If you were looking for some Southern hospitality at NeoCon09, then we hope you had a chance visit R. Brownlee Currey of Currey & Company, the lighting and accent furniture firm based in Atlanta. Further proof of Currey & Company’s gentility is their address on Best Friend Road. Besides their gentlemanly flair, the company offers some spectacular chandeliers, including the new Tartufo and Simplicity.
Tartufo Chandelier. Manufactured by Currey & Company.
The round Tartufo interprets the circle by paring it down to a simple globe. Constructed of hammered metal, the Tartufo Chandelier “forms an orb” that uses a maximum amount of negative space. Its antique silver leaf finish and four candle holders give it a romantic air without sacrificing simplicity. A modest 20 inches round by 22 inches high, Tartufo is neither too big nor too small. Another product worth mentioning is the Simplicity Chandelier, made from Gmelina, a fast-growing wood from the Far East. I was also taken with Currey & Company’s unorthodox use of cement for decorative garden furniture. Their Faux Bois line makes of cement a woodland wonder. While it’s a bit heavy, the cement line will last, even though Mr. Currey admits its weakness. His Georgia Tech engineers advised him of the two types of cement: the type that is cracked and the type that will crack—but that’s part of its charm.