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INSPIRATION | September 6, 2022 | By Saxon Henry
The Healing Benefits of Selenite
The Future of Home conference kicks off in New York City (and virtually) in less than a week, and one of the rally cries for successful ventures in interior and product design that the organizers are championing is incorporating holistic elements into rooms that turn homes into sanctuaries. “Holistic design is based on the premise that mental and physical health are enhanced by the quality of interior environments,” their panelists go on to say. We’ll present more about the other concepts the experts will explore as we finish out this post so be sure to read to the end. Our contributions to holistic design include our products that bring the healing benefits of selenite into a space, such as the Forest Dawn Chandelier in the image above, which dangles natural crystals.
The Healing Benefits of Selenite
Our Quatervois Chandelier in this Boho chic bedroom is dripping with selenite crystals.
Though these concepts are not derived from scientific studies, the main healing benefits of selenite crystals in a space, as explained by those trained in holistic design, are feelings of peace and calm, an uptick in clarity, negative energy blocked, an elevation of the spirit, easier access to intuition, an effective space cleanser, and a connector to others to promote greater camaraderie. So what is selenite? It is a crystallized gypsum that is found in the form of a translucent, multifaceted stone. It is created when sulfate and calcium-rich saltwater evaporate. Here’s a look at a few of our products that sparkle with the material’s benefits.
The Escenia 30-Light Multi-Drop Pendant has shades made of natural selenite. The ribs of the essential natural material are staggered top and bottom, which brings the shape of the shades added interest. The metal stems in a painted silver finish are thin so that the shades seem to float. When the lights are switched on, a beautiful glow is created by the crystal bars. We also offer the Escenia in the following configurations: 36-Light, Rectangular 15-Light, Round 15-Light, 7-Light, 3-Light, and 1-Light.
The Forest Light Semi-Flush is an exceptional work of art dripping with crystals so it’s no wonder it is one of our bestsellers. The washed Lucerne gold finish is a perfect complement to the quartz on this sculptural gold semi-flush that echoes nature with its tree-like branches, the ceiling light in our Aviva Stanoff Collection. We also offer the Forest Light as chandeliers in silver and gold, and as a gold wall sconce. Each of these potentially bring the healing benefits of selenite into a room, while also being exceptionally beautiful.
The Forest Dawn Silver Chandelier, also one of our bestsellers, is a truly exceptional work of art dripping with natural crystals. The beautiful textured silver finish is a perfect complement to the quartz, the combination lending this silver chandelier a formal look. We also offer this chandelier, in the Aviva Stanoff Collection, in gold.
Our Moonstone Pendant, second from left, in the Aviva Stanoff Collection has a shade of selenite crystals dangling from a frame in a chinois silver leaf finish. This silver and crystal pendant quietly glows whether the lights are switched on or not. You can see from this luminous canister why holistic gurus claim that the healing benefits of selenite are uplifting.
The Quatervois Chandelier has a teardrop shape that is dripping with selenite crystals that make it appear as if it has just been pulled from a snow drift. Made of wrought iron in a champagne finish, the silver chandelier is one of the more formal introductions to the lineup. This is an excellent choice for those high-ceilinged spaces, such as tall foyers or formal great rooms.
Our Halo Wall Sconce has artfully placed rods of Selenite surrounding a mirror in a sunburst pattern. The mirror and the mineral pieces effervesce when the lights of this crystal sconce are switched on. The stem and candle-arm in an antique brass finish provide a bit of warmth to the design that expresses a monochromatic coolness.
Future of Home Focuses on Wellness
Caleb Anderson and DeAndre DeVane will lead a wellness workshop during the 2023 Future of Home Conference.
Explaining a heightened focus on wellness this year, the Future-of-Home organizers say, “Heavy workloads and demanding schedules are the daily reality for many designers, resulting in unsustainable patterns and, sometimes, burnout, anxiety, and poor mental health.” During the conference, which takes place on September 12 and 13 in New York City, a number of presenters will discuss their struggles with balance, including an industry heavyweight who will lead this particular discussion:
“After experiencing this firsthand, designer Caleb Anderson embarked on a multiyear journey that led him to co-found an initiative dedicated to supporting the design community called Well-Designed. Anderson and co-founder DeAndre DeVane, along with psychologist Amanda Hilton, explore the importance of adopting a healthier framework for career and life, offer ways to authentically connect as an industry, and outline a path designers can take individually and collectively to achieve a more balanced way of being—one where creativity, relationships, and business flourish.” If you haven’t registered for the conference and this three-hour mini retreat that takes place on the 13th after the programming has ended, you can buy tickets here.