Meet Our Artisans: Joel Tomlinson

Joel Tomlinson of the Hinkley Design Team

A vision of the lighting designer Joel Tomlinson, two new collections from Hinkley Lighting’s Fredrick Ramond brand offer a “Made in the USA” origin with rustic chic designs that are the ultimate in sustainable style.

ZEN’s innovative construction of environmentally-friendly bamboo is complemented by an energy-efficient LED light source. “I wanted to create a design that was the physical translation of the many benefits of LED technology,” says Joel Tomlinson. Taking inspiration from LED’s modern pedigree, durability, long-lasting and environmentally-conscious technology, Joel combined all of these elements into the design of the ZEN collection. To complete his vision, Joel sought out a talented woodworker, Freddy Hill, who is based in Cleveland, Ohio, the home of Hinkley’s world headquarters. Showing American ingenuity at its finest, together the two young artists joined forces to bring ZEN to life; Freddy meticulously crafting Joel’s sleek design out of bamboo. Each of the ZEN fixtures in the collection: a linear chandelier, pendant and sconce simultaneously highlight the minimalist design and beautiful bamboo grain, giving the design a modern yet warm, natural feel.

LOFT, a handmade solid hardwood pendant collection, also utilizes LED technology and is manufactured locally as well. This sleek collection features a smooth cable-hung design and each piece is individually unique.








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