Lindsey Adelman, ‘Totem I’, 2014, The Future Perfect
Lindsey Adelman, ‘Totem I’, 2014, The Future Perfect
Lindsey Adelman, ‘Totem I’, 2014, The Future Perfect

Image rights: Photography by Lauren Coleman

Manufacturer: Glass by Nancy Callan

Totem is designed by Lindsey Adelman with glass by Nancy Callan. The light sculptures were created in an edition of 3 unique pieces for 2014 exclusive to The Future Perfect, of which the item pictured here is Totem #1. Totem brings together a mix of materials from brass and glass to wood and porcelain. Each element of Totem stacks to create a limitless design concept of vertical sculpture. Artfully considered and meticulously engineered, Totem is rooted in Adelman's well known appreciation for the decorative arts, but a complete departure from her other works, presenting a groundbreaking new idea.

Custom commissions are considered on a case by case basis.

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