If you want edgy lighting check out this vintage metal edge chandelier. You might think this chandelier could be a little dangerous but it does hang from the ceiling over a table or bar counter. So I think you would be safe. You also might think how did they come up with a lighting design like this. It’s simple. This vintage metal edge chandelier has a past buried deep in 1950’s modernism. It’s called Brutalism.
Vintage Metal Edge Chandelier
Brutalism is derived from the French word brut which means raw. And as you can see this chandelier is made with real raw metal. This term was used in the 1950’s to describe an architectural style of buildings that were monumental in size and usually made of unadorned concrete. Brutalism was designed to project an air of strength and solidity. It was created by the French designer Marcel Breuer and a perfect example of his work in the United States is the Whitney Museum of American Art. But it was Paul Evans, who was raised as a Quaker in Pennsylvania, that took the Brutalism design aesthetic to his work as a sculptor and furniture designer. He experimented with raw metal and produced more than a dozen lines of furniture and sculptures. One example is this vintage metal edge chandelier. Made from solid brass with a natural patina, this chandelier exposes rough edges, holes and imperfections making this a unique lighting fixture. And with multiple layers of raw metal the light reflects on each casting a warm glow of light below. Now if I can be brutally honest. I really like it.