A Q&A with Jonathan Adler
How did lighting come into your design mix?
I started out as a potter, but I'm a restless designer – the more I make the more I want to make. I believe good lighting not only makes your space looks better, it makes you look better.
Do you have any favorite sources for inspiration/creativity?
I'm fortunate that I live in New York where I’m surrounded by the most creative people, the best restaurants, and the coolest shops. I try to keep my eyes and my mind wide open.
Anything you haven't designed that you’d like to?
I'd love to design a car, inside and out.
What does your own home look like?
It's groovy, it’s graphic, it's exuberant and I love it. It's filled with my oeuvre but it's constantly changing – my poor long-suffering husband never knows what he's going to come home to.
Do you have a favorite fixture that you’ve designed? (We won’t tell the others.)
This is a real Sophie's choice, but my current fling is with the Ipanema Chandelier. It's fresh and groovy, the arms create a mod linear shape, and the way that light reflects off the nickel is twinkly and alluring.