Astrid 24 Chandelier

The Astrid 24 chandelier is the latest addition to our Permanent Collection. This large brass chandelier has four over eight over twelve branches arrayed on a baluster-form stem, with subtle incised detailing overall. It’s classic design and graceful proportions make it the biggest, and dare we say best, from the Astrid collection of chandeliers.

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The Astrid 24 Chandelier

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First look – new vintage lighting in the restoration workshop

First look at our new vintage lighting in the restoration workshop.

Greetings from the antiques department!

Today I’m sharing a sneak peek at some of the newest acquisitions in the Remains Lighting collection that I welcomed with David Calligeros last week. My favorite days at work are always the days when we get a big group of new-to-us vintage items. And even though he’s been doing this for many years, I’m pretty sure he feels the same way. How lucky am I to spend the day getting to play with some of the highest quality lighting designed by history’s top makers?

That said, it is hard work to unpack a pile of fragile glass, document everything, and figure out the best way to restore an item. But discovering all the little details of our light fixtures, especially when those details sparkle like this, is its own reward.

 

I was admiring the glass on one particular chandelier, taking note of how crisp the facets were, and wondered – were they hand polished? I flipped it over to measure it and caught this glimpse of silver:

It wasn’t just a quick flash –it appeared to be mirror instead of clear glass. I could see my reflection in it!

Here David is putting the glass onto the gilded frame — you can see his hand is reflected in the same way:

This glistening silver optic is one of the things I love most about mid-century European glass chandeliers.

Sometimes when pieces come to us they need extra attention before they’ll be ready to head to our showroom. But with a little imagination we can see their potential. With his amount of expertise, it’s great to be able to pick David’s brain and see his vision for what each piece will become once we’ve worked our restoration magic.

Even with a little dust and rust, we can still spot some interesting details on these, too. In the sea of chandeliers with crystal prisms we were very excited to see these bobeches with little chunks of crystal set in the sides:

I thought the way the these were connected by a single wire simply winding its way around the bobeche and holding the beads in place was very clever:

Sometimes it is the details that you never see that make a piece the most special.

Drop us a line if you’re interested in learning more about the details of these lights – we’re happy to share!

Explore the rest of our vintage collection here.

Jenna Major

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A story of enduring beauty

A recent article in the NY times tells a story of enduring beauty; how objects can be signifiers of much bigger things. Learn more about Helen Lamb and how a light fixture revealed a secret life. READ FULL ARTICLE

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New Limited Edition Pendants

We are excited to announce the release of nine one of a kind pendants. Each limited edition fixture includes hand-blow glass by Hunee Studio ensuring no two are quite the same. Available now with quick ship, making them available with a super short 2 – 4 week turnaround.  [shop the collection]

 

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SHOWROOM NEWS: Our showrooms are open

Our New York, Los Angeles and Chicago showrooms are open by appointment between 9AM-6PM. Virtual shopping trips and video or phone consultations with any of our team are also available. Contact your account manager or nearest showroom .
GREENWICH
After 10 years as members of the Greenwich community we have decided to relocate to a remote office and we are no longer at 44 West Putnam Avenue. For appointments, sample viewing, shipments, appointments in our NYC showroom, office and site visit availability, Jessica Makara can be reached during regular business hours
at 646-723-2493 or jessica@remains.com.
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Our summer staff pick from Meghan Barnes

Gloster Sconce

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Custom Lighting Near Central Park

If you find yourself near Columbus Circle, keep an eye out for our recently installed custom fixtures along Central Park South.

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Custom Floor Lamps for Ken Fulks Casa Grande

When charged with making custom floor lamps for designer Ken Fulk’s tribute to Mexican Modernism Casa Grande project, owner David Calligeros got to work, collecting two large sections of driftwood from the banks of the Hudson River to be used for the body of the lights. Our engineers and fabricators worked together to create the perfect hardware and base that would act as the supportive skeleton of these large, sculptural pieces. More about the Casa Grande in the November 2018 issue of Architectural Digest is HERE.

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