ILEX Architectural Lighting lights up New York

ILEX Architectural Lighting is set to show its hospitality chops at its first BDNY (Boutique Design New York) trade show this Nov. 9-10, displaying additions to the Portfolio Collection, including new fixtures by megawatt designers Michael Graves, Mick Ricereto, Laura Kirar, Christopher Poehlmann and Michael Wolk. A number of ADA-compliant and high-design sconces, including several from the City Series line, will also be on display in the booth.

Says Alan Indursky, president of ILEX, “We are excited to exhibit for the first time at BDNY with a curated selection of new lights, as well as high-performing best sellers, all of which are tailor made to meet the needs of the hospitality industry. With design by top professionals who are out specifying for their own projects, and a variety of application and lamping options available, our fixtures are ideal for a large range of hospitality projects.”

New products on display include the following:

Space Array and La Cagé by Mick Ricereto An avant-garde pendant composed of aluminum “leaves,” which can be easily snapped on and off and moved up or down, Space Array offers a truly customizable solution that can be adjusted when a new look is desired. Space Array is available in several sizes and in matte white, teal, black and custom colours. These pendants use an Incandescent light source or LED. Ricereto was inspired by salvaged industrial products when creating La Cagé, a unique wire-frame pendant with an open, cage-like exoskeleton enveloping a smaller, round glowing lamp. The resulting form – nine inches tall and 14 in diameter in diameter – coveys both lightness and strength, simultaneously. Available in matte black, matte white, matte teal and polished nickel finishes, they come with an Incandescent light source or LED.

Chroma and Woods by Christopher Poehlmann For Chroma, Poehlmann’s main objective was to develop a simple pendant, through which the use of a single variable – in this case, colour – could offer a product family with many options. The pendant houses both new and old lighting technology depending upon the preference of the user, and alleviates the notion of planned obsolescence with its adaptable design program. Finish options include polished aluminum, matte black, matte white, shiny red and shiny white. Lamping options are LED, fluorescent and incandescent. Woods draws inspiration from Poehlmann’s personal work, combining modernism with traditional rustic ideas. The fixture features a stylized look with etched glass recalling the effect of woods. Nature in its abstract form is relatively timeless and transitions remarkably well in the vast spectrum from traditional to contemporary. Available heights range from nine inches to 12 inches, and widths from four inches to eight inches.  

Astor LED Sconce This sconce lives up to its stately, classic name, while integrating modern LED technology. Astor is composed of a smooth shiny opal glass column, which houses the LED and is affixed to the wall via a square metal mount with chic beveled edges. Metal options include brushed nickel, polished nickel or chrome. Incandescent and fluorescent light sources are also available. For added versatility, the Astor sconce comes in a double version, which can be mounted either horizontally or vertically.

Libro by Laura Kirar Laura Kirar’s multi-glass version of Libro comes in clusters of three of five amber-glass cylinders. The custom Italian glass made exclusively for ILEX subtly undulates, resembling the surface of an open book, and shimmers with gold flecks. Libro’s combination of modern practicality and sophisticated style embodies Kirar’s signature global aesthetic. Diffuser also comes in opaline. Single pendant and complementary flush mount and ADA sconce versions are also available.

Edge by Michael Wolk This sleek, wall-mounted decorative LED fixture is ideal for commercial use. Designed by award-winning interior and product designer Michael Wolk, it is made from polished aluminum and shiny opal acrylic. Edge is ADA-compliant and characterized by simple geometric forms and sharp, clean lines.

Table Top and Fete by Michael Graves Beloved American architect and designer Michael Graves’ Table Top sconce is the classic table light, elevated – in both the aesthetic and literal sense of the word. An haute twist on the typical tabletop design, it features a flared, blown-glass shade and cylindrical stem perched atop an integrated wall-mounted ledge. The metal surface under the ledge is ornamented with a subtle, yet unexpected curl. The square-edged shade, which houses the LED source, is a stunning element, formed out of a single cast of glass with no openings. Ideal for hospitality environments and ADA compliant, the shiny opal glass diffuser is attractively contrasted by brushed nickel, polished nickel, polished brass or satin brass finish options. Halogen light source is also available. Fete is a festive pendant composed of a drum-shaped acrylic diffuser ensconced in smooth tubular columns that elegantly encircle the light. At once classic and modern, Fete’s diffuser is conveniently available in both a shiny or matte finish to suit the needs of a variety of projects. Metal finish options include architectural bronze, antique brass, brushed nickel, polished, polished brass as well as satin brass. Incandescent light source is standard with fluorescent and LED options available.


ILEX is an American lighting manufacturer based in Taunton, MA, that creates architectural lighting solutions for commercial, hospitality and high-end residential spaces. Founded in 2000, as a subsidiary of the 65-year-old lighting brand Norwell, ILEX is committed to nurturing American design and production. The company employs an experienced staff of artisans who have over 80 years of expertise in the lighting industry, collectively.

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