This season’s duos, dynamos, and doyennes from across the design world and around the globe.
Adam Hoff Photography
The works of this restrained craftsman illuminate with carefully considered geometries.
Equal parts sculptor and functional-lighting designer, Anthony Bianco sees his work as a natural progression of America’s craft-studio movement. “I’m very much involved in the material process and working with my hands every day,” says the Brooklyn-based Bianco, 34, a Chicago native. “It goes against the grain of mass production,” he says, pointing out that he’s more interested in creating artworks than products.
A former assistant to lauded glass artist Jeff Zimmerman, Bianco pairs mold-formed glass with brass in his latest collection. Inspired by the geometric patterns in Islamic architecture, Bianco developed a single pyramid-shaped glass piece that he uses in multiples to create larger secondary forms. The resulting works include Sirius, a diamond-shaped chandelier formed of 12 pyramids; and Yassin, an $18,000 floor lamp that sprouts a cluster of green modules (below). All his creations are made to order, and he has recently partnered with interior designers to produce one-of-a-kind installations. biancolightspace.com. –Tim McKeough