Canadian luxury handmade furniture and lighting brand Gabriel Scott unveils a new lighting collection, the Welles Reimagined series, a collaboration with David Rockwell.

Commemorating Gabriel Scott’s iconic Welles chandelier, the David Rockwell capsule lighting collection pays homage to the classic geometric form of the Welles Chandelier while infusing it with a contemporary twist inspired by natural clusters such as crystals, chemical compounds, and clouds.

Drawing from botanical shapes, Rockwell crafted an organic amalgamation where hollowed glass polygons serve as luminous metallic focal points, gathering at various heights and dimensions to form mesmerizing suspended clusters. Defined by its opulent volume and organic allure, this flagship chandelier epitomizes luxury.

The collection debuts with a stunning array of glass finishes, including Smoked, Purple, Alabaster White, Bronze, and Clear. This diverse selection allows for flexible mixing and matching of finishes to suit individual preferences, greatly enhancing customization options for discerning clientele. These new glass finishes are seamlessly integrated across the entire Welles Reimagined by David Rockwell lighting series, which includes chandeliers, pendants, and sconces.

Drawing from botanical shapes, Rockwell crafted an organic amalgamation where hollowed glass polygons serve as luminous metallic focal points, gathering at various heights and dimensions to form mesmerizing suspended clusters. Defined by its opulent volume and organic allure, this flagship chandelier epitomizes luxury.

The collection debuts with a stunning array of glass finishes, including Smoked, Purple, Alabaster White, Bronze, and Clear. This diverse selection allows for flexible mixing and matching of finishes to suit individual preferences, greatly enhancing customization options for discerning clientele. These new glass finishes are seamlessly integrated across the entire Welles Reimagined by David Rockwell lighting series, which includes chandeliers, pendants, and sconces.

Scott Richler, Founder and CEO of Gabriel Scott, reflects on the lighting collaboration: “Gabriel Scott was founded on a commitment to provide the architectural community with precisely tailored solutions, a vision we continue to uphold through meticulous attention to materials, dimensions, and forms twelve years later. Inspired by the elegance of jewelry, the Welles Chandelier epitomizes our design philosophy—to create modular products customizable to exact specifications. The Welles Reimagined by David Rockwell capsule collection stands as a sculptural masterpiece, and we are thrilled to augment its allure with additional glass finish options in our standard series. Our clients value choice and personalization, and this expansion epitomizes our commitment to meeting their diverse needs.”

David Rockwell shares his perspective on the collaboration: “Our partnership enabled the creation of something truly exceptional, blending Gabriel Scott’s modular lighting approach and impeccable craftsmanship with our emphasis on narrative and materiality. Through experimentation with volume, color, texture, and scale, we crafted organic compositions of light that profoundly influence ambiance and spatial perception.”

The Welles Reimagined lighting series is showcased at Gabriel Scott’s London showroom, as well as at partner showrooms such as Lightbox in New Delhi and Obegi in Dubai. The entire collection can also be viewed on Gabriel Scott’s website and is conveniently available for worldwide shipping.

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Gabriel Scott's latest lighting series Welles Reimagined is a finalist in the Lighting category at the 2023 Society of British and International Interior Design (SBID) Awards.

The Welles Reimagined lighting series is a design collaboration between lighting studio Gabriel Scott and six global designers - David Rockwell, Kelly Hoppen, CBE, Alessandro Munge, Michelle Gerson, Sybille de Margerie and Guan Lee.

Scott Richler, Gabriel Scott’s Founder and CEO, explains: “The Gabriel Scott brand launched on a manifesto to furnish the architectural community with exactly what they needed, and we’re still doing this through material, size and form ten years later. Inspired by jewelry the Welles Chandelier is a true representation of our design philosophy - to design and make modular products to custom specifications. The Welles Reimagined capsule collections celebrates our brand ethos and the collaborations we undertook with each designer perfectly demonstrate how we like to work together with our design and architecture clients to achieve something really special and tailored to their requirements.”

The SBID Awards has firmly established itself as one of the most prestigious interior design awards in the global design calendar. This Award for design standards attracts entries from across the world, making it truly an honour and a sign of industry recognition to be shortlisted.

The awards take place in London in Autumn 2023.

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