Charles Pavarini III has a BFA in architectural interior design. He studied product design under Massimo Vignelli at Harvard and Palladian architecture throughout Italy. Among 34 design awards, Charles won a LUMEN Award for his lighting sculpture Falling Sticks. For more than three decades he has served the Designers Lighting Forum of New York. Pavarini has taught for 10 years at the Parsons–New School of Design and created a CEU course, “The Fundamentals of LED Lighting for Designers,” which he presents nationally. Pavarini partnered with Alora/Kuzco to design six lines of decorative lighting launched in 2021 at Lightovation. Charles maintains offices in NYC and Scottsdale, Arizona. During a career in publishing, Mervyn Kaufman edited home-related special-interest magazines, produced articles for home-design publications, and authored five books on home design. J. Randall Tarasuk has been vice president of Pavarini Design since 1998.

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