Lindsey Adelman’s elegant and quirky blown-glass fixtures – delicate, industrial and organic-looking at one time – are appearing in kitchens, dining rooms and bedrooms all over the country. Her brilliance emanates from her capability to find balance in opposing directions: Each of her pieces delivers a push-and-pull between fragile and powerful, hand-crafted and machine-made, masculine and feminine, refined and industrial.
One among Lindsey Adelman Globe Branching Bubble Chandeliers was used perfectly in designer Grant K. Gibson’s room on the 2011 San Francisco Decorator Showcase House. The graphite walls, lime-washed ceiling, and other silhouette of a potted tree only emphasize the fixture’s statement-making shape
A similar chandelier is commonly used in this particular kitchen. While it’s still relatively simple, it commands attention whether the lighting is on or off.
Most of Adelman’s pieces are inspired by natural forms. The mixture of the glass globes and angled brass armature of the Globe Branching Bubble Chandelier give mind a blooming cherry branch.
These quirky Bubble Pendants work beautifully within this sleek but rustic kitchen. Considering that the shapes aren’t perfect globes, they feel natural, blending using the polished wood grain for this kitchen’s counters and floors.
The ideal imperfectness from the Bubble Pendant is the reason why it appealing. Since each of these pieces is handblown to buy, not every shape will probably be precisely the same.
eclectic bedroom by Elizabeth GordonA clustered Bubble Chandelier is a superb addition to this metallic bedroom. The grays and silvers are warmed up through the fixture’s soft glow. The clustered shape stays high up about the ceiling, allowing the bedside pendants to stay the primary focus.
The stacking version in the Bubble Chandelier uses the same basic handblown bubble shape in the Bubble Pendant and Branching Bubble Chandelier. A detailed cluster of fragile glass bubbles, this chandelier is exquisite. Edison bulbs have a commercial edge.
The lindsey adelman bubble was also inspired by natural forms from the sea. This table lamp is fused with barnacle-shaped vessels. Industrial Edison bulbs shine throughout the gray glass, contrasting with the organically inspired shape.
The Knotty Bubbles Chandelier was inspired by Japanese knotting from packaging, Japanese fishing floats, and barnacles on shipwrecked treasure. Doesn’t it seem like a thing that 15dexhpky float to the ocean’s surface in a fairytale? Adelman’s idea of contrasting textures and styles is specially clear here, in which a rope is wrapped tightly across the free form of the glass.
The Catch fixture is made out of solid brass forms cut with water jets to resemble large hooks and links. Adelman and her team blow the glass into the mold, which fuses both materials together. The collection may be customized by hooking together pieces to generate chandeliers, sconces or pendants.
Adelman worked to the Smithsonian after graduating with an English degree, but she eventually felt the pull in the design world. She credits most of her current work to her childhood passion for crafts. Adelman eventually went on to RISD to earn her BFA in Industrial Design, eventually starting her collection of Bocci Light.