I love creating simple lined lighting from mirror. It almost disappears into a room while adding a quiet elegance. For this one I hand cut 42 pieces of mirror,hand polished the edges and suspended it from a 5 inch square mirror canopy and short chain.
Materials: aluminum, mirror, brass
25" wide and 25" long
This piece started with a rusted ring and four rusted rods attached to it. I added accents in reclaimed mirror and gold ormalu, a vintage chain, and wired it externally for added texture. This is a delicate small piece, perfect for a small entry or powder room.
Materials: steel, aluminum, brass, mirror
12" by 14"
|Austrian Crystal and Silver Chandelier
This fixture was jeweled with hundreds of antique Austrian crystals in variations of pink, and turquoise blue opaque glass half-rounds in a grape cluster motif. The canopy also has a crystal decorated medallion. The body and arms are plated silver.
Materials: plated brass, crystal, glass
| Brass Champagne Flute Chandelier
This piece started with a set of mid-century brass champagne flutes that were so simple and elegant that I didn't feel they needed additional ornamentation. I removed the stems and attached them to 20 inch brass rods and topped them with custom shades to give off a warm glow.
Approximately 42" in diameter
| Erector Set Chandeliers
Erector sets were introduced by the Gilbert company in 1913. As the commercial said, "it's not just a toy, it's a world", and as a child I created my own world out of the pieces, ignoring the schematics that came with the toy. For example, one of my favorite engineering feats was a rolling trap for my cat Blooper. I have been using Erector sets to create lighting for almost 15 years and have installed them in commercial spaces and private homes. Each piece has been unique to its owner so I think I am still being true to Alfred Gilbert's vision.
prices vary by design
| Reclaimed Mirror Sconces
I distressed reclaimed mirror pieces to create this pair of sleek sconces and envision them flanking a bathroom vanity or fire place mantle.
Materials: brass, reclaimed mirror
10" high with 8" arms
1400.00 for the pair
|Industrial Transistor Sconce
This piece is made from the tuning mechanism of a vintage RCA radio. Beautifully constructed out of aluminum, I carried the design into the fiberglass shade with an aluminum v-shaped housing.
Materials: aluminum, brass, fiberglass
4" wide and 11" tall
| Drill Sconces
I found these vintage aluminum drills and wanted to showcase their sleek design against mirrored backplates.
Materials: aluminum, mirror
12" high with shade
1400.00 for the pair