designer lindsey adelman

The right lights can transform almost any space. And never before has there been such an amazing selection of designs on offer. It is an area that Lindsey Adelman has focussed on since opening her New York studio in 2006. Her design team works alongside glassblowers, platers and casters to create pieces that have led to accolades and awards. They also create glass-blown "curiosity vessels", wall ornaments and stalactites as well as tiles. However, Lindsey started out studying English Literature and then worked at the Smithsonian. From there she changed course to study industrial design, which led to forming the company Butter with David Weeks in 2000. They worked together until 2005 when Lindsey set up her own studio in Manhattan.

Which five words best describe you? Daydreamer, curious, picky, childlike, enthusiastic.
How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? Started after studying Industrial Design at RISD. Followed beautiful lighting and people and ended up here.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? Pay attention.
What’s your proudest career achievement? Being a working Mom.
What’s been your best decision? When I gathered opinions at a certain crossroads in my career: to take a risk with my own time and money to get to the next level, it was 100% unanimous: "Don't do it". So, I did. Really happy about that.
Who inspires you? People making it on so many levels in the US with an inspiring process: Natalie Chanin, Cathy and Robin of Heath, Tyler Hayes, Rhett Butler, Ted Muehling, Michele Oka Doner.
What are you passionate about? Creative freedom.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Eva Hesse
What dream do you still want to fulfil? Merging my personal and working life more.
What are you reading? IQ84

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