The Darker Side of Light


Friday, November 12, 2010

Alex Randall is a fantastic bespoke lighting designer from the UK. Her edgy designs have gotten her recognition all over the world including New York design week.

These industrial chandaliers were made from old bellows which were rescued from an old barn in Co. Devon. Although they have a very rough edge, there is an element of beauty here too.

Another side to Alex's unusual style is her taxidermy lighting (yes this is a real duck). Although this may not be to everyones taste I think they are fantastic. "Rats, ravens and crows play into taxidermy's inate Gothicism. Yet once creatives get their hands on a furry or feathery body, the results can be playful rather than dark and depressing. Here the aristocratic trophy tradition is twisted into something anti-establishment."

I love this quirky edition to Alex's collection.


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