Friday, October 5, 2012

Keeper's Light

This gorgeous desk lamp is by artisan Alison Berger.  She was trained as an architect and received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and continued her studies at Columbia University's School of Architecture.  She turned into a glass designer full time in 1995.  She was the first contemporary glass designer to use of a clear, filament bulb within a clear crystal silhouette which is extremely popular these days especially in restaurant design. 

I love this desk light because it has a very calming and elegant look to it.  It's one of the lamp that can work with a Louis XVI desk or a Nelson Swag Leg Desk effortlessly.  It's timeless and has a beautiful hand-made quality that you don't see much of these days. 

All her pieces are done by hand without usage of molds or form constraints and she personally inspects and signs every piece.  Therefore each fixture and object she makes are unique due to the organic nature of glass.  Of course this kind of attention to detail and slow making process comes at a price.  Her pieces are available at Plug Lighting and Holly Hunt showrooms.

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