Decorative lighting, when deployed correctly, can transform a space with dimension, colour, dynamism and an artistic edge. So, when we heard that local design destination Tim Webber would be welcoming Vancouver-based A-N-D, into its already-impressive stable of brands, we were thrilled. And now, as A-N-D is about to become available (landing in store next month), we thought it high time we explored some of the pieces that have made it so sought-after (and that should make you excited about its arrival).
A-N-D is a decorative luminaire design studio that creates original lighting collections that are conceptualised, designed and assembled in house. Artisans in every sense of the word, the clever design minds behind this brand have, through their visually arresting aesthetic, artistic concepts and technologically-advanced mechanisms, built A-N-D to become one of the most innovative brands on the market.
Its hero release, Column, offers versatile lighting made from stackable forms, with linear silhouettes that were inspired by the Grecian doric columns of classical architecture. Designed as a series of mouth-blown glass cylinders that can be combined vertically or horizontally to elongate or expand the space in which they stand or hang, each segment boasts a faceted surface that will softly diffuse light across any room.
Two other collections from A-N-D that will soon be available at Tim Webber are Vine and Pebble — both of which exist in contrast to Column. Pebble celebrates the inexplicable beauty of stones, offering rounded, but never symmetrical blown glass shapes that seem to offer different silhouettes depending on the angle at which they are observed. Vine, on the other hand (while also heroing rounded shapes) is more bold in its execution. Here, the designers focused on exaggerated and repeated forms to create lighting that hinges on a series of illuminated glass orbs, fixed in clusters onto colourful, tubular bases that arch over each other. Where Pebble might be perfect for a wabi-sabi home, Vine is, perhaps, more suited to spaces that err on the side of eclecticism.
But if it’s something more angular, something that balances statement-making design with a refined aesthetic, A-N-D’s Vector series has the answer. Offering wall and floor lights and pendants, the Vector pieces hinge on rectilinear sections in vertical orientation that are combined to form a cluster that will have a strong presence in any space. The way the light is diffused is by being directed into the hollow centres of each section, and onto the inner and outer faces bidirectionally. Vector is one of those collections that would work perfectly in a minimal, contemporary home, delivering just the right amount of warmth to any space.
A-N-D will be available at Tim Webber from August, its high-quality, luxurious light fixtures set to meet the evolving needs of any kind of contemporary home.