This Aussie Designer’s Affordable Lighting Collaboration Proves Squiggles Are Still In
Sculptural sconces shine.
Published Jun 16, 2022 7:00 PM
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There’s something about Australian style that’s effortlessly cool, and Melbourne-based designer Tali Roth has reminded us of this time and time again with the unfussy yet oh-so-chic aesthetic she’s known for (just take a look at her office). As part of the second installment of lighting fabricator Mitzi’s Tastemaker line, Roth brought her signature grown-up whimsy to an 18-piece collection of playfully sculptural fixtures, ranging from chandeliers and sconces to table and floor lamps.
Roth’s inspiration came to her naturally, as she’s often conceptualizing custom pieces for her residential clients. “I wanted to create something that speaks to my love of vintage lighting but also relates to the real-life items I’m always looking for and not finding,” she says. It’s not hard to discover something to adore here. We’re especially into her assortment of wall fixtures (many of which are plug-ins—we see you, renters!) that start at $158. Shop the four finds in our cart, below.
The Shiny One
Roth admitted to us that this brass beauty is her favorite and she would use one in every project if she could. We get why: The eye-catching cylinder could instantly elevate anything from a gallery wall to a reading nook.
The Flowery One
This piece’s petal-shaped structure emits light upward, resulting in a moody glow that’s ideal for spaces where you want to zen out (i.e., the bedroom). Plus you barely notice the large bulb when it’s turned off, given the shade is the same color.
The Squiggly One
The thing about sconces, according to Roth, is that you want to create a vignette and ensure it serves a purpose. The curvy lines and soft linen shade aren’t just for show—install these in your dining space over a sideboard to illuminate your next meal or place them above a styled bar cart to highlight your fancy whiskey collection.
The Earthy One
Whether you’re leaning into the ’70s revival or the coastal grandma trend, woven rattan is the material of the moment. Roth’s iteration balances old and new with its aged brass neck and base. (Psst: It also comes in a textured white finish.) Of course, the best part is you can mount it and plug it right into an outlet, no electrician required.