Atlanta Designer to Unveil Recycled Glass Spiral Chandelier Light Fixture in New York March 21

Famed jewelry designer and sustainable lighting artist Kathleen Plate has been chosen to participate in the Guggenheim Museum Store’s Studio Program, which celebrates the studio work of artisans all over the world. Plate worked with the Museum’s Licensing Department to create a custom glass spiral chandelier made from recycled glass.  Over the last decade, Plate has mesmerized audiences nationwide with her innovative recycled glass bottle creations.  From the Sundance Film Festival to Fashion Runways, she has transformed living rooms, event spaces, galleries - even catwalks into sustainable works of art.  The Guggenheim Store has carried Plate’s recycled glass jewelry collection since 2009, and now through the Studio Program, Plate’s custom lighting pieces will also be available for purchase by patrons and tourists alike. 

Inspired by the iconic design of the Guggenheim’s spiral ramps designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Plate designed a spiral lighting fixture using a white globe light and glass rings.  The clear glass rings, created from recycled glass wine bottles, hang from a powder coated steel spiral – giving the illusion of multi-level sections.

“I’m honored to be chosen to participate in the Guggenheim Studio Program,” says Plate. “The Guggenheim has been a strong supporter of my work and the work of studio artists from all mediums of design.  Working on the chandelier, I learned so much about Frank Lloyd Wright and the artistry of his architecture.  I look forward to sharing this amazing chandelier with the public and hope we can educate consumers and art lovers alike about sustainable design.”

Kathleen Plate’s Recycled Glass Spiral Chandelier will debut at the Guggenheim Store at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York on Monday, March 21.  Guests and visitors of the Architectural Digest Home Design Show can also view the fixture March 17 – 20 in the Show Lounge at Pier 94, New York.

For more information about the Smart Glass Art Collection by Kathleen Plate, visit: www.kathleenplate.com

For more information about the Guggenheim Store Studio Program, visit: www.guggenheimstore.org