainable shade fabric.  Xorel, a highly durable woven polyethylene textile from Carnegie Fabrics, is inherently anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-staph, water repellant and stain resistant.  It is ideal for hospital, medical office, hotel, and other demanding public applications.

Smart Building compatible fluorescent dimming versions are available.  XOREL by Carnegie Fabrics is MBDC Cradle-to-Cradle certified Silver.

PROSPERITY pendants of other sizes hang elsewhere in the facility.

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May 17, 2012 by dgv

RESOLUTE embraces new lighting technology; we strive to provide the most pleasing illumination quality possible while remaining respectful of energy efficiencies, user operation costs, and environmental/disposal considerations.

As new illumination technologies adapt to the familiar Edison-base screw-shell format, the ability to intelligently adapt a single fixture to diverse lighting applications increases significantly.

The Edison base screw-shell format is now available in four illumination technologies:

Standard Incandescent

Incandescent lamps provide rich light quality, excellent “comfort” (warm) color rendering and controllability.  Incandescent offers what is generally considered the most aesthetically pleasing light but it is the least energy efficient. Because of the energy penalty, the incandescent lamp is slated to be phased out. Other options follow.

Screw-shell CFL

The screw-shell CFL lamp with integrated ballast offers a relatively long operating life and is energy efficient.  Self-ballasted lamps do not perform to the level that dedicated “four-pin” CFL lamps do, but late generation types like the Sylvania Mini-Twist produce pleasant light efficiently at a good value. There are few dimming options for screw-shell CFL lamps however. Fluorescent lamps contain small amounts of mercury, creating disposal issues.


Halogen is a form of incandescent technology; halogen lamps are 30% more efficient than traditional incandescent lamps. A halogen gas replaces the inert gas in a standard incandescent and the lamp is run at a higher filament temperature. At this high heat, the tungsten burning off the filament combines with the halogen gas and is re-deposited on the filament in a repeating cycle — dramatically extending the life of the filament. This allows for a smaller filament, further improving performance especially in aimed applications. Special quartz glass is used for the “bulb” to withstand the higher heat. Dimming control is straightforward and effective. Lamp life is longer than traditional incandescent but shorter than fluorescent.


New LED technology offers the longest life span and best energy efficiency. LED is mercury free and provides better color rendition than CFL. While more expensive than CFL, it is less prone to flickering.  Achieving good all-around light from LED sources has been challenging. While the technology offers the best balance overall, it has performed poorly in decorative applications. Latest generation screw-shell LED, like the Sylvania Ultra LED A19 Omnidirectional, promises substantial improvement in this area. LED generally offers excellent dimming control, screw-in versions presently dim adequately. LED has the highest up-front cost but long life and energy efficiency offset that over time.

We thought a visual comparison of incandescent, CFL and LED technologies would be interesting.  We photographed three of our fixtures, Box, Markee and Otto, using a standard A-lamp incandescent, a Sylvania Mini Twist and a Sylvania Ultra LED A19 Omnidirectional.  Other conditions remained constant.

Top to bottom: Box – Imago shade, Markee – aramid shade, Otto – opal white glass.
Left to right: Incandescent, CFL, LED.

incandescent cfl led
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May 4, 2012 by dgv


Designers at IA / Interior Architects selected PROSPERITY rigid stem pendants for the Amazon Headquarters expansion in Seattle.  Shades are Ø 30” x 12” high and feature a wide array of plain and patterned Xorel fabrics from Carnegie.

The PROSPERITY family also includes floor and table fixtures.

All PROSPERITY fixtures offer the options of electronic fluorescent technology and Lutron 3-wire, digital, addressable ballasts for incorporation into smart-building energy/lighting management system.

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