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The Wendel Optical Framing/Contour Projector
for Fine Art Lighting

Wendel Art Lighting of New York, specialists in Lighting Design and the Illumination of Fine Arts for over 30 years, manufactures and installs the world renowned Wendel Optical Framing/Contour Projector for Fine Art Lighting.

These precision optical framing/contour projector lighting units were developed by Rudolf Wendel over eighty years ago to "create an individual and artistic indirect illumination" that fulfills the "aesthetic requirements of each interior or garden". His objective was an illumination system that would dramatically enhance the beauty of the illuminated object without the viewer being aware of the lighting system. Indeed, in many of these applications, the light seems to originate from within the object itself.

That Rudolf Wendel accomplished his objectives was evidenced by the early acceptance of his novel lighting systems in such prestigious locations as the Museum of Natural History and the royal residences of the Duke of Windsor and Lord Louis Mountbatten.

Since that time, Wendel Optical Framing/Contour Projectors have been selected to illuminate Michelangelo's Pieta at the Vatican, the Venus de Milo at the Louvre, the Wrightsman Gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Reader's Digest corporate art as well as a host of outstanding private art collections around the world.

Rudolf Wendel's success was due to a combination of his optical framing/contour projector, a comprehensive understanding of the physics of optics and, most important, an artistic appreciation of how the lighting would provide the greatest enhancement of the intrinsic beauty of the object to be illuminated. That symbiotic combination is the key to the Wendel installation. It is no accident that the very few practitioners of Wendel Optical Framing/Contour Projectors for Art Lighting in the world today all trace their skills to Rudolf Wendel or one of the handful of his close associates.

Thomas P. Richmond had direct association since 1981 with one of the three original associates of Rudolf Wendel for over five years. During this "Old World" apprenticeship, Tom Richmond learned Rudolf Wendel's philosophy of subtle Wendel artistic lighting, the application of geometrical optics and the details of fabrication and installation.

Tom Richmond is known worldwide as the Wendel Art Lighting expert for Fine Art Lighting.

Our expertise is the illumination of fine art, with over 30 years of experience worldwide.

Wendel Art Lighting of New York, Lighting Design and the Illumination of Fine Arts, was established in 1987 and proceeded to develop and manufacture its own improved version of the Wendel Optical Framing/Contour Projector for Fine Art Lighting.

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Wendel Art Lighting of New York / Thomas P. Richmond, Inc.
Lighting Design and Leader in the Illumination of Fine Art and Art Collections
79 Longview Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605
Phone (914) 428-2511
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