Asymmetry Is the Point in Eny Lee Parker’s New Affordable Lighting Line
We're talking a sconce for $138.
Updated Aug 1, 2022 1:08 PM
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Odds are, if you’re scrolling through a celebrity home tour, you’ve seen a floor lamp by Eny Lee Parker. The ceramist, known for her two-column Oo lamp, knows that a $12,000 light fixture isn’t for everyone. “I’ve wanted to make my work more accessible for years,” she says. “But hand-sculpting in New York has so much overhead.” Now thanks to a new collaboration with Mitzi, Parker got her wish. Ranging from $138 to $990, the launch comes complete with pendants, sconces, and even a chandelier and gave the designer the opportunity to try fresh materials and shapes. “I’ve always wanted to work with metal,” she says. Using a mix of aged brass, white painted steel, and her signature clay, Parker was able to branch out and lean on Mitzi’s literal warehouses of expertise.
The line was inspired by her home in Connecticut (an old horse farm) but is displayed in her New York City apartment; Parker’s goal was for the collection to fit anywhere. Ahead, we look at three unique ways she styled the affordable (and soon-to-go-viral) pieces.
Two Is Better Than One
Rather than stick to a symmetrical setup in her tiny bedroom, Parker mixed up the ambience by using a Bibi 1 sconce on one side of the bed and the hanging pendant iteration on the other. The same silhouette not only provides a balance, but it meant that she only had to cut one hole in her fabric headboard.
Embrace Your Tchotchkes
In any other setting, a singular fixture may look random, but when clustered together with a mirror and smaller ceramic objects, it can become its own kind of gallery wall. “The tiny piece is actually by my coworker John,” Parker explains. “I have work from my whole team scattered around my home.”
Designate a Quiet Zone
With modern, open-floor plans, it can easily feel like the kitchen blurs into the living room (and vice versa). However, Parker made use of her smaller Elsa 4 pendant lamps to delineate a cozy seating area in a corner of her space. “I also wanted to give every piece of lighting its own moment,” she says. Needless to say, we’ll be swapping our landlord-provided fluorescent fixtures for a soothing ceramic design as soon as possible.