DESIGN MIAMI/ BASEL
06 11 2019
We made each of these unique pieces in our New York studio with glass that was made in collaboration with glass artist, Michiko Sakono and her team, at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn. Paradise City plays with the ephemerality of time and light, channeled through a clash of influences, from W. Somerset Maugham (“We’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but...more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it”) to Axl Rose (“Nothin’ last forever/Even cold November rain”).
Visually, the collection, with its network of slender rods pinning fused clusters of liquid-seeming hand-blown glass, takes its cues -- and name -- from a book of photographs by Helmut Newton; the most famous of which features the model Nadja Auermann strapped into a menacing cage-like leg brace. With its mixture of fabrication techniques, Paradise City evokes scaffolding on a skyscraper, simultaneously Brutalist and delicate, geometric yet voluptuous. Made with an entirely new method -- LEDs engineered so that the light source is embedded in the surface of the glass -- these pieces render technology virtually invisible, allowing pure emotion to shine through.
05 29 2019
Architectural Digest captured the making of our new collection Paradise City.
Read the full article here.
NEW YORK SHOWROOM
05 16 2019
We are thrilled to unveil our new 5,000-square foot showroom encompassing over 10 years of work and archival material. The new showroom offers our clients access to a vast material resource library and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the studio’s design process.
Located in the NoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, we took over the floor beneath our current Studio workshop on the top floor. Doubling our footprint to 10,000-square feet total has allowed the design and sales teams to seamlessly meet with clients in a space that houses our work from inception to fabrication.
“Now more than ever, having more space, we’re really able to serve our audience at a much higher level... A real motivation was to allow our design and sales teams to work together and meet clients. We find that since the great majority of our clients are designers and architects, they really love talking to other designers. And our clients like to get a sneak peek of behind the scenes process, so that was also part of the drive.” —Lindsey Adelman
LOS ANGELES SHOWROOM
03 01 2019
Lindsey Adelman Studio is pleased to announce our residency at The MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles. We will occupy a Mackey Apartment designed by maverick architect R.M. Schindler through November 2019. The project will unfold over the next year and will act as the studio’s lighting showroom in Los Angeles with all of our collections on view. Drawing from Schindler's ideology of redefining notions of space, Lindsey Adelman Studio is interested in experimenting with the boundaries of a “showroom”. Blurring the lines between domestic space and art installation, the apartment is a moody funhouse with our lighting systems creeping around the rooms and Illuminating moments of domestic life.
Lindsey Adelman Studio
At The Mak Center for Art and Architecture
Los Angeles, California
Through November 2019
By appointment only. Schedule a visit here.
PARDON OUR APPEARANCE
05 14 2018
In this exhibition, we are excited to introduce a new range of sconces, a series of one-of-a-kind pendants made in collaboration with glass artist Nancy Callan, and debut or newest collection, Drop System, for the first time in the US.
Open hours May 14th-18th, 10am-4pm
03 30 2018
We have partnered with Calico Wallpaper to present a joint installation of our newest lighting collection, Drop System, alongside their debut of Oceania. Entitled Beyond the Deep, the multi-room presentation explores the effect of naturally occurring chemical reactions on surfaces and will immerse viewers into a dreamy world of alchemy and decay.
Drop System, inspired by rows of bare bulbs in NYC subway tunnels and Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie, is comprised of brass tubing and handblown mini globes. Lindsey challenged herself to be reductive in the number of unique elements such as straight lines and circles, to achieve the optimum number of potential configurations and range of aesthetic directions. Drop System can be customized as a minimalist, spare configuration or accumulate to become a more opulent, drippy organic composition.
This exhibition will also show the next iteration of Liminal Collection, which was debuted at Design Miami in 2017 in an installation entitled "The Edge of What We Know." This collection is intentionally "off menu" and much more sculptural in nature. Each mobile-like assembly is a one-off piece characterized by a spontaneous and raw sensibility.
Via Pietro Maroncelli, 7 Milano
April 17–22, 10–7p
NOMAD ST. MORITZ
02 08 2018
Nomad St. Moritz will take place in February 2018 at Chesa Planta, the prestigious mansion in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Chesa Planta was built in 1595. It is an impressive example of an Engadin aristocrat's house, and of domestic culture in the 18th and 19th centuries. Gorgeously carved wood-paneled rooms, beautifully painted dining rooms, and elaborate ceramic stoves will set the scene for this first edition of Nomad St. Moritz.
Nina Yashar will show our Cherry Bomb Fringe Floor Light in a presentation from Nilufar Gallery.
12 06 2017
Lindsey pushes the boundaries of the more familiar world of lighting design in this immersive, personal project titled The Edge of What We Know.
The work is informed by the writings of physicist and philosopher Carlo Rovelli, and hangs like a kinetic cabinet of curiosities. Embracing an open-ended sense of wonder, her line of inquiry considers how our five senses may be limiting our understanding of the reality of the universe, and that science, coupled with our intuitive imagination, can point to the truth if we let it.
Curio booth C06
December 6 - 12
ATMOSPHERE by AMY LAU
11 09 2017
Specially commissioned for Atmosphere by Amy Lau the Edie/Empire installation will be installed at The Salon Art + Design in an environment that pays homage to the Art Nouveau period with twentieth-century masterpieces to twenty-first-century heirlooms. Fabricated from solid brass and a custom pale peach glass rolled by hand, the Edie/Empire installation is a study in contrasts between the beveled mathematical symmetry of the Empire and the kinetic explosion of the Edie.
Salon Art+Design Fair
Park Ave Armory, New York
11 09 2017
Nilufar Gallery unveils a multifaceted dialogue between masterpieces of twentieth-century design and contemporary projects edited by the gallery, including our Catch chandelier with fully-gilded glass.
Salon Art+Design Fair
Park Ave Armory, New York
BEIRUT DESIGN FAIR
09 20 2017
The Heavy Light is re-imagined using local building materials from Lebanon. "It was really great to think about the city itself and how the architecture is constantly getting moved around, sometimes for good reasons and sometimes for upsetting reasons. Building materials that are not always intact are a big part of their history, so trying to incorporate them into something new that is beautiful and full of light feels like an important gesture."
The "Beirut Heavy Light" by Lindsey Adelman is the Carwan gallery's latest commission, presented exclusively at the Beirut Design Fair. Lindsey extends the concept of the "Heavy Light" to Beirut and the Middle East, embodying the nuances of Lebanese architecture and incorporating the local concrete block in a new collection of Limited Edition lighting objects.
Beirut Design Fair with Carwan Gallery
September 20 - 24
MAD Museum Young Patron's Gala
05 18 2017
The Museum of Arts and Design hosted the young patron's En Plein Air gala presented by Clé de Peau Beauté and honoring lighting designer Lindsey Adelman. Upon arrival to the Bohemian Benevolent Association in New York, guests were greeted by two custom chandeliers from Adelman’s latest Cherry Bomb Fringe collection. “I was after capturing something you see in nature, like Spanish moss on live oaks, and using a rigorous industrial design process to express that,” Adelman said. “It was a mix of the very practical and the very mysterious.” -Vogue
05 05 2017
New work by Lindsey Adelman, Mary Wallis & Karl Zahn.
An afterglow is described meteorologically as a rosy light appearing in the sky in the hour of deepening twilight. Particles in the air catch final rays of sunlight as it is refracted and scattered through the Earth's atmosphere. The glow persists till the Earth's shadow takes over the sky and as night falls, stars begin to appear. It is simultaneously a distinct and an ephemeral moment.
In this first group show hosted by Lindsey Adelman Studio, designers Lindsey Adelman, Mary Wallis and Karl Zahn interpret and express light through their own lenses. Each collection has a common foundation of rational boundaries which support organic growth and spontaneity. These physical structures act as a vehicle for the immaterial.
1 Great Jones Street
preview May 10th, by invitation
open hours May 11-12, 12-6pm
and May 21-24, 12-6pm
Nomad with Nilufar Gallery
04 27 2017
The Cherry Bomb Cage Chandelier and Cherry Bomb Floor Light are on view with vintage and contemporary works from Nilufar Gallery.
Nomad revisits the classic idea of fairs and exhibitions to propose a new format for the 21st century. Nomad is a traveling event for collectable design that will bring together a selection of the world's leading galleries in incredible architectural locations. Nomad establishes a unique dialog between gallery works and a very personal context, gathering a community of individuals looking for a different experience.
Villa la Vigie
Monte Carlo Beach Club
2 Avenue Princesse Grace
Salone Del Mobile with Nilufar
04 04 2017
On the occasion of Salone del Mobile, Lindsey Adelman Studio releases new work with Nilufar gallery in both the Catch and Cherry Bomb collections.
The Radial Cherry Bomb chandelier takes a classic chandelier archetype and adds a smattering of gold dusted illuminated mini-globes. The new Cherry Bomb Fringe sconce with very long fringe is inspired by the paintings of Pat Steir; a collaboration with gravity.
The Catch Rock table light is a unique edition. The stone is carefully selected and cracked open, the face polished smooth. Glass is blown and slumps over the rock's surface.
This work is on view alongside Nilufar's world-class collection of vintage and antique pieces starting April 4th.
Nilufar Depot, Viale Vincenzo Lancetti, 34
Nilufar Gallery, Via della Spiga, 32
The Armory Show
03 02 2017
Catch Box Sconce Debut at Salon NY with Nilufar Gallery
11 10 2016
See the work here.
Ambrosia at The Future Perfect
10 13 2016
Behind the Scenes of Ambrosia with Surface Magazine
10 12 2016
Surface Magazine visited Lindsey at her Brooklyn ceramic studio to discuss her newest collection, a series of unique vessels and oil lamps for The Future Perfect.
The Future Perfect New York
55 Great Jones Street
On view October 14th, 5pm-8pm
The Future Perfect San Francisco
3085 Sacramento Street
On view October 21st, 5pm-8pm
PAD Fair with Nilufar Gallery
10 03 2016
Masterpiece London 2016 with Fiona Barratt Campbell
06 30 2016
Fiona Barratt curates a booth at Masterpiece London 2016, featuring the Branching Burst chandelier in brushed brass.
Nilufar at Art Basel/Design Miami
06 14 2016
For Art Basel/Design Miami 2016, Nilufar Gallery presents a selection of rare 20th century Brazilian furniture by Joaquin Tenreiro, Zanine Caldas, Jorge Zalszupin and Martin Eisler.
The presentation, curated by Nina Yashar, dynamically juxtaposes these 20th century works with contemporary projects by Michael Anastassiades, Maarten de Ceulaer, Francesco Faccin, Langlands & Bells, Pederico Peri and Osanna Visconti di Modrone.
New Cherry Bomb sconces and custom Shady Side mirrors from Lindsey Adelman adorn the walls.
Nilufar Squat #5, London
06 06 2016
Nina Yashar stages her 5th edition of Squat, a pop-up exhibition in which she temporarily furnishes an apartment using unique design pieces from Nilufar Gallery’s collection. Through Squat, Yashar has the goal of expressing a narrative vision beyond the windows of a gallery.
This year, in collaboration with interior designer Shalini Misra and gallerist Mehves Ariburnu, Yashar has staged Squat #5, inhabiting a 230 square meter apartment located in the heart of Mayfair, London.
The apartment is available to view through October 15th.
70 South Audley Street
Mayfair, W1K 2RA London
Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sundays by appointment only
MARY WALLIS at ER BULTER
05 15 2016
Mary Wallis presents her Empire, Edie and Light Line collections in the windows of ER Butler, located at 55 Prince Street. On view through June 30th.
Collective Design Fair 2016
05 04 2016
Some Relationships Are Better Than Others
My presentation at Collective Design Fair explores the timeline of work emerging into being and disintegrating back to non-substance. The light fixtures I make transform from immaterial concept to systematized components to a cohesive mass and into someone else’s life. I am exploring the idea that, in a certain sense, all phases of an object exist at once. As humans we use time to break things down to help us in understanding.
The way things come into being is as interesting to me as how they transform, disintegrate, extinguish, or are destroyed. My video captures destruction while the laborious creation is implied. In slow-motion footage two hand-blown glass and brass Burst chandeliers crash into each other. There is undeniable pleasure in destroying. It’s a big part of our relationship with things as a culture.
With my installation I explore the positive side of the material world being finite. In life, objects are damaged and destroyed through dancing, playing, using, loving, sharing and living life in general. All signs point to the reality that the world as we know it, and us in it, were never designed to exist forever. The video, entitled “Some Relationships Are Better Than Others” challenges the preciousness of static objects and gives value to the power of action and transformation.
Salone 2016 with Nilufar Gallery
04 13 2016
On the occasion of Salone del Mobile, we exhibited 75 new pieces for Nilufar. This new breadth of work includes an immersive installation of over 30 pendants, new chandelier, sconce and floor light models, as well as fresh glass colors. The galleries remain open year round if you plan to visit. For more information about the new work, please see here.
04 12 2016
Department of Fantasy
02 08 2016
Bloomberg News visited the studio and spoke with Lindsey and the team about production,
studio life, and the Department of Fantasy.
Read the full article here.
12 15 2015
This Winter, Cultured Magazine invited Lindsey to design a limited edition piece for their latest Cultured Commission. The final result, named Heavy Light, sold as a limited edition of 10 pieces through Artsy.
"The glass - a substance typically associated with being fragile - looks tough in this piece. The glass form looks like it can take on the roughness of the raw clamp and cinderblock. I like this visceral feeling of the finesse and smoothness of the glass being a match for the brutal quality of the building materials. There is also something about the surrender, or capture/prey narrative, inherent in the clamp pinning down the sweet, uplifting glowing glass form. The glass has the last laugh."
12 01 2015
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Lighting installation at Wright Auction
10 21 2015
To accompany the dramatic installation presented at Wright’s Le Corbusier + Jeanneret,
Lindsey created a minimal lighting scheme of draped cord and bare bulbs, punctuated
by hand-crafted porcelain hooks and socket cups.
The exhibit, staged by Wright NY Director Brent Lewis, focused on Le Corbusier’s design
principles as applied to art, architecture and design, as well as their influence on the
objects of Jeanneret.
09 29 2015
PAVILLON de l’Espirit Nouveau: a 21st century show home
on view until 8 November
18 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013
09 18 2015
We shot our Fall campaign upstate at Grasmere Farm with in-house models Mary Wallis and Barrett Hanrahan. Striking that magic balance between hair extensions, leaf blowers, and Ulla Johnson dresses, the final images by Steven Pan can be found in this month's VOGUE and Architectural Digest.
06 25 2015
music video, jewelry & mirrors
Show Me features a cast of performers from Adelman's studio, collaborators and inner circle. With a electric track created by Leo Madriz and vocals by Laura Young, Show Me is the story of control, or lack thereof exressed through design, lighting, choreography, music and videography. As the central character, played by Young, moves through Adelman's world, she ultimately allows herself a momentary release from restraint and assumed limitations.
Mirroring the story's tension between the primitive and the sophisticated, the exhibition includes seven unique mirrors that are fabricated in gold fungi detailing with fixtures recalling Adelman's signature designs including gold candelabras and Cherry Bomb fixtures. Adelman's new collection will also feature a table-candelabra measuring five feet in length and a new jewelry collection comprised of ear cuffs, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings incorporating gold fungus, spikes and fur all inspired by the video's interiors.
Featured in Video:
Laura Young, The Future Perfect - Vocals, Principal Dancer
Ian Collings, Co-founder of Fort Standard - Principal Dancer
Danielle Martinelli -Artist- Principal Dancer
Leonardo Madriz, Production - Composer of Track, Dancer
Lindsey Adelman, Founder, creative director - Dancer
Ilya Brukhman, Junior Designer - Dancer
Colin Cobb, Production Manager - Dancer
Barrett Hanrahan, Studio Director - Dancer
Clare Hearns, Pre Production - Dancer
Maya Holmes, Pre Production - Dancer
Josephine Kingery, Senior Sales Associate - Dancer
Erin McAleavy, Assistant to Lindsey Adelman - Dancer
Sara Mcbeen, Founder of Paper and Light Store - Dancer
Kevin Quale, Pre Production Manager / Senior Designer - Dancer
Mary Savel, Director of Operations - Costumes
Alex Snook, Production - Dancer
Mary Wallis, Senior Designer - Dancer
Ryan Dickie - Cinematography
Presenting Mary Wallis at ICFF
05 16 2015
Campaign in VOGUE May Issue
05 01 2015
Featuring the BB.11.01 in brushed brass with clear globes,
04 15 2015
SALONE DEL MOBILE 2015
04 14 2015
This year for Salone del Mobile, Nilufar Gallery founder NINA YASHAR has opened her massive warehouse to exhibit new pieces from international designers among her collection of historical masterpieces. I am very pleased to present a new series of oversized brass and hand-blown glass chandeliers referencing the traps we often lay for ourselves — ones which once pulled up from the depths of the sea turn out to be empty — and even sometimes sparkly. I hope you can come by.
Exhibition locations are as follows:
Viale Vincenzo Lancetti, 34 20158 Milano, Italy
Spotti Milano with Roll & Hill
Viale Piave, 27, 20129 Milano, Italy
Monday | 3 – 7p
Tuesday – Saturday | 10a – 7p
Via Santa Marta 19/A, 20123 Milano, Italy
Tuesday – Saturday | 10a – 8p
Opening Reception Wednesday | 6 – 10p
Roll & Hill at Euroluce International Lighting Exhibition
Salone Internazionale del Mobile | Rho Milan Fairgrounds
Hall 13, Booth H12
Tuesday – Saturday | 9:30a – 6:30p
Making of Cherry Bomb Cage
04 13 2015
David Lynch Foundation Video on LAS
04 01 2015
David Lynch Foundation video on our studio's meditation practice
Cooper Hewitt Design Kids Workshops
02 14 2015
Roll & Hill Exhibit in Paris
01 22 2015
at B&B Italia/Silvera showroom
35 rue du Bac, 75006, Paris
A Visit to our NoHo Studio
12 23 2014
Video Compilation by Lauren Coleman
Brent Lewis Interviews Lindsey
12 03 2014
Mary Wallis Collaboration Launch
11 14 2014
Afternoon champagne at our private showroom for the Mary Wallis Collection
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
09 17 2014
08 02 2014
The MAD Biennial
07 01 2014
In July 2014, the Museum of Arts and Design inaugurates NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, an exhibition that spotlights the creative communities thriving across the five boroughs today. The first exhibition to be organized under the leadership of MAD’s new Director Glenn Adamson, NYC Makers showcases the work of 100 makers—highly inventive artisans, artists, and designers who create objects or environments through exquisite workmanship and skill.
06 20 2014
Lindsey Adelman Studio workshop.
Video by Lauren Coleman
DESIGN MIAMI / BASEL
06 19 2014
Cherry Bomb collection on view with Nilufar Gallery.
Basel, June 19-22
American Design in Paris
05 19 2014
"Piecework" is at the American Design show at the Mona Bismarck American Center during Paris Designer's Days, curated by Jacques Barret.
34 avenue de New York, Paris, May 19-25
05 17 2014
Large-scale installations of Agnes and Knotty Bubbles on view.
530 Fifth Avenue between 44th & 45th, New York City
Hours 10am-6pm May 17-20
05 17 2014
New works shown at BDDW for Design Week, including the Bubble Chain collection, Spike&Thorn chandelier, and Branching collection.
BDDW, 5 Crosby Street, New York City, May 17-22
Totem at The Future Perfect
05 16 2014
The Totem collection debuts in New York at The Future Perfect. These light sculptures were created in an edition of 3 unique pieces in 2014, exclusive to The Future Perfect. Totem brings together a mix of materials from brass to glass. Each element of Totem stacks to create a limitless design concept of vertical sculpture.
55 Great Jones street, New York City, May 16-21
05 08 2014
New works shown with BDDW in their VIP lounge at the second annual Collective Design Fair. Launching Line Light designed by Mary Wallis for Lindsey Adelman Studio.
Skylight at Moynihan Station, 360 West 33rd Street, New York City, May 8-11
Nilufar Gallery 2014
04 09 2014
Introducing Cherrybomb for Nilufar, a lighting system that creeps along ceilings and walls and is punctuated by clusters of luminous hand-blown mini-globes. On view among new work by Martino Gamper, Bethan Laura Wood, Nucelo, and Giacomo Ravagli.
Via della Spiga 32
04 08 2014
Arcade / Via San Gregorio 43, 20124 Milan
Carwan Gallery at Design Days Dubai
03 19 2014
MARTHA STEWART AMERICAN MADE
10 16 2013
Martha Stewart's American Made showcases American makers and entrepreneurs, with a focus on craftsmanship, creativity, curiosity and innovation. Lindsey Adelman was invited to participate in the 2nd annual event and awards ceremony, where she was honored as a "tastemaker" for her ability to "[capture] the minds of both high-end design enthusiasts and the DIY set."
Watch the video here
Shanghai Museum of Glass Exhibition
03 28 2013
Catch is now part of the permanent collection at the Shanghai Museum of Glass. Read more about the show here.
JEWELRY 3D PRINTED
03 04 2013
An interactive public event pairing jewelry designers with CAD modelers to create custom 3D printed jewelry.