Made of hand cut glass that emulates the texture of water, James Magni’s Big Sur chandelier was inspired by the crashing waves along California’s Big Sur coastline. A telescoping polished nickel plated armature with individual brackets, suspends each piece of glass ; exposed antique bulbs behind each glass panel create a jewelry -like brilliance. These also give the chandelier an ephemeral quality, changing with the light from day through night.
In 2011, Magni debuted his first lighting collection using only those high quality materials that he is best know for, that being cast glass, bronze and stainless steel.
Magni — who travels extensively searching for unique items — describes his design style as “Modern Globalism” and takes his cues from international influences including French items from the 1930s and ’40s, Asian elements, handcrafted African tribal pieces and, most importantly, art. Influenced by such design greats as Mies van der Rohe, Carlo Scarpa, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Maxime Old, Magni also incorporates his past training into his interiors, often taking a very architectural approach.