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Jon Landau David Tragen and partner Shireen
My night with the Hollywood A-listers

“Are you available on 6th December for the World premiere of Avatar 2?”  The conversation is usually a little more mundane when I call my partner, Shireen; what time she’ll be home and whether the salmon is past its use by date.  However this wasn’t just any week. Rewind 7 days and I’d just woken…Read More

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Transmission at the 2021 [d]arc awards at Fabric, London

Transmission was shortlisted to the top 10 in the decorative kit category at the [d]arc awards which I had the pleasure of attending at Fabric in London at the end of March 2022. The [d]arc awards is a unique concept utilising  arc and darc magazines’ reputation as being the most widely read and respected lighting design publications in the…Read More

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Designer, artist, furniture maker and sculptor
When working with a designer-maker is worth the extra money

Whether you are a multi-millionaire or somebody living on the bread line, everybody wants to feel like they are getting value for money. So when you compare the price of individually made items, usually created by an artisan, with those made in a factory, the price difference is often so significant that it doesn’t seem…Read More

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Introducing Transmission – a groundbreaking illuminated sculpture

The pandemic has undoubtedly been a challenging time for all of us. I am very grateful that I have been able to throw myself into work as a distraction and this new piece has really been at the core of helping me get by. It took just over a year to develop, with large breaks…Read More

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Bespoke Furniture – Exclusive Luxury (Part 4)

  A bespoke design In the first three parts of this series I have looked at the factors which play a part in determining the price when you want to customise furniture to your tastes. The choice of materials, the finish, the size of the piece and its location will all cause the quote to…Read More

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