Interview: Alec Coiro
All Images Courtesy of Lindsey Adelman Studio
One aspect in which we find ourselves quite in line with popular opinion is our continued belief that Lindsey Adelman is a virtuoso lighting designer. Lately, Adelman has expanded the reach of her showrooms to New England — the Boston Design Center to be specific. New of this new project was a great chance for us to catch up with Adelman and find out about the new showroom and working with her sister Whitney. We also got a chance to glean a little insight into some of the new work she’s been creating!
Read on for the interview, and if you’re in Boston, stop by!
What can you tell us about the Boston Design Center for those who might not be familiar?
It is huge and so well renovated recently – a really good one stop shop for interior designers and their clients. New things include event spaces and good lunch options with food trucks and outdoor seating. The range of firms showing their work is extensive and the center is set up for clients to have a really constructive work day, lots of places designed for private conversations after visiting the showrooms.
Is this the first collaboration between the sisters? What have you worked on together previously?
It has been great to have Whitney represent my work as literally no one knows my story better than she does. We’ve always thought about doing this together and I’d say our skill sets are complimentary – left brain / right brain kind of thing. It’s an amazing feeling to trust her with client relationships while I do more creating.
How (if at all) is the work curated differently across the three showrooms?
All of the showrooms have all of the collections represented. Boston has more standard models on view, many available for quick ship, while NY and LA have more of the overly customized work on display.
It has been great to have Whitney represent my work as literally no one knows my story better than she does.
I love the new sconces! To me, they really accentuate the hand-blown aspect of the glass you use. I wonder what your inspirations or references were for the new work?
Thanks! I found the sconces much more challenging to design than huge chandeliers! It may be due to the scale and paired down, limited elements. But after 10 years, really happy they happened. So many clients need something small scale that they want to feel aesthetically connected to the larger pieces they are getting. It’s nice to be able to offer something that is in the same visual language without being matchy-matchy.
This might be a little premature, but any thoughts about opening a 4th showroom?
haha – nope!