PSLab

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PSLab
Private
IndustryLighting design
Founded2004
FounderDimitri Saddi
HeadquartersBeirut, Lebanon
Websitepslab.net

PSLab is a lighting design company based in Beirut, Lebanon and has offices in several other countries. They design and build lighting fixtures for residential, commercial, and community spaces.

History[edit]

PSLab was founded in 2004[1][2] by Dimitri Saddi, who is the Managing Director of the firm. The firm grew out of Saddi’s family business. They have offices: in Stuttgart, Bologna, Dubai, and Amsterdam and are opening in Antwerp and London in 2018. Its headquarters is in the Mar Mikhayel neighborhood of Beirut, Lebanon.[3]

Design[edit]

PSLab are a team of architects, designers, engineers, craftsmen and technicians, who create original lighting designs for both commercial and residential complexes from scratch and from their archive.[4] The designs include both technical designs and decorative lighting[5][6] designed and built by PSLab with items being made by hand in their in house manufactory. Common materials used include aluminum, brass, copper, glass and blackened steel.[7][8][1][9] PSLab has completed projects in Europe, Asia, and North America.[10] The company has designed the lighting of hotels, [11][12] as well as restaurants,[13][14] retail stores,[15] wellness centers, nightclub spaces,[16] and outdoor community spaces.[17] They also design the lighting for private residences.[18][19]

Awards[edit]

In 2011 the company received an iF Product Design Award, and they received a Good Design Award in both 2011 and 2013.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Grant, John (31 October 2013). "Made With". LID Editorial. p. 53 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Design Libanais : les marques qui sortent du lot". The Good Life (in French). 2018-01-12. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  3. ^ "Subscribe to read". Financial Times.
  4. ^ "Staircase light installation by .PSLAB - Yatzer". Yatzer Magazine. 27 November 2008.
  5. ^ "The Jane Antwerp; Divine Fine Dining by Piet Boon - Yellowtrace". Yellow Trace Magazine. 1 April 2014.
  6. ^ ".PSLAB's "lion fish" chandelier adds the finishing touch to The Jane Antwerp". Archinect Magazine.
  7. ^ ".PSLAB Designs Minimalist Lighting Solution for Workshop Kitchen + Bar". Dexinger Magazine. 10 December 2012.
  8. ^ ".PSLAB Goes Exploring at LDF 2011". Dexinger Magazine. 16 September 2011.
  9. ^ "A Fluid Identity" (in Italian). Domus Magazine. February 2015. p. 110.
  10. ^ ".PSLAB, a Leading Light in Beirut's Design Vanguard - Metropolis". Metropolis Magazine. 16 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel by PSLAB". Design Milk. 23 November 2009.
  12. ^ "PSLab Designs Lighting for Le Cloître Hôtel". 24 October 2013.
  13. ^ Erin (8 March 2013). "Workshop kitchen + bar lighting by .PSLAB".
  14. ^ "Haute Illumination". Architectural Lighting.
  15. ^ "How a cohesive approach has made .PSLAB luminaries of the lighting industry". www.wantoday.com. Want Today.
  16. ^ ".PSLAB Creates Magic Outdoor Lighting For Rooftop Bar In Beirut". Fast Co Design Magazine. 8 July 2011.
  17. ^ "Hai d3 - Dubai, UAE - Designing an outdoor lighting solution for a unique creative habitat - PSLab". Archinect.
  18. ^ "Spiral Staircase Lighting by .PSLAB". Design Milk. 13 August 2012.
  19. ^ "Residence Staircase / .PSLAB". Architecture Daily. 1 September 2012.
  20. ^ Behzad Sandila. "True as Steel". Product Design Magazine. Brown Book. p. 78.