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Lighting designers like Lindsey Adelman continue to impress and inspire me! I stumbled upon her Knotty Bubble Chandelier and was instantly intrigued by its form and materials. It is definitely on my dream light fixture list (it is pretty expensive), but one can dream - right? Lindsey Adelman took a few moments to share her inspiration behind the Knotty Bubble Chandelier.
LAMPS PLUS: What first sparked your interest in lighting design?
LINDSEY ADELMAN: I studied Industrial Design at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and was drawn to lighting because of its ephemeral nature and power to transform an entire space.
LAMPS PLUS: One of my favorite light fixtures that you have designed is the Knotty Bubble Chandelier. What was the inspiration behind the design?
LINDSEY ADELMAN: Japanese packaging, fishing buoys.
LAMPS PLUS: You collaborated on the chandelier with Creative Director Bec Brittain, glass artist Michiko Sakano, and designer Kristin Barron. What was each person's contribution to the fixture?
LINDSEY ADELMAN: I designed the fixtures. Bec directed the project. Kristin developed and art directed the knot work. Michiko is the glass artist.
LAMPS PLUS: If you were to describe the style of the chandelier in three words what would it be?
LINDSEY ADELMAN: Sexy shipwrecked treasure
LAMPS PLUS: When designing the Knotty Bubble Chandelier, what did you imagine would be the ideal setting for the piece?
LINDSEY ADELMAN: Minimalist environment
LAMPS PLUS: Where has the chandelier been installed so far?
LINDSEY ADELMAN: Some places include a beach house, jewelry store, home of a design collector, over conference table, going into a hotel soon, and have an inquiry for a yacht as well...fingers crossed.
LAMPS PLUS: What has been some of the feedback you have received on the Knotty Bubble
LINDSEY ADELMAN: I think people respond to the sensual quality and that it is not a typical chandelier.
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Images: Lindsey Adelman, Design folio Magazine
Very beautiful. What exactly is going on in some of the pictures? Is it one solid piece of glass?
Marcia told me that the "bubbles" are all hand-blown (not solid) and are fused together in the blowing process. Thanks for the comment.