Dumbell Light is the compact model in Andrew Neyer's series inspired by vintage bodybuilding equipment. The Cincinatti-based designer fashions a sleek black powder-coated frame with satin-glass globes mounted at each end with natural oak trim trim. Handcrafted and available in a series of drop heights to suit a variety of installations, from close to a ceiling to hanging low over a dining table.
Bar: 18" w (45.7cm)
Bulbs: 5" dia (12.7cm) each
Canopy: 0.25" h x 5" dia (0.6x12.7cm)
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.