November 3, 2020 — Imagine a soaring ceiling in bloom with dozens of ruffly tulip-like flowers suspended from their stems. No, it’s not another dazzling floral installation by London artist Rebecca Louise Law or even the smaller-scale amaryllis-bedecked chandelier that graced interior designer Jane Schwab‘s home in Flower’s 2019 holiday issue. Crafted from rosy-hued capiz shells, these flowers last forever and are one of the designs in Ian Thornton’s new Multi-Drop Pendant Collection for Currey & Company.
Made to Measure
Our fancy for the collection’s bloom-shaped Catrice shades aside, the Flower editors are wowed by the flexibility and ease of Ian’s design, whether it’s a single pendant that serves as an artful accent in a small space or a dramatic statement piece of up to 36 lights. No toolbox is required to adjust the height of each pendant on a whim. With the press of a button, you can push the cable into the canopy to shorten it or pull to lengthen it up to 10 feet. Consider the possibilities over a kitchen island or dining table, in a stairwell, or even as a wall partition in a large, open room.
Find Your Perfect Shade
In keeping with Currey’s emphasis on natural elements and craftsmanship, Ian created eight shade options using materials such as cut crystal, mirror, bone china, and glass beads, as well as hammered metal from India, mother-of-pearl from China, and capiz shells from the Philippines. Along with the Catrice shade, the Flower editors favor the luminous faceted blooms of the Crystal Bud and the artisan jewelry-like flair of Glace, featuring organically shaped panes of Raj mirror connected with brass seams.
And should you change your mind, any of the shade designs can be installed or swapped out with ease.
By Terri Robertson
This article is sponsored by Currey & Company. Learn more about the Multi-Drop Pendant Collection at curreyandcompany.com