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Artist: Kinzig Design (San Francisco, CA & Merion Station, PA)
Alexandra is an elegant lamp with a distinctive asymmetric shade. Its brass base has opaque, cream colored blown glass with coiled copper around the neck of the lamp. The striking shade is covered with teal colored silk taffeta that has been hand screened with gold ginko leaves. It has a beaded pull and finial. Alexandra has a single bulb socket. Can use a 60-watt max. bulb (40-watt bulb included for ambiance).
Primary Colors: Teal, cream and gold leaf
PLEASE NOTE: This lamp ships directly from the artist and takes additional time to be made and sent. The base and shade will ship separately. Please expect 2-3 weeks for delivery. Sorry, gift wrapping is not available for this item.
• Lamp Height: 36"
• Asymmetric Shade:14" wide, 8" deep, 18" tall
* Slight variations are the nature of handmade items.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Susan Kinzig was already established nationally as a well-respected jewelry designer when her sister-in-law, Caryn Kinzig, left a successful investment career to join forces with her and enter the world of lamp design.
Susan founded Kinzig Design in San Francisco in 1987. A self-taught jeweler, she has supported herself as an artist since she was a teenager. After a seven-year career in graphic design, Susan took a cross-country artistic sabbatical from San Francisco to Philadelphia. Six weeks turned into six months when Caryn encouraged Susan to show her newly honed creations to local shops, at times literally pushing her through the door. Today her jewelry is sought by collectors and is carried by galleries, boutiques and museum gift shops.
Caryn also grew up with a love for art and an appreciation for handmade objects. Her childhood home was filled with beautiful artwork that her parents collected from around the world and from artists they discovered at shows on the East Coast. She has fond memories of walking those shows with her parents as original works and unusual pieces caught her eye. Her style and artistic eye continue to evolve as she travels the world looking for design inspiration and beautiful fabrics and materials to incorporate into the lamps.
In 2002 Caryn left the corporate world and had thought about going into a shade-related business. This was when she and Susan realized that they wanted to create lamps together. Within a year they’d formed Kinzig Design Home.
Their odyssey began with a visit to the Bowery, New York City’s lighting district, where they shyly asked some parts suppliers to teach them the mechanics of building a lamp. “The guys looked at us oddly at first, but showed infinite patience while we learned,” Susan recalls. “We thanked them with a box of cannolis and said, ‘One day you’ll be proud to know us.’ It’s true. And we’re still buying parts from them.”
Collaborating equally on the lamp designs since then, Susan works closely with the glass artists and produces the lamp bases in her San Francisco studio while Caryn searches the world for embroidered silk fabric and sews the shades in Philadelphia.