California Look: Lanterns by NotNeutral and Steve Halterman
The California Look poll, Round 11: Lanterns
This is the Golden State, so it seemed fitting that the final category of our two-week poll on contemporary California design focus on the glow of candlelight. The finishing touch to a warm and intimate atmosphere, inside or outside. We've selected two locally designed lanterns for your consideration.
And the nominees are ...
A. The Season lantern was designed by Chiaki Kanda of NotNeutral, the product design group of Rios Clementi Hale Studios in Los Angeles. The Mexican meets Morrocan lantern is made from powder-coated steel with pinholes that have been acid-etched into patterns that cast dramatic shadows, above left. Each lantern comes with a handle for hanging and a removable interior candle stand so you don't have to stick your lighted match all the way down to the bottom.
B. Steve Halterman's 18-inch-tall stained glass lanterns have a Big Sur vibe. They're made from sandblasted redwood, circular glass rondels and leather straps. During the day they cast colorful shadows in sunlight, above right; at night candles illuminate the stained glass.
Cast your vote below and share your comments about which lantern captures the spirit of home design today. Winning pieces and reader comments will be featured in a forthcoming article.
-- David A. Keeps
Photos: Not Neutral, Steve Halterman