Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Name: Bennet Schlesinger
Occupation: Sculptor, lighting design, and poet.
Hometown: Costa Mesa, CA.
Studio location: Pasadena, CA.
Describe what you make: I make sculptural lights and ceramic works of art for the home.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: The largest floor light for my show at Stanley’s feels like a pivotal work.
Describe the problem your work solves: I want to make lights that bring a warm, inviting feel in people’s homes.
Describe the project you’re working on now: I am working on a residential project with multiple custom works including pendants, floor lights, and table lights.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: The show at L.A. gallery Stanley’s featuring lights and ceramics by me and wall clocks by Sara French.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Natural light!
What you do when you’re not working: Exploring the high Sierras and surfing.
Sources of creative envy: Cy Twombly’s sculptures.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Helicopters in Los Angeles.
Concrete or marble? Marble.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.
Remember or forget? Love Serve Remember.
Aliens or ghosts? Aren’t they the same?
Dark or light? Light!