- Hailing from a background in art and music, hands-on owners and co-founders Carla Regina and James Andrew have created a highly collaborative fabrication studio for the design of lighting and accessories in Detroit, often hailed as the Paris of the Midwest. Every piece here is designed by Carla, often beginning life as a pencil sketch.
- Focused on merging fine art with functionality, the company was a forerunner in the use of alabaster and concrete and is known throughout the industry for experimenting with new and unexpected materials that others often find too difficult to work with. Though product is also manufactured overseas, all prototypes are sampled in the Detroit facility, and one-of-a-kind pieces will always be made here.
- Regina Andrew is home to the Coastal Living Magazine licensed lighting collection and will introduce the Southern Living lighting collection later this year.
With a rock-and-roll sensibility apropos of the Motor City, the dynamic (married) duo of Carla Regina Zajac and James Andrew Slaven have been turning out hit after hit in the lighting industry for the past twenty years, with a talent for glamorous, globally inspired designs rendered in natural materials like crystal, alabaster and marble.
Though the stars here still enjoy putting on a show—getting a special thrill from the chorus of “oohs” and “ahhs” whenever Market-goers round the corner to their showroom—they are happiest getting down to the business of creation in their studio, a 20,000-square-foot machine and wood shop outfitted with everything from CNC routers and hand-tools to 3D printers and mold-making equipment. Staffed with a team of like-minded, local artisans and craftspeople led by Slaven, himself an accomplished musician, the approach at Regina Andrew likens great product design to performance, with the goal to electrify a room.