ISSUE 6  |  Brooklyn Brownstones

Lighting: Brendan Ravenhill in Los Angeles

February 09, 2011 2:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Discovered via The Reference Library: the work of Brendan Ravenhill, who studied sculpture at Oberlin College, earned a masters in industrial design at RISD, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Above: In the Bare Light, "the natural electrical insulating properties of glass are utilized to create a light socket that allows the electrical components to be seen—yet safely protected." The Bare Light features blown glass, electrical components, and a 14-foot-long cloth cord; $150 each.

Above: Made of porcelain, steel, cast aluminum, and a 10-foot-long cloth cord, the Cord Lamp is $220 directly from Brendan Ravenhill."The Cord Lamp is an evolutionary descendant of Jean Prouve's Jib Arm Lamp; the simple structure of the Cord Lamp allows it to fold flat and pack into a standard poster tube."

Above: Ravenill's Facet Lamps "draw their inspiration from industrial light fixtures; the forms are derived from the manufacturing process of bent sheet metal construction." The Octagon Facet Lamp in white is $222 and in red is $300.