NEW YORK MAG | woven lighting

NEW YORK MAG | woven lighting


We were honored to be featured among a lineup of some creative lighting designers in a recent New York Magazine piece.  The article reflected on the rise of woven lamps in the design world, and identified an echo of Isamu Noguchi's iconic work in terms of its reimagination of traditional craft.  "Just as Noguchi’s Akaris were his take on traditional Japanese chochin lamps, this emergent class of lighting reinterprets traditional craft into something new and modern."




We're thrilled to see this spotlight shone on generational craft legacies, and on the use of natural, locally gathered materials.  “It’s all about taking this ancient knowledge and techniques passed down through generations and saving it and making it relevant for today,” says Deborah Needleman, the former editor-in-chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine...  “People seem to appreciate craft and the materials of nature more lately,” she continues... “ — elements of the local landscape, rooting these objects in a place as well as in a history. I think this connection to place and to nature is something people are craving. I know I craved this.”

Woven shades are beautiful to live with, offering their organic texture and gentle glow.  "As curator Su Wu points out, “A prevailing style at the moment draws so deeply on Noguchi’s ideas of volume and glow with the same veiling of the bulb and creation of armature and diffused light”."

The article highlighted our large bonnet shades, fawn pendant lights, and duende lamps, which you can find in the LIGHTING section of our shop.





Read the full New York Magazine article HERE.

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