When we think of chandeliers, our minds are flooded with images of ostentatious inverted pyramids lined with enough bulbs to illuminate a small village - a vision Urban Chandy has spun on its head with their urban chic chandeliers. By combining reclaimed materials with vintage hardware and very cool Edison bulbs, the New York and Brooklyn-based design firm has developed one-of-a-kind lighting fixtures that will be dangling from the ceiling at DUMBO next month during BKLYN Designs 2013.
Urban Chandy uses Edison bulbs to complement the majority of their chandeliers – sometimes up to 18 of them – which dangle at varying lengths from a ceiling mounted base. Most of the bases are made with reclaimed wood such as black walnut or Merbau, as well as pine flooring and salvaged barn wood, although they do offer a couple of unique recycled metal bases too.
The hardware looks like something you might have seen in your grandmother’s house, only cooler, and it’s possible to dictate what kind of finish suits each person’s particular taste. Flexibility is the name of the game, so be sure to visit them at their new Navy Yard studio or at BKLYN Designs for a look at some of their sweet, earth-friendly products.