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Designer Profiles

ILEX has collaborated with six preeminent and emerging product and interior designers including Laura Kirar, Michael Wolk, Michael Graves, Christopher Poehlmann, Kevin Walz and Mick Ricereto to create a sophisticated collection of lighting that is designed and made in America. Each designer brings a unique perspective to the line that will appeal to a broad range of architects, designers and lighting specifiers.

  • Michael Graves

    An award-winning, American architect and industrial designer who is credited with broadening the role of architects and raising public interest in good design. In 1962, Graves began a 39 year career teaching at Princeton University, where he was the Robert Schirer Professor of Architecture, until his death in 2015 Michael oversaw Michael Graves & Associates and the MGD Design.

    www.michaelgraves.com
  • Laura Kirar

    Founder and creative director of Laura Kirar Design, is a designer with the soul of an artist. Under her direction, her design teams in the US and Mexico create elegant, innovative interiors and products for residential and commercial/hospitality projects.

    www.laurakirar.com
  • Chris Poehlmann

    Has been designing furniture and lighting for over 25 years and has been on the leading edge of the sustainable design movement. He is a pioneer in rustic modernism cleverly integrating art, design, craft and sculpture into his products.

    www.cplighting.com
  • Mick Ricereto

    An interior design and product development specialist with a concentration in kitchen and bath and architectural hardware. Over his 21-year career, he has designed award-winning products for Kohler, Robern, SieMatic, Norwell Lighting and more.

    www.mickdesign.com
  • Kevin Walz

    An internationally renowned artist and designer, whose work spans product design, spatial design and fine art. He is an Interior Design Hall of Fame inductee and a winner of the Rome Prize for design.

    www.walzworkinc.com
  • Michael Wolk

    An award-winning interior and product designer whose accolades include Best of NeoCon, AIA Interior Designer of the Year abd ASFD Pinnacle Awards. “Making design matter” is his guiding philosophy – and is integral to his timeless style and inspired solutions.

    www.wolkdesign.com