MEET THE DESIGNERS VANESSA DELEON Vanessa’s inspiration is rooted in her cultural composition. Her award-winning work combines modern, stylized designs with classic décor. Inspired by her Cuban roots, Deleon’s innovative sensibility combined with a keen eye for detail resulted in her signature design style, “GLAMILISTIC”, where she combines streamlining with minimalism resulting in a rich, glamorous style. Vanessa graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. TAKAYUKI ISHII Takayuki Ishii is the award-winning Vice-President of design and development for Kalco Lighting and Allegri Crystal. Inspired by jewelry, abstract sculptures, fine art, textures, and materials found in nature, Takayuki finds balance in a variety of elements to give lighting collections a purpose to exist. Takayuki studied Industrial Design at Pratt University in NYC and personally designed the Redding Collection, which received the Better Homes & Gardens ‘30 Most Innovative Products award in 2021 and the Marcel 5 Light Chandelier winning in 2022. GRACE DENNISTON Grace Denniston is an award-winning designer for Kalco Lighting and Allegri Crystal. A Seattle native and Auburn University graduate, Grace’s inspiration is rooted in bringing art, beauty, and functionality into the home. Grace personally designed Esterno Arpione, a collection of crystal outdoor wall sconces by Allegri Crystal, as well as the Tablas collection by Kalco Lighting, which won the Better Homes & Gardens Peoples’ Choice award in 2021.