Photo Gallery: Sculptural Lighting
A functional artform for the ceiling.
Jason Miller is the Brooklyn designer behind Roll & Hill, a company producing objects that are as much conceptual art as contemporary design (it’s no surprise that his work is a part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design). Miller’s Modo 10-globe chandelier was inspired by off-the-shelf parts found at inexpensive lighting stores, and the spoke-and-hub system allows for dozens of configurations.
Lighting designer Samuel Lambert, a former video editor, learned the ropes by restoring vintage lamps. His Montreal-based firm, Lambert & Fils hearkens back to mid-century designs, and a handmade aesthetic. The brass Atomium chandelier has the lab-like appeal of a science model, and the height can be customized on order.
The modular Agnes chandelier from Roll & Hill can be assembled in configurations ranging from a modest, 6-light chandelier to a large 20-light chandelier. “Agnes, in its ideal state, would be a very large fixture. You could fill up a whole ceiling,” says designer Lindsey Adelman. Articulated joints allow for the bulbs to be rotated to irregular angles, or arranged vertically in a more formal configuration.
Gabriel Kakon and Scott Richler, the brothers-in-law behind the Montreal duo of Gabriel Scott, call on their backgrounds in architecture and jewelry design. Their handcrafted, suspended-light fixtures were inspired by the glamorous forms of Lanvin’s jewelry collection. The Welles Central is a modular and customizable light, consisting of a series of brass, copper, or nickel geometric shapes which come together to create an organic and sculptural form.
Designed for Roll & Hill by Bec Brittain, the Maxhedron is a study in material transformation through light and reflection. When off, the facetted, partly-translucent Maxhedron reflects and blends with its environment. Once turned on, the dazzling inner constellation of bulbs projects bands of light onto nearby surfaces.