One of my favorite things as a designer is the opportunity to meet with industry insiders to see what's up and coming. Often before it hits the market (for all of you awesome people to see and touch), designers have the opportunity to learn about the new products and trends. Today I was lucky enough to visit Robinson Lighting & Bath Calgary and meet the national sales manager of Currey and Company, Kristin Ireland. And I'm going to share what I got to learn with you!
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Currey and Co has been around since 1988. Among other cool things about the company, they initially got their start as a supplier of historic garden furnishings, creating and marketing classic pieces from the Winterthur Museum and the Smithsonian Institution under the moniker Garden Source Furnishings (1). It wasn't until the early '90's that the company started to branch into other avenues, including lighting, consequently changing their name to Currey and Company.
Today, they continue to make gorgeous pieces, ranging in style and detail, all of them made by hand. Yup, by hand!! The detail the company goes through to ensure the elements of the fixtures stands out first and foremost is amazing!
They also pride themselves on the mix and vastness of the materials they use. From hand-forged iron to gold leaf to concrete to sea glass and reclaimed wood, Currey and Company creates fixtures and furnishings that will stand the test of time in almost all spaces! This is one of my favorite pieces:
The Rowland sconce is created out of wrought iron and concrete. Click here to see a chandelier also created out of concrete! Swing to the other end of the spectrum and you see a gorgeous, timeless piece created from wrought iron and cotton like this one below:
Not at all limited to lighting, I checked out some of the furniture offerings and here are some of my favs:
Left to Right, top to bottom: Dimitri; Brighstone; Kendrick; Passepartout; Philippa and Corail Red. See more here.
Curious as to how intriguing pieces like these can be incorporated into YOUR home? Easily! Use them as accent pieces in your living room or foyer, conversation pieces in the dining room, or as life, and light, giving pieces in your ensuite!