You'll want to live in lighting designer Lindsey Adelman's new NYC showroom filled with stunning sculptural designs

Nothing seemed predestined when Lindsey Adelman (pictured) became a tastemaker in the design world. After studying English, she started her career as an editorial assistant at the Smithsonian Institution. While working there and touring the fabrication department, however, a chance encounter with a woman carving foam French fries for an exhibit changed the course of Adelman’s professional path and life.

Fascinated by the industrial designer’s work, Adelman returned to school to learn more about this discipline. At the Rhode Island School of Design, she discovered her passion for light. Ever since, the passion has stayed with her and, in 2006, Adelman launched her eponymous studio in her hometown of New York City. 

Next to her: The Drop System Chandelier

Text: Karine Monie Photos: Kent Johnson