There is an awful lot of lighting out there, and much of it is very good. But the sheer volume makes it hard for any one product line to stand out. In our opinion the use of hand blown glass makes the difference for JGoodDesign. The process creates a product which is somehow lighter, more alive than mass produced alternatives.
You can see how the glass is produced on the company web site. I was left marveling at the fragility of an object forged in extreme heat with the gentlest, almost intimate of human interventions breathing life into the molten glass.
It is hard to know which of their products to focus on. There are chandeliers, pendant lamps, wall sconces, lamps for floors, tables, walls and more, even the occasional vase. But it is their chandeliers that really do stand out as being fresh, elegant and playful in an arena where much is heavy handed and, somehow, takes itself too seriously.
So, the lights, all of which are hand made to order, are available in a variety of colors, finishes and light sources. Each is bespoke, individual and signed by the artist.
This is Strata. Every element is unique. Day light reflects from it, the light sources illuminate each globe in a slightly different way. The glass is layered when blown creating the internal stripe.
Here’s a close up
Beautiful when lit, beautiful when not.
Aqua is, in someways, similar. In this case the bubbles are made by dropping blobs of glass onto the molten glass and sucking it in.
This is Cyla. The elements can be made in any variation of lengths, widths, colors and finishes. A focal point on or off. Playful elegant. and very contemporary.
And finally, Velle. Once again, all hand blown and available in a variety of sizes, colors, finishes and lighting options. This manages to be retro (50s/60s/70s?) and very modern as well. JGoodDesign, a light touch but not a soft touch.