New Construction Marketplace by Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine

Ronna At New Construction Marketplace Event

Ronna At New Construction Marketplace Event


Recently Ronna had a great time at the fall event by Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine’s New Construction Marketplace. The New Construction Marketplace is a powerful new online resource designed to foster collaboration and commerce among industry professionals and to promote the rebirth of residential construction.

Ronna and Pentimento Lighting have been huge fans of Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine’s staff and style since it’s inception and were excited by the launch of this new online resource.

Pentimento Lighting was honored to be chosen by Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine as their “Editor’s Pick” as well as being asked to work on their fabulous Home & Garden Idea House in Prescott. Check out the New Construction Marketplace by Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine at

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Pentimento Designer Chris West, Stardust Builders and ASID Win $10,000 For Community Outreach

Pentimento Lighting & Furnishings Designer Chris West teamed up with Stardust Builders and the ASID Arizona North Chapter at the Maricopa County Home Show on September 27-29, 2013 to help win the $10,000 dollar first prize in their 4th Annual Kitchen Design Competition. The prize money will be used in support of Stardust Builders community outreach programs. Pentimento and Chris West give big thanks to Stardust and ASID for inviting us to participate.

The Stardust / ASID Crew

The Stardust / ASID Crew

Rather than showcasing individual designers, this extravaganza showcased the chapter as a whole and the value of selecting an ASID designer for their next project. This years kitchen vignette was designed to educate the public about recycle/upcycle and the value of ASID designers. For this project Chris West created this stunning chandlier using recyled and upcyled materials.

Stardust's Builders Kitchen Design - The Finished Product

If you are not familiar with Stardust they are a non-profit organization dedicated to diverting reusable building materials from landfills into the hands of those who need them as well as encouraging reuse and re-purpose in the community through innovation, education and partnerships. The organization was founded in 1997 by a handful of visionaries, and began as a means to help families, other non-profit organizations and the environment. They have stared many successful community outreach programs in the Phoenix area including Angels On Call which provides quality of life repairs to qualified home owners at no cost and the Computers For Kids program. We encourage you to support this wonderful organization.

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Kitchen Design In A Day?

Can an entire kitchen really be designed and built in just one day? That was the challenge presented to local builders at this years Maricopa County Home Show held on the grounds of the Arizona State Fairgrounds. Their 4th Annual Kitchen Design Competition showed off the the best in full-kitchen remodel displays. Licensed remodeling companies showed the latest trends in cabinetry, appliances, countertops, fixtures, lighting and flooring.

Pentimento was thrilled to be a part of Stardust’s Builders Kitchen Vignette at the Maricopa County Home Show. This amazing new kitchen design by Gretchen Palmer, Allied ASID and her team including Pentimento’s very own Chris West in just one day! The vignette featured re-purposed light fixture newly designed by Chris just for this show.

Remember this? The Before (9/27/13):

Stardust's Builders Kitchen Design - Getting Started

Hard At Work…

Stardust's Builders Kitchen Design - Hard At Work

After photo: 10 am 9/28/13

Stardust's Builders Kitchen Design - The Finished Product

A big thanks to Stardust, ASID, Gretchen Palmer and the Maricopa County Home Show for inviting Pentimento to be a part of this exciting event.

A reuse organization, Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies, operates three Valley reuse centers which sell salvaged and gently-used building materials to make home repairs and remodeling more affordable and sustainable. The proceeds generated from our stores support our deconstruction service, as well as community programs that provide essential household items and building materials to families and individuals in need.

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Designing Phoenix: IFDA-AZ Buy Local Event at Pentimento Lighting & Furninshings

“Good design does not always mean more expensive design. Pentimento has a Masters Degree in Value Engineering.”

On Tuesday September 24th, local designers flocked to International Funrishings and Design Association’s Arizona Chapter (IFDA-AZ) Buy Local Event #5 at the Pentimento Lighting & Furnishings factory and showroom in Mesa. Guests mingled over appitizers and drinks followed by a factory tour and presentation by Pentimento designer Chris West. Pentimento, a long time valley manufacturer of custom lighting and furniture headed by Ronna and Sheldon Nitzky, was thrilled to be selected by IFDA-AZ to be included in this fun an informative series. IFDA-AZ designers continue to be big supporters of local vendors and manufacturers. Their events are educational, informative and are a great opportunity to meet and mingle with the local design community. Most importantly, they are fun!.

IFDA Memebers Meet & Mingle in the Pentimento showroom

IFDA Memebers Meet & Mingle in the Pentimento showroom

During the Tour and Presentation Chris emphasized the advantages of buying local and specifically the benefits for clients in the Phoenix area to working with Pentimento. Buying local offers an opportunity to support the excellent craftsmanship in your community. Pentimento and it’s on site factory support a rare commodity: a product by hand that is not outsourced overseas. Supporting local manufacturers makes this “tradesmanship” a possibility.

Chris West leads IFDA memebers on tour of the Pentimento Factory.

Chris West leads IFDA memebers on tour of the Pentimento Factory.

He also emphasized the “one on one” relationship and collaboration that can be developed to create exciting new designs. IFDA member and founder of In the Pursuit of WOW! Design Studio Celia Schauble, spoke to the guests about her experiences working with Pentimento. She went on to show her most recent design created in collaboration with Chris West. This chandelier will be enhanced with rock crystal and two Lalique Birds on a swing. Then it will be encased in an iron birdcage for a magnificent entry .

Custom Chandelier by Celia Schauble in collaboration with Chris West

In Progress: Custom chandelier by Celia Schauble in collaboration with Chris West

Pentimento also introduced it new online resource Lanternland™. Geared to the needs of the designers, Lanternland™ offers easy access to traditional handcrafted copper and brass lanterns. With clients exposed to an abundance of on-line options for lighting, Lanternland™ offers high quality handmade traditional copper and brass lighting at competitive prices. By offering discounts to the trade community, Pentimento and Lanternland™ continue to honor their commitment to the interior design community while responding to the shopping needs of the consumer. With free shipping on all orders, our lifetime warranty and your choice of seven all natural finishes and four unique style of glass at no extra cost, Lanternland™ offers tremendous value.

Copper and Brass Lanterns by Lanternland in the Pentimento showroom

Copper and Brass Lanterns by Lanternland in the Pentimento showroom

Ronna, Sheldon, Chris and everyone here at Pentimento Lighting & Furnishings  extend a big “Thank You!” to IFDA-AZ and to all who attended the Buy Local Series Event #5 at Pentimento Lighting & Furnishings. Can’t Wait to see you next time!!

Pentimento factory tour at IFDA-AZ Buy Local Event

Pentimento factory tour at IFDA-AZ Buy Local Event

Join Pentimentio for IFDA AZ Buy Local 9.24.13



Join Pentimentio for IFDA AZ Buy Local 9.24.13


Tuesday September 24, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM MST
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Pentimento Lighting & Furnishings
737 W. 2nd Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85210

(480) 962-1918

The International Furniture and Design Association (IFDA) Arizona Chapter continues the Buy Local Lecture Series with an exciting and informative evening Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at Pentimento Lighting and Furnishings! Join us at 4pm to mingle and enjoy refreshments and for the factory tour and discussion at 5pm. Pentimento has been designing & manufacturing custom lighting in the Valley for more than 30 years! From concept to install, our team takes great care in making sure your lighting project is a success.

Pentimento Lighting and Furnishings continues to grow and expand because it stays true to its founding principles. We are dedicated to capturing your vision, designing products that fit your project guidelines, and manufacturing them to our high quality standards. Take a look at our online store Lanternland designed to give you easy 24 hour-a-day access to handcrafted traditional copper and brass lanterns and lighting online.

If you haven’t been to our unique showroom yet, don’t miss this opportunity! We will take you on a brief tour and show you our custom finishing process followed by a presentation to discuss all that we have to offer.

This is a free event but we do need your RSVP as refreshments will be served.

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Thank you for your timely response. We look forward to seeing you on the 24th.


IFDA AZ Buy Local Event #5 at Pentimento Lighting & Furnishings Flyer

IFDA AZ Buy Local Event #5 at Pentimento Lighting & Furnishings

Calypso Cantina event showcases interior lighting.

interior lightingUnder the glamorous interior lighting of Pentimento, a Caribbean rhythm and high spirits kicked off an evening of good fun for our Calypso Cantina party on June 6th. Co-hosted by Floor Styes and Pentimento Lighting & Furnishings and held at the Scottsdale Design District, the event was a great opportunity for interior design professionals to view new interior lighting products and the latest textile and flooring designs while networking with other designers and industry partners.


interior lightingWith the help of PacifiCrest, DesignTex and Stanton Carpet, the rum punch, red stripe beer, and  jerk style chicken made for a limboland of good times. Visitors were welcomed by Kathleen Kordecki from PacificCrest, who literally rolled out the “red carpet” for the event, lending a touch of class. Special thanks go out to Patrice Hill and Don Payne of Floor Styles for all of their hosting efforts that made the evening such a great success. Mark Chandler from Pentimento was responsible for planning the delicious food and providing the upbeat calypso music.

Interior Lighting-DesignTexIf you missed this event, you also missed out on some fabulous door prizes that included a spectacular indoor/outdoor rug donated by Stanton Carpet (Linda Cebulski – winner), 2-interior lighting basket pendants from Pentimento Lighting (Shellie Redow – winner), and designer pillows courtesy of DesignTex (John Reppert – winner). Stay tuned to our blog for more upcoming events and summer promotions.

NEWH Off The Wall Art Auction

NEWH art auctionThe Arizona chapter of NEWH held its first annual Off The Wall Art Auction on April 19th 2013 at the beautiful Design Within Reach, Scottsdale showroom. The event was a great success do to an amazing turn out and the hard work of our volunteers to raise much needed funds for scholarship opportunities benefiting students in the hospitality industry.

As an event planner, Amie Dignan coordinated and donated her time to help the planning committee choreograph the evening. The planning committee headed by Crissy Knight worked diligently to secure sponsors and donations for the auction. Bob McMillan & Chris West from Pentimento Lighting & Furnishings staged an amazing performance as our “live auctioneers” bringing a playful element to the evening.

NEWH art auctionMusic makes such a big difference in creating the atmosphere of a event. A friend of Crissy Knights, a duet named Shitz N’ Giggles, entertained the crowd with a variety of musical renditions. We were so lucky to have a local high school jazz band, 5 MAN QUARTET, they were a very talented group of young performers. One of the highlights of the evening was the “Graffiti Throw-down”.  Two original pieces of graffiti art were completed and raffled off at the end of the auction.

A big thanks goes out to our sponsors and to all the people who donated art for the auction. We so appreciate your generosity, which made our First Annual Art Auction such a great success.


Benedict’s Catering of Scottsdale provided hors d’oeuvres for the event.

Amie Dignan from Aventura Catering provided desserts featuring an assortment whoopee pies.

Refreshments including wine and beer were donated and served by Dave Forman of Pour Masters


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Be Local Happy Hour

Join us as we celebrate Local Business Awareness in the Home Decor, Interior Design and Architectural Communities; while supporting the mission of NEWH.
Thursday, November 10th, 2011
5pm to 8pm
Pentimento Lighting & Furnishings
737 W 2nd Ave | Mesa, AZ 85210 | See Map
This fun event will include: Gourmet Culinary Presentations and Tastings by Pastry Chef Martin Nakatsu of Hyatt Gainey Ranch; Factory Tour of our facility with Fabrication Demonstrations; Door Prizes; Raffles every hour and Light Fare, including appetizers and drinks.
RSVP to (480) 962-1918 or
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Friday is Earth Day! Reuse. Repurpose. Recycle.

Earth Day this Friday!
Our Repurposed Baskets Make For Some Very Chic Lighting Fixtures.
Friday is Earth Day!
Our multi-talented, artisan Kimmy doing her magic.
Stay tuned for more new designs created with found objects and repurposed items!

Jazz in the valley!

April is a big month for jazz, here in the valley of the sun. So we thought it a great idea to share some of our jazz inspired art and a few collectibles, too! All of these are available for purchase in our Attic store!

Jazz Aurora | Jazz Collection | ©re.collection art
Fabulissimo | Jazz Collection | ©re.collection art
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