There can be an antique feeling to crystal lighting, and an unfortunately antiquated one as well. Well-wrought, patterned hoods and elements for chandeliers, sconces and the like risk falling into traps of pre-modern excess or ’70s chintz. It takes a careful balance of the current and the traditional to pull off the look.
Saint-Louis’s Folia Collection Is Not Your Grandmother’s Carved Crystal Lighting
A broad line of ceiling lights, portable lamps, sconces, and chandeliers that run from the modestly sized to the truly generous.By Gabriel Bell
Photography by Laura Warren-Causton
April 22, 2019
It’s a careful balance we see in the Folia collection for Saint-Louis, a collaboration with French interior architect and designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance. A broad line of ceiling lights, portable lamps, sconces, and chandeliers that run from the modestly sized to the truly generous, it benefits from a wonderful contemporary feel thanks to the unexpected pairing of cut, beveled crystal, burnished brass or chrome, and warm forest-harvested woods. Nothing antiquated here.