THEO AND DEBORAH SAMUROVICH OF SAMUROVICH Design have varied educational backgrounds: Theo’s is in the life sciences and fine arts, and Deborah’s in 2-D graphics and broadcast design. Together, however, they are dedicated to the rhythms and patterns of nature and the ways in which such images can be combined with certain glass forms. Described as painterly, architectural, and industrial, each fixture captures an organic moment. Shown here are four hand-sculpted pendants crafted from color-treated glass. River is made with ebonized oak and measures 12 in. wide by 12 3/4 in. high. Moderne, also made with ebonized oak, measures 9 in. wide by 12 1/4 high. Indigo, made with bronzed oak measures 6 in. wide 17 1/2 in. high. Finally, Bamboo, made from oiled cherry, measures 12 in. wide by 15 in. high. Samurovich Design, 16 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205.
The Anatomy of Lighting
Julie Nelson’s ceramic light collection draws inspiration from medicine and anatomy. A surgeon’s wife, Nelson has even been known to scour the banks of the Thames River looking for bones to encourage her creativity. Four examples, all of which measure approximately 13 in. high by 10 in. wide, of the 15-piece collection are shown here: Scoop, Capsule, Sponge, and Venus table lights. Julie Nelson, P.O. Box 17357, London, England SW9 0WB. www.members.aol.com/nelsonpage or Jfnelson@aol.com. Available in the U.S. through Troy, 138 Greene Street, New York, NY 10012; Zao, 175 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10012; Fillamento, 2185 Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94115; and Iota, 3107 Knox Street, Dallas, TX 75205.
Debuting in the United States at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in May, Ligne Roset’s new collection of furniture and lighting includes Easy Light designed by Pascal Mourgue. Based on a classic design most often found on an architect’s desk, the lamp is offered in a table and floor version with a halogen bulb and metal shade or an incandescent bulb and white polycarbonate shade. A base or clamp option is also available. Also part of the introduction is Snap, designed by Peter Maly and made from an aluminum-clamp construction. Andrea Quaglio and Manuela Simonelli designed Bianca, an illuminated occasional table with a white polycarbonate cover in a satin finish, molded aluminum base, and a fluorescent light with a foot-operated switch. Finally, 99 Watts, a chrome and steel lamp designed by Fred Rieffel, is offered in a wall and floor version. Ligne Roset, 200 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
Hemera: Designed by Vincent Dion, the Cleopatra wall sconce is made of an aluminum chain mail shade and a nickel-plated structure. It measures 8 in. wide by 15 in. high by 9 in. deep. Hemera, 2461 Des Carrieres, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2G 1X8. email@example.com.
FurnitureCo: Tom Dixon’s Octo Light Module is a series of stackable polyethylene lamps; also available in red and wine. FurnitureCo, 818 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10014
Shaver/Melahn: The Emmy rectangular block and square pedestal lamps, influenced by 1930s designs, are offered in natural cherry or walnut, chocolate walnut or ash, or ebony ash (shown here). Lampshade options include black paper, natural linen, or vanilla paper. Shaver/Melahn Studios, 114 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011.
Wingard: The Bruno Lamps have steel bases and a woven paper shades. The smaller size measures 11 1/4 in. high; the large lamp measures 17 3/4 in. high. Wingard, 123 South Park, San Francisco, CA 94107. www.windgardinc.com.
2thousand degrees: The Majorica series, designed by company founder Jim Henderson, includes pendants and sconces in seven frosted glass colors and three metal finishes. 2thousand degrees, 833 South 19th Street, Richmond, CA 94804. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sipure Design: Dix Heures Dix’s Abracadabra mobile floor lamp, designed by Fabrice Berrux, is made from movable fabric pieces and a lacquered metal base. It measures approximately 10 in. high. Sipure Design, 135 Northeast 40th Street, Miami, FL 33137. www.sipuredesign.com or email@example.com.
Nick Munro: This series of hand-blown, spherical crackle glass lamps with aluminum bases is available with a clear frosted (white) or blue frosted shade. Nick Munro, Unit 6, Barrowmore Trading State, Great Barrow, Chester, England CH3 7JS. www.nickmunro.co.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Kirk: The companion to the CS floor light is a cast-resin and borosilicate glass table light. Tom Kirk, 13c Camberwell Church Street, London, England SE5 8TR.
Donzella: From 1930 to 1970, Los Angeles-based architect and interior designer Paul Laszlo created work for high-profile Hollywood types (think Barbara Hutton and Fritz Lange). These colored glass tiled lamps are just a few examples of Laszlo’s work available through Donzella, 17 White Street, New York, NY 10013. email@example.com.
Claire O’Hea: This Londoner’s lamps are offered with cylindrical, square, or rectangular (shown) shades in linen (white) or crepe silk satin (chocolate, ruby, or gold). Claire O’Hea, 102 Burrows Road, London, England NWl0 5SH. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several Contemporary Lighting Models
Galbraith & Paul: The shades for the Oval floor lamp, shown here in warm twig and cool beads, are made of hand-blocked printed silk. The lamp measures 63 in. tall; the base is made of milk-painted poplar wood, and the shaft is nickel-plated steel. Galbraith & Paul, 307 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
The Chocolate Factory: Helen Rawlinson designed the Pebble lamp, which is offered in ochre, mushroom, red, eau de nil, purple, blue/gray, dark mushroom, and cream. The Chocolate Factory, Unit 5, First Floor, Farleigh Place, London, England N16 7SX. email@example.com
De Sousa Hughes: SSD’s Dolores lamp is made with white gold leaf, antiqued pewter, and a parchment shade. De Sousa Hughes, Showplace Design Center, Two Henry Adams Street, Showroom 220, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.desousahughes.com.
Baldinger: From the Rockwell Group collection, the Ricky wall sconce, shown here in stainless steel, has a laminated ginkgo leaf mounted between glass and measures 11 9/16 in. long by 5 1/4 in. wide with a 3 3/4-in. projection. Baldinger, 19-02 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11105.
Lake Shore Studios: Stonegate Designs is a new lighting collection that is offered in a variety of finishes or stained wood. Lake Shore Studios, 4200 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085. www.lakeshorestudios.com
J. Batchelor: The Cary floor lamp, from SSD, was inspired by 1940s moderne styling. It stands 69 in. high and the base is crafted of solid white oak. J. Batchelor, 1855 Griffin Road, Suite A452, Dania Beach, FL 33004.
Terzani: Designed by Jean Francois Crochet, the Toro des Coeurs table lamp has a metal frame with white nickel finish and a sanded glass diffuser. Terzani, Via Castelpulci, Int. 9, Scandicci, Italy 50010. www.terzani.it.
Eurolounge: Michael Young’s sculptural stick light is made from fiberglass. For more information, contact Catherine Johnston, 28 All Saints Road, London, England W11 1HG. firstname.lastname@example.org
DuPont Corian: DuPont Corian and the Chicago Furniture Designers’ Association (CFDA) are sponsoring a design show, Corian Competition 2000: Exploring New Ideas, at the Chicago Cultural Center. Several CFDA members’ lighting and furniture made with Corian will be on exhibit through the end of April. Shown here is Scan Scott’s C3 Luminaire in Glacier White Corian and stainless steel. www.corian.com.
Studio Orange: Rock Galpin designed the Fruity globe lights from polypropylene spheres. Available as a single light or trio. Studio Orange, 70-72 Kingsland Road, London, England E2 8DP. Rockgalpin@hotmail.com.
Tech Lighting: The Radius Wire system can be bent into loops or curves for a sculptural effect. Shown here with Bye-Byes accessories in cobalt, amber, and red. Tech Lighting, 1718 West Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60614.
Light Ray Studios: Lighting designer Rae Douglas created Meteor sconces in annealed copper (though other finishes are available) that project rainbow light patterns. Each measures 4 to 8 in. in diameter and has a 34n. wall projection. Light Ray Studios, 2726 East Blanton Drive, Tucson, AZ 85716. www.lightrays.com
Property: The Thimble light was designed from a synthetic fiber pressed into a mold to create a three-dimensional, protruding effect. Property, 14 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013.