Lindsey Adelman | Divina Chandelier

Lighting designer Lindsey Adelman has used Kvadrat Divina to make a chandelier. By slicing and hand-knotting the fabric, she has created a modified textured sheet material. “We used it to cover the surface of the sphere and made little hand-thrown porcelain barnacle forms that would glow,” she says. The fabric in the final piece plays with the idea of cast light, as the hues move from bright at the top to more subdued below.

Lindsey Adelman designs and produces lighting inspired by structural forms found in nature and the visual tension in mixing hand-blown glass with machine-made metal parts. After receiving a degree in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1996, she first worked for a hand-blown glass lighting company in Seattle, before moving to New York to found the design studio Butter with David Weeks.

She created her own Manhattan studio in 2006 and her work has been exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, Design Miami, and Nilufar Gallery in Milan, among others.