17 April 2008

"Geometrix". By Schonbek.

Sometimes just a little "bling" is Most Excellent. This is the case with the "Geometrix" lighting collection by Schonbek. They manufacturer uses the finest crystal in the world to create these beautiful light fixtures. I love an industrial, minimal space that is quiet and simple and then has a small "jewel piece" such as one of these marvelous colored or clear crystal geometric inspired light pendants. A jewel piece can add polish to a room. It is a perfect way to add a bit of glamor, a dash of excitement, a splash of color or to foil something ornate with something more austere. The room sets below illustrate the point I am trying to make here. The illustration of this idea is just precise and sparkling!

According to the manufacturer, "
Schonbek has revolutionized high-tech lighting with Geometrix.

With this collection we put forth the unorthodox idea that spare and simple could also be bold and brilliant. We brought together the purity of halogen or xenon light, and the fire of crystal, to change the way light interacts with designed space.

Geometrix® designs are expressed in spirals and slices, cylinders and rectangles, cubes and waves, triangles, slabs and spheres.

The basic building block of most Geometrix designs is a lily-cut Strass crystal octagon that is highly refractive and incomparably brilliant. Strass is considered the finest crystal in the world.

This unique high-tech lighting collection offers chandeliers, pendants, sconces, bath bars, spotlights, track lights and crystal trim for recessed lighting.

Some Geometrix designs are bold blocks of shimmering color. Others are massive light sculptures in icy clear crystal.

Geometrix colors include many composites unique to Schonbek, and range from subtle to off-the-color-charts. Every color has its complementary color or colors, making it easy for a designer to mix Geometrix designs with harmonious results.

Geometrix could only have arisen in the twenty-first century. At the same time, it represents an exploration of light spanning centuries. Schonbek dates back to 1870 in Bohemia.

A Schonbek "Geometrix" colored crystal spiral light pendant of the finest Strass crystal