Stickbulb has announced two new collections that will debut at the 2019 ICFF. The two collections represent the unique versatility and aesthetic possibility of the Long Island City-based company. While incredibly different, the two are perfect for both residential and commercial settings.
Designed by RUX, the founding creative team behind Stickbulb, Chime is a playful reinterpretation of a classic chandelier, will be on display as a 10-foot-tall cascading arrangement made out of reclaimed redwood from the recently demolished water tower atop Brooklyn's first skyscraper, a landmarked building located at 32 Court Street.
"If a tree and a chandelier had a baby... it would look something like Chime," stated RUX Founder and Stickbulb Co-Founder Russell Greenberg. "It has the mass, presence, and sumptuous form of a traditional crystal chandelier but with a completely different structural and material intelligence. Instead of light refracting through crystals, it emanates from wood, like a glowing tree trunk."
Unique to Chime is a ball joint connector that allows each Stickbulb 360 degrees of rotation within its socket, as well as the ability to sway in a gentle breeze. This flexible joint is the first of its kind for Stickbulb, which historically has made fixtures with rigid connection points and angular geometries.
Chime is available in a range of carefully chosen wood types including reclaimed Heart Pine and NYC Water Tower Redwood, sustainably sourced American Walnut and Maple, and Ebonized Oak. The ring is made from powder-coated steel in a matte black finish and the ball-joint is available in polished nickel or brass.
The Chime collection comes in three different diameters (20", 28" and 36" diameter rings), each of which can be specified with a variety of bulb lengths. They can be hung individually, clustered together to form dynamic, room-filling installations, or nested into cascading forms up to 12 feet long.
The RAY Sconce Collection centers around the simple beauty of the different types of wood used in each and every Stickbulb design, and uses a newly-designed hardware component that allows the fixture to be mounted directly onto a wall, in both vertical or horizontal directions, while emitting a subtle halo-lighting effect.
"Ray is simple, clean, and quiet," Greenberg noted. "The design is so minimal that it draws your attention closer to the subtle details of the wood grain and the machined precision of the sconce construction."
RAY is available in five carefully curated wood types: sustainably-sourced Maple, Walnut, and Ebonized Oak, as well as reclaimed Heart Pine and Water Tower Redwood.
Photos: Courtesy of Stickbulb