Crystorama Designer: Dorian Webb
Monday, November 18th, 2013
by Littman Bros Lighting
Award-winning designer Dorian Webb and New York based Crystorama Lighting have created a very strong partnership over the years and together have produced new collections in lighting known as Dorian Webb for Crystorama.
According to crystorama.com, Webb began her career designing hand-crafted necklaces bracelets and earrings inspired by a trip she made to Venice, Italy; each piece of jewelry incorporated Venetian glass.
Webb’s passion for designing jewelry soon turned into a passion for lighting design. She designed lighting privately and became very popular among high-end clientele. According to a biography written about Webb, Dorian’s fixtures incorporated an “array of delicate foliage, dangling drops and draping beads.”
Along with the Venetian glass, Webb also incorporates semi-precious stones such as citrine, aquamarine, cherry quartz and freshwater pearls.
Since partnering with Crystorama, Webb has created two collections of more transitional lighting pieces known as Palla and Fiore. According to crystorama.com, Palla (Italian for “sphere”) and Fiore were both inspired by pieces from her jewelry line.
“[The fixtures] feature neutral-toned diaphanous disks that float in an antique gold wrought iron frame,” Crystorama stated. “Inset irregular prisms add unexpected sparkle to the earth tones.”
The Palla collection was inspired by a specific bracelet in Webb’s jewelry collection while her Fiore collection for Crystorama was inspired by her signature Venetian glass collection of chandeliers she had previously designed.
Webb continues to design lighting for Crystorama; the first two lighting collections will be available exclusively through Crystorama.