This week, more than 500 exhibitors showed their beautiful wares at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC. One of the standouts was the Lindsey Adelman Studio. And that, my dear friends, is where I will be shining my Mid-Week Made-In-America spotlight today. Of course, if you already know this studio’s work, such as the Bubble Series, you know it shines all by itself, thank you very much.
Since the studio’s inception in 2006, the Lindsey Adelman Studio’s focus has mainly been on hand-blown glass and brass lighting. (Or should we say mind-blowing hand-blown glass and brass lighting? You decide….) In their NYC studio, this team of ten artisans designs, builds and shows their work. Lindsey Adelman Studio’s globes are hand-blown in NYC by glass artist Michiko and parts are machined out of solid brass in the U.S.. Through 1:1 scale model-making and testing, forms and ideas evolve collaboratively.
Now, this talented team, led by Creative Director, Lindsey Adelman, is branching out into jewelry, vessels, tiles, and wallpaper, in materials including wood, concrete, porcelain, gold, and stereolithography. With skill and care, the team of 10, along with its small network of local artisans, manufactures each piece to order.
One of the truly unique offerings from the Lindsey Adelman Studio is the You Make It lighting series. This democratic design concept is a whole new chic twist on DIY. Definitely not the rug-hooking kits of my youth. This is a series of lights designed with standard industry parts that you build with the Lindsey Adelman Studio’s instructions. You can make a chandelier, a mobile, a clamp lamp or a sconce. As the studio explains it, experimenting with off-the-shelf parts is how Lindsey Adelman herself got started before designing and manufacturing the custom system for the Bubble Series.
So gorgeous. So amazing. Now, even one of the most luxurious handcrafted American lighting collections is available for DIYers. What do you make of that? Something stunning, no doubt.