The CX Design Story
CX Design is truly an international endeavor. In New York's SoHo district, it was founded as a partnership between Italian designer Monica Missio and British entrepreneur Richard Cleves in 1990. Originally producing home accessories, furniture and lighting, Missio found her real passion in contemporary lighting, and so focused solely on it.
In 1992, CX Design formed a relationship with a Murano glassblowing factory, which produces all of CX Design's glass to this day. Available in a variety of colors and configurations, current CX Design collections include Scavo, Milk White and Cristallo glass.
Why We Love CX Design Lighting
The CXNY line of Murano glass lights is modern, yet also warm and organic. Missio herself describes the design of her lighting pieces as "Far East serenity meets Western European elegance." Made in Italy, and with that respected level of quality and craftsmanship, the sensual lines of the CX Design collection also reveal a definite Moorish influence. Such qualities make CX Design lighting fixtures the ideal way to add an element of the exotic into a space, whether it's contemporary or traditional.
A Fun Fact About CX Design
The Man Ray (and smaller Boy Ray) collection was inspired by the Surrealist artist of the same name. Born Emmanuel Radnitzky, Man Ray became well-known for his photographic experiments with light in the 1920s-1940s. He reinvented the technique of solarization, and created photograms, or "rayographs." This latter product was made by placing items on photo-sensitive paper. After exposing the paper to light, the negative shadows images of the objects would be imprinted upon it.
Noteworthy Lighting From CX Design
With a name that refers to a woman in a Turkish harem, the Odalisque collection has curves distinctive of its Moorish design influence. Such curves are given further softness and texture by the colorful specialty Scavo glass. This glass has the same effects on the deeply ridged, beehive-like Nebula collection.