leigh patterson

Musings: Opal and Gold

leigh patterson
Musings: Opal and Gold
 
photo by Lauren Coleman

photo by Lauren Coleman

 
Helen Pashgian | Untitled (Elliptical Spheroid)  

Helen Pashgian | Untitled (Elliptical Spheroid)

 

In designing Lumen, the newest collection in the J.Hannah fam (!), I kept thinking about the qualities that come from matching seemingly disparate materials: sleek, architectural, weighty gold paired with milky, feminine opal. 

Lighting designers have historically paired the two — and I love the way the the collection's dendritic opal adds an element of soft earthiness to the precise gold shapes. It’s a vibe that’s a little bit 70s interiors meets Versailles romanticism, structured but relaxed. 

 
Lumen long necklace

Lumen long necklace

Agnes sconce by Lindsey Adelman

Agnes sconce by Lindsey Adelman

 
Sculptor Myriam Chataignere's Paris apartment

Sculptor Myriam Chataignere's Paris apartment

 
opalescent glass pendant

opalescent glass pendant

 
 
Lumen Long Earring

Lumen Long Earring