Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Contemporary Pendant Chandelier

We have just finished this contemporary pendant chandelier for one of our designers who has seen a chandelier like this, but didn't' like the poor execution of the fixture, plus, it happened to be the wrong size; a problem many interior designers struggle with on daily basis.
I made some changes which I thought would add to the esthetic of this contemporary piece, like square plates under the bone white candles, and a general up-sizing of just about every piece of material we used.  Plus, I thought a squared chain would echo the square candle plates beautifully, not to mention the fact that it would be so much more interesting then that regular Home Depot looking chain everyone uses on chandeliers.  We could have gone for the brushed nickel finish, but the brushed steel looks just as cool, without the extra hefty price tag, so we went with that.  I think it will be a great addition to the beautiful bedroom it's going to be hanging in; can't wait for Lauri to see it.
Most think of Potter Art Metal Studios as beautiful Old World Metalworkers.
I have to say that my guilty pleasure is the contemporary project we get here and there.
What you have to understand is that metal is only pieces of squares, rounds, and flats.  What you do with them is what the final product will look like.  It knows no boundaries between Formal French, Mediterranean, or Contemporary.  It's all in the design and the execution.

written by: Izabela Wojcik