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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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Feb 28, 2012 by dgv

RESOLUTE welcomes two new members to the SMITH family of fixtures: SMITH 24 and SMITH 36. The new sconces bring the versatility of BOX to the more aggressively-priced shade design of the SMITH family.

Uncompromisingly resilient, SMITH 24 and 36 feature double-layer shade construction: XOREL, an extremely hard-wearing woven polyethylene fabric from Carnegie Fabrics, is backed by a sheet of high-impact co-polymer.  The fixtures are fully enclosed on all sides; the shade fabric is inherently anti-bacterial and easily cleaned; the shade design is optimized for fluorescent illumination.

RESOLUTE now offers ten in-stock XOREL fabric options. COM selections from the full range of nearly 400 XOREL colors and patterns are easily accommodated.

SMITH 24 and 36 are available in dimming and non-dimming versions. Both versions meet ADA design guidelines; fixtures can be mounted horizontally or vertically.

The SMITH family includes pendant, rigid drop, ceiling, wall, table, and floor assemblies — as system of configurations and components conceived to meet the lighting needs of almost any setting.

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Fabrics added to XOREL stock selections
Feb 8, 2012 by dgv

We are pleased to introduce four exciting new CARNEGIE XOREL fabrics to our stock collection of  SOLUTIONS FABRIC shade options for our PROSPERITY, SMITH and SAVOYE fixture families, for a total of ten colorways.  Meteor 6427-708, -720 and -721 are new offerings from CARNEGIE that coincide nicely with customer requests; Dash 6603-9 takes our neutral palette in a new direction.

Dash 6603-9 is a more translucent, airy, natural linen-like fabric that expands on our neutral range with a nuanced green tea effect when lit.

Meteor 6427-708 introduces an elegant, sophisticated, flattering warm birch tone.

Meteor 6427-720 is already proving to be a very popular yellow tan with mid-range translucency.

Meteor 6427-721 rounds out the new selections with a rich wood veneer feel, useful where an intense color statement is important.

All four new fabric options offer the same outstanding performance properties as our original XOREL selections:  the durability, colorfastness and ease of cleaning inherent in a woven polyethylene textile; low energy requirement to manufacture, no chlorine, heavy metals or plasticizers are added; anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-staph and resistant to bacterial strikethrough; MBDC Cradle-to-Cradle certified Silver.

These four new fabrics are available immediately.

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BOX 24 / BOX 36
Jan 10, 2012 by dgv

BOX 24 and BOX 36 have been in for a day at the spa and have come out refreshed. We decided to change the finish on the trim to special silver or bronze powder coat. We felt the anodized finishes were hard to appreciate in the shadows of the illuminated shades and therefore did not warrant the extra trouble. As result the prices have dropped on both models. We have also shifted our 1% dimming model to a newer generation Lutron Hi-lume 3D ballast. This has dropped 1% dimming to the same price as the 10% EcoSystem option. Although not dimming to 1%, the EcoSystem ballasts offer more comprehensive control system integration. Choosing the correct ballast should be done by a professional lighting planner. Dimming ballasts must be coordinated with building wiring and control systems. Although we prefer Lutron ballasts and offer them as our standards, we can use other dimming ballasts such as the popular Advance Mark VII and Mark 10, on request.

All information on these models has been updated.

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Dec 6, 2011 by dgv

SAVOYE is a flexible system of large scale drum shade light fixtures suitable for a diverse range of applications.

The scheme incorporates double layer side diffusion and offers 100% bottom closure. Top closure is optional. The design has been optimized for effective, flattering fluorescent illumination. Dimming is fully supported.

The SAVOYE system has been designed to offer complete flexibility in drums and cylinders ranging from 32″ to 60″ diameter. Size and proportion are the designer’s choice. Shade ht. is only limited by materials constraints so anywhere from 9″ to 94″ high.

Shade material choices include a vast selection of resin panels from Knoll, 3form and Lumicor or high impact co-polymer covered with any of Carnegie’s extensive XOREL fabric collection. Savoye offers flexible finish options on the metal structure.

The resulting product is supremely durable.

Savoye is UL Listed.

Link to product page: SAVOYE in Carnegie XOREL
Link to product page: SAVOYE in various materials

Savoy System

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Oct 7, 2011 by dgv


Gelateria Pasticceria Caffe – Seattle, Washington

Owner: Maria Coassin

Aura pendants, Otto 2 pendants in custom “tea” glass with bronze anodized aluminum, Utility ADA wall sconces in custom “tea” glass with bronze anodized aluminum.

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Dec 17, 2010 by dgv

After several years of careful development, select national roll-outs and many successful real-world contract projects, Resolute is proud to announce the launch of our SOLUTIONS FABRIC group.

These exciting new products join our regular catalog January 1st, 2011.

SOLUTIONS FABRIC utilizes high performance XOREL from CARNEGIE. This new product group has been developed with the challenging special needs of healthcare, institutional and hospitality uses in mind.

PROSPERITY No. 22 pendant, No. 12 pendant and No. 20 pendant

PROSPERITY D1 ADA wall fixture, D2 ADA wall fixture, D3 wall fixture

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