The rich history of Czech glassblowing is honored and refreshed by the designers and artisans at Brokis. Based in the Czech Republic, Brokis draws on the centuries-old tradition of Bohemian glassmaking to create handcrafted works of modern glass art. Combined with other beautiful materials like wood and hand-pressed metal, these pieces reflect the innovations of many contributors. The Shadow series references atelier pendant spotlights, fitted with warm LEDs for an energy-efficient update. And the singularly adorable Muffin series is a playful yet contemporary offering that not only provides ambient light but is a surefire conversation starter.
International acclaim, a French pedigree and outstanding attention to detail set SCE lighting apart from the pack in quality standards and controlled innovation. Every process is streamlined and scrutinized in their self-contained facility just south of Toulouse, France. More than 80 employees ensure every aspect of production meets the exacting standards that SCE has come to be known for over more than 60 years in the industry. Their modern fixtures are deceptively simple—exemplified in the spare and sleek Typo series—with adaptable designs that lean toward a minimalist aesthetic.
Relying on local production and in-house manufacturing, Luxxbox maintains an international presence with studios in both Australia and Northern California. While more effectively reaching a growing market, this strategy also cuts down on shipping impact, embracing designer Jason Bird's dedication to social and environmental responsibility. Spun copper shades are electroplated to create unusual finishes on Luxxbox's Flirt and Helm pendants, emphasizing a commitment to seeking out unconventional materials and innovative processes.
Britain's Lee Broom has swept the design world off its feet—designing restaurant and bar interiors, creating furniture and lighting collections—all with a particular sense of drama stemming from his background in theater. Even before launching his label in 2007, the up-and-comer began stocking an impressive trophy case with a number of high-profile accolades. Among his many awards is the 2012 British Design Award for his Crystal Bulb pendant series. Elevating the traditional cut-crystal look reminiscent of decanters and whiskey glasses, the Crystal Bulb dresses up a single-socket pendant with details fashioned by traditional British craftsmen who specialize in these exacting techniques.