For New York Design Week 2018, The Future Perfect presents two solo shows—each new work, each from a distinct voice—in one location. With San Francisco-based designer Charles de Lisle, the gallery launched its first self-produced series of lighting, the Linden collection. Chris Wolston presented a new collection of anodized and sand-cast aluminum furniture, exclusively made for The Future Perfect.
When designing the Linden collection, Charles de Lisle drew inspiration from cherry blossom branches. Reimagining the twisted, leafless form in extruded hexagonal brass conduit, the faceted structure and simple geometry playfully recalls early computer graphics, like a pixelated video game branch.
When prototyping the original Linden Branch, de Lisle looked to bicycle construction to develop the joint angles on the hexagonal form. The resulting system of connections has empowered an elegant series, beautifully made and restrained to its essential parts. Hanging fixtures, table lamps, sconces and flush mounts are available in Polished Brass, Brushed Brass, Dark Antique, Faux Pewter, and Antique Nickel.
For the collection’s debut, de Lisle accentuates its simplicity atop a theatrical monochromatic stage; a shadowed backdrop of deep red slipcovered furniture and carpet calling to memory a deserted San Francisco Victorian home. Clusters of the highly customizable, cascading Linden Ivy fixture glow within an industrial amber curtain, while wicker and polished brass table lamps cast twinkling patterns along the gallery’s terracotta walls.