|Dane Murphy . LEED AP
member. cascadia green building
council pacific region
|Raised in the Northwest
After receiving her BA in Fine Arts, Dane' worked as a painter and an
educator. In the early 80's she began working as a creative director at a
prominent Portland Ad agency and was enterprising enough to open her
own firm in '84 which focused on the Hospitality Industry. Her decades as
one of Portland’s premier advertising executives and graphic designers is
marked by several awards including several coveted Rosies – awarded
by the Portland Ad Federation for creative excellence in design.
Yet the desire to practice her textile fine arts never left.
In '99, she made the decision to use her fine arts skills and lighting
background and began to create lighting with unusual textiles. Combined
with her understanding of the emotional qualities of light, she cerated
a multitude of textures and original shapes, designs,
and ultimately task driven fixtures.
She found that significant variations in light caused by diverse materials
had a dramatic emotional impact on a room’s environment.
This passion and the collaboration of light, color, and texture, have made
light fixtures Dane's preferred canvas.
Designing for the Future
Raised with an appreciation for her natural surroundings, and never
satisfied with the 'VANILLA' fixtures of the world, in 2005 Dane' developed
new and sustainable solutions to lighting using
zero tox mediums and reclaimed materials.
|about the designer
It’s not surprising that
Dane` grew up to be
a lighting designer.
Raised by musicians, an
electrical engineer, and
her paternal grandmother
- Christina Ricci - a
dress designer from
(her lighting career
began in the 4th grade
when she built a light
bulb for a school science
Who knew her two
worlds of art and science
would ultimately collide.