Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Light Years Ahead

LIGHT YEARS AHEAD:  Designer Kevin Kolanowski has always been ahead of the curve, especially when it comes to creating lamps, sconces and chandeliers for his company Fuse Lighting.  But nothing perhaps best demonstrates his eye for all that is both now and futuristic than his new Milan Chandelier with its twelve carved wood arms gilded in platinum leaf with metal accents of polished nickel and champagne flute-like glass encasing frosted bulbs.  While flipping through a copy of W magazine (as we all love to do), Kolanowski was fascinated by an ad for a woman's boot by Italian designer Bruno Magli.  "It was love at first sight," recalls Kolanowski about the shape of the boot leg and its slender proportions.  And thus he was inspired to translate that sexy, sleek boot into an equally sexy and sleek chandelier that we at Studio of Style just love, love, love!  And what a fabulous statement it makes in the formal dining room shown here designed by Amy DeVault Interior Design for the 2011 Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (in the background you'll see Kolanowski's "Opus" sconce as well).