Posts by Tony Penca (page 2)
I’m the Product Manager for
lighting at Rejuvenation, providing strategic and practical input for all
lighting product offerings across all sales channels. I hold degrees in
Electrical Engineering and Finance, and have been self-employed remodeling old
homes. In addition to being Rejuvenation’s lighting guru, I’m a baker and
Two Truths and One Lie
- I spend a half hour
everyday dreaming about what I going to do with my lottery millions…now, if
only I can remember to buy a ticket.
- I was voted least
likely to succeed by my high school peers.
- I record my
emotional state every hour in my diary
In mid-to-late April we will be launching a new billiard fixture named the Blue Point. It is a reproduction of Model 3164 Billiard Electrolier offered by the Gibson Gas Fixture Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1905 to 1910.
We weren’t looking for a billiard light when we stumbled upon this fixture, but as soon as saw it; we knew the look was perfect. Simple and refined details complement the utilitarian aspects of this large and hardworking light. We especially loved the oversized clamshell shades with their parabolic shape which were originally designed to evenly light large billiard tables. Ours will still do a great job of lighting your pool table, but we think it will look great over a large dining or community table or a large kitchen island as well.
The fixture itself will come in our standard brass finishes which you can pair with any of the 5 enameled paint colors we will offer on the shades. Check back to our web site in mid-April, or look for it on the cover of our next catalogue.
Blue Pointe as seen on the cover of our April 2011 catalogue
This month we asked Tony Penca, Product Manager of lighting about our new steel shades. Here’s the Q&A:
- What did you love about these shades, that made you want to reproduce them?
- TP: We had the same reaction most people have when they see these shades for the first time; they’re cute. We saw original shades in our restoration department and felt they were perfect for the market.
- They are pretty cute. What other details inspired you?
- TP: There are a few reasons actually:
- They have an authentic industrial vibe
- The black stripe was originally present on larger warehouse shades
- The colors were bold and historically would have been offered on shades used in manufacturing environments.
- The shape was simple and functional, directing light on to the work surface. For this reason, we like to think of them as the original spot light.
Here are the photos. What do you think?
White Metal Shade
Blue Steel Shade
Green Steel Shade
Red Steel Shade