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Friday, April 23, 2010

Lighting Highpoint Market 2010

This is the lamp or two I have to have.

Charlie West and B.C. in the Lee Industries showroom

One of Charlie's lamps
Charlie is always experimenting with colors and glazes.
I really love this shape.

Look at the shapes of the chandeliers not B.C.

Very organic
Many pendants or chandeliers were hanging from just cords, very cool.

I like caging a Crystal chandelier to give it a new life.
Orbs very big.

Vintage bulbs

I would hang this lantern over a washed wood table with dressy linen and organdy slipcovered chairs.

Possibly my favorite market item was a selection of hand made pottery lamps from an artist Charlie West. The style and colors were so current but classic enough to always be in. They were moderate priced and each piece is signed . Charlie does all the lamps himself and his easy welcoming personality shows in each piece of art.
Lighting in general was a fun category to shop this market. The Jamie Young collection was really hot. Industrial style lighting but softer with more style. Many globes sported hand blown glass with a vintage style bulb. Gone were the iron and crystal chandeliers of the past decade. In there place were more organics such as bamboo, capiz shell, jute, wood veneers and pottery. Also organic shapes- orbs, squares, rectangles . Look for lantern style chandeliers in painted finishes in large sizes. Thank God recessed lighting is out, I have never been a fan much prefer the ambiance of low lighting.

Next Blog - My favorite showrooms. ( I could just move in )

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