The Jonathan Adler Story
Jonathan Adler fell in love with pottery at an early age after taking a class at summer camp. Though he attended Brown University, Adler confesses to spending most of his time at the Rhode Island School of Design inspired by high fashion icons like Chanel. After his first order from Barney's, Adler quickly learned that he needed help.
He met Aid to Artisans in 1997 who introduced him to Peru and the wonderful artists who would become the powerhouse behind production. Stores opened soon after across the country.
Why We Love Jonathan Adler Lighting & Furniture Designs
Jonathan Adler lighting and furniture designs have a sort of highbrow humor and irony. They've got a youthful spirit, but the technique behind the design is quite mature and professional. His mid-century modern lighting style is colorful, kooky and contemporary and adds instant personality to a space. The line definitely has a happy, groovy factor going for it, which is so easy to love.
A Fun Fact About Jonathan Adler
In 2009, Jonathan Adler designed a real life Malibu Dream House for Barbie's 50th anniversary, giving Adler the chance to redeem himself after decapitating his sister's Barbie doll when he was a kid. Although Jonathan Adler lighting is designed by Adler, it is manufactured and distributed by Robert Abbey.
Noteworthy Products from Jonathan Adler
For retro lighting with modern chic appeal, check out the Meurice collection--it's got the perfect amount of understated glamor for the living room and dining room. And for a fixture that evidently plays homage to lighting design of the mid-century, look to the Sputnik Chandelier.