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Palm Springs Residential Retreat

Prize(s) Honorable Mentions in Residential Lighting
Company Esquared Lighting Design
Lead Designers Erin Erdman / Landon Roberts
Completion Date 2014-2019
Project Location Palm Springs, CA USA
Entry Description
This Palm Springs residential retreat quietly emerges from a serene, natural desert backdrop. The guiding backbone of the architectural and lighting design was to encourage pragmatism within a minimalist approach – a true study of form and function. Each decision was influenced by the collaborative opinions of the Client and the design team to create harmonious experiences in each space of the residence.

The heart of the house is a custom curated bronze chandelier sculpture, installed asymmetrically in the Great Room. The story behind this creation started with the Client’s appreciation for artwork and a team decision for a single defining lighting moment in the space. An initial meeting with the artist involved precedent images of naturalist art which evolved into two intertwining tree branch sculptures with porcelain blossoms as light sources. This creates a dynamic pattern of reflected light on walls and a ceiling that appears to shift when viewed from different perspectives. In contrast, the remaining ambient lighting solution was selected to disappear in a simple symmetrical fixture pattern.