December 11, 2017

AlexAllen Studio Creates a Pendant Fixture Inspired by Jewelry

Chord pendant by AlexAllen Studio.

After earning master’s degrees in architecture from Yale University, a year apart, Alexandra Burr and Allen Slamic went on to Rafael Viñoly Architects and Ten Arquitectos, respectively. After marrying, they then reunited professionally as AlexAllen Studio. In addition to architecture projects, the studio tackles the technical challenges of manufacturing lighting.

Spatial boundaries come into
play with Chord, a pendant fixture
inspired by jewelry. Light, filling
the semicircular void, emanates
from an unseen source: a flexible, linear LED module tucked inside the steel tube. Conductive, low-voltage aircraft cables connect the frame to a round canopy, which also houses the remote driver. Three sizes are offered. Finishes range from mottled brass, bronze, or gunmetal to a white satin powder coat.

Alexandra Burr and Allen Slamic.

> See more from the November 2017 issue of Interior Design

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