The 2021 Judges
Gale Singer is the founder and president of Circa Lighting. As the quintessential reseller of Visual Comfort & Co. family of brands, Visual Comfort, Tech Lighting, Generation Lighting and Monte Carlo Fans, Circa Lighting is the premier resource for top tier lighting products. Since 1998 when Gale opened the first 375 square foot showroom in Savannah, Georgia, her business acumen has afforded the company broad renown among the design community and sustained growth. Each season product collaborations with design elites such as Chapman and Myers, Thomas O’Brien, Alexa Hampton, Suzanne Kasler and Kelly Wearstler earn praise from design publications. By the end of 2020, Circa Lighting will have expanded its robust showroom and e-commerce business to a total of 21 locations across the U.S., an international hub in London, and digital platforms that effectively serve U.S., U.K. and EU markets. Alongside her brother—and founder of decorative lighting manufacturer Visual Comfort—Andy Singer, Gale is the 2020 recipient of the New York School of Interior Design’s coveted Larry Kravet Design Industry Innovation Award. As Circa Lighting broadens its reach, Gale remains committed to beautiful design and, above all, a brilliant customer experience.