CHICAGO — Luxury design brand Holly Hunt has added the work of Parisian-born glassblower Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert to its portfolio through an exclusive range of lighting.
Known for his large-scale sculptures and light installations, Wintrebert’s pieces include four pendant lights designed and produced in his Paris studio.
A passionate advocate for the preservation of the art of glassblowing, Wintrebert employs a small specialist team to craft his original blown glass designs, using techniques he mastered while apprenticed at glass studios such as Dale Chihuly in Seattle and Davide Salvadore in Murano.
Inspired by the conditional behavior of natural light, this collection is the result of a careful study of how different weather patterns and seasons affect the quality and temperature of sunlight.
“Glass is magical to me, alive in the way it moves, shines and glows. Our first collection for Holly Hunt captures the emotion of how different types of light make me feel,” said Wintrebert, Founder of JMW Studio.
The Cloud Pendant, aptly named for its undulating cloud-like shape, is a blown glass sculpture with tonal filigree – or threads of colored glass – woven throughout the structure.
Designed to evoke the crisp, linear light of a winter sky after snowfall, the Winter Light pendant showcases the intricate filigree technique in a style that Wintrebert has been developing for over a decade.
Like its wintry cousin, the Autumn Light pendant lamp is a blown glass sculpture that puts Wintrebert’s signature filigree technique center stage. The glass, however, is opaque, which creates a more dramatic contrast between the shade and its curvaceous designs.
Although its name translates to “Little Pill”, the Pill Pendant is quite generous in size. Composed of two separate pieces of glass that are fused together while still in molten form, the illuminated glass sculpture is inspired by the horizon.
The collection is available in three metallic finishes: Golden Bronze, Dark Bronze and White Lacquer. As a nod to Wintrebert’s childhood spent in Africa, each piece is wrapped with yards of brightly colored traditional African wax fabric. The collection is available in all Holly Hunt showrooms and on the Holly Hunt website.