Trueing and pas de calais Link up for NYCxDesign

Trueing’s glassy, chain-link lighting collection debuts at the SoHo flagship

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Trueing and pas de calais Link up for NYCxDesign
16/05/2019 - Brooklyn designers Trueing will launch Cerine, their newest collection of lighting, for New York’s Design Week. The line includes two pendants, a floor lamp and sconce—each composed with handcrafted glass chain as an integral design element. Japanese label pas de calais will host the new pieces as an installation in their SoHo flagship at 482 Broome Street for a special collaboration between the two brands. Cerine by Trueing

Cerine by Trueing

Cerine will be installed as special conversation between the two designers, who share a dedication to craft and pioneering new uses of age-old materials. Trueing will take over the store’s windows on Wooster Street, framing the new lighting fixtures within the landmarked cast-iron building’s 10ft casement windows. The chain will also be on display in an installation at the front of the store, linking Trueing’s experimentations in glass with pas de calais’ innovative and elegant approach to contemporary textiles and fashion. Cerine by Trueing

Cerine by Trueing

This collection is very much about purity and nostalgia—recalling traditional pieces of design, but rendering them in an elemental and reductive manner—very much in keeping with pas de calais’ ethos and aesthetic’, said Aiden Bowman, Co-Founder of Trueing.
Trueing’s new fixtures are designed as an homage to the ubiquitous chain link—an object that is seldom decorative and functional simultaneously. Inspired equally by delicate golden chains worn around the neck; rough metal versions found in ship yards; and the decorative chain motifs that grace beaux-arts façades, Cerine’s design links functionality with aesthetics.

To this end, Trueing’s chain is hand-formed from crystal-clear borosilicate glass: lamp-worked into a sturdy series of links. These support an illuminated orb, made from mouth-blown globes, available in either white opaline glass or a variety of custom colors. ‘The chain has a certain softness and character to it; What I love is that each link is hand-made, so they’re all a little bit different, but when you step back the whole thing just looks natural and perfect’ Trueing Co-founder Josh Metersky explains. Cerine by Trueing

Cerine by Trueing

The collection includes a special swagged fixture, which uses 22 hand-formed links and two attachment points to create a large inverse arch. The chain will also be available as object and mobiles, offered in seven different colors of glass rod. The floor lamp, with a base made from stacked carrara marble, dangles a five-link length of chain from an arched arm, using the same mouth-blown globe surrounding an LED light-source. The collection is designed to offer flexibility and the option for customization—with different compositions that use the chain both structurally and decoratively, with each link sized to about 3in wide and 5in tall. Cerine by Trueing

Cerine by Trueing

Cerine marks a further exploration of Trueing’s use of glass in lighting—an extension of their Elma and Inigo collections, which were released in January 2019. All three lines are made with borosilicate glass, a durable and ultra-transparent variant of the ubiquitous material. Always utilized as an integral element, Trueing has mined the material’s structural and aesthetic potential to create new applications.Cerine by Trueing

Cerine by Trueing

Cerine by Trueing

Cerine by Trueing

Cerine by Trueing

Cerine by Trueing

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