Connecting with our Community: Gale Singer of Circa Lighting

Studio Designer CEO Keith Granet has worked his entire career to elevate the interior design profession and has forged deep relationships with major leaders and talents involved in the trade. We are revisiting his Connecting with our Community webinar series that showcased the experience and practical advice they had for designers to deal with the rapidly changing business climate. This week we’re featuring an audio interview with Circa Lighting president Gale Singer who has steered her business to the top of the profession along with her brother Andy Singer—the CEO of Visual Comfort—to become the “King and Queen of the Lighting World.”

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In this featured interview, Keith had an illuminating discussion with Gale who warmly answered questions about the state of luxury trade lighting. Gale shared that despite the tumult in the world and her business, the word she keeps returning to is “grateful” and she is optimistic for the industry.  She also emphasized that small, independent design businesses are the “lifeline of her operation.” She shared her feelings about the dramatic and unprecedented shift to remote work for all of her employees and how her showrooms have adjusted to the new safety regulations. 

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Gale also answered Studio Designer user questions like the vital importance of using a sidemark when placing lighting orders to ensure that installers place items correctly in a home. She also spoke about her deep admiration and respect for the interior design community by noting that “nothing can replace the talent and value of an interior designer.” 

Listen the recording of the Gale Singer interview here, check out the full collection of Connecting with our Community webinars, or read a blog post about the entire series.

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