Vortex Lighting
Lighting designs produced in our studios encompass architectural projects, theater and concert designs and lighting art installations. Anne Militello, of Vortex Lighting, is an award winning lighting designer who develops concept driven lighting projects world wide.

Light Cycles

Light Cycles

Light Cycles NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK Light Cycles is a lighting installation commissioned by Arts Brookfield to visually animate the intricate structure of the Winter Garden’s windows and exterior Plaza. Conceived and designed by internationally acclaimed lighting artist and veteran theater designer Anne Militello, this installation consists of strands of LED-embedded discs suspended from [...]

New 42nd Street Studios, 2007

New 42nd Street Studios, 2007

NEW 42ND STREET STUDIOS 2007 NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK This retrofit of the original 2000 design makes use of new solid state technology, up to the minute lighting control with video interface. This changeover allows for brighter, bolder colors and movement while reducing the power consumption by 90%. International Illumination Design Award 2007 IESNA

Tom Waits, Glitter & Doom

Tom Waits, Glitter & Doom

Artist: TOM WAITS Tour: GLITTER AND DOOM TOUR Location: INTERNATIONAL Inspired by his travels to India, Mr. Waits had expressed a desire for the flair of exotic and rich color. For this, a patchwork backdrop of various colors and textures was designed which would capture and reflect multi-color looks. Highly dramatic, highly theatrical with a [...]

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Artist: ROBERT PLANT AND ALISON KRAUSS Tour: RAISING SAND TOUR 2009 Location: UNITED STATES International tour featuring Robert Plant from Led Zepplin, and Grammy winners Alison Krauss and T-Bone Burnett. This versatile touring design utilized custom draperies with a full compliment of moving lights for a wide range of effects.

The Adventures of Spiderman

The Adventures of Spiderman

THE ADVENTURES OF SPIDERMAN ORLANDO, FLORIDA Universal’s Islands of Adventure The lighting designed by Vortex for Universal Studios was created to blur the appearance between real and virtual 3-D space. Catwalk systems throughout the facility were designed to conceal all lighting while SMPTE control triggered by the ride track activates the lighting changes.

Kelly Wearstler Boutique, NYC

Kelly Wearstler Boutique, NYC

KELLY WEARSTLER BOUTIQUE BERGDORF GOODMAN, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK Niches filled with fine objects of art, lit by an intricate fiber optic system makes the merchandise sparkle white saving energy for the store. Lights using different color temperatures of white were used throughout to accentuate and add drama to the silver and gold theme [...]

Viceroy Hotel, Anguilla

Viceroy Hotel, Anguilla

VICEROY HOTEL & RESORT ANGUILLA, BWI Located on 35 lush acres, on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, this luxury resort with interiors designed by Kelly Wearstler consists of a hotel, private villas and townhouses, restaurants and lounges, gardens, pools, retail and fitness center. Vortex worked closely with the designers and architects [...]

Playhouse Hollywood

Playhouse Hollywood

PLAYHOUSE HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA Chosen as one the World’s Top 10 Nightclubs as reported by the New York Times, this two story mega-club located in the center of Hollywood, CA boasts a truly integrated lighting system that meshes seamlessly with the interior and stage design. The architectural lighting, designed by Vortex employs solid state color [...]

Viceroy Hotel, Santa Monica

Viceroy Hotel, Santa Monica

VICEROY HOTEL & RESORT SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA Located on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, lighting for this luxury Hotel includes the exterior façade including projection and color highlighting, as well as an elaborate landscaped patio and pool area with emerald green water. Owner: The Kor Group Interior Designer: KWID

Avalon Hotel, Beverly Hills

Avalon Hotel, Beverly Hills

AVALON HOTEL BEVERLY HILS, CALIFORNIA Owner: The Kor Group Interior Design: KWID Architects: Koning Eizenberg Architecture

42nd Street Studios 2000, NYC

42nd Street Studios 2000, NYC

42ND STREET STUDIOS 2000 NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK This recently completed 200 foot structure houses rehearsal studios and two theaters. Anne Militello designed the innovative state of the art system of multicolored intelligent lighting which plays across the face of the façade through computer control. Every night of the week is a different light [...]

Marriot/Fairfield Inn, NYC

Marriot/Fairfield Inn, NYC

MARRIOT/FAIRFIELD INN TIMES SQUARE – NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK A 20ft. high cover wall for the water tower and elevator shaft on this 40 story building became the backdrop of a moving light installation created by Vortex. The glass structure is backed with a custom armature supporting rows of LED’s, programmed with organic and [...]

Schaefer Landing, Brooklyn

Schaefer Landing, Brooklyn

SCHAEFER LANDING BROOKLYN, NEW YORK Solid state moving light installation art on façade of twin high rise towers on the East River.

Hotel Angeleno, LA

Hotel Angeleno, LA

HOTEL ANGELENO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA A traditional 70′s landmark hotel situated on the busy 405 freeway becomes a kaleidoscope of color at night through the use of LED, Fiber optic and intelligent dichroic technology, run through a highly sophisticated astronomically programmed control system. Color changes were programmed to traffic patterns for the safety and pleasure [...]