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All That Glitters ⏤ A Collaboration Between PELLE Design Studio and Erie Basin

All That Glitters ⏤ A Collaboration Between PELLE Design Studio and Erie Basin

June 15th — June 30th
PELLE Studio / Showroom
56 W 22nd St 8th Floor, New York, NY

With a practice that melds a refined artistic sensibility and precise engineering, Jean and Oliver Pelle of design studio PELLE have easily established themselves as some of the most provocative designers to watch in New York

Now, they’re showing their latest collaboration in an exhibition titled All That Glitters, held at their showroom in the Flatiron District. Joining forces with antique dealer/jewelry designer Russell Whitmore, of Erie Basin, for a collection of lamps and tables called Past Presence, the exhibition explores the inspiration behind the furniture, and also features an exclusive jewelry collaboration and some of the original sketches for the pieces.

 PELLE Design Studio - The  Fin  Chair

PELLE Design Studio - The Fin Chair

Each piece in All That Glitters juxtaposes new and old; contemporary design with traditional craft. The Silver Veil table lamp appears to float, thanks to its reflective silver base ensconced behind a curtain of beaded chains; all that can be seen is the dimmer dial, set in Maw Sit Sit, a rare precious stone similar to jade that can only be found in northern Burma.

 PELLE Design Studio - The  Silver Veil  Table Lamp

PELLE Design Studio - The Silver Veil Table Lamp

 PELLE Design Studio - The  Dark Moon  Wall Lamp

PELLE Design Studio - The Dark Moon Wall Lamp

The Dark Moon wall lamp pays homage to the Arts & Crafts jewellery movement with a half moon silhouette and solid brass wall sconce, finished with a marble block fringe that helps to diffuse the light. Meanwhile, the Fin chair blends an elegant, minimalist blackened steel silhouette with an anchoring leg and seat in rich Honduran mahogany in an ode to craftsmanship. Three pieces that reinterpret the furniture as jewelry—the Gold Moon earrings, the Silver Veil bracelet and the Fin ring—round out the collaboration.

 Erie Basin -  Fin  Ring

Erie Basin - Fin Ring

 Erie Basin -  Silver Veil  Bracelet

Erie Basin - Silver Veil Bracelet

 Erie Basin -  Gold Moon  Earrings

Erie Basin - Gold Moon Earrings

Both designers from PELLE graduated from the Yale School of Architecture—where they actually met—and it shows, as they explore rare materials and expressive silhouettes through their pieces, all of which are handcrafted in their studio. Previous pieces such as their ‘Lost & Found’ end tables, crafted from polished aluminum and amazonite marble, only reinforce the capacity of their creativity. 

 PELLE Design Studio -  Lost and Found  Table

PELLE Design Studio - Lost and Found Table

The exhibition is on until June 30th. 

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