Tony Duquette’s Theatrical Lighting

Furniture & Lighting


Modernism wasn’t the only design esthetic of the mid-20th Century. This decidedly more elaborate example of Mid-Century design was the brainchild of Tony award-winning theatrical designer Tony Duquette, who was also a prolific designer of jewelry and home products, including this Splashing Water chandelier. Duquette created Splashing Water in 1956 for the premises of his Los Angeles production studio, and now, Brooklyn-based Remains Lighting, having licensed the design from Duquette’s estate, is selling reproductions of the chandelier in a range of sizes, priced from $7,000-$10,000.

Image: New York Times

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1 Comment

  1. Evelyn M

    Aug 2, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I’m not generally a fan of chandeliers. I like a cleaner, simpler – easier to dust design. Yet somehow I keep coming back to this post. I love this design it is so full of movement. It doesn’t remind me of water but rather fireworks going off, and who doesn’t like a good firework display :-)

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