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N emo Lighting, an Italian lighting d e s i g n firm founded in Milan in 1993, famously c r e a t e s c e r t i f i e d reproductions of lights designed by iconic 20th-century masters such as Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand. Le Corbusier is widely considered the master of the Modern architectural movement; his designs were made of up of lines and geometric color blocks, and in his view, painting, sculpture, and architecture were intertwined disciplines. La Roche was the first wall lamp designed by Le Corbusier, originally created to enlighten the large windows of Villa La Roche, a manifesto of purist architecture. The Nemo Lighting edition enhances its lightness and functionality via a matte metal frame with opal glass diffuser for soft lighting. Le Corbusier designed the Projecteur for the Chandigarh High Court of India in 1954. The painted aluminum body comes in three Purist Light The New Classic Home H ouston designer Paloma Contreras has a lot to celebrate: Her second book was released by Abrams this month, hot on the heels of the debut of her latest lighting collection for Visual Comfort, the opening of her expanded interiors boutique on River Oaks Boulevard, and her own personal move to a beautiful home in West University. In The New Classic Home: Modern Meets Traditional Style, the Elle Decor A-List designer walks readers through the four main techniques she uses for creating harmonious interiors by pairing disparate pieces: color, texture and pattern, scale and proportion, and tension. Clients' residences in Palm Beach, Austin, Houston, and the Jersey Shore are included, along with her rooms for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York and the Lake Forest Designer Showhouse in Illinois. As India Hicks writes in the foreword, "Flipping through this gorgeous book will help anyone who wants to learn to mix modern into the traditional absorb what that looks like when done well." Anne Lee Phillips Paloma will speak and sign her new book Tuesday, October 10, 11 am, at James Craig Furnishings as part of Houston Design District Fall Design Week, Monday through Thursday, October 9 through 12, at Houston Design Center. Tickets at colors and is available in floor, wall/ceiling, and pendant versions. Charlotte Perriand was a French architect, designer, and global traveler. In the early 20th century, she reimagined design and its aesthetic values based on the concept that functional, better designed living spaces would result in a better society. The functionality of a sailboat boom inspired her to create Potence Pivotante, a purist wall sconce made of two black tubular sections in an L-shape that swivels, which Nemo Lighting offers in aluminum and matte-black-painted metal, and in red and gray finishes. CAM Studio, Shops at Arrive River Oaks, 2800 Kirby Dr., Suite 116, Anne Lee Phillips Charlotte Perriand, 1954 Le Corbusier, 1950s La Roche wall lamp designed by Le Corbusier Potence Pivotante designed by Charlotte Perriand 60

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