The days when the only way to make a statement in your interiors through lighting designs, where using a formal crystal chandelier, are thankfully long gone. The world’s best designers are increasingly using light fixtures as the central artistic piece of the room.
While several designs find inspiration in nature, be it clouds or branches, numerous styles are purely geometric and abstract. Some lighting designs work in synergy with space’s architecture, and others create a striking visual moment in a room otherwise lacking a focal point. No matter the size or shape, lighting pieces suspended in midair possess a rare, gravity-defying quality and lure the eye upward.
Fashion designer Pamella Roland’s Chicago townhouse was conceived by Wheeler Kearns Architects and Kadlec Architecture + Design. In the living room, a swirling bronze light design by Frederik Molenschot provides a spectacular counterpoint to the graphite drawings by Allan McCollum installed above the 18-foot custom-made Luteca sofa.
Steven Gambrel designed this palatial Greenwich Village home with frequent collaborator Henry Jessup, who was the project architect. In the breakfast area, a Pietro Chiesa chandelier for Fontana Arte dazzles above a Blackman Cruz table and S. R. Gambrel chairs; a Walton Ford lion painting surmounts a 1960s Paul Evans credenza.
L’Chandelier is a dreamy, elegant, and luxurious lightning design, incomparable and impressive as the romantic Champs-Élysées avenue, frequently described “la plus belle avenue du monde” (“the world’s most beautiful avenue”). This luxurious symbol of Paris transformed into this beautiful handcrafted, polished brass Chandelier. L’Chandelier’s marvelous dancing shape was realized through the antique technique (Repoussé) used widely with gold and silver for fine detailed work, from the 3rd century BC. L’Chandelier offers a fine balance of warm sophistication and metal edginess.
In the double-height library of Eugenio López’s Mexico City house, designer Luis Bustamante installed a sculptural Hervé Van der Straeten lighting design.
In the living room of a Palm Beach home designed by Aman & Meeks, a Takashi Murakami cartoon sculpture joins a text-based work by Mark Bradford (left) and sculpture by Glenn Brown (right); a Jeff Koons mirrored piece is displayed over the mantel. The chandeliers were crafted by Alexander Von Eikh, and the sofas are upholstered in a Holland & Sherry chenille; the firm also made the rug. The walls are finished in Venetian plaster in a Benjamin Moore white.
Supernova Chandelier was born from the cataclysmic explosion of a massive star. The instant of a bright starburst that was suspended into fascinating lighting design. Supernovas can briefly outshine entire galaxies and radiate more energy than our sun will in its entire lifetime. The suspended brass particles of Supernova Chandelier will offer you a timeless, brightest, and magnificent setting.
Designer Alvise Orsini crafted this stunning Paris penthouse for collector Chad Leat. A splashy Jean-Michel Othoniel chandelier hangs above the dining area’s red-lacquered table and Poul Kjærholm chairs.
Amy Lau designed this vibrant Hamptons retreat for collector Clarissa Bronfman and her family. Her husband, Edgar Bronfman Jr., pushed for the pink wall color (Benjamin Moore’s Blushing Bride), which serves as a jubilant backdrop for Hsiao-Chi Tsai and Kimiya Yoshikawa’s Blooming Spark I hanging light in the dining room. Works by Hiroshi Sugimoto flank a piece by Julio Le Parc.
Newton Suspension lamp is a handcrafted piece that has something unique about it. Newton Lamp is a monumental piece that authenticates Boca do Lobo designers and artisans’ work.
Architect Steve Giannetti and Anna Busta of Busta Studio designed this modern home in La Quinta, near Palm Springs. Busta installed Alison Berger lighting pieces over the red-lacquered Liaigre table and chairs opposite a seating area where a Holly Hunt sofa and chairs surround a Liaigre cocktail table.