Refraction Tiles

Lindsey Adelman collaborated with Lebanon's leader in handmade colored cement tiles, Blatt Chaya, in order to create an exclusive surface for Carwan of nine tile designs as a unique composition. The abstract geometric forms call to mind shards of glass or architectural planes in space. Each tile is hand poured and polished with precision according to Blatt Chaya tradition, providing its unique quality and finish. Lindsey Adelman's design brings a new irregular twist to Middle Eastern geometry by introducing shatter-like shapes that influence space perception.

Carwan Gallery commission

Manufacturer: Blatt Chaya

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

Group Shows on Artsy

NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, Museum of Arts and Design, New York
Illuminate: Design in Light, UrbanGlass, Brooklyn