Where dreams take flight
Designer Ron Henderson’s love for science, aeronautics, and anything historical, began early in his career as a former pilot, Air Force Captain, and Boeing Engineer, with a degree in aerospace engineering (essentially rocket science). So, when the opportunity to collaborate with the Smithsonian presented itself, it was a lifelong dream come true. With nearly 155,000,000 artifacts in their collection to choose from, finding the ideal inspiration for lighting, furniture, mirrors, wall décor and accessory collections was a lot easier than, well, rocket science.
Through this collaboration, Varaluz has taken inspiration from the National Air and Space Museum, the National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute, and the famed Pollinator Garden, among other Smithsonian sources, and the results will make any home soar to new heights. Like the Smithsonian’s mission, Varaluz endeavors to create collections that span the breadth of art and design, from the ancient to the modern-day, from the playful to the practical, while capturing designs that are not only integral to everyday life, but to humanity, in a way that enriches us all.