Sierra Instruments

Creating a Common Design Language and Look for Automotive Test Systems   Sierra’s automotive test division, known as Sierra-CP, is a global engine, vehicle, and emissions test company. With roots in high-performance precision measurement and control instrumentation for industries as diverse as scientific research, semiconductor, wastewater treatment, iron and steel, clean energy, aerospace, biotech, and automotive, […]


Nectar Develops Award Winning Products Using SolidWorks

Using SolidWorks software, Nectar can more efficiently execute the collaborative, multidisciplinary development process that has become the trademark of its success. Saravis says the firm develops products five to 10 times faster with SolidWorks solutions.   Download PDF View Article


Designing For Change: Darren Saravis at the Duncan Anderson Lecture Series

  IDSA LA Presents a Duncan Anderson Lecture featuring Nectar’s Darren Saravis Thursday, October 4th, 7:00 – 9:30pm In the Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach Over the last few years Darren’s company, Nectar, has engaged in numerous blue sky and concept projects to promote sustainability. He will discuss these […]


Nectar Wins Four Bronze 2012 IDEA Awards

Nature-emulating Pure Rain product line recognized for design excellence LONG BEACH, Calif., July 2, 2012 — Today Nectar received four Bronze IDEA awards from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) for its revolutionary Pure Rain garden watering system ( The awards were presented to Nectar for the Pure Rain Essentials Garden Water Spray Nozzle, […]


Darren Saravis at TEDxSoCal

Decked in t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan “I’m a polluter,” Nectar CEO Darren Saravis appeared at TEDxSoCal to present his vision for the one-of-a-kind SolarFlora, a solar-paneled sculpture that melds public art with renewable energy for the public good. In his speech, “The Art of Solar Power,” Saravis traced his personal and professional journey toward […]


Nectar Receives Three GOOD DESIGN Awards

December 2011 — From a field of thousands of international submissions, Nectar has received three highly prestigious 2011 GOOD DESIGN awards. The awards were given for the company’s design of MD HH–Handheld Essentials Plus and MD Wand–Reach Essentials Plus garden water sprayers, and PRO Sprinkler–Water Station Essentials Pro sprinkler for Tempe, AZ manufacturer Bluemark. The […]


Oprah’s Eye on Green Design: Nectar’s Solarflora!

Our very own Darren Saravis has been featured in April’s addition of O, The Oprah Magazine. Showcasing Nectar’s Solarflora, a sculptural public power installation, O Magazine emphasizes our commitment to green design.  Click here to download a PDF version of the Oprah Magazine article.                


“EcoTopia” Exhibition featured at Trendhub, March 2010

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