Closer Look: the Bubbles of Light of Lindsey Adelman

Lindsey Adelman’s quirky and tasteful blown-glass fittings — fine, industrial and organic-looking all at the same time — are popping up in kitchens, dining rooms and bedrooms throughout the nation. Her brilliance comes from her ability to find balance in opposing directions: Every one of her pieces supplies a push-and-pull between fragile and strong, hand-crafted and machine-made, masculine and feminine, refined and industrial.

One of Adelman’s Globe Branching Bubble Chandeliers was utilized perfectly in designer Grant K. Gibson’s room in the 2011 San Francisco Decorator Showcase House. The graphite walls, lime-washed ceiling, and also similar silhouette of a potted tree just highlight the fixture’s statement-making shape

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Precisely the exact same chandelier is utilized in this kitchen. While it’s still relatively simple, it controls attention whether the lights are off or on.

Lindsey Adelman Globe Branching Bubble Chandelier | Room Online – $19,250

Most of Adelman’s pieces are inspired by natural forms. The combo of the glass globes and angled brass armature of the Globe Branching Bubble Chandelier bring to mind a blooming cherry division.

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These unique Bubble Pendants work beautifully in this slick but rustic kitchen. Considering that the shapes are not perfect globes, they feel much more natural, blending with all the polished wood grain with this kitchen counters and floors.


Bubble Pendant – $1,750

The ideal imperfectness of the Bubble Pendant is what makes it attractive. Not each shape will be the same since each one of those pieces is handblown to dictate.

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A clustered Bubble Chandelier is a great addition to this metallic bedroom. The grays and silvers are heated up from the fixture’s delicate glow. The clustered shape remains high up on the ceiling, allowing the bedside pendants to remain the primary focus.


Bubble Chandelier – 6 Globe from Lindsey Adelman – $9,600

The stacking version of the Bubble Chandelier uses the exact same fundamental handblown bubble silhouette from the Bubble Pendant and Branching Bubble Chandelier. A close bunch of fragile glass bubbles, this chandelier is exquisite. Edison bulbs give it an industrial advantage.

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Lindsey Adelman Cluster Table Light – $3,300

The Cluster Table Light was also inspired by natural forms from the sea. This table lamp is fused with barnacle-shaped vessels. Industrial Edison bulbs shine through the gray glass contrasting with all the organically inspired silhouette.

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The Knotty Bubbles Chandelier was motivated by Japanese knotting by packaging, Japanese fishing floats, and barnacles on shipwrecked treasure. Doesn’t it seem like something that will float into the ocean’s surface in a fairytale? Adelman’s idea of contrasting textures and styles is particularly apparent, in which a rope is wrapped tightly around the free form of the glass.

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The Catch fixture is made out of solid brass forms cut with water jets to resemble massive hooks and hyperlinks. Adelman and her team blow the glass directly into the mould, which fuses the two materials together. The collection can be customized by tapping together pieces to create chandeliers, sconces or pendants.

Adelman worked for the Smithsonian after graduating with an English degree, but she finally felt the attraction of the plan world. She credits much of her current work to her childhood love of crafts. Adelman finally went on to RISD to make her BFA in Industrial Design, finally starting her own line of handblown glass fittings.

Lindsey Adelman Studio is located in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Check out the studio’s site for good, behind the scenes information.

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