Tag Archives: contemporary light fixtures

anastassiades’ artisanal modern lighting


The idea of artisanal lighting may bring to mind a single person studio making sophomoric fixtures for the uninitiated.  This can be further from the truth when it comes to the lighting by Cypriot Michael Anastassiades. For instance, when Ralph … Continue reading

panzeri and modern LED lighting strips

  A well-needed update to the one-time useful, but hideous fluorescent strip lighting fixture has just hit the market; and it’s a beauty!  Designed earlier this year by Carmen Ferrara for the cutting-edge Italian lighting firm Panzeri, the LED ceiling … Continue reading

modern silhouettes: the glass pendants of furthurdesign

I recently discovered the modern glass objects designed and made by Manhattan-based glass artist William Couig of furthurdesign.  And of the bowls, vases and other accessories he creates, what really sang to me were his pendants … beautifully crafted and … Continue reading

shopping for pendant lights at bernd goeckler in manhattan

Bernd Goeckler Antiques is really one of the top stops for anybody shopping for blue-chip 20th and 21st century design in New York.  And while he has a number of smoking hot pieces on offer, what I find utterly delectable … Continue reading

like moths attracted to light, these ingo maurer’s pendants are causing a stir

These two large light bulbs with butterflies and dragonflies aflutter were launched by the incomparable German lighting designer Ingo Maurer (b. 1932) and his very talented team in 2011.  They come in 2 sizes.  The larger, is about 30 cm … Continue reading

Gloria’s glorious chandelier over at Holly’s House

Made extremely well with obvious eye for detail, is the Gloria Chandelier offered through Holly’s House, a London-based retailer on the Kings Road whose offerings are more on the artisanal side of things and range from jewelry to furniture. What … Continue reading

the right light: all fixtures are not created equal

When I heard of a Brooklyn design studio making contemporary light pendants inspired by the energy forces of the cosmos and tension/compression structures (like that of the Brooklyn Bridge), I was intrigued. The concept seemed a little “airy-fairy”, but interesting … Continue reading