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.Read More
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
“Your home should reflect who you are, so pick a palette that's close to your heart and run with it.”
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. With its protruding arms and 1950s appearance, it will be sure to stand out in any room. Be sure to see Adler's furniture offering too. From side chairs and dining tables to coffee tables and comfortable loungers, the collection has it all.
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A small glass bubble cascades into a stream of brilliance. The Albert Pendant by Robert Abbey offers a Restoration style with a flawless bell-shaped shade and an industrial finish on the socket. This product comes with an adjustable cord wrapped ...
An opulent burst of illumination. The Andromeda Chandelier by Robert Abbey showcases multiple acrylic arms with metal end caps protruding from a central spherical structure, forming a sputnik design. It is also equipped with eight incandescent bulbs (sold separately) that ...
Like the undersea creature for which it's named, the Robert Abbey Anemone Flushmount/Wall Light stands out in its surroundings and invites a closer look. Exposed silver tipped bulbs reflect sparkling light through the Polished Nickel finish and provide cohesive shine. ...
A clean, low-profile with soft, graceful edges. The Bryce Flushmount by Robert Abbey showcases a geometrical structure with clean lines and curved corners made of frosted glass. A metal crown laid over the cuboidal body enhances its visual appeal. Add ...