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INTRODUCING MOMENTI

Riobel is recognized for their high-quality faucets and shower systems, with a talented team of designers, engineers, and technicians that facilitate the innovative direction and the standards of the company. 3D models are developed for each product which are tested at their technical centre. They ensure that their products withstand the level of quality, functionality, and appearance one expects from a Riobel product. In addition, Riobel has in-house carpenters that assemble each display stand to ensure consistent quality and brand image.

We are excited to introduce one of their new lines, Momenti, to our showroom that simplifies the steps to customizing lavatory and bath faucets in any home. The Momenti follows a simple process of choosing from two spout options, four handle styles, and up to seven finishes, creating up to 56 customized looks. This line is also made to measure, ensuring utmost customization that fits perfectly in your bathroom. Customized faucets enhance the appeal of any bathroom and is a detail that should not be forgotten.

Check out our new display, and experience Momenti for yourself:

STEP1:

The process starts by selecting your desired faucet shape: choosing from a round or square design.

choose a spout2

STEP2:

Choose the handle style, from x-shape, t-shape, j-shape, or L-shape.

choose a handle2

 

STEP3:

Choose the desired metal finish: brushed nickel, brushed nickel/black, polished nickel, polished nickel/black, chrome, chrome/black, and black.

choose a finish

STEP4:

View your customize faucet!

view faucet

STEP5:

At top right-hand side, choose different background images that might relate to your style preference, or actual sink.

choose a background img

Explore Momenti: https://momenti.riobel.ca/en

Check out the actual Riobel Momenti display in our showroom, and receive expert advice from our team. We are always happy to help!

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DESIGNER NIGHT

Last week we hosted our 5th Designer Night that focused on Innovations in Lighting. Ron Henderson, the founder of Varaluz, and Bryan Swindler, the Western Regional Sales Manager of Legrand were our guest speakers for the evening that provided insight on the latest in lighting design development and lighting control technology. Over eighty guests attended and enjoyed refreshments and appetizers provided by The Butler Did It Catering Co and had a chance to networked with industry professionals. Our Sponsors also showcased some of their new and exciting products during the evening. Door prizes were also handed out during the night such as an iPad Mini, Celebration of Lights Dinner Cruise, Foodie Tour, Seaplane Tour, Bard-B-Q & Fireworks, Dinner & Comedy Show, and more.

designer night 1

 

About the Guest Speakers:

Ron Henderson is not only the owner, but is also highly immersed in every aspect of Varaluz, from product inspiration, design, manufacture and packaging. His extensive involvement at every phase of creating a product and his fierce environmentalism frames the workmanship and ethics of Varaluz, and makes him truly unique in the lighting industry.

Bryan Swindler is the Western Regional Sales Manager of Legrand, and has spent much of his career with technology based products. His technical background offers insight to the future of Whole Home Products and the growing sophistication of wifi technology.designer night 2

 

Our Sponsors:

Our night would not have been possible without the help of our staff and our sponsors. Special thank you to: Legrand, Varaluz, The Rubinet Faucet Company, Cerno, Tech Lighting, Kichler, Sonneman, Riobel, Kuzco, Fine Art Lamps, Wac, Maxilite, Hubbardton Forge, and Standard.
We also thank everyone that attended and hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did! designer night 3   designer night 4

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spring into summer sale

Save up to 60% off on select clearance items during our Spring into Summer sale starting May 11 till May 13 2017. Plus receive 20% off regular price items, and save on select clearance fans.

 Here are some items up for sale:

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Terrace 1-Light Wall Lantern

The Terrace is made of seeded clear glass with an oil rubbed bronze finish.

Dimensions:W: 8” H: 16”
Lamping: (1) Medium A19 150w Max.
Bulb not included.

terramo

Terramo 5-Light Chandelier

The Terramo is embellished with crystal droplets and is finished in white.

Dimensions:W: 17” H: 17”
Lamping: (5) 60 watt Candelabra.
Bulb not included.

 

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Keinilworth 4-Light Island Light

The Keinilworth is finished in silver leaf and has a glass diffuser for a softer output of light.

Dimensions:W: 17” H: 11” L: 35″
Lamping: (4) Medium 100w Max.
Bulb not included.

 

 

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Pave 5-Light Chandelier

The Pave is designed with crystal inlays and has a polished nickel finish. The chandelier is topped off with white shantung silk shades for a crisp and contemporary look.

Dimensions: D: 25.25” H: 25”
Lamping: (5) Candelabra B10 Torpedo 60w Max.
Bulb not included.

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Canary Wharf 3-Light Chandelier

The Canary Wharf is in a Burnt Sienna finish and provides a rugged industrial look.

Dimensions: D: 30″ W: 30” H: 23”
Lamping: (3) E26 Medium Base 60w Max.
Bulb not included.

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Neptune Led Pendant

The Neptune has a laser cut design that creates interesting shadows, and is finished in bronze.

Dimensions: D: 19″ H: 19”
Lamping: LED Board Built-In, 3000K, 900lm*

Offer ends May 13 2017 and while quantities last. Visit our showroom to see more items up for sale, our Lighting and Bath Specialist are always happy to help you!

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outside sales

Norburn Lighting & Bath Centre is a leading retailer of lighting and plumbing products in BC. Our success is due in large part to the entrepreneurial spirit of the owners combined with a strong tradition of outstanding customer service. Our employees experience the excitement and satisfaction that comes from working for a successful company where every employee makes a difference and where initiative and hard work are valued and rewarded.

Norburn Lighting & Bath Centre is looking to fill an Outside Sales position at 4600 Hastings St., Burnaby location. Our sales employees enjoy excellent health, dental and pension benefits in addition to a competitive base plus incentive compensation plan.

The successful candidate will develop new business and work with existing customers. They will prepare and conduct sales presentations, prepare quotations and negotiate sales. Emphasis will be on candidates that have an existing client base.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must possess:

• Superior customer service skills
• Strong sales presence
• Good presentation skills
• Good computer skills
• Experience in reading blue prints, coordinating projects and lighting product knowledge is
a requirement.

If you are interest in this position, submit your resume to: hr(at)norburn.com

Deadline: May 19 2017

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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lighting design trends

There are some new and exciting explorations of geometric shapes, both minimal and complex, that are becoming signature design elements in many contemporary lighting fixtures.

Check out the fixtures below for some great examples of this hot trend for 2017.

PLANAR PENDANT

The Planar pendant is influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright’s visionary Fallingwater home from the 1930’s. The LED pendant delivers clean, modern, gravity-defying lines that are sure to enhance high-end dining rooms and living rooms. The Planar is also handcrafted using steel at a Vermont forge.

PLANAR

Image source: Planar Large LED Pendant by Hubbardton Forge

HIVE PENDANT

The bee’s knees.

A delicate three-dimensional weave of steel shows off design inspiration and whimsy. You have the option to choose from two different finishes – one for the light fixture and one for the sculptural element.

 

HIVE

Image source: Hive Pendant by Vermont Modern

CALX PENDANT

The Calx pendant has been an absolute hit in our showroom. The combination of the warm walnut wood, brushed brass and geometric shape are sure to make this pendant a focal point in any space!

Nick Sheridan, designer and a co-founder of Cerno states,

“The Calx is a nice example of modern design where the methods and the materials themselves are integral to its very conception, aligning form and function, which creates a synergy that is evident. The fixture ultimately forms a square aperture but enjoys a beautifully simple faceted structure.”

CALX

Image source: Calx Pendant by Cerno

ANGULAR CAGE PENDANT

A series of geometric cubes set at various angles with a black or silver finish. This pendant provides a great amount of light, has strong visual interest and is easily adaptable to LED technology. There is unexpected elegance to this fixture that you would not find in a basic geometric fixture.

ANGULAR CAGE

Image source: Angular Cage Pendant by Milkyway

Stop by our showroom for more geometric fixture options at various price points. Talk with our Lighting Specialists to help you find the perfect light for your space. We are open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm and Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm.

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LUNA MIRRORS

If you haven’t seen the Luna mirrors from Fleurco yet, you’re missing out!

Fleurco has been in the industry for 50 years, designing and manufacturing innovative freestanding bathtubs, shower bases, shower doors, and lighted mirrors. In the past months, we have introduce the Halo lighted mirror, and the Sunrize lighted mirror from the Luna Mirror collection.

SUNRIZE MIRROR HALO MIRROR

These lighted mirrors use the latest LED technology which reduces energy consumption, and saves money. But there’s more to the Luna mirrors than LED technology, that make them so alluring:

1) The Brightness

The Halo Lighted mirror can reach a brightness of up to 1725 lumens, while the Sunrize mirror provides 630 lumens. The bright light allows for better visibility for daily tasks.

2) The Colour

Both the Halo and Sunrize mirror have a kelvin temperature of 3500K which leans more towards white or cool tone. This is an ideal colour temperature for bathrooms because it appears brighter to the eyes and gives the impression of a clean space while enhancing contrast.

3) No Fog

Those who are fond of warm baths and showers are familiar with fogged mirrors. These lighted mirrors eliminate the need to clear off a mirror, due to their built-in defogger pads for a fog free reflection.

4) The Look

Lighted mirrors in a bathroom creates a luxury spa feel and enhances the value of a home. The Halo mirror is a back-lit mirror that creates an evenly distributed glow around the mirror. The light accentuates the mirror and brings a sense of depth to a room. The Sunrize emanates light from both the left and right side of the mirror which focuses more on illuminating the face for better visibility especially when grooming and applying makeup.

5) Safety & Warranty

These Luna Mirrors have been tested and certified for safety. They are UL and CUL certified, and IP44 rated. In other words, these lighted mirrors have passed testing to ensure that they are safe to be installed in particular areas of a washroom where they can potentially be exposed to moisture or splashed with water. In addition, these items are backed with a 5 year manufacturers warranty.

If you would like more information on Luna Mirrors by Fleurco, contact or visit our showroom. Our team of Specialist are always happy to help with both your lighting and bath needs.

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rubinet

Bordeaux, Purple Haze, and Aqua are just a few finishing options you can get from the Rubinet Faucet Company that offer plumbing accessories suitable for residential and commercial spaces. Rubinet products can be seen in hotels such as Atlantis on Paradise Island, Palmilla in Cabos San Lucas, and condominiums such as Turnberry Place in Las Vegas.

Rubinet is also proudly Canadian, producing innovative and quality faucets and other plumbing accessories since 1982, using hand-crafted techniques with state of the art technology.

Of course, Rubinet also supplies quintessential finishes, such as chrome, nickel, brass and even matte finishes that stand the test of time. What ever your desire may be; whether you want to make a bold statement with a fiery red finish, or prefer a classic chrome finish, Rubinet has something for everyone.

What you can expect:

Aside from the variety of finishes (twenty-one finishes to be exact), Rubinet also ensures their products meet appropriate regulations. These products are constructed with material that comply with plumbing supply fitting and water conservation regulations. In addition, the products are tested for lead to ensure safe consumption of water.

rubinet display

rubinet display

 

Here are a few Rubinet basin sets displayed in our showroom:

 

R10

From the square handles to the slender faucet stem, the R10 focuses on a linear design that provides a sleek modern aesthetic.

R10

LASALLE

The Lasalle has a transitional appeal, with a more rounded faucet stem, and curved lever handles.

LASALLE

MATTHEW QUINN

The Matthew Quinn has a simplistic design that allows you to mix different finishes together.

MATTHEW QUINN

ICE

For a luxury feel, the Ice basin set has linear lever handles accented with Swarovski crystal inlays. The Swarovski crystals are available in plain, black, or clear.

ICE

 

During your next visit to Norburn Lighting and Bath Centre, be sure to check out our new Rubinet display, featuring basin sets, shower heads, and other kitchen and bathroom accessories. Our experts in lighting and bath products can help you make the right decision in any room of your home.

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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.

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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