Karice Clients

Tractor Foods W. Broadway
Custom Linear Lights created for Tractor Foods on West Broadway
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Custom Linear Lights – Tractor Foods Custom lighting design for their West Broadway location in Vancouver, BC.  – Dave Wong of WHG and Karice Enterprises collaborate a third time to provide custom lighting for Tractor Foods at their newest location on West Broadway.

Custom Linear Lights created for Tractor Foods on West Broadway

In the winter of 2017 Dave Wong came to Karice with the lighting concept for the Tractor West Broadway location.  Dave liked our new RETTA linear light, but wanted something with an even simpler design.

Using the same basic idea and technology developed in our Retta light, a newly designed minimal end cap was used for the lighting installation at Tractor’s new location set to open in 2018.   The installation  was crafted by Karice using our in-house, proprietary aluminum lighting extrusion.    Once again we used extra bright LEDs, which provide lighting that would illuminate the entire restaurant.

Eight new linear lights are Suspended on the Ceiling

Eight new linear lights were made for the restaurant location.  When it came to suspending the light in the restaurant, Dave wanted a minimalist approach.  Using a custom Z bracket attachment and ceiling canopy, the suspension methods were mounted directly to the concrete ceiling.  The light was suspended by aircraft cable, with differing heights to have the lights suspended at varying angles.

Tractor Foods W. Broadway

Tractor Foods West Broadway

Tractor Foods West Broadway

Tractor Foods West Broadway

 

The linear lines in the lighting suspension match the linear lines found in the millwork counters on the service line.  A beautiful design by WHG Design.

 

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Tractor Foods custom lighting design is a success.  Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and what we’ve experienced with WHG Design, a partnership that has lasted over twenty years. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

Karice Hollow Tree at Harvest Haus
Harvest Haus Displays Karice Hollow Tree
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Harvest Haus displays Karice’s Hollow Tree with Retta lights at Vancouver’s largest Volksfest.

Harvest Haus displays Karice Hollow Tree, Vancouver’s largest Volkfest

From October 5 through 14, 2017, Karice’s hollow tree was on prominent display at Vancouver’s largest Volkfest, Harvest Haus.  A replica of Stanley Park’s famous 700-year-old tree, this installation was perfect for the first-century folklore celebration.

The result of a collaboration between Maurice L. Dery and Stepan Vanicek, this unique masterpiece is made from literally thousands of lineal feet of weld.  Flat strips of aluminum were cut on our OMAX waterjet machining center and then bent and tacked together in ways that seemed impossible.

Measuring 8 feet by 12 feet and 16 feet high (not including the tree branches), the hollow tree took months to build and at times Maurice wondered if he was asking too much of the aluminum.  “Metal just isn’t supposed to do this!” he would say.  In the end, each mating strip matched perfectly and the fabricated creation was identical to the 3D model.

IDS Vancouver is the first event to display our tree

First exhibited at the IDS Vancouver 2016 show, the hollow tree consists of two halves so it can be transported.  In order to install and assemble the tree we had to design and fabricate a separate aluminum tubular substructure.  It attaches to the tree with wheels, is hinged at the top – equipped with cables and a winch – and brings the two halves of the tree together. Watch this VIDEO HERE to see the stunning installation in action.

Exhibited outdoors in the evening at Harvest Haus, we made a roof for the hollow tree to make it waterproof and suspended three Retta lights inside for illumination. It was staged as a bar for the event and the hollow tree display added delight and intrigue to the massive Halle.

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Karice Hollow Tree on display at Harvest Haus

 

 

Karice Hollow Tree at Harvest Haus

Karice Hollow Tree at Harvest Haus

Beer is a central focus of Harvest Haus and this year’s festival featured 23 varieties including German, European, and local craft beer. There were also selections of cider, wine, and spirits.

And what would Harvest Haus be without authentic Bavarian food vendors? The two-week festival opened in Bavarian style, honouring the traditions of the Harvest and combined authentic European traditions with modern fare. The festival offered seven sittings—everything from The Stein Games (beer sports competition including Stein Pong) and Lippensynchron Battle (singing competition) to The Duelling Arts (swordplay and competitive axe throwing) and Zany Mode (costume party).

Although there’s no formal dress code, festival attendees were encouraged to don lederhosen or dirndl and drink out of steins.  Thank you to Harvest Haus and The Social Concierge for displaying our hollow tree. We sure had fun at your event!

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Our Hollow Tree demonstrates our custom metal and lighting design expertise.  Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and what we’ve experienced with all our clients. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

Ennea Wall Sconce
Ennea Lighting Line – New Lights the Love Child of our Diamond Luxennea and Electron Wall Sconce
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Lighting Designers Create a brand new lighting design for the Karice Lighting Line – Introducing our Ennea Wall Sconce and Ennea Pendant.

“Lighting Designers Create” – Maurice L. Dery and Jordan N. Dery collaborate to create our Ennea Lighting series.  New lights created as the Love Child of our Diamond Luxennea and Electron Wall Sconce.

In the fall of 2016, our client from New Market Ontario came to Karice wanting wall sconces to match his newly installed Diamond Luxennea in his foyer.

The lighting designers of Team Karice immediately went to work to design a new lighting fixture.  Using Auto-CAD inventor, 3-D conceptual images were created and presented to the client.  The client loved what he saw, and made a suggestion as to how he would like to see the design changed.  The chamfered edged on the Electron a minimal.  The chamfered edge on the Ennea was made to be the full 1/4″ thickness of the aluminum plate used in the light.  We loved how this created an even greater angular look to the light.

Ennea Wall Scone

Ennea Wall Sconce

The Diamond Luxennea chandelier that was made for our client in New Market used LEDs with a cool lighting temperature.  To develop the Ennea Wall sconce using matching color temperature, research had to be done to obtain a product that would work.  The first LEDs we purchased were scrapped as they created Hot Spots.  Finally, we were able to source a suitable LED that would work for our client.   This of course gave Karice additional flexibility to offer its clients in the future.  The Ennea lighting products are available in both warm and cool color temperatures.

The lighting designers at Karice also took the time to design and develop a Pendant model in the Ennea Series.  Pictured below is a look at the Ennea Tri-Pendant.

 

Ennea Tri Pendant on Black

Ennea Tri Pendant on Black

Ennea Tri Pendant

Ennea Tri-Pendant luminaire in Silver

The Ennea lighting fixtures are made with an anodized aluminum finish.  They are available in Silver, Black and Light Gold.

 

Studio Shot of Ennea

Studio Shot of Ennea Pendant

 

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Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and what we’ve experienced with our cleint in New Market Ontario. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

Tractor Foods custom lighting installation executed by Karice
Tractor Foods Custom Lighting- New Location at the Telus Gardens on Robson Street in Vancouver, BC
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Tractor Foods Custom lighting design for their Telus Gardens Restaurant – Dave Wong of WHG and Karice Enterprises collaborate a second time to provide custom lighting for Tractor Foods at their newest location on Robson Street.

Tractor Foods Custom and Innovative Lighting Design for Telus Gardens location

In the spring of 2016 Dave Wong came to Karice with the lighting concept for the Telus Gardens location.

In May 2016, we were presented with initial design concepts for the new location.  The new lighting installation was set over the dining area of the restaurant.  The design consists of intersecting linear lights.  A design theme that was carried through out the rest of the restaurant.  Similar subtle details were replicated in the millwork, unifying the design.  The installation  was crafted by Karice using our in-house, proprietary aluminum lighting extrusion.  Welding the channels together, the lighting installation is 22-feet x 10-feet in size.    Using extra bright LEDs, we were able to provide lighting that would illuminate the entire restaurant.

Suspended Lighting Design for Tractor Foods

When it came to suspending the light in the restaurant, Dave wanted a minimalist approach.  Originally, we had imagined 10 – 11 rigid drop tubes to suspend the light.  Dave wanted only six!   This would mean that the light would cantilever and project out from the drop tubes.  The difficult part of this installation was to figure out, where the six drop tubes would work.  The balance point on the structure had to be figured out, and finalize the locations.  Using large round tubing and large, thick mounting flanges, we were able to meet the strict requirements of Vancouver’s seismic zone codes.

 

Tractor Foods Custom Lighting

Tractor Foods Custom Lighting Installation – Telus Gardens, Vancouver, BC

Tractor Foods custom lighting installation executed by Karice

Tractor Foods a custom lighting installation crafted by Karice

 

 

In addition to the eye catching lighting display in the dining area, Karice also crafted eleven custom linear lights for the kitchen service line.  The lights were suspended in between a wood ceiling grid.  A beautiful design by WHG Design.

 

Tractor Foods custom linear lighting crafted by Karice

Tractor Foods custom linear lighting crafted by Karice

Custom linear lighting for Tractor Foods.

Tractor Foods custom linear lighting on the kitchen service line

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Tractor Foods custom lighting design is a success.  Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and what we’ve experienced with WHG Design, a partnership that has lasted over twenty years. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

Tractor Foods Custom Lighting Olympic Village
Tractor Foods – New Location at the Olympic Village in Vancouver, BC
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New lighting design for Tractor Foods – Dave Wong of WHG Design and Karice Enterprises collaborate to provide custom lighting for Tractor Foods.

WHG Design and Karice Enterprises – Work Together for a Design Collaboration to provide a new and Innovative Lighting Design for the newest Tractor Foods location on Quebec Street.

In late 2015 Dave Wong of WHG Design and Steve and Meghan Clark, owners of Tractor Foods came to the Karice facility to investigate lighting for their new  location set to open in early 2016.  Karice was able to show everyone, the seamless process that Karice provides to their customers to accomplish the task of a new custom lighting installation.

In January 2016, we were presented with initial design concepts for the new location.  The original design for the location included ten single linear LED lights suspended at differing, angular dimensions.  In the end, Dave changed the design to be a single rectangular fixture that was 28ft x 7ft wide.  Karice was able to use its very own custom aluminum extrusion to create the lighting masterpiece that resides at the Olympic Village location in Vancouver.  Using extra bright LEDs, we were able to provide lighting that would illuminate the entire restaurant.

Custom seismic bracing had to be engineered and desgined to meet the strict requirements of residing in a seismic zone.  The owners of Tractor didn’t want to see aircraft cable bracing, so a system of metal flat bars was developed to accomplish the task.

Tractor Foods Custom Lighting

Tractor Foods Custom Lighting. Designed and Crafted by Karice. Design collaboration with WHG Design

Tractor Foods Olympic Village Custom Lighting

Tractor Foods Custom Lighting Installation

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Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and what we’ve experienced with Dave of WHG Design, a company we have been working with for over twenty years. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

SHROOMS – Design Lighting for IDS Bar
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SHROOMS! – WHAT? Are we crazy?

Kalu Interiors approached Karice in April 2016 to help them with their IDS Vancouver Central Bar Display.  The theme planned was “Alice In Wonderland”.  “What, how can this be?” we told Aleem “we are already there, our display booth is to be a whimsical theme, as we are designing and building the “TREE OF LIGHT”.

Karice was delighted to travel down the rabbit hole with Kalu to design and craft the lights for the Kalu central bar.  We were given the project carte blanche, so this is when the real fun began.  Lead designer at Karice, Maurice Dery, began contemplating the story of Alice In Wonderland.  One night, while sitting in the bathtub, design innovations began to populate the mind of our master designer.  The idea of huge mushrooms began to take shape.  And so began the journey to create the lights that showcased at the IDS Vancouver 2016 Show.

Our process began drafting ideas on AutoCAD inventor and AutoCAD drafting.  Preliminary sketches included a hammered copper dome.  Conscious of the heavy weight of the concept, the design eventually morphed into an aluminum composition.  The Gills in a mushroom are always a strong identifiable part of a mushroom.  The gills in a mushroom heavily influenced our final design for our Shroom Light.

Using thin gauge aluminum shapes, the mushroom gills, thirty in all, were cut on our OMAX waterjet machining center.  Specially designed tops and bottoms were created that would enable the gills to be mounted on to a center column.  The light is illuminated using energy efficent LEDs.

Once illuminated, the light becomes an interesting play of lighting.  The inner core of the fixture, glowing a warm color temperature casts and interesting play of shadows on the gills.  A down light is also incorporated into the design to provide functionally lighting.
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Once product is completed, of course it needs to be photographed.  What better place to photograph this new light design, but at the IDS Vancouver 2016 Design Show.  Our in house resident photographer, Jordan, managed to capture the essence of these beauties with exceptional display.

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Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and that’s what we do every day. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

 

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GOOD ANIMAL and KARICE COLLABORATE ON CUSTOM LIGHTING
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Good Animal, Karice Enterprises collaborate to create Custom Design Pendant Lights

In December 2014, Karice was approached by Vancouver Lighting Designer, Hesam Ghaemi to collaborate with him on a new custom lighting installation for the new Earls to be built at Mall Millennia in Orlando, Florida, USA.  Hesam had a new idea for custom design pendant lights.

Two lighting designs were quoted to Good Animal in February of 2015.  Only one of Hesam’s lighting designs was selected by the Earls Design Team to be used in their new project in Orlando.

Shortly thereafter, the project was awarded to Good Animal to build fifteen new custom designed pendant lights for the new location in Orlando.  Karice was contracted by Good Animal to further design and craft the pendant lights, and to bring Hesam’s vision to life.

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Karice immediately went to work to prepare the shop drawings for the project.  Round four shop drawings were approved by Earls in the fall of 2015.  In December, Karice began the process of drafting the mechanical construction drawings.  Production began shortly thereafter.

Fifteen custom design pendant luminaires were crafted by the team at Karice for the new project.  Design challenges included the sloped ceiling that the lights were to be mounted to.  An approximate angle was provided by architects.  Using this angle Karice designed a two piece canopy that was sloped as well as adjustable.  Site conditions are never what they seem, so  this was calculated into the design of the custom ceiling canopy.

Slight aesthetic design changes did occur along the way.  The back metal diffusers were originally black, and were changed to gold.  The height of the glass diffusers were modified, to suit the bulb that was eventually selected.  Everything had to be perfect for the new project, and perfect it was.  The final result was stunning.

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Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and that’s what we do every day. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

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OUR LITTLE BUGGERS – FIREFLY LIGHTS
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OUR LITTLE BUGGERS! – JUST FOR FUN

The team at Karice is out to have fun.  I mean real fun.  Who would have thought that Fireflies could become lights!

One Saturday afternoon, lead designer Maurice L. Dery was dreaming about fireflies.  How he would like to be out in nature enjoying the fresh air, and thinking of new ways to enhance his “TREE OF LIGHT”.  Our tree display was well under construction for the IDS Vancouver 2016 design show, and the idea of fireflies was a sure tie in.  So naturally, the idea came to him to create a light that would become known as Karice’s “LITTLE BUGGER”.

The body is CNC machined using solid copper round bar. The wings and the feet have been cut from solid copper sheet metal using our water jet machining center.  Once parts are soldered together, they are tumbled in our newest tumbling machine, to bring the copper to a bright shiny finish.  The finish doesn’t last though, because the air quickly oxidizes the copper to a warm orange/brown hue.

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Once product is completed, of course it needs to be photographed.  What better place to photograph this new light design, but out in the wilds of Nature, at Redwood Park.  Karice comes complete with its own resident in house photographer J.N Dery.

Wiring the little buggers was real fun.  The coaxial cable selected for this project is so thin, that the job became a complicated  event.  Once wired, special arduino boards were programmed, so on display, the lights will glow like luminescence with varying wavelengths of light, just like they would on the real bug.  The LED bulbs were also tinted green, so a illusion of phosphorescence resulted.  Hanging on the tree, these little buggers are really at home.  Some are even crawling on the trunk.

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Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and that’s what we do every day. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

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Langhorne Collection - Luke Lamp Co
Innovative Lighting Design – Luke Lamp Co. and Karice Collaborate
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Innovative lighting design – Luke Kelly is transforming the lighting industry. His revolutionary design truly pushes the creative envelope. He has many other exciting projects and is truly an inspiration.

Luke Lamp and Karice Enterprises – Two Elite Lighting Companies Come Together for Epic Collaboration and Innovative Lighting Design

We had seen the work of Luke Lamp on Instagram and knew right away that with a few proprietary Karice components, Luke Lamp Co. would move into elite territory. We’re so proud of his workmanship, and honoured that we can be a part of what he’s doing.

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Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and what we’ve experienced with Luke Lamp Co. We look forward to a long lasting, fruitful relationship with the bright Luke Kelly and his talented team. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

Shattered Light - Mosaic Geometric Light
Shattered Light – Earls Tyson’s Corner: Custom Lighting Design
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Earls Tyson’s Corner was an epic project! Karice produced four separate lighting concepts, involving innovative LED technology. The main feature, the “Shattered” light for Earls Tyson’s Corner is an amazing custom lighting design that was 38-feet by 16-feet and featured fifteen individual geometric channel LED lights suspended at different heights.  The lighting installation is a masterpiece, a work of art, and looks stunning with the wood ceiling above.

Shattered was nearly identical to our Geometric light for Earls Assembly Row in Boston, Massachusetts, with minor changes in visual design. Both were designed by Karice in collaboration with the award-winning design team at Earls Kitchen + Bar and Matthew Mate Lighting (now Matthew McCormick Studios).

Earls loved what we had done for them in Boston, and wanted a new installation with a similar look. Based on that project, Karice went to work to build a new installation. Once contracted to build the light for Earls Tyson’s Corner, Karice utilized a previously designed custom lighting channel that was ideal for this project, which enabled us to produce a higher quality product. The channel used for the project was a custom, proprietary to Karice, aluminum extrusion.  The channels were cut to size, and carefully welded together to create the geometric shapes in the lighting design.  The channels were fitted with LEDs to create energy efficient lighting.

The project started in the spring of 2014 with the quoting and design process.  Final shop drawings were finally approved and fabrication for the project started in the spring of 2015.  Once completed, the 15 individual lights were packed into two large crates, and shipped out to the restaurant in June of 2015. We were extremely happy with the end results.  It was an honor to work on this project to bring Earls design team’s vision to life.

Shattered Light Earls Tyson's Corner

This contemporary design geometric light can be viewed at 7902 Tysons One Place, Tysons, Virginia (just outside Washington, D.C.).