Did you pick up a particularly lucky penny recently? Are your stars in perfect alignment? You must be doing something right because today is your lucky day! Today is the day you are getting a behind-the-scenes v.i.p. preview of The Urban Electric Company’s drop-dead gorgeous new Steven Gambrel collection.
I sincerely hope that you are sitting down. I have to tell you that, when I first got a glimpse of this stunning collection, I personally had a bit of an “I’ve-fallen-and-I-can’t-get-up” moment. This sophisticated collection, which officially launches June 1st, is a merging of one of the most talented designers in the country, Steven Gambrel, and the unparalleled bench-made American craftsmanship of The Urban Electric Company.
Based on utility fixtures, such as those from the shipping industry, Gambrel then mixed in elements that were more decorative, so that the collection feels both familiar and completely unpredictable, utilitarian and entirely sophisticated. The Malplaquet, for example, is based on an industrial light, but it’s fitted with striped custom glass that pushes it well beyond convention.
If you want the full behind-the-scenes experience, I invite you to view this video, The Making of the Steven Gambrel Collection. It really showcases Gambrel’s inspiration and vision for the collection and the amazing collaborative process that went into the collection.
Here’s a peek at the Gilfroy and the Boxbridge:
Here are some other highlights of the Steven Gambrel Collection–and my personal favorites, by the way.
Kardamyli offers a great-looking flush-mount option, which is not always easy to find.
The Abbott wall light has clean, go-anywhere good looks, smart details and I can see it in so many different finishes. (Okay, I admit, I’m a sucker for a well-placed slotted screw…..)
I’m completely smitten with the Erddig fixtures for their timeless simplicity. One for the table. One for the wall. One for the floor. And the split finish possibilities! Well, for me, these are the classic Chanel cap-toes of the collection.
And then there are the lovely lyrical Suffolk chandelier and the handsome Houghton.
Every time I look at the collection, I notice another delicious detail. Like the petite glass ball at the bottom of the Suffolk. Stunning!
What do you think? Tomorrow is the official launch. Will you be heading to The Urban Electric Company web site to see the rest of the collection? Drop me a line, darlings!