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INSPIRATION | June 28, 2022 | By Saxon Henry
New Summer Lighting Introductions
Our new summer lighting introductions are live on the website. Among the offerings is an array of pale and pretty fixtures in each of our categories. The mix of materials is broad, from string and quartz to porcelain and clear glass, and faceted crystals to Capiz shells. Each fixture will elegantly blend if placed in pastel spaces or will add a spritz of lightness in darker-toned rooms.
Pale and Pretty Lighting for Summer
Inspired by the planet Jupiter, Clarence Mallari designed the Lapsley Orb Chandelier with its irregular bands of twisted Kraft paper twine. The globe cage wrapped by the string is in a vanilla finish, the pale intermingling of materials making this a stunning design. A white frosted glass globe evenly distributes the light on this extremely large white chandelier.
The Andalusia Wall Sconce is a gem of a fixture with its Moroccan-inspired shape and composite quartz stone covering the light source. The backplate and nuts that fasten the luminous shade to the sconce and the wall are in a Hiroshi Gray finish. The interior of the wrought-iron sconce is in a sugar white finish to enhance the glow. The sconce is ADA compliant.
The Oculus Table Lamp has a stylized motif that is hand-painted onto the ginger-jar-shaped porcelain body. The thinner turquoise lines are matte while the thicker bronzy lines are metallic, the interaction of the two creating an oblong implied shape that inspired the white lamp’s name. The off-white linen shade is fastened to the lamp with an optic crystal finial.
The Abberton Chandelier, among our new summer lighting introductions, will bring a wow-factor to any room it illuminates. Designed by Ian Thornton, the silver chandelier with its polished nickel finish will effervesce when the lights are switched on as the glow reflects on and through the glass globes that graduate from large at the fixture’s central cog to small near the apex of each stem. Design details of note are the rod stem from which it hangs, the bulbs that echo the roundness of the glass globes, and the circular accent on the ends of the stems that mimic the shape of the smallest ones.
The Crystal Bud Tall Wall Sconce has delicate faceted crystals unfurling from vines that flow above and below its shade. The rust-colored metal in a Cupertino finish serves as a warm contrast to the luminous glass; the interplay making the profile of this crystal sconce complex and interesting. This is one of the fixtures in the varied Crystal Bud family of lights. The crystal sconce has a beautifully placed rectangular shade made of off-white shantung to make the fixture ADA compliant.
The Lothian Table Lamp is a classically shaped design made of clear optic crystal and metal in an antique brass finish. The way the column culminates with an abacus and echinus, and the fact the base reads like a stylobate, the lamp mimics a refined element in architecture. The drum shade is fastened to the lamp with an optic crystal finial.
The angular arc of the stem of the Cloister Nickel Floor Lamp, the way the shade dangles, and the minimal shape of its base makes it an exemplar of contemporary design. The clean way the stem is fastened to the base and the pared-down lines of the white linen shade enhance the silver floor lamp’s modernity. The acrylic diffuser fastened by the petite button finial is a design detail of note.
The translucent character of the laminated Capiz shells that make up the shade of the Neith Flush Mount creates a brightness that perfectly echoes the sea pearl finish on the wrought iron that surrounds the top and bottom of the fixture. This is a new finish chosen by Clarence Mallari, who designed the fixture, to reflect the buttery tones in the shell flush mount. He likes the way these work in concert to give the fixture a low-level iridescence even when the lights are off.
Happy First Full Week of Summer!
The Andalusia Wall Sconce is luminous in this image with our Vinna Brass Rectangular Mirror.
When the weather heats up, the coolness from pale hues is a balm; walking into a pastel space with muted light after a morning at the pool or a walk on the beach is the prescriptive needed after enjoying intense sunlight. We hope everyone’s summer is off to a fantastic start! Let us know if you have a favorite among these new summer lighting introductions.