By: Katie Anderson
April 27, 2011
Our latest featured item is the beautiful Annie Lamp by designer Katherine Wildt for Matthew Studios. Often in interiors people think of lighting as an aside or don’ t think much about it, instead focusing more on furnishings. We invite everyone to reconsider this as the most important part of any interior is the lighting as light is what expresses color and creates ambiance. We love the Annie Lamp for its simple lines and versatility with several finish options it will compliment many different interior design styles. Katherine explains in her own words below her inspiration and process for this exquisite piece.
“The Annie Floor lamp was originally inspired from an old vintage lamp spied at a flea market in NYC. Many of Matthew Studios products reflect vintage designs updated to feel current and modern. For the Annie, we choose a clear lucite stem that is channel cut and flame polished-so the clear cord can run down the shaft appearing almost invisible.”
“In the manner of Karl Springer, we also include a stem option wrapped in shagreen and snake skin. We love the lamp for the tailored masculine quality mixed with the refinement of polished chrome. We collaborate with a leather artist who wraps each stem by hand. She is truly a master craftsmen and was taught the artistry from past generations. To top each lamp off, we customize a quartz crystal finial, each one hand selected and cut to fit.”