Kelly Wearstler has teamed up with Visual Comfort to design her debut lighting collection.
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Given designer Kelly Wearstler’s prodigious output—she’s already tackled furniture, fashion, fabrics, carpets, jewelry, dinnerware, even chocolate—it seems almost strange that she had never done a lighting collection.
In her typically knockout style, she’s now filled that gap in her résumé with an extensive, eye-catching line for Visual Comfort, featuring ceiling fixtures, sconces, and floor and table lamps. “I’ve always done custom lighting for my interiors projects,” says Wearstler, “and I felt the time was right to translate some of those ideas as well as experiment with a few things that are completely new.”
The comprehensive collection, launched in June, ranges from Art Deco to midcentury French to pop to California cool, all unified by beautifully articulated details, artisanal finishes and a materials palette heavy on alabaster, bronze, and brass.
Fans will recognize reinterpretations of Wearstler’s high-profile public commissions—the Strada series, for instance, takes its cue from the sunburst chandeliers at BG, the debonair restaurant she outfitted for Bergdorf Goodman. “The line goes in a lot of directions, but it’s not too schizophrenic,” Wearstler says. “It’s more like a picture of all the things that inspire me.”
Wearstler’s designs attract and inspire an enviable roster of A-list clientele from the film and music industries, as well as top celebrities, and tastemakers worldwide. Her trademark sumptuous and vibrant interiors imbue luxury hotels and grand residences from Beverly Hills to the Caribbean and around the globe.
Among Wearstler’s expansive and diverse lifestyle portfolio are collaborations with some of the most respected global brands across the luxury market space. Wearstler’s lifestyle brand boasts its own bespoke furniture collection as well as a favored and long-standing presence on vintage and antique online retailer 1stdibs.