Take the Tour

Update for the week of January 3, 2023

Discover Northern Lights: A Graypants Experience in SF. Experience extraordinary, sustainable luminaires from the Northern Pacific Coast. Northern California trade professionals are invited to visit Archetype’s studio for a private tour of this exclusive pop-up exhibit featuring the latest and greatest innovations from the creative minds at Graypants.

On Display in San Francisco’s Design District

Our “Northern Lights” pop-up celebrates all things new, innovative and extraordinary from the sustainability-focused team of designers and creators at Graypants in Seattle. It features customizable systems that will capture your imagination and it showcases the brand’s latest releases. And we have some exclusives you won’t find on display anywhere else (except, perhaps, at Graypants HQ in Seattle).

If you didn’t make it to our launch party in late 2022 or you’d like another look at the pop-up before it leaves town, don’t fret! For a limited timed, we’re still hosting Northern California trade professionals for private tours of the installation on an appointment basis. Please use this link to schedule one. Tour times are limited (especially if you’re visiting with your team), and the installation is temporary. Book as soon as you can to make sure you don’t miss the show!

Follow us on instagram for glimpses of the show and the Graypants fixtures featured in the exhibit (here’s a few highlights).

Already loving what you see? Contact Archetype to bring Graypants luminaires to spaces in Northern California.

Architectural Lighting Bonus

During your visit, you’ll also have the opportunity to experience an array of luxe, high-performance fixtures by Northern California-based No. 8 Lighting, including the brand new 200-HD recessed LED downlight for high ceilings.

The Venue: Our Studio

Our studio’s 1,800 square feet of open gallery space was designed to be the perfect canvas for pop-up viewing opportunities. Clouds mounted to high ceilings in our lobby area are spaced to allow an uncluttered, 360° view of suspended luminaires, showing off both the fixture and the affixing hardware. Our corridor area is lined on one side with spaces that allow specifiers to view pendants and wall-mounted luminaires up close; the opposite side is designed to showcase recessed fixtures at a range close enough to appreciate the hardware, but roomy enough to allow meaningful observation of light.

Our studio decked out for a recent pop-up exhibit that featured Lambert & Fils.

We’re conveniently located in the Vermont Center in San Francisco’s Design District. Parking is easy, abundant and free to visitors, and our studio is near major freeway exits.

About Archetype

Archetype Lighting is a San Francisco-based manufacturers representative that connects Northern California and Hawaii’s professional trade communities with extraordinary lighting brands from around the globe. See our line card for a list of our world-class brands.