This version from American designer Andrew Neyer's inventive Astro Mobile Light series combines a trio of rotating arms with a downward-facing shade at the lowest level for directed illumination. Planet-like forms in wood and powder-coated steel align with luminous globes in a calibrated balance as the mobile hovers in space. Handmade in the designer's Cincinnati headquarters and offered in a range of drop heights, Astro reads as an enigmatic play on the traditional chandelier.
32" h x 80" w (81.3x203.2cm)
Stem lengths available in 12" (30.5cm) increments
Powder-coated steel, aluminum, oak
Handmade in Cincinnati, OH
Globe: E26 medium base socket/10W max
Shades: E12 Candelabra socket/ 60W max
Bulbs: LED A19 + (2) 40W G16
Cincinnati-based Andrew Neyer began his excursion into lighting with his jaw-dropping 6-foot cantilevering Crane wall light. Though trained as a fine artist and not a product designer, the acclaim for his initial effort led Andrew to develop a full collection based on objects as diverse as a gym barbell, a door chime or a toy yo-yo.
“Our design process is centered on reimagining familiar forms to inspire a new appreciation of ordinary objects,” he says. “The process involves a series of reductions until the design feels effortless.” That said, Andrew’s fixtures continue to astonish, especially in dramatic pendant and mobile formations.