At High Point Market this month, we debuted two new collections we're really proud of and are thrilled to share with you: Hudson Valley Lighting and Corbett Lighting. (More Mitzi and Troy to come at next Vegas Market in January)
Martyn’s back—Martyn Lawrence Bullard, that is, with his second collection in collaboration with Corbett Lighting. Ever effusive about his love for disparate styles around the world and throughout history, the new collection includes nods to mid-century modern and industrial influences run through his personal filter. Corbett’s artisanal strengths are on display with feathers and blossoming stems fashioned out of metal and finished in opulent brass, old world bronze, and glamorous golden tones. Additionally, there are portables—a first for Corbett!
As for HVL, we have A LOT of new stuff. Three general "stories" dominate our latest offering:
In addition to more of the materials you've begun to see from us like Spanish alabaster, leather, and rattan, we give ceramics and wood a lot of space in this new collection. Ceramics occupy a central role in our expanded portables offering, especially, but they also extend into pendants! Working with furniture specialists, we've sourced and selected supple woods.
One of those wooden pieces is an industrial shape given more warmth and a whole new aesthetic through the new material choices. Throughout this soft industrial look subset of our new families, you'll find familiar forms recast with unexpected materials and patterns. The idea here is giving an aesthetic decorative element that softens these machine age designs for the home. The longevity of the designs of this epoch is a testament to the utility of the fixtures and the elegance of the forms. These reimaginings make them contemporary and add subtle details which make for superior luminaires.
Hudson Valley built its brand on cleaned-up classics. Here, we're going back to some more antique fixtures and again stripping them of filigree. Masters of glass, we're exploring crystal, which obviously has a long, rich history with decorative lighting. The fun here is how we approach it. How does a classic crystal piece with simplified design and a more streamlined presentation fit into a contemporary space? If all the decorative elements in a room are having a conversation, what do they add to the conversation?
While we continue to look to the past for sources of inspiration, we're a forward-looking company making tomorrow's heirlooms. In our new collection, we aspire to make some unique designs that people in the future will look to and use for inspiration.