It was lighting design that took center stage at last week's NYCxDesign, with an array of American-made, imaginative and contemporary chandeliers being shown across the city.
Brooklyn-based Pelle's Bubble Chandeliers are delicate and airy compositions of luminous glass globe clusters bound together with leather cord. Shown top and above is the Long Bubble chandelier.
The Lina chandelier by Brooklyn-based designer Rosie Li features 11 or 13 glass globes supported by a complex brass framework.
Los Angeles designer Brendan Ravenhill showcased his Cord series at ICFF this year, which includes this three-armed pendant. A custom milled brass triangle connects the three steel arms of the Cord Pendant while radiating cloth cords complete the structure, holding the arms and cast ceramic sockets aloft.
Young New York design studio Bower exhibited the impressive Float Chandelier, whose LED lights are held tension around a central ring thanks to a series of strong magnets.
Shown here in polished copper and oil-rubbed bronze, Bec Brittain's SHY 21 lamp uses the spare beauty of thin LED tubes to define the edges of its geometric shape.