Authentic Design Collection was created to inspire, supply and support designers, architects, high-end retailers and sophisticated residential customers who desire to incorporate art in the form of distinctly refined lighting and furniture into all aspects of design using Authentic products.

The company is founded by Blair Hutkin who became engrossed in the lighting and design industry at the age of 16. His family’s business, Illuminating Experiences, pioneered the contemporary lighting industry by introducing distinctive brands from Europe to North America. In 2002 two things occurred: Illuminating Experiences was sold to a European company and Blair met the founders of YLighting. Jumping all in with the young company, he began acquiring new manufacturers as well as selling, training and building a “best in class” sales team. That experience has made Blair uniquely knowledgeable of hundreds of brands and has built strong, long standing industry relationships. In 2014 he joined Pablo Designs, where he continued to build and enjoy the same success. It has always been his dream to go back to the beginning of what started the passion: Bringing the product he truly believes in to North America and providing unparalleled support and knowledge to the lighting industry.

This passion led to the creation of JB Lighting Collection. Blair partnered with longtime industry insider Josie Anthony to bring manufacturers such as Martinelli Luce, Lodes (formerly Studio Italia Design) and Barovier & Toso to unprecedented sales success in the U.S. Market.

Never one to shrink from a challenge, upon JBLC being acquired by Lodes, Blair embarked on a new and exciting path creating Authentic Design Collection. His mission; to discover and curate distinctive, authentically designed lighting and furniture in one place supported by his unparalleled knowledge and experience.