Award-winning lighting designer Cindy Ciskowski was born into
a family of artists in San Diego, California. Her mother, a
painter and her father, a fine craftsman, Ciskowski was
trained from an early age in color, proportionate elegance
and design. As a child, her passion for textiles was further
encouraged by a stylish grandmother. "She had cabinets full
of the most beautiful textiles," says Ciskowski. "We would
spend the summers sewing. She encouraged me to follow my own
vision, to develop a personal style and stand out from the
These natural creative abilities would later lead Ciskowski
into her first business venture. In San Francisco's premiere
trend-setting retailer, I. Magnin, she received her practical
education in the business of fashion. After her day working
in the designer sportswear buying office she spent her
evenings designing jewelry. Soon, these fresh designs caught
the attention of the jewelry buyer. I. Magnin became her
first customer. The demands of such a rapid success allowed
her to leave her job to pursue her jewelry venture. She
called her new company, "Luxe."
"I always knew I could go back to the retail business if it
did not work out," says Ciskowski. "I made the decision to
go forward and have never regretted it."
For ten years Luxe was distributed in the United States and
Europe. The jewelry was a favorite of magazine editors, and
featured on the covers of Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar.
In 1996, a certain boredom which is common in the highly
creative personality, descended on Ciskowski, as she noticed
a void. There was a need for the same taste, a vision of the
newness that Luxe Style had carried, to be translated into
fashion-influenced lighting design, for the home.
The same intense love of style and color for fashion apparel
could now literally dress the domestic scene. In 1996
Ciskowski co-founded Mystic Home.
Cindy Ciskowski, Mystic Home
Selected as one of the top 100 lighting
Residential Lighting, January 2003
Chosen by Accessories Magazine as one of the Top 20
Products of 2002
Since 1996, Mystic Home has: Positioned itself as the
market leader, offering innovative, middle to high- end
portable lighting, lampshades and fixtures for home
interiors. Produced high quality, fashion inspired
lighting. Twice yearly textile inspired conceptual
collections, designed and manufactured in Los Angeles.
Created a manufacturing process which allowed custom
development of private label product for catalogs, design
showrooms and personalized lighting for interior designers.
Emphasized innovation and a special attention to detail.
Many of the original designs remain timeless classics and
continue to be in demand.
Special Announcement: Designer Cindy Ciskowski Forms Her Own Company
The New York International Gift Fair was the site chosen for
the celebration of Cindy Ciskowski's new venture into her own
company, which takes her namesake, officially beginning
January 1, 2004. Ciskowski was the creative force which
started Mystic Home, has left to start her own design
company, Cindy Ciskowski, Inc.
"The new Cindy Ciskowski, Inc. collection launches with an
emphasis on the rich elegance of silk, and the illumination
of jewel colors which promote a spiritual connection to
decor. I want to instill in these new designs all the
glamour of the 40's and 50's, returning to a sumptuous feast
of gorgeous new shapes and trims for lighting. Decor is