EXPERT DESIGN INSIGHT

Our resident interior design experts are here to help. Tell us what you're planning or what you need and we'll find the perfect pieces.

NAME *
EMAIL *
MESSAGE *
Send

Thanks for reaching out to us.

We'll be in touch with your shortly!

Need immediate help? Call us up:

1-800-560-0554

REQUEST A CUSTOM QUOTE

Many products can be customized. Whether it be the size, color, features, finishes or materials. Just ask!

NAME *
EMAIL *
MESSAGE *
Send

MY CART

1 item added to your cart.
close
Item Lead Time Qty Price Subtotal Remove
All Brands
      Featured Brands

      A Portland Trailblazer

       

      August 05, 2013

      Author: Kirsten Nyhus
      Meet the Maker Shannon Guirl Caravan Pacific Lighting and Furniture

      Raw Footage to Raw Materials

      Shannon’s journey is a bit unconventional. Going from a tv editor to a lighting designer, she has spanned the terrain from working with raw footage to raw materials – clay and wood. We think she made a smooth and successful transition. She credits her first lamp design to the friends she made in Portland one summer. When she left Portland to return to NY she felt like she was leaving her “home.” For two years, Shannon dreamed of returning to Portland and asked herself the question, “what can I make in Portland that no one else is making?” The answer? Midcentury lighting.

      Meet the Maker Shannon Guirl Caravan Pacific Lighting and Furniture

      Portland is Her Place

      From that one summer in Portland many years ago, until now, Shannon fell in love with the city, and it continues to be one of her favorite places today. We dug deeper and found that another one of her faves is the Red Center of Australia. “It's such a beautiful, mystical place with sand and rocks the color of Mars.” Speaking of Mars, since her luggage got lost as she was traveling out there, she had to spend a night sleeping next to Uluru (Ayers Rock) under the Milky Way, which she said was so bright and full of stars it was hard to take your eyes off of it. Sounds too good to be true (but we believe her). Shannon is bringing it with her Made in America lighting and progressive mid-century modern design. Keep an eye on this girl.

      Photos courtesy of Caravan Pacific, LLC