Lisa Boquiren, gallery editor of Bay Area-based SPACES magazine, has chosen Boyd's Totem 3 Pendant for inclusion in their summer/fall Gallery feature. The timeless yet innovative LED pendant is a perfect fit for the magazine's "homespun design" focus. Not only is Boyd headquartered near the home of SPACES (can't get more homespun than that!), the Totem's nostalgic design meets what Editor-in-Chief Zahid Zardar believes always rings true: "Whether it is the artists's atelier, a palatial modern setting, or a warehouse full of fine bath and kitchen fixtures, any environment that elevates the senses has the stamp of timeless authenticity."
Boyd launches two fixture series for 2018: Elements and Totem. One recessed and minimal and the other mid-century and decorative, both are inherently Boyd, combining style and performance. Focusing on creative and beautiful designs, energy efficiency and the supremely flawless finishes you trust, Boyd’s engineers and craftspeople have come up with two unique options for residential, commercial and hospitality spaces.
We are proud to announce two awards in 2017 for Boyd Lighting. For Interior Design's Best of Year awards, the T-Light Pendant has been named Honoree for Architectural Lighting. By Architectural Record, the Hoopla Pendant has been named a 2017 Record Product winner for best products of the year.
In the December 2017 issue of Hospitality Design Magazine, Boyd's soon-to-launch Totem 3 Pendant is featured in a section called Products + Fashion. Stunning in black and gold, the pendant mimics runway trends, which the magazine says may hint at product selections from designers.
With large-scale, multi-unit residential projects and smaller-scale hospitality projects, Handel Architect's emphasis on quality of design and fabrication draws them repeatedly to Boyd Lighting. In this interview with Director of Interiors, Richard Felix-Ashman learn why they choose Boyd for both residential and hospitality projects.
Boyd's new brand campaign highlights technology and new design. "The new Architectural Series uses the latest in LED technology and the Decorative Series features unique and beautiful designs," said CEO, Jay Sweet. "Both sides are tied together by Boyd's proclivity for superior manufacturing and outstanding quality you can trust."
In the fall of 2016, as Boyd Lighting's 95th year was coming to a close, a new fixture was released from the Boyd Archives. The aptly named Opera House Ceiling flush mount combined a faceted glass shade and cast sunburst ceiling plate whose history dates back to 1932 and the grand opening of San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House. Inside the historic landmark are numerous Boyd fixtures which continue to light the opera today, including those that inspired the new fixture.
Go back in time with an October 1996 Interior Design Magazine article entitled "Sweetness and Light" which explains the many ways light is manipulated throughout Boyd Lighting's former San Francisco head quarter. Learn how the project’s dream team of Richard Brayton, David Darling, Michael Vanderbyl, Jay Sweet, Chris Ripman, Steven Tipping, and Uwe Dobers turned 944 Folsom into a building that was also a light fixture.
A design partnership between Boyd and Aidlin Darling Design blends light, food and art with a custom steel tube pendant made just for SFMOMA’s award-winning restaurant, In Situ. Boyd’s expert engineering resulted in a lighting effect that not only highlights the culinary art below, but also the art on the walls.
Boyd fixtures have been selected by Executive VP of Design for Wynn Design and Development, Roger Thomas, for a remarkable new hotel opening in China. Cotai’s Wynn Palace promises to be unforgettable beginning with a breathtaking ride in a SkyCab that traverses a stunning 8-acre Performance Lake, bringing guests into the heart of the resort. In Summer 2016, 188 Venice Ceiling fixtures in polished nickel and a shocking 2,914 custom LED Ormolu Sconces in polished bronze – both designed by Thomas, of course – will be saying “néih hóu” (hello) in the 28-story hotel/spa/salon/casino/retail/dining venue.
14 architectural and modern Icicle Wand Sconces have found a home in a series of dining spaces within Chicago’s Alinea, named the 2016 most outstanding restaurant in the country by the James Beard Foundation.