Inspired by pumping iron, Barbell Light from Andrew Neyer plays as a horizontal plane with satin-glass globes at each end. Available in Standard or larger Big Barbell models, it's handcrafted in the artist-designer's Cincinnati quarters. Choose from a series of drop heights from near-ceiling to pendant length for this starkly elegant piece rendered in black powder-coat steel and solid oak.
Standard: 1.75" h x 38" w (4.5x96.5cm)
Big: 1.75" h x 68" w (4.5x172.7cm)
Canopy: 5" dia (12.7cm)
Stems available in 6" (15.2cm) increments
Powder-coated steel, oiled oak
Handmade in Cincinnati, OH
Recommended bulbs: G40 or G25 Globe Light
Max wattage: 60W
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.