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12/6/2013 GOTH-MEETS-TUSCAN-MEETS-GLAM

I adore the intentional and somehow ordered complexity of these jewelry-inspired pieces by Shannon Koszyk for Currey & Company.  I feel transported to a Romanian castle by these fixtures in a way that, ahem, I really like…  The combination of gothic and glam here turns out to be a perfect comment on the dilemma so many of my clients are experiencing–how to update traditional spaces by bringing a glamorous edge to them?  Not only that, but how to modernize a house with traditional bones without being completely untrue to it? Shannon Koszyk has done it courtesy of the vision brought by Brownlee Currey, the company’s President, who told me at High Point this Fall how he came to invite the collaboration… Ms. Koszyk had been ordering chandelier frames with no additional adornment and adding her own jewelry to them.  When he looked further into it, he discovered a great opportunity to bring her on board to design a collection.  My favorite part of this design story is the audacious lengths to which metal frame, hanging beads, and cascading crystals are taken–79 inches long on the large Antiquity Chandelier  to be precise…