I was in LA last week, and spent some time with lighting designer, Robert Lewis.
Robert and I go way back. He lived in NY for many years and we shared a studio for a short time. In 2001 we worked together on a lighting project for Ikea (for which I designed the Kila lamp). He is thriving in LA, working on a variety of projects. I brought Tanja Solci, a friend in from Milano, with me to visit Robert's home/studio in West Hollywood. She took all of these pictures.
Robert works in many mediums, and makes much of what he designs. I have always admired his work with Mica. One of his Mica boxes hangs in my living room in Bedford, but he takes Mica to a whole new level with this soccer ball shape ...
... and this asymetrical construction.
His home and workspace are a feast for the eyes.
He says his work is "not pretty," but I find it beautiful on many levels. He promised me this raw little bulb construction.
His web site is being developed as we speak, look for it in a few weeks at: www.robertlewisstudio.com