WIMBERLEY, Texas, June 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- London's premier design and architecture magazine and host of the International Product Design Awards (IPDA), design et al, have shortlisted central Texas artist Jason Lawson for his Crystal Antler Chandelier. Lawson's chandelier is among a handful of products from around the world to be represented in London during Design Week in September. The IPDA's are among the most prestigious and sought after awards in the luxury goods industry.
"The Crystal Antler Chandelier came about as a result of working with a client that wanted a contemporary take on the traditional antler chandelier. I designed and produced the chandelier utilizing hot glass sculpting techniques, as well as, employing cast bronze. The antlers are internally lit with LEDs tucked inside the base. This technology has giving birth to a new era of lighting design. The small size of the light source allows for many applications within fixtures that traditional lighting could never offer. It's a very exciting time to be a part of this industry" - Jason Lawson
Born in Dallas, in 1973, Lawson began to show an interest in visual art from a young age. Growing up in the suburbs in the eighties, as well as his travels throughout the Southwest and Europe, helped forge the vision for his creative drive. Discovering the craft of glassblowing changed his life forever. The immediacy of the material, along with the rhythm of the process, harked back to his years of skateboarding. It stuck. He has now been working in glass and design for close to 20 years. An accomplished glass artist, he has worked on hundreds of projects for hundreds of clients including universities, hospitals and hotels all over the world. As his career pushes forward he finds more and more satisfaction collaborating and working with fellow craftsman to realize timeless designs for the modern era.
Residing in the Texas Hill Country, Jason and his team of expert craftsmen coax molten glass into a variety of forms while expert sculptors and metal-smiths are employed to create molds, pour bronzes, patine and assemble all structural elements for each new design. All pieces are made in limited editions, signed and numbered by the artist.
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