Where Dreams Take Flight

A Varaluz Collaboration with the Smithsonian


For our fearless leader Ron Henderson, a 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 over 158,000,000 artifacts in their collection to choose from, finding the ideal inspiration for lighting, furniture, mirrors, wall décor and/or accessories collections was a lot easier than, well, rocket science.

Through this collaboration, Varaluz has taken inspiration from the National Air & Space Museum, the National Zoo, and the famed Butterfly Garden Habitat, among others, 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.