THESE GALLERYWORTHY PORCELAIN LIGHT RINGS PROMISE TO SPARK CONVERSATION.
The Samsara chandelier was inspired by the arching ribs of a whale skeleton bleached in the sun. PHOTO COURTESY OF TED BRADLEY STUDIO
Samsara chandelier. PHOTO COURTESY OF TED BRADLEY STUDIO
“TWO MASTER MOLD-MAKERS told me it would be very difficult or impossible,” says lighting designer Ted Bradley (tedbradleystudio.com) of his journey to launch his signature patent pending Samsara chandelier. “It took 12 months and hundreds of failures, sometimes working as much as 100 hours in a week.” A former Google employee, Bradley married his background in engineering and technology with his passion for art. “I decided to make sculpture my life’s purpose,” he says. These illuminated works of art are crafted in Bradley’s Boulder studio. The process has over 300 steps, and it takes several weeks to make a single ring. The result? A striking, sculptural, spinelike form of porcelain and brass that emits warm, dimmable LED light inside each ring. Brilliant, indeed.