Lindsey Adelman’s elegant and quirky blown-glass fixtures – delicate, industrial and organic-looking all at one time – are showing up in kitchens, dining rooms and bedrooms throughout the country. Her brilliance comes from her power to find balance in opposing directions: Every one of her pieces offers a push-and-pull between fragile and robust, hand-crafted and machine-made, masculine and feminine, refined and industrial.
One of Bocci Pendant Globe Branching Bubble Chandeliers was utilized perfectly in designer Grant K. Gibson’s room at the 2011 San Francisco Decorator Showcase House. The graphite walls, lime-washed ceiling, and similar silhouette of your potted tree only emphasize the fixture’s statement-making shape
The same chandelier is commonly used in this kitchen. While it’s still relatively simple, it commands attention whether or not the lighting is on or off.
Almost all of Adelman’s pieces are inspired by natural forms. A combination of the glass globes and angled brass armature in the Globe Branching Bubble Chandelier bring to mind a blooming cherry branch.
These quirky Bubble Pendants work beautifully with this sleek but rustic kitchen. Considering that the shapes aren’t perfect globes, they think natural, blending with all the polished wood grain about this kitchen’s counters and floors.
The right imperfectness of the Bubble Pendant is what makes it appealing. Since each one of these pieces is handblown to acquire, not every shape is going to be precisely the same.
eclectic bedroom by Elizabeth GordonA clustered Bubble Chandelier is an excellent addition to this metallic bedroom. The grays and silvers are warmed up through the fixture’s soft glow. The clustered shape stays up high around the ceiling, allowing the bedside pendants to be the key focus.
The stacking version from the Bubble Chandelier uses the identical basic handblown bubble shape through the Bubble Pendant and Branching Bubble Chandelier. A detailed cluster of fragile glass bubbles, this chandelier is exquisite. Edison bulbs provide it with an industrial edge.
The lindsey adelman bubble was inspired by natural forms through the sea. This table lamp is fused with barnacle-shaped vessels. Industrial Edison bulbs shine through the gray glass, contrasting together 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 towards the ocean’s surface in a fairytale? Adelman’s concept of contrasting textures and designs is specially clear here, in which a rope is wrapped tightly throughout the free form of the glass.
The Catch fixture is made from 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 the 2 materials together. The collection can be customized by hooking together pieces to produce chandeliers, sconces or pendants.
Adelman worked for your Smithsonian after graduating with the English degree, but she eventually felt the pull of your 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 own type of Bocci Pendant.