filed under: artists, design, green, home accessories, metal, mixed media
i really like this fun split log sconce that i saw on designspotter, and now i know why — it’s made by chris poehlmann, a very talented wisconsin artist whose work we used to carry in the shop! this handmade piece is acrylic embedded with a digital image (there are several to choose from), and it comes in a pendant version as well:
chris, a self-taught artist, recognizes good design instinctively, and his minimal, organic shapes pay homage to popular periods of art and design history. he also attempts to honor the earth by featuring pieces that are largely crafted from recycled materials. this concept, combined with frequently grand, unexpected scale and unique combinations of materials, is carried through to both his lighting design and limited edition furniture.
the playful acrylic lamps are offered in twelve luscious colors. the subtlety and saturation of the tone in the shades is simply gorgeous, whether the light is switched on or off. all pieces in his striking, substantial collections and custom work are of course hand painted, welded, shaped and detailed, which to me is the most fantastic part of all.
truth be told, i find it very challenging to walk by any of the pieces in chris’ collection and not admiringly caress them. and i dare anyone else not to do the same — i know i’m not the only one.
chris is pleased to do custom work, and his installations for private collections are a pleasure to behold.