With its precise shape suggested by vintage weights, Olympic Dumbbell Light from designer Andrew Neyer puts a knowing spin on the classic pendant. Handcrafted in his Cincinnati quarters, the fixture marries large satin-glass globes with confidently bold lines. Available in a series of drop heights, the contrast of the black powder-coat frame and milky white globes reinforces the sense of clarity.
26" w x 8" dia (66x20.3cm)
Canopy: 0.25" h x 5" dia (0.6x12.7cm)
Handmade in Cincinnati, OH
6", 12" and 18" stem pack allows for stem combos to achieve drops from 6"-36"
Custom stem lengths available in 6" increments
Bulb: 10W LED Bright Stik
E26 medium base socket
10W power consumption
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.
Design is never static. When Copenhagen-based &Tradition was established in 2010, founder Martin Kornbek Hansen's mission was to produce work that was defined by a unique vision, whether it came from Danish legends of the past or young innovators of the future. The roster extends from timeless luminaries such as Verner Panton and Arne Jacobsen to current leading lights Samuel Wilkinson and Norm.Architects to exciting new names Mia Hamborg and Victor Vetterlein. As the company's Kornbek Hansen puts it: "We see a kinship between the old masters, who were avant-garde in their time, and new designers creating the ground-breaking icons of today."
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