Manufacturer Stickbulb has shaken things up a bit with the arresting Chime Chandelier, Best in Show winner at the recent 2019 NYCxDESIGN awards.
It’s easy to see why. Designed by Rux, the founding creative team of Stickbulb, the aptly named Chime resembles a propitious grouping of those metal cylinders that sing in the wind, with the not-so-subtle difference of composition: the Chime Chandelier is constructed of wood (the particular iteration at the show being of redwood reclaimed from the recently demolished water tower atop Brooklyn’s original skyscraper), along with an ingeniously inlaid LED strip.
The effect is mesmerizing. And what’s more, Chime features the novel introduction of a ball joint connector, allowing individual adjustment of each module, thereby opening up new aesthetic terrain. Co-Founder Russell Greenberg elaborates: “After seven years of playing with rigid connectors, it felt like it was time to loosen up a bit.”
When it comes to cool options, Chime definitely plays it loose. Each chandelier is available in 20”, 28”, or 36” diameter rings and a variety of bulb lengths (up to 12 feet). They can be used solo or clustered into larger installations. Wood options include reclaimed Heart Pine, NYC Water Tower Redwood, sustainably sourced American Walnut and Maple, and Ebonized Oak. The ring is powder-coated steel in a matte black finish and the ball-joint is available in polished nickel or brass.
See Stickbulb to find out more.