Custom 5-globe Branching Bubble in brushed brass with clear globes and gold foil Photo by Lauren Coleman
Custom Branching chandelier, Sagaponack
Branching Burst installation, Paris
Boom Boom Burst
Hand-blown glass spikes
Founded in 2006, the studio’s signature aesthetic was born with the release of our very first product: the Branching Bubble chandelier, which combines the organic nature of blown glass with more rational, machined components. Since then, we have explored that visual tension throughout a range of products and disciplines. Lighting design is at the core of what we do, but we also work with an expanded materials palette, indulging our preoccupation with a room’s oft-neglected spaces, to create products ranging from concrete tiles to wallpaper.
The studio’s mission is to create lights that transcend being a lamp. We work with light to make pieces that enhance people’s lives. Light sparks transformation, revelation, honesty, connection, and uncovers meaning while also having the power to change mood and behavior. Lindsey’s studio practice supports her vision from initial concept through development to production to sales. The studio also spreads light beyond the product by upholding our cultural values of mutual respect, allowing room for differing points of view and human error, and expecting the best from ourselves.
We design, prototype, and build in our New York and Los Angeles studios, and we work with local manufacturers to develop and produce custom parts. Forms and ideas evolve collaboratively through 1:1 model-making and testing. With skill and care, our team of 30+ and a small network of local artisans manufacture each piece.
Where can I see your work? In addition to partnering with a select number of showrooms around the globe, we also have private showrooms in NYC and Los Angeles. You can schedule a visit and see a full list of showrooms here.
How do I install your pieces? We offer installation services with a licensed electrician in the New York area. Just let us know if you would like to schedule an appointment. We have also designed each piece to be easily installed by an electrician, so if you aren't in New York, not to worry! We provide the canopy, cross-bar, light bulbs, and a 36" or 72" stem which can be cut down on site.
The armature ships fully assembled with the joint angles set. The globes are packaged separately and screw on. THE ARMS ARE NOT ADJUSTABLE AND CANNOT BE MOVED. Please don't try to adjust the arms! It's dangerous to the internal wiring, and also we fine-tune the balance and geometry of the fixtures in our studio before shipping so that they look perfectly balanced when installed.
Where are your lights made? We strongly believe in supporting local artisans and American manufacturing, so our lights are made by hand in our New York City studio. You can learn more about our process and manufacturing collaborators here.
Visit us in NYC, LA, and Boston
Our NYC private showroom is in the NoHo neighborhood of lower Manhattan, open by appointment only.
We are pleased to announce our new private showroom at the Boston Design Center. Open Monday through Friday 10am-5pm. To schedule a private showroom appointment, please use the online scheduler or call 617-618-6640.
Magazzini Shop B+C, G/F Ruttonjee Centre 11 Duddell Street Central Hong Kong T 852 2521 3282
You can also check the map below for a public installation in your area.
Lindsey Adelman lives and works in her hometown of New York City. She has specialized in lighting design since 1996. Founded in 2006, her studio has grown into a group of forty with a recent location opening in Los Angeles.
The lighting collections are driven by developing industrial modular systems to capture the ephemeral, fleeting beauty of nature. Adelman first discovered Industrial Design when meeting a woman carving foam French Fries for an exhibition at her editorial job at the Smithsonian and went straight to study ID at the Rhode Island School of Design. She continues to be challenged and seduced by the immaterial substance of light and is obsessed with creating forms that maximize light's sensual effect and highlight emptiness.
Adelman’s work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Design Miami, Nilufar Gallery, and BDDW, among others. For many years, the studio has embraced a philanthropic mission supporting the Robin Hood Foundation to fight poverty in New York City. Adelman credits much of the studio’s current success to this desire to make an impact.
Adelman lives with her designer husband Ian and their son Finn in Brooklyn.
Video by Lindsey Adelman and Rachel Cope in collaboration with Lauren Coleman.
On exhibit with new lighting and wallpaper in Milan April 17-22, Project B Gallery, via Maroncelli, 7.
Hope to Heal
Taught by Lauren "Windspirit" Sander Karl Zahn, Design Director
NEW SCONCES New sconce designs have been added to the Branching, Edie, Kingdom and Drop System collections view here
The Edge of What We Know
Adelman collaborates again with Senior Designer Mary Wallis casting her as the solo character in a new video The Edge of What We Know. Using precious lighting mobile elements as props that fly in slow motion through the air, a horror-movie-esque story unfolds. The heroine is startled by a stranger at the end of a hallway. As she tries to make sense of what is going on, objects are hurled at her. She defends herself and retreats to the other end, where she gathers herself in a pause. She looks her attacker straight in the eye. She musters the courage to seek revenge gaining speed towards him, grasping at any objects in her path and whips them back in attack. Finally at the front of the long hallway again, she recognizes this stranger as someone she knows. Her tension and fear melt, she looks deeply, she surrenders and cradles the unbroken porcelain shade at her chest. Does she recognize the attacker as herself?
This video debuts at Design Miami December 2017 with an edition of new hand-made lighting. The parallels found in the lighting, the scientific references proving we are all one, and the act of creating, are woven through. The four-minute video will be shown on loop throughout the show. Each viewer experiencing one’s own reality.
Created by Lindsey Adelman in collaboration with Pascal Perrich, 2017.
Taught by Phillippe Malouin Sasha Ritter, Los Angeles Studio Director
DROP SYSTEM See our newest collection on view at our private showroom 1 Great Jones Street by appointment
Alexandra Snook / Dancer Barrett Hanrahan / Dancer Clare Hearns / Dancer Colin Cobb / Dancer Danielle Martinelli / Choreographer / Dancer Erin McAleavy / Dancer Ian Collings / Dancer Ilya Brukhman / Dancer Josephine Kingery / Dancer Kevin Quale / Dancer Laura Young / Vocalist / Dancer Leo Madriz / Composer / Costume / Dancer Lindsey Adelman / Creative Director / Dancer Mary Savel / Costume Mary Wallis / Dancer Maya Holmes / Dancer Ryan Dickie /Cinematographer Sara McBeen / Dancer
Mary Wallis, Senior Designer
VISIT US IN BOSTON LAS is now at the Boston Design Center Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Schedule an appointment here
Some Relationships are Better than Others
Collective Design Fair May 4–8, 2016
My presentation at Collective Design Fair explores the timeline of work emerging into being and disintegrating back to non-substance. The light fixtures I make transform from immaterial concept to systematized components to a cohesive mass and into someone else’s life. I am exploring the idea that, in a certain sense, all phases of an object exist at once. As humans we use time to break things down to help us in understanding.
The way things come into being is as interesting to me as how they transform, disintegrate, extinguish, or are destroyed. My video captures destruction while the laborious creation is implied. In slow-motion footage two hand-blown glass and brass Burst chandeliers crash into each other. There is undeniable pleasure in destroying. It’s a big part of our relationship with things as a culture.
With my installation, I explore the positive side of the material world being finite. In life, objects are damaged and destroyed through dancing, playing, using, loving, sharing and living life in general. All signs point to the reality that the world as we know it, and us in it, were never designed to exist forever. The video, entitled “Some Relationships Are Better Than Others” challenges the preciousness of static objects and gives value to the power of action and transformation
Taught by Richard Wheater (UK), Julia Bickerstaff (UK), and Matt Dilling (USA) Barrett Hanrahan, Studio Director Kevin Quale, Senior Designer
Taught by Hilary Russell, Yestermorrow Design/Build School Ilya Brukhman, Digital Design Manager
Taught by Helen Moon and Bea Amblard, Amblard Leather Atelier Mary Savel, Finance