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Lighting Designers

Alan Mizrahi Lighting

140 Bowery, nr. Broome St.; 347-201-8114;

The custom lighting on offer here—think Murano-glass chandeliers, showers of crystal beads, and glowing glass orbs—tends to steal the show wherever it’s displayed. $$$$ (consulting services)

Bentley Meeker Lighting & Staging, Inc.

465 Tenth Ave., at 36th St., second fl.; 212-722-3349;

Meeker wrote the book on lighting design (literally: It’s called Light X Design: 20 Years of Lighting). His client list includes Robert De Niro and the organizers of the Whitney Biennial. $$$$ (by appointment only)

Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design

116 E. 27th St., nr. Lexington Ave., fourth fl.; 212-741-3280;

Using sustainable designs, CBBLD creates dramatic, exhibition-worthy lighting in a host of spaces for the likes of Calvin Klein and the Bronfman family. $$$-$$$$ (ecofriendly / by appointment only)

Kugler Ning Lighting Design

247 W. 37th St., nr. Eighth Ave., Ste. 1502; 212-382-2100;

With professionals drawn from the worlds of theater, interior design, and architecture, this multi-award-winning shop consults with industry professionals around the globe. $$$-$$$$ (by appointment only)

Lighting Workshop

20 Jay St., nr. Plymouth St., Ste. 500, Dumbo; 212-796-6510;

This firm has won the Lumen Award twice, bestowed by the Illuminating Engineering Society, for its work in New York. Founder Doug Russell also teaches at Pratt Institute. $$$ (by appointment only)

L’Observatoire International

120 Walker St., nr. Baxter St., seventh fl.; 212-255-4463;

In addition to residential work, principal Hervé Descottes and his firm have done award-winning lighting for large commercial spots including the High Line and Columbus Circle. $$$ (by appointment only)

Tillotson Design Associates

40 Worth St., nr. Church St., Ste. 703; 212-675-7760;

This lighting-design consultancy employs a staff from a range of backgrounds, including architecture, interior design, and theater, as well as several LEED-­accredited professionals. Past projects include the New Museum and the Vera Wang flagship store. $$$-$$$$ (ecofriendly / by appointment only / consulting services)

Vaughan Designs

979 Third Ave., nr. 58th St., Ste. 1511, in the Decoration & Design Building; 212-319-7070;

In business since 1983, Vaughan started with classical lighting styles reflecting his expertise in decorative antiques. Current offerings include fabrics, needlework, textiles, kilims, handmade lampshades, furniture, and lighting, all with an emphasis on authenticity and craftsmanship. $$$ (by appointment only)


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