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Lindsey Adelman has long been obsessed with illumination in all its forms. Her work treads the porous border between sculpture and design, taking inspiration from such diverse sources as the paintings of Piet Mondrian, an elegiac passage from Camus’s “The Fall” and the spidery brilliance of Giacometti.  Ever since the debut of the Branching Bubbles chandelier, the first product made in her newly opened studio in 2006, her goal has been to transform the ephemeral nature of light into something not merely tangible but enduring. Combining organic, handwrought materials like blown glass with the strong industrial beauty of machine-milled components, her lighting systems create radiant warmth while underscoring the drama of shadows and emptiness. 


Her aesthetic reflects an untraditional background. While she sketched constantly as a child, she studied literature in college and began her career working on catalog text at the Smithsonian museums. It was there, watching an artisan carve a lifelike french fry out of Styrofoam, that she first discovered industrial design and knew instantly it was her future. Within days she applied to the Rhode Island School of Design. Today, history, poetry, architecture and modernism continue to inform her designs. Her work has been shown at the Cooper Hewitt Museum, Design Miami and Milan’s Nilufar Gallery. 


A native New Yorker, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Ian, an art director, and their 15-year-old son, Finn.


@lindseyadelman


 

Founded in 2006, our studio’s signature aesthetic was born with the release of our very first product: the Branching Bubble chandelier, a virtually limitless custom configuration that combines the idiosyncratic natural grace of blown glass with rational, machined components. Since then, we have explored the visual tension between organic and industrial forms in a number of disciplines, introducing boundary-challenging designs from an innovative palette of materials.


We design, prototype and build in-house, working with a close circle of local manufacturers to develop and produce custom parts. With more than 30 employees in the NoHo neighborhood of New York, as well as at our outposts in Los Angeles and Boston, the studio is a creative laboratory with an unusual level of collaboration. Forms and ideas evolve through 1:1 model making and constant testing. Artists, craftspeople and production staff are encouraged to experiment and dream, transcending traditional boundaries and hierarchies. We feel that an energized, interdisciplinary approach is crucial to innovative design and extraordinary execution, as evident in every object we produce.


Please contact us for a studio visit here.


GLASS

All of our glass is blown in the US, primarily by master glass artist Michiko Sakano, who has worked with Lindsey for 20+ years. Michiko brings an extensive knowledge of the material and unwavering attention to detail to every piece that she crafts. She also supplies the 24-karat gold used on our glass globes and spikes, which she hand-carries from her hometown of Kanazawa, Japan.


Lindsey also frequently collaborates with Seattle-based glass sculptor Nancy Callan, who is known around the world for her innovation and mastery of complex cane and murrine techniques.


PORCELAIN

To create the wafer-thin, perfectly balanced scallops of glass, the studio works with legendary 280-year-old Munich-based porcelain company Nymphenburg, perhaps the only workshop capable of producing such delicate translucence.


HAMMERED BRONZE

Our hammered bronze shades and backplates are hand-forged in East Hampton, NY, using centuries-old techniques.


CERAMICS

We produce ceramic components in-house in our New York City studio. Senior designer Kevin Quale has over two decades of experience with both wheel-throwing and hand-building.


METAL FINISHING

Our metal parts are individually finished by hand and every plated finish is lacquered to prevent oxidation and aging. Our newest finish, Verdigris, is created by hand using a mixture of salt and ammonia and results in a spectrum of textures and tones.


 
 


 
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        Drawing from an innovative palette of materials, our lights are crafted with an irrational level of collaboration in New York City with help from our long-standing network of American suppliers. They are born from countless hours of sketching and prototyping, many dirty hands, and a passion for rigorous industrial design. With proper care, they should last forever.


         
        Lauren Coleman

        What if you could spend a week anywhere in the world exploring an interest of your choice? This is the question that inspired our Workshop Program. Each year, we give our employees a week’s paid leave and a stipend, and encourage them to broaden their horizons. The program, launched in 2011 with humble expectations, was readily embraced by our staff. Over the years, they’ve explored everything from scuba diving in Mexico to how to make a wooden surfboard by hand in Japan, the lost art of cob building in the U.K., bending neon in Iceland, and gold prospecting in Southern California. We find that their experiences facilitate discoveries not just for them but for the studio at large. “People come back and talk about what inspired them, what was scary, lonely, hard, or went unfinished, expectations that they had to let go of,” says Lindsey. “I feel a new sense of energy from them, a fresh interest in pushing beyond boundaries.”

         
        1. Where are your showrooms?

        In addition to partnering with a select number of showrooms around the globe, we also have private showrooms in NYC and Los Angeles. You can schedule a visit and see a full list of showrooms here

        2. How do I install your pieces?

        We offer installation services with a licensed electrician in the NewYork area. Just let us know if you would like to schedule an appointment. We have also designed each piece to be easily installed by an electrician, so if you aren't in NewYork, not to worry! We provide the canopy, cross-bar, light bulbs, and a 36" or 72" stem which can be cut down on site.


        The armature ships fully assembled with the joint angles set. The globes are packaged separately and screw on. THE ARMS ARE NOT ADJUSTABLE AND CANNOT BE MOVED. Please don't try to adjust the arms! It's dangerous to the internal wiring, and also we fine-tune the balance and geometry of the fixtures in our studio before shipping so that they look perfectly balanced when installed. 


        3. Where are your lights made?

        We strongly believe in supporting local artisans and American manufacturing, so our lights are made by hand in our NewYork City studio. You can learn more about our process and manufacturing collaborators here

        4. Do you offer a trade discount?

        We offer a 15% discount to the trade. For orders over $40,000, this increases to 20%, and over $100,000 it increases to 25%. Please contact us if you have any questions about eligibility. 

        5. Can I adjust the armature of my Branching fixture?

        While it may appear that the armature on your fixture is adjustable, the hardware is not intended to be manipulated once the fixture is built. Not only will it throw off the balance of the piece, but it can cause serious electrical risk by pinching the cords within. The shape of the fixture is intended to be as shown in the drawing. Adjusting the hardware voids the warranty on your fixture.

        6. How do I clean my light fixture?

        Tips

        To avoid damaging the finish, clean the fixture only when it is cool to the touch. Use something soft, like a feather duster or microfiber cloth, for the armature. For safety’s sake and to protect the stability of its installation, do not spin the fixture when cleaning. The branching armatures cannot be adjusted, but the shades can be removed. If you do remove them for cleaning, mark their placement so that you can reinstall them in their intended positions.


        Shades

        We make each shade (including glass globes, porcelain discs, and hammered shades) by hand, an intentional process that renders your fixture unique thanks to subtle variations in size, shape, and color. If you need to replace a shade or glass, we will make our best efforts to match your originals.


        Glass

        Use an additive-free liquid glass cleaner. We suggest spraying the cleaner directly onto a cloth to avoid damaging and oxidizing the fixture’s metal finish. Please be gentle and make sure not to put weight on the fixture.


        Porcelain

        A damp cloth is all you need.


        Brass or Bronze

        Use a microfiber cloth for brass or bronze shades. Do not use glass cleaner or abrasives of any kind on any metal surface. We recommend that tarnished metals be professionally cleaned.


        Polished Metal

        Clean polished metal or polished stainless with a damp cloth. Avoid commercial or heavy-duty polishes or waxes, as they can scratch or damage the finish.


        Rope

        Do not use water or liquids on rope. Simply vacuum gently to remove dust. 

        7. How do I order a custom piece?

        Lindsey Adelman Studio is founded on collaboration and an openness to new ideas. If a client needs a modest alteration in order to make a fixture perfect for their space, we’re happy to accommodate the request—whether it’s creating a metal finish to match an element in a room or adding a custom finish to hardware. Our team is expert at accurately estimating lead time and upcharges, and can guarantee a successful install.  


        For those curious to embark on a creative collaboration with us, we’re set up to explore far beyond the products in our collections. We can go as wild as you want, reconfiguring elements from our studio's design canon into new and distinctive forms and palettes. As you might expect, these sorts of custom projects are time-consuming, involve a lot of communication, and are accompanied by a different pricing structure and lead time. They also call for us to be agile in our design and problem-solving process. Exploring an unknown naturally means constantly pivoting and brainstorming as we evolve toward a finished product that you have helped inspire.


        Email our sales team to discuss a specific project, info@lindseyadelman.com. Or call us at +1 212 473 2501


         
         
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