ISSUE 88  |  Low-Key Fashion

High/Low: Handblown Glass Pendant Light

September 06, 2013 1:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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We’ve been lusting after a light from Los Angeles designer Alison Berger for a while now; the only thing stopping us? The museum-worthy price tag. We’ve turned up an alternative from a Scandi source for a fraction of the cost (it’s not as weighty and it’s not an art piece, but it will do).

Above: Los Angeles glass artist Alison Berger creates some of the more covetable light fixtures we’ve seen; she’s a RISD grad, worked with Dale Chihuly, and has an architecture degree from Columbia. Oh, and Brad Pitt commissioned a chandelier.

Above: Alison Berger’s handblown clear Crystal Sphere Pendant features a darkened patina brass fitting; $3,000 from Plug Lighting in Los Angeles.

Above: Designed for the Restaurant Gronbech and Churchill in Copenhagen, the mouthblown Northern Lighting Unika Pendant Light is £165.83 from Nest in the UK (worldwide delivery available).

Above: Details of the lamp in situ in Copenhagen.

Above: The lamp features brass fittings and a twisted black fabric cord.