We hope you’ve been enjoying our new collection. Today, we continue our Here & Now series with a look at four more families new to our offering this year. Inspirations span nautical imagery, mid-century modern sensibilities, and Art Deco motifs. Maybe you've got a room that needs updating or something fresh? Or you are moving into a new place or decorating a second home and are looking for ideas? We're here to help. Have a look and let us know what you think!
Anchoring the domed metal shade to its hanging chain, Viceroy’s detailed cast socket holder suggests the pendant’s nautical inspiration. A polished metal ring secures the pendant’s unique down-light diffuser: a wire-mesh safety glass that recalls the fixture’s rough-service roots. The shade’s glossy enamel coating completes Viceroy’s vintage appeal.
As population swelled, early twentieth century America saw a rapid expansion of public spaces. Savvy developers gained the edge with standout lighting designs—bright symbols of technology and progress. Showcasing a multi-faceted shade of glossy, mouth-blown opal triplex glass and a prismatic down-light diffuser, Odessa brings the eye-catching innovations of a bygone era to your current standout space.
The time is late nineteen-forties: Art Deco’s twilight is acceding to the advent of Mid-Century Modern. In France, long, white cone shapes are trending in lighting design. Upton draws inspiration from this time and place in history. Mouth-blown frosted glass and tapered tripod arms hearken back to the era while thick stepped back plates and weighty faceted arms, cast from molten metal, speak to the craft and concern we invest in all our fixtures to ensure that they endure in both style and substance. Upton is available both as a chandelier and as a bath and vanity sconce. It looks great both ways!
Pay close attention to the icons in the background of Art Deco spaces and you may notice the fern. As a motif in Jazz Age design, it was all over the place, just as it was along the ground during the Triassic period. This evergreen plant can be seen to symbolize resilience. Marcy pays tribute to the lively era in which the fern as a design icon flourished. Its hand-pressed glass fern conceals the lamp source, while creating an opulent wash of light that conveys both discriminating taste and a sense of history.
We feel that the details and the fine quality of the materials used work together to help these pieces elevate the rooms in which they find a home. With evergreen references such as the anchor and the fern, and embodying timeless elegance with opal glass fluting and hexagonal cast-metal, these pieces are mighty pleasing to look at now and will only be more so as time goes on.
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