Lindsey Adelman, ‘Blow’, 2013, Children's Museum of the Arts Auction 2014

Estimated retail value: $16,875

Combining handmade craftsmanship and minimalist design, Lindsey Adelman is recognized for her pendants, lighting fixtures, and decorative objects. For Blow, Adelman references French wine barrel candelabras, inverting the traditional designs to create sculptures that resemble metallic clouds.

Blow is inspired by traditional French wine barrel candelabras where the wooden staves are typically inverted and mounted to the metal hoops. These staves are playfully scaled and oriented to create an asymmetrical metal cloud-like form incorporating points of light at the tips.

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About Lindsey Adelman

In her studio on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, designer Lindsey Adelman blends organic inspirations, handmade craft, and machine precision. Since 2006, the New York native has focus on hand-blown glass, collaborating with local artisans on pieces like the Bubble Series chandelier, featuring handmade glass globes suspended from brass arms, and the Knotty Bubbles, a tangle of rope, glass, and light inspired by Japanese packaging and maritime culture. Her early experience working with off-the-shelf parts served as the inspiration for her customizable, mix-and-match “You Make It” lighting series. Other pieces include her charming woodchuck pendants, hanging LED lights with colorful stems inspired by glassblowing tools, and darker designs inspired by the idea of nature gone wild—a trait that spills over into her artwork, drawings painstakingly made of human hair.

American, b. 1968, New York, New York, based in New York, New York