Rezek by Artemide
Minimalist, functional lighting design for the architectural interior. Ron Rezek believes that, "contemporary is the pursuit of the new". His designs are proof of this.
Ron Rezek designed the world's first contemporary-styled ceiling fan, the Stratos, in 1986. But his list of accomplishments in the design world is long and varied, from lifeguard equipment to contemporary lighting. In 1997, Ron started The Modern Fan Co. in Ashland, Oregon, which produces and sells only contemporary ceiling fans.
His ceiling fans have been widely used in hotels, restaurants, retail and institutional applications, and all types of residential projects.
Ron Rezek's Philosophy:
"I don't think contemporary means a stark white room. I think it means a tasteful alignment of important elements. There are some designers who copy the Modernists who have come before. But I think 'contemporary' is the pursuit of the new." "People assume that all contemporary fixtures are more functional than traditional ones. That is because contemporary fixtures are easier to clean and they seem to be more utilitarian based on their appearance. And because of their simplicity and lack of ornamentation, they also have an alliance with the industrial look. But all of this doesn't necessarily translate into function. The Modern Fan Co.'s fans are designed to be functional and energy efficient. This is part of being contemporary and pushing the edge. Energy efficiency is the wave of the future."
Peclar Nalbandian was born in Beirut, Lebanon of Armenian descent, and studied design in the US. After graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 1993, he relocated to Milano, Italy where he joined Sottsass Associati working closely with Ettore Sottsass. While in Italy he freelanced with Luca Trazzi, Prospero Rasulo, Johanna Grawunder, Luca Scachetti, Ital Form & Mattel Italia.?In 1996 he returned to Los Angeles where he collaborated with a variety of companies on numerous projects. He worked at Rezek-Artemide lighting for almost seven years. During that time, he was the designated Senior V.P. of Design & Product Development. Peclar went back and taught a few classes at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California including, Lighting Design, Environmental Design and Furniture Design. He now owns his own design studio where his lighting designs add a uniquely modern feel to any location, residential or commercial.View other products by Peclar Nalbandian