New Chandelier Explores Dynamic, Organic Forms through Minimal Geometries
(New York, NY – March 27, 2018) From May 20-23 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Center, Stickbulb will introduce a new collection of versatile LED pendants in booth 1657 at ICFF – the North American platform for international design. Designed by RUX, the founding creative team behind Stickbulb, and named after the main branch of a tree, Bough marks an exciting development for the Long Island City-based lighting brand featuring a Y-shaped connector that allows for the creation of dynamic new forms at an unprecedented scale. It explores the space between Stickbulb’s minimal aesthetic and expressive pieces, and joins their growing collection of signature fixtures made from sustainable and historic pieces of wood.
“Branching forms are an obvious opportunity for a brand that makes light from wood, but it took us a long time to find the right kind of branch,” says RUX Founder and Stickbulb Co-Founder Russell Greenberg. “Bough is an organic system that grows from minimal pendants into more dynamic geometries at larger scales.”
Central to the design of Bough is a Y-shaped friction-fit connector that joins three Stickbulbs together without the need for tools. Each arm of the welded steel connector is angled in two directions, setting in motion a subtle torquing effect that becomes visible when multiple units are connected in a series. Available in three sizes (Little, Middle and Big Bough), the single suspension fixtures each contain three Stickbulbs ranging in length from one-and-a-half to four feet. The triple-bulb design casts light evenly on surfaces and an adjustable ball-joint connection to the stem allows each fixture to be angled or held level. These versions are the first of Stickbulb’s chandeliers to fit seamlessly over round tables, and are also ideal for hanging in clusters of multiple fixtures.
The new collection is available as a double Bough as well in three standard sizes (Little, Middle and Big Double Bough), which uses five Stickbulbs spanning between two metal hardware connections. This design is optimized for rectangular dining and conference tables, but can be customized in length, ultimately permitting the fixture to grow to fit any dimension.
As with other fixtures in the Stickbulb collection, Bough is available in a range of carefully considered wood types including reclaimed Heart Pine and Water Tower Redwood, sustainably sourced American Walnut and Maple, and Ebonized Oak in addition to a new limited edition reclaimed Heart Pine from the demolished Pullman Couch Factory in Chicago. Hardware finishes include White, Slate Grey, Matte Black, Brushed Nickel, Polished Nickel, Brushed Brass, Polished Brass, and Hand Blackened Steel as well as custom options.
A custom version of Bough was displayed as part of a one-of-a-kind light sculpture at Collective Design in March called Fire and Ice. Made using limited edition Heart Pine salvaged from the Pullman Couch Factory in Chicago, which famously burned in sub-zero weather, the sculpture was created using the same Y-shaped connectors, and is an example of the dynamic, custom forms that architects and designers can achieve with Stickbulb.
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