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Full-time Showroom Sales Representative

If you love design and want to start a career that challenges your creativity, our Showroom Sales Representative position might be just for you!

The sales environment is low pressure and our sales staff are encouraged to spend time with customers and to develop a close relationship with contractors and builders. Working Saturdays with an alternate day off is required.

We will train you to:

• assist homeowners, interior designers and builders with their lighting or plumbing needs
• provide excellent product information
• present options from a wide range of high-end products
• prepare quotes for contractors and homeowners
• expedite and follow up on orders
• respond to phone inquiries
• assist with showroom presentation

If you possess some sales experience, we are interested in talking to you about joining our team in Burnaby.

We value:

• outstanding interpersonal skills
• a strong sales presence
• creativity and interest in design
• attention to detail
• some computer skills

Our employees enjoy excellent health, dental and pension benefits in addition to a competitive base salary plus incentive compensation.

Submit your resume to: hr(at)robinsonlighting.com

Deadline: March 31 2017

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What's Old is New Again

Some of the best trends are from past eras that resurface and are redefined as current. Trends are cyclical, which allows us to integrate the beauty of past designs into our contemporary home. This coming season we are featuring items that give homage to past eras.

1900’s – Art Nouveau Movement

The popularity of crafted material was dominant during the early 1900’s, during which the Art Nouveau Movement occurred. This was a period that defied the sub-ordinance of crafted art, such as glass work, to other forms of art that was considered more superior, such as sculptural work.  Artists such as Louis Comfort Tiffany had a profound influence with this movement, which emphasized on the importance of craftsmanship.

The Tiffany lamps from Quoizel epitomizes the artisan work from this era, which the company has been perfecting since the 1930’s.

The table lamps are hand assembled using the copper foil technique introduced by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Violet table lamp and Vintage Bronze Tiffany lamp are designed with a dome shaped shade that provides a spacious canvas for realistic sceneries of nature. The Violet table lamp has budding violets surrounded by a motif of green, yellow, red and tangerine glass.

Violets Table Lamp

The Vintage Bronze Tiffany lamp has the same dome shaped shade but with a soft scalloped edge that follows the movement of the leaves, and depicts a scenery of hummingbirds drawing nectar from a patch of flowers.

art nouveau

The third Tiffany lamp is finished in Russet, and has a more complex design due to the irregular shape of the shade. The trim of the shade also appears more rugged, and has a subtle branch that stems out from the crown and seamlessly blends into the mosaic of pastel glass.

tiffany lamp

These lamps have a sense of ornamentation that brings life to a room that cannot be ignored.

1930’s to 1940’s – Hollywood Regency/ Regency Moderne

The chandelier has been around for centuries, which attest to the idea of the resurgence of style.

The Regency Moderne style, in particular, was a hit around the 1930’s to 1940’s. Regency Moderne was inspired by the production sets in Hollywood that were lavishly decorated and over the top. This style incorporated a mix of Neoclassical, Art Deco, Chinoiserie and even had a hint of Modern influences. Dorothy Draper was an iconic figure during this time for her bold colour combinations and elaborate large scaled designs. This style allowed for combinations of classic furniture with pops of vibrant colour, luxurious fabrics, and ornate additional touches, such as the use of chandeliers.

These Schonbek fixtures exude the opulence of this style, enhancing the glamorous appeal of a room.

Schonbek crystal chandelier


petit crystal deluxe

 

1960’s – Mid-Century Modern

The era of rebellion, the Sixties was considered the mod culture with iconic figures such as Jean Shrimpton and the Beatles that made a mark in popular culture. In interior design, David Hicks was highly idolized for his unapologetic use of bold colours.

The Sixties embraced futuristic designs, bold colours and patterns, and geometric structures. Homes were decorated to reflect the individual and was a platform for creative expression. The economic boom, growth in technology, and various social movements also had an impact on the lifestyle and the interiors of homes.

One of the most classic examples of mid-century modern design was the Sputnik, such as the Armstrong from Kichler, which is modernized with adjustable arms for variations in style.

The Sputnik lighting design was popularized during the Atomic Age, and was inspired by the SPUTNIK1 which was the first artificial Earth satellite to launch in 1957, and would later evoke the Space Race that dominated most of the 1950’s and 1960’s.

sputnik fixture

Here are a few more pieces that are reminiscent of this era:

 

The Domi by Dainolite also has the atomic and geometric form that was popular during this era.

domi eight light pendant

This floor lamp by Dainolite has an asymmetric composition and contrasts matte black with vintage bronze.

matte black and vintage bronze floor lamp

Circular patterns—patterns in general—were used to make bold statements. The Charles pendant from Kichler has laser cut circular patterns that are reminiscent of this trend.

charles pendant

Through out the years, it is evident that we rekindle our interest for past designs as they begin to resurface. The distinctive looks are unforgettable, and remind us that what was old will eventually become new again.

For more inspiration, head over to our instagram page @norburnlighting, and contact our showroom for expert advice on how to integrate “old” design into your contemporary home.

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bath and vanity lighting tips

Keep these tips in mind when you purchase bath or vanity lighting to help elevate the look of your bathroom.

SINGLE BOWL VANITY

For ideal lighting for grooming, or applying makeup, place sconces on either side of the mirror. This helps eliminate shadows on your face. Ideally, they will be placed 28”- 40” apart and roughly at eye level or centered 66” above the floor. This will vary depending on your mirror size.

Progress Lighting

Image Source: Sketch from Progress Lighting

TWO BOWL VANITIES

If you don’t have enough space to mount sconces on each side of the mirrors; place vanity lights above each sink.

Tech Lighting

Image Source: Ryker Pendant and Morrison Bath Bar from Tech Lighting

GENERAL LIGHTING

Include some recessed down lights in areas larger than 100 square feet. You can also use close to ceiling fixtures to supplement sconce lighting.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

Don’t forget to have some fun with lighting too! If you don’t want to mount lighting on your mirror consider using pendants to add some visual interest while still being very functional.

FinoSmall

Image Source: Fino Small Pendant from Tech Lighting
(Photographer: Jim Bartsch  |   Build: Allen Construction)

 

You can also add some flair by adding pendants or chandelier above your tub.

Constellation Chandelier

Image Source: Constellation Chandelier and Mia Bath Bar from LBL Lighting
(Photographer: Joshua Lawrence)

mia bath bar

Image Source: Mia Bath Bar from LBL Lighting
(Photographer: Joshua Lawrence)

When you’re ready to take your bathroom design to the next level, be sure to visit Norburn Lighting & Bath Centre. Our expert staff will help you determine your lighting needs, finding you the right lighting for your bathroom. Don’t forget we have you covered on all your plumbing needs too! Stop in today and we will help you create your dream space.

 

4600 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC  V5C 2K5
604-299-0666

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introducing cerno

We are anticipating the arrival of some bold and innovative pieces from Cerno that infuses modern architecture with natural elements.

Here is what you can expect to see in our showroom in the weeks ahead!

The Valeo

At almost 8 feet tall, the Valeo arches over any surface to provide ambient lighting. This floor lamp has an angular design made of walnut and aluminum that contrast the white fabric shade.
The adjustable aluminum arm and shade make the Valeo unique. The shade can suspend as high as 6 feet 7 inches from the ground, and can hang as low as 3 feet 11 inches from the ground.

the valeo cerno

The Silva Giant

The Silva Giant is another grandiose floor lamp, standing 7 feet tall. The Silva Giant is functional and stylish, providing necessary lighting for reading and an additional layer of lighting for a room. The floor lamp is designed with a curved base in walnut and brushed aluminum hardware for stability on uneven surfaces. The cord of the lamp feeds through one of the aluminum feet, keeping a portion of the cord hidden and maintaining a streamline look.

the silva giant cerno

The Levo

The Levo is crafted with functionality in mind without compromising aesthetics. The bedside wall sconce offers ambient lighting and task lighting for the late night reader. The reading light swings out from the base, and automatically turns on when it is in use. When the reading light is tucked away, the light automatically turns off. The Levo also has a built-in USB charger that satisfies the techy in everyone. This wall sconce is available in both the left and right model to ensure that both sides are not left in the dark!

the levo cerno

The Pendant Fixtures

We are also excited to introduce three pendant fixtures from Cerno, including the Calx, Imber, and Ignis.

The Calx

The Calx has a stunning geometric design made of walnut panels that create a prism appearance. The inner shade is lined in brush brass for a pop of metallic, adding visual interest. The bold design and large scale of the Calx makes it a great statement piece for any room.

the calx cerno

The Imber and Ignis

The Imber and Ignis are both designed with a brass finished bouillotte shade, and walnut arched arms.

The Imber is finished in a distressed brass and is slightly taller at 17.75 inches, and narrower at 17 inches. The walnut arms on the Imber pendant is more dominant, protruding out slightly taller than the arches on the Ignis.

the imber cerno

The Ignis is finished in a brushed brass and is shorter at 14.75 inches, and wider in diameter at 24 inches. The walnut arms of the Ignis also extends to the bottom to help support and help frame the shade.

the ignis cerno

For more information on the Cerno products, contact our showroom.

We can’t wait for their arrival!

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introducing invisia collectiong

We are so excited to start carrying Invisia Bathroom Accessories in our showroom, that are not only luxurious but also designed with safety in mind. These accessories exude elegance and help create a spa-like sanctuary right in your home.
Here are a few products you can expect to see in our showroom:

1) WALL-MOUNTED SHOWER SEAT

The Serenaseat can be folded to enhance space when it is not in use, and has a removal back rest for easy clean up in the bathroom. The seat is made of durable bamboo; designed to be hypoallergenic, moisture and temperature resistant, and eliminates the growth of bacteria. The framing is also made with durable aluminum material in a powder grey finish, and is rust resistant as well.

SERENASEAT

2) ACCENT HANDLES

The Accent Ring frames shower valves and provides support when bathing, or getting in and out of the bath or shower. The Accent Ring is available in a polished chrome finish, and is a top selling product from Invisia.

ACCENTRING

 

The Accent Bar offers flexibility in terms of installation and placement to satisfy the desired level of support needed, and is also available in a polished chrome finish.

ACCENTBAR

3) SHELVING

The Corner Shelf and Shampoo Shelf helps declutter the shower by providing an accessible space for hygienic products, but can also be used for support. Both have a removal tray made of non-porous material to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria. The trays are also shatterproof, making it a durable piece that will withstand the test of time. These shelving products are available in a polished chrome finish.

CORNERSHELF

SHAMPOOSHELF

4) ACCESSORIES

The Soap Dish, Towel Bar, and Toilet Roll Holder also provide a touch of luxury and functionality to a bathroom. These accessories are designed to provide support when moving around and the polished chrome finish and seamless silhouettes help modernize the look of a bathroom.

SOAPDISH TOWELBARTOILETROLLHOLDER

When you are ready to turn your bathroom into a spa sanctuary, and want to learn more about the new Invisia products, contact our showroom, our Specialist are happy to help you!

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most-purchased-items-2016
As we begin a new year, we’re looking back at some of the trendiest, and most purchased items of 2016.

1) THE SWITCHES

Legrand offers sleek and trendy wall plates, dimmers, outlets, and also paddle switches that make it easy to turn lights on and off. The commonly purchased paddle switches were in a Magnesium and White finish.

paddleswitches

2) LEDme STEP LIGHT + WALL LIGHT

The LEDme collection from WAC Lighting are designed with such minimalism that allows it to be a versatile component. This lighting system helps optimize visibility in staircases, pathways, and elevates the look of the space. The LEDme Step and Wall Light was most purchased in a brushed nickel finish.

LEDme

3) THE CHROME PENDANTS

Chrome pendants were highly purchased in 2016, in various designs and complexities. The most purchased chrome pendants were from Kendal Lighting:
This chrome pendant with round etched glass was a hit among our customers.

kendal-chrome-pendant

As well as this 1-light pendant from the Politan series, that has optic crystals encased within a cube glass shade.

kendal-chrome-pendant2

4) THE 5-LIGHT LED PENDANT

Another popular fixture that was purchased in 2016 was this 5 light LED pendant from Kuzco Lighting. This pendant has a layer of encased crystal bubbles that are protected by an exterior clear glass shade.

5-light-pendant

5) THE CRYSTAL CHANDELIER

A traditional chandelier that was well loved was this chandelier by Schonbek that gives off an 18th century feel, and is fully made with crystals. From it’s hand-formed crystal arms, crystal column pieces, holders, and suspended crystal jewels, this chandelier exudes extravagance and royalty.

crystal-chandelier

6) THE LOFT FAN

Keeping it cool with the Loft Ceiling fan by Emerson Fans. The simple aesthetic and seamless lines gives this fan a modern look and was well received by our customers. The fan has a four speed wall control that is also remote control adaptable. In addition, the Loft ceiling fan is energy star rated, saving energy and money.

loft ceiling-fan

7)THE BENALUA FLUSH-MOUNT

The Benalua flush-mount by Eglo Lighting was a flush-mount that won the crowd. The flush-mount is made with white glass with clear glass edges. The crystals are arranged in a floral pattern for added visual appeal.

benalua
8) THE CRYSTAL VANITY

This vanity lighting from Kuzco Lighting is in a chrome finish and designed with diamond cut clear crystals. The vanity uses LED technology for the lighting source, making it energy efficient and an exquisite statement piece.

crystal-vanity

9) THE CRYSTAL BUBBLE PENDANT

Another crowd-pleaser from Kuzco Lighting was this 1-light LED pendant, designed with encased crystal bubbles in a brushed nickel finish. The sleek tubular design gives it a contemporary look while the crystal bubbles provide sparkle.

crystal-bubble-pendant

10)THE PETIT CRYSTAL FLUSH-MOUNT

This flush-mount by Schonbek was inspired by Classic Empire Designs, using angular crystals to form it’s architectural shape. A glamorous piece that completely transforms a room into opulence.

petit-crystal

11) THE GREENWICH PENDANT

This 1-light pendant from Artcraft offered a rustic charm to our customers, with it’s warm copper and brown tones, and the use of clear glass to expose vintage Edison bulbs.

greenwich

12) THE RAMOS PENDANT

We can’t forget about the Ramos pendant by Eurofase. This pendant has a smooth design, and contrasts matte black with antique gold to add visual interest.

 

ramos-pendant

Let us know what your favourite fixture was.
We’re excited to introduce some new fixtures this year, so keep an eye out!

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gift-guide

We are counting down the days till Christmas with a few gift ideas that are sure to
brighten someones day.

Led Desk Lamps

1. THE MODERN DESK LAMP

Sleek, modern, and functional, these LED Desk lamps play with colour blocking and designed with a swift touch on/off button.

Tiffany Angel fish Lamp

butterfly lamp

turtle lamp

2. THE MINI TIFFANY’S

These Tiffany lamps are designed with coloured glass that bring a hint of whimsy, and make for a great conversation starter.

Minique

3. THE CHANDELIER

The Minique is a glamorous fixture finished in antique white, and accented with amethyst
crystal jewels.

hockey pendant

4. THE NOVELTY FIND

For the hockey lover in everyone. This novelty hockey pendant will certainly draw a crowd!

 mled-2432-blt

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5. THE PERFECT VANITY

Backlit mirrors help eliminate shadows on the face when shaving or applying makeup. The minimalist design also makes it perfect for any home.

ledmir-1w-pc

6. THE SWINGARM MIRROR

Swingarm mirrors provide precision, especially when grooming and applying makeup. The swivel arm also allows the mirror to be tucked away when it is not in use.

gift-card

7. THE GIFT CARD

Gift cards are ultimately the ideal gift when you are not sure what someone would like, or if you are simply running out of time! Our gift cards work for any budget, and allows the person to make the final decision on what gift they want.

Contact our showroom for more gift ideas, and for product availability.

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adorne-norburn-lighting

Add the right finishing touches to a room with stylish and innovative designs from the Adorne Collection. Save 20% off on all Adorne products this Monday December 12 2016.

This is the time to save on switches, dimmers, outlets, wall-plates, under cabinet lighting, and innovative WiFi lighting.Visit our showroom, and get expert advice from our Lighting Specialist.

Don’t miss out on this one day sale!

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Cavalia Tickets Draw Norburn Lighting

We have two Cavalia tickets to giveaway!

To enter the draw, like our facebook page or leave a facebook review about your experience at Norburn Lighting and Bath Centre. Your name will be entered twice if you like our page AND leave a review. The winner will be chosen January 28, 2017.

Learn more about Cavalia:
http://www.cavalia.net/en/odysseo/tickets-info/vancouver-bc-can