In February of 2009, we introduced our hourglass family of fixtures to our Mid-Century collection. We were immediately surprised by the high demand for these fixtures, and the single wall bracket, Spektr, in particular. As much as we love the wall-washing light that the Spektr delivers, we also realized there would be applications where light was needed for the surrounding area. Wanting to develop a fixture that captured both the iconic style of the times and one that would function well as an ambient light source, we began searching our archive (we have nearly 2,000 home design catalogues dating back the the late 1800s). We quickly landed on a series of fixtures offered by Prescolite in the early 1960s, and documented in their catalogue from September 1962.
The version we chose to reproduce was the S-3234 of the Chandeline series. It is called the Gemini and it launched in early July.
The Gemini is made of machined and spun aluminum and can be ordered with shiny or etched opal glass. We think it will look great flanking a bathroom mirror, like in the photo above, but you can also mount the Gemini horizontally to hang over a mirror. Tell us what you think of the Gemini and how you would use it. Even better if you already have one- send us some pictures!