Monday, November 17, 2014 Interiors
SC's most wanted list: Christopher Spitzmiller Lamps
You are most likely already familiar with Christopher Sptizmiller's beautiful lamps. They have been around for more than a decade, and in that time have become classic pieces of our design era. Sptizmiller's most popular style, the gourd lamp, has inspired a myriad of knock-off's, none of which compare to the remarkable workmanship of Sptizmiller's orginals. We continue to be enamored with these luxurious and timeless pieces and are always watching to see what new styles this talented ceramic artist will create.
In a world filled with mass-produced, mediocre goods, Spitzmiller's couture-like approach, creating one-of-a-kind pieces at a slow and meticulous pace, is edifying and inspiring. His artistic process is one that gives the utmost attention to detail and maintains the highest standard of perfection. Sptizmiller and his staff of six artisans create no more than 60 hand thrown lamps each month, at least two of which we are pining away to own!
Each lamp is drenched in a vibrant glaze that give the lamps an luminous, dewy look when lit. The ceramic forms are placed upon gorgeous gilt bases and adorned with beautiful custom hardware.
The end result...? Perfection.
Spiztmiller's designs are staples in designer Todd Ramano's uber-chic shops. We spy a pair of the new Villa lamps designed by Charlotte Moss for Spitzmiller's collection flanking the sofa in Romano's LA shop below!
A few years ago, Spitzmiller teamed up with the talented ceramic artist Clare Potter to create the most gorgeous pieces that we are sure will become the heirlooms of tomorrow. Spitzmiller hand throws the lamps and vases, creating a perfect canvas on which Potter works her magic, adorning them with intricate ceramic botanicals and other natural elements.
These gorgeous pieces of art are at the top of our "most wanted" list. A girl can always dream can't she?
pics: New York Social Diary, All the Best, Elle Decor