Dwaal Lighting Design Presents at LEDucation

On Tuesday, March 12, Kate Sweater of Dwaal Lighting Design, and Ute Besenecker of DesignLights Consortium, co-presented a session at the 2019 LEDucation Trade Show and Conference at the Midtown Hilton Hotel in New York City. Kate Sweater, Dwaal Lighting Design The session, titled Lighting Quality Metrics for Products and Projects, focused on quality-of-light metrics currently available to evaluate and [...]

Dwaal Lighting Design Presents at LEDucation2019-03-14T15:12:21-04:00

Dwaal’s “Ozzy and Wes” in WantedDesign Launch and Competition

Ozzy & Wes, a subsidiary of Dwaal Lighting Design, has been chosen as an entrant into LaunchPad 2019 at WantedDesign Manhattan. 2019 marks the 7th anniversary of the this event, presenting emerging design talent in the fields of furniture and lighting.  See the Ozzy & Wes Website Learn more about LaunchPad 2019 and see the entries! WantedDesign’s LaunchPad is the destination during [...]

Dwaal’s “Ozzy and Wes” in WantedDesign Launch and Competition2019-03-27T15:13:06-04:00

Electric Garden was a Finalist for a DARC Award

The Electric Garden Recording Studio was a finalist in the 2019 darc Awards competition. The studio was nominated in the category of "Best Interior Lighting Scheme - Low Budget." The lighting design was done by Dwaal Lighting Design and we're excited that our work was in the finals for this award. Ben Kane in the studio as conversion of the empty [...]

Electric Garden was a Finalist for a DARC Award2019-03-14T14:23:35-04:00

Dwaal Design is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise

Dwaal Design is happy to be a certified Women's Business Enterprise. We are 100% woman-owned. The extensive WBENC certification process validates that the business is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. To achieve WBENC Certification, women owned businesses complete a formal documentation and site visit process which is administered by one of WBENC's 14 Regional [...]

Dwaal Design is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise2019-02-03T13:36:03-04:00

Electric Garden recording studio update

We are excited to share some images from the newly completed recording studio, Electric Garden, in Williamsburg Brooklyn, NYC. The studio is owned by Ben Kane, Grammy Award-winning mixer/engineer/producer, and  Drew Vogelman, who owned the original Garden Studio and Dessau Studios. They built it from the ground up in an old building that used to house a bean sprout factory near the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn. Electric [...]

Electric Garden recording studio update2019-02-04T14:40:02-04:00

#OpRail Operation Railbridge project video

Operation Railbridge #OpRail is an initiative to revive the nine railway underpasses that recur throughout downtown Schenectady into dynamic public assets. These historic spaces are in various states of disrepair, and currently disconnect adjoining neighborhoods. This project was conceived to creatively address such conditions through an evolving streetscape, advocating walkability. This vision will connect the city’s industrial history to an innovative future [...]

#OpRail Operation Railbridge project video2019-01-21T15:45:46-04:00

Kate Sweater Becomes a Design Trust for Public Space Fellow!

Kate Sweater was recently chosen to be the Lighting Design Fellow for the Design Trust's latest project: Opening the Edge. ‘Opening the Edge’, is a project of the Design Trust for Public Space, in partnership with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA); proposed by Jane Greengold. Opening the Edge seeks to design a new green space to facilitate interaction between residents in New York [...]

Kate Sweater Becomes a Design Trust for Public Space Fellow!2018-10-03T15:32:29-04:00

Operation Railbridge in the news

A couple great articles came out about Operation Railbridge #OpRail, which is an initiative to revive the nine railway underpasses that recur throughout downtown Schenectady into dynamic public assets. These historic spaces are in various states of disrepair, and currently disconnect adjoining neighborhoods. This project was conceived to creatively address such conditions through an evolving streetscape, advocating walkability. Dwaal (along with design partner [...]

Operation Railbridge in the news2018-10-03T15:34:37-04:00

Custom ‘IndiePendants’ in Delft, Netherlands

Just completed, architectural lighting design and custom lighting fixture design for Barbaar, a cafe and digital work space in Delft Netherlands. Barbaar is owned and organized by Het Collectief, a Delft based contemporary multidisciplinary practice. Barbaar is the meeting place for creatives and enterprising minds in Delft. A space for those who are able to see complex issues and social challenges in ways that others [...]

Custom ‘IndiePendants’ in Delft, Netherlands2018-10-03T15:40:13-04:00

“Surya Ganga”, a movie on solar power in India – needs support

  Click here to support this film about solar power in India   Text from the Bridge-to-India blog, "Solar energy in India has a great, intuitive appeal: everyone knows that there is a lack of power and sees the sun shine almost every day. In fact, the more the sun shines, the more people consume or yearn for electricity to provide [...]

“Surya Ganga”, a movie on solar power in India – needs support2017-02-22T16:08:29-04:00

Bringing daylight into homes using easily accessible materials

About 40% of the world's population use solid fuels for cooking and lighting, putting individuals and families at risk of fire and respiratory diseases. A major concern in developing countries is the reduction of the use of solid fuels and kerosene after dark. However, many people living in make-shift homes or slums do not even have access to the sun during day-time hours as the [...]

Bringing daylight into homes using easily accessible materials2017-02-22T16:08:30-04:00