Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2015

Last week Pier 94 was home to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2015. As DIFFA Dining by Design moved next door, the 14th annual edition of this luxury show for the design market expanded to fill the entire space. From large international brands to small artisanal craftsmen, the show offers a wealth of sources. As always, there were returning favorites to see and new exhibitors to discover. Some booths combined talents such as where the creative folks from Calico Wallpaper joined forces with Chen Chen & Kai Williams and Brendan Ravenhill. Below, Ravenhill’s Grain Family of lights, so named for the pattern of the spinning tool left and enhanced on the underside of the shades, sit against Calico’s Willow for a vignette of dark modern elegance.

Brendan Ravenhill and Calico Wallpaper at the Architectural Home Design Show 2015

And Ravenhill’s Bare Ring Sconces are the most minimalist expression of lighting for the contemporary purist.

Brendan Ravenhill at the Architectural Digest Home Show 2015In fact, lighting was a well-represented category at the show. Patrick Townsend‘s lighting structures encase the wires in a model of tension and compression for a sculptural presence, as seen in the Stellar56 below

Patrick Townsend at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2015and the Orbit42 Black.

Patrick Townsend at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2015

Aaron Scott‘s handcrafted wooden lights are “explorations in spatial and temporal concepts.”

Aaron Scott at the Architectural Digest Home Show 2015Aaron Scott at the Architectural Digest Home design Show 2015

Otis and Otis is produced by designer Casey Otis, whose work is material based. The Arm Light is made from brazed steel rod but it is the hand wrought bronze reflectors that lend the sense of magic.

Otis and Otis chandelier at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2015

And the Coral Light is formed from copper tubes suspended over a parchment screened figure. The outside of the tubes is patinated, giving the figure a glowing presence.

Otis and Otis Coral Light at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2015

David D’Imperio‘s sculptural lighting represents the melding of the artistic and organic with the mechanical and mathematical. His Helikon light, below, can be custom sized to illuminate and beautify a space.

David D'imperio at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2015

Cocobolo specializes in architectural, decorative and sculptural ceramics. And while they do much more than just lighting, I was intrigued by the bold forms in this lamp by Peter Lane.

Peter Lane lamp for cocobolo ceramics at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2015

I had to look twice to capture the clever approach to contemporary lighting from DAMM Design, an acronym for Design. Art, Means. Motive. The couple’s new floor lamps feature carefully calculated painted tonal surfaces that, with a Josef Albers like-precision  yield three dimensional effects.

Damm design lighting at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2015

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4 Responses to Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2015

  1. franki says:

    Per usual your photographs are enlightening. franki

  2. Linda C Levy says:

    Hi Stacey
    Every year this show falls on the week of my birthday when I have been in Turkey, Hawaii and Arizona the last 3 years Thanks for sharing a bit of it. I don’t feel quite so upset. Maybe next year

  3. Karena says:

    These are so cool Stacey!! Love this lighting!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
    A New Gallery in Town!

  4. Nice lamps Stacey. Some really innovative designs. Second one is simply crazy! What is your favorite?

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