Janet Ramin - As a designer, I’ve been lucky to see many beautiful, uniquely-designed furnishings, but I have always had a special partiality to light fixtures, especially hand-made blown glass lights. Maybe it’s the sparkle; maybe it was that memorable trip to a glass blowing factory in Venice; or maybe I just hate the dark. But I always gravitate first to the lights at any show or store.
At this year’s Architectural Digest Home Design Show, there were several impressive designs of light fixtures. Above are the pendant lights from Jamie Harris Studio. The narrow, tapering light is called the Stinger Pendant and the bubble shaped-ones are called the Rock Pendants.
Glass artist, Moshe Bursuker, started with sculptures of blown and cast glass and then incorporated his designs into platters and tiles. He branched out to creating jewel-like pendant lights called Droplets, reminiscent of Moroccan hanging lamps.
For those who prefer a spare, minimalist elegance, I bring you the bubble collection from Lindsey Adelman. Using clear, hand-blown glass, the design studio behind Lindsey Adelman creates these branching, hanging chandeliers of different configurations and sizes. Hovering like a constellation of stars, the bubble chandeliers add the perfect touch to contemporary spaces as in this installation of BDDW furniture at the AD show.
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Interested in learning more about light fixtures? Take a look at Sheffield School's Complete Course in Interior Design. At Sheffield, you'll learn how to transform a space, create color schemes, and select furniture, lighting, and accessories.