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Luxe Magazine

December 2013


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The New York Times

October 2013
Pablo Pardo, a Venezuelan-born industrial designer who worked for Fisher-Price and DaimlerChrysler, started his own lighting company, Pablo, in San Francisco 20 years ago. The business has grown in prestige because of products like Circa, a new lamp that supplies balanced light via a flat-panel LED screen.

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Design Bureau

September 2013


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Pablo wins 2013 NYNOW's Accent on Design award for Excellence in Product Design for Circa Collection

August 2013
Pablo continues to receive accolades at NYNOW (formerly New York International Gift Fair), taking home the Summer 2013 award for Excellence in Product Design for its Circa Collection. Circa is Pablo's newest lighting system featuring flat-panel LED technology offered in Floor, Table, Wall Sconce, and Pendant models. Available Fall 2013.


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Pablo 2013 Product Launch Party

December 2012


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Surface Magazine

November 2012


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San Francisco Chronicle

June 2012
This San Francisco Chronicle article follows world-renowned interior architect Orlando Diaz-Azcuy as he uses his expertise and unique eye for design to point out the best new products of the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair. When Diaz-Azcuy visited the Pablo Designs Booth, he stated “I see nothing but first-rate creativity and quality at Pablo.”

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Metropolis

May 2012
Lighting was the most interesting category this year, with LED technology generating stimulating new design concepts. Pablo’s Circa Lamp, one of several using flat panel LED light source, was unique in its design allowing the panel to pivot to direct the light where needed, and giving a warm balanced ambient light.

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The New York Times

May 2012
By no means was industrial technology absent from the fair, but much of it assumed an attitude of humility, seizing every opportunity to hide itself… The lighting company Pablo introduced an LED ceiling fixture called Cielo that integrates the transformer required to dim the light, rather than exiling it to a bulky external box.

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ICFF 2012

May 2012
Pablo Designs launches four new products at New York’s ICFF. On the path to becoming a global leader in LED lighting, Pablo’s clean aesthetic, attention to detail and quest for innovation was on display from the booth design to the latest in LED flat panel technology. Three new LED task lamps, LIM360, Clamp FS, Pixo Colors, and one LED suspension lamp, Cielo, will be available for purchase in October 2012.

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Red Dot Design Award: Best Product Design
and Innovation 2012

March 2012
Pablo is very proud to announce that Pixo has been selected as a winner of this year's Red Dot Award for Best Product Design and Innovation. The Red Dot Awards are among the most renowned design awards in the world and our design was selected from over 4500 product entries.

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Red Dot Design Award: Best Product Design
and Innovation 2012

March 2012
Pablo is very proud to announce that Clamp has been selected as a winner of this year's Red Dot Award for Best Product Design and Innovation. The Red Dot Awards are among the most renowned design awards in the world and our design was selected from over 4500 product entries.

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Metropolitan Home

January 2012


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Wall Street Journal

October 2011
The Wall Street Journal highlights the new generation of LED task lamps. The article emphatically states that the light quality of new LED’s “rivals that of the beloved incandescent bulb.” The article then reviews five of the leading LED task lamps including Pablo Designs’ Clamp lamp. Wall Street Journal contributor Michael Hsu states of the Clamp Lamp “if the shakers had created an LED lamp, this would be it.”

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New York International Gift Fair: Best Collection Award

February 2010
The NYIGF judges stated that “Since 1993, Venezuelan-born industrial designer Pablo Pardo’s designs have exemplified an uncompromising devotion to simplicity and usefulness, fusing the highest technical sensibilities with the most appropriate material pallet. The collection, which is both innovative and traditional, includes LED task lighting and energy-rated incandescent or halogen ambient lighting.

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iF 2010 Product Design Award in Germany

January 2010
Established in 1953, the iF product design award is now among the most important awards for innovative product design.

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Interior Design: Best of the Year Winner - Lighting

December 2009
LIM is designed as a multi-purpose, multi-task LED lighting platform whose simple elemental structure can be reconfigured and applied to address multiple lighting requirements across a variety of applications within various markets to include: contract office, institutional, hospitality and residential.

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Elle Decor

September 2009


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International Contemporary Furniture Fair: Editor's Choice Award for Best Lighting

May 2009
A participant of ICFF for the past fifteen years and winner of last year’s 2008 ICFF’s Editor’s Choice Best Lighting award, Pablo comes home with this prestigious honor for a second year in a row.

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I.D. Annual Design Review Honoree

January 2009
Since 1954, this prestigious annual showcase has chronicled the evolution of design and highlighted its impact on our material and visual culture. Each year, the featured work is chosen by a jury of leading practitioners, who, along with I.D.’s team, focus the abundance of submissions into a clear survey of the state of design.

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International Design Excellence Awards - IDEA Silver Award

January 2009
This task lamp puts the light right where you need it. A concentrated array of high-power LEDs provides a brighter light output than most other lamps in this category. Its 180-degree movement allows precise adjustability without taking up valuable work space. And its ultraslim profile, smooth bright details, and colorful finishes reflect today's electronic age.

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Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA)

July 2008
The award-winning Brazo received the 2008 Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA). The Brazo's reputation for sustainable design, precision technical detail and clean aesthetic served it well and coincided nicely with all of this year’s (IDEA) competition winners. Out of 1517 entries, only 35 were awarded the coveted Gold award.

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International Contemporary Furniture Fair: Editor's Choice Award for Best Lighting

May 2008
At the 2008 New York International Contemporary Furniture Fair a panel of distinguished U.S. and international editors bestowed Pablo the Editors Award for Best Lighting. The award is among the industry’s highest accolade—only 16 of the 600 exhibitors displaying contemporary furnishing received this prestigious award.

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California Home Design

January 2008


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Best of Competition, Best of Neocon Gold

June 2007
We are pleased to announce that BRAZO has garnered a Best of Show Award at this years NEOCON Contract Furniture Exposition in Chicago. This is a first ever for a lighting product!!! Praised for its highly sustainable LED and renewable materials platform, BRAZO is the first task light to feature focus control—providing both calibrated beam spread and directional light focus. BRAZO is available in both table and floor models.

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