November 12, 2004,
Natural materials establish a dominant hold over the latest lighting designs. Far from earth-crunchy, these sophisticated looks shed a stylish new light on shell, wood and fiber. The best designs feel handmade and, at times, extravagant, pulled together with a fun-loving approach to design.
An exotic combination of moon shells and glass balls sets the stage for glamour in Maitland-Smith's fanciful creation ($1,190). eLink 525
Woven fiber and fiberglass add a handcrafted look to Jeffan International's organically shaped floor lamp ($450). eLink 522
Lustrous mother-of-pearl is accentuated by the sheen of silk in Jamie Young's lush Belly Lamp ($400). eLink 527
Multicolored shell strands add natural flair atop a bamboo-inspired base from Regina-Andrew Design. eLink 524
Palecek's Ribbon Floor Lamp coils off itsbase with snakelike curves, finished with a clean raffia shade ($598) eLink 526
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