American designer Kelly Wearstler creates endless beauty. From carving out A-lister homes and luxurious hotels to sculpting tableware and furniture – so numerous are the strings to the celebrated tastemaker’s bow that it might be more efficient listing the areas she hasn’t conquered with her design career, rather than those she has.
The latest release to roll-out from the Los Angeles-based studio revisits Kelly’s partnership with Visual Comfort & Co, whose Tech Lighting arm is responsible for bringing four new ranges to life. Stamped with Kelly’s signature style, the group of bold yet sophisticated lighting fixtures will launch during North America’s spring.
Kelly Wearstler unveils new collection with Tech Lighting
Allowing the mind to run free with possibilities, the collection has been presented through Kelly’s invention of other-worldly digital environments. Straight from the metaverse, these spaces draw inspiration from the forms and materials of each lighting group: Esfera, Ebell, Phobos and Kulma.
While exploring the tension between technology and beauty, the collection promises to establish an architectural presence in any room through minimal yet graphic shapes. Facilitated by Tech Lighting – a mainstay in the world of illumination – these solutions not only “solidify the construction of a space,” Kelly says, they also embrace slim profiles and advanced LED technologies.
Kelly’s collaboration with Tech Lighting embraces both unique materials and minimalistic beauty, while also incorporating a level of innovation through the use of artful glass and “soulful” metals. “With these materials and warm LED light sources, the collection achieves a synthesis of both form and function,” the designer says.
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“Esfera realises the beauty of spatial symmetry, simplistic geometric design, and elemental materials, demonstrating the convergence of multidimensional cylinders as an integral source of light,” says Kelly. The Esfera is available in Natural Brass and Nightshade Black, with four variations including a large and medium chandelier, linear chandelier and pendant.
This series, available in Natural Brass, Black, and Natural Copper, is suited for indoor and outdoor applications, making it versatile for every style and environment. Variations include a small and medium pendant, large and small wall sconce. “Kulma is designed to embody the pervasive lantern through singular planar elements of glass and frame,” Kelly reveals.
“Phobos showcases strong yet simple geometric shapes,” Kelly says. “[It] offers a sense of sophistication.” The tubular LED light is offered in several lengths that each radiate a diffused glow through modern light-guide technology. There are nine profiles available in Natural Brass including a large and medium chandelier, linear chandelier, pendant, two-light small pendant, short and wide flush mount, one- and two-light wall sconce.
Available in seven different profiles (including a small and large pendant, medium and mini flush mount, wall sconce and floor lamp), the Ebell range is offered in Natural Brass, Antique Nickel and Dark Bronze. “Ebell explores mono-point lighting with an imaginative modern lens,” Kelly explains. “[The range] emits warm LED light through each frosted glass optical lens.”
Kelly’s collaboration with Tech Lighting embraces both unique materials and minimalistic beauty.