Vintage gym weights inspired the nearly heroic Big Olympic Barbell Light from Andrew Neyer. His pendant series marries white satin-glass globes with a graphic black structure in powder-coated steel. Handcrafted in the artist-designer's Cincinnati quarters and available in a series of drop heights, this Olympian is a striking addition in grand spaces.
76" l x 8" dia (193x20.3cm)
Canopy: 0.25" h x 5" dia (0.6x12.7cm)
Stem lengths available in 6" (15.2cm) increments
Handmade in Cincinnati, OH
Recommended bulbs: 10W LED A19
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.