by Taylor McKenzie-Veal and Brendan Keim
Concept Statement: The Apollo Chandelier features an symmetrical array of LED lights housed within glass and brass shades that seamlessly blend with the structure of the fixture. The shades span out from a central point as if on a linear trajectory in each cardinal direction. This symmetrical composition is balanced between the designs unique double stems. The result is a poised form that hovers over a space, reaching outward to spread light evenly. The low voltage, dimmable LED fixture outputs light with a color rendering index greater that 90 and a color temperature of 2700 kelvin, resulting in a design that is considerate of both form and function.
Project Specs: The Apollo Chandelier consists of of blow-molded glass, machined brass and a milled hardwood canopy. The fixture is 53.5 inches long and 6 inches wide. The drop height can be specified from 12 to 60 inches. The finish on the brass armature is a matte black powder-coat. The machined brass has a brushed and waxed finish. The white oak canopy is oxidized to create a complimentary blackened and textured surface.
Bio: Taylor McKenzie-Veal and Brendan Keim launched their studio with the aim of establishing a new standard in contemporary lighting. They met in graduate school while studying at the Rhode Island School of Design. After receiving the MFA's in Furniture Design, they began their own design practices, became design educators, and worked for renowned designers like Linsdey Adelman and Patrick Townsend. Now they bring together their creative experience and talent with meticulously detailed, modern light fixtures.
Place of Origin: Chicago, Illinois, USA / New York, New York, USA