Advances in LED technology have stretched the limitations of what product designers can do to create innovations in lamps and light fixtures. No longer is their creativity hampered by thick wires or large bulbs and sockets. Case in point: The latest collection from Sean Lavin, chief design officer for Visual Comfort & Co. Inspired by The Bauhaus, the famed school of design founded in Germany in 1919 by modernist architect Walter Gropius, Lavin takes a sophisticated approach that incorporates natural materials and neutral colors with a clean-lined aesthetic. The resulting products include chandeliers and other hanging fixtures, desk lamps, table lamps and more, all designed to mesh comfortably with a wide range of design styles. Hallmarks of the collection include bold yet simple geometric shapes, strong lines, and finishes that have a multifaceted patina. Lit or unlit, these light fixtures create a sculptural statement wherever they’re used.
Lavin sheds some light on his artistic process: “I am fortunate to work with a passionate development team, including world-class design partners and artisans. Each step throughout the process is an opportunity to collaborate. It never results in compromise—only balance—maintaining the original design intent while bringing art to life.”
The collection is available through CAI Designs.