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Furniture and Lighting From NYC's Apparatus Studio

Marble, brass and glass unite for a new collection of inspired design pieces

by David Graver
on 19 May 2016

It seems as if every time NYC-based design studio Apparatus releases a new line, there's something to covet—especially when they successfully modernize classic shapes and materials. At ICFF this year, the studio did not disappoint. Apparatus debuted two new lighting fixture lines—CIRCUIT and TASSEL—both of which employ brass to great effect, and they've released two variations of the PORTAL table in marble. As with all good lighting, the aforementioned pieces are not ostentatious but manage to deliver a subtle sense of wonderment. The tables, however, feel substantial with clean lines keeping everything orderly.

If it was their mesmerizing Cloud lighting collection that put them on the map, then the TASSEL section is what moves their understanding of layering even further forward. All of the fixtures in the TASSEL collection (except for the sconce iteration) feature parallel-placed mold blown cylinders, emanating toward the ground from a central brass basin. The light pours forth with warmth. As for the CIRCUIT series, it's hard not to make (very positive) associations with the art Dan Flavin. Light is delivered through glowing capsule-like strips, all encircled in brass.

The new PORTAL series tables come in coffee table and dining table options—both have been crafted from Italian marble. Even at the time when Apparatus initially launched the PORTAL collection in sandblasted ash wood, they had their sights set on marble. The resulting forms carry confidence, but their use of negative space prevents them from appearing heavy.

Explore all of Apparatus Studio's furniture and lighting fixtures online. The studio also recently unveiled a new NYC showroom, open to the public from 12-7PM at the fourth floor of 124 West 30th Street.

Images courtesy of Apparatus Studio

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