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Cloud Chandeliers by Apparatus Studio

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2014

APPARATUS-STUDIO-CLOUD-XL-IN-SITU-B-1134x638Examples of great design are plentiful enough, but show-stoppers are harder to come by. A show-stopper, by any definition, this past week at ICFF, was the Cloud chandelier by New York design studio Apparatus. The duo behind Apparatusโ€”Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Andersonโ€”have managed to parlay their love of vintage details (“aged brass, etched glass, leather, and porcelain”) into a spanking new range of lighting designs that bear the kind of burnished richness typically reserved for things that have been around for a while. Patinated brass, milky porcelain, and frosted glass aren’t a recipe for glitter and sparkle so much as moody eleganceโ€”of which Cloud XL, the largest of the Cloud lighting series, has plenty. A cluster of 73 hand-frosted glass orbs, spanning a width of 50 inches, may be the ingredients for an attention-getting design, owing to size alone; but by adding compositional purity and seemingly impossible visual lightness to the recipe, Apparatus has managed that modern day rarity: yes, a show-stopper.CLOUD-IN-SITU-2CLOUD-IN-SITUAPPARATUS-STUDIO-CLOUD-XL-IN-SITU-B-1134x638-1

Images: Apparatus

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