Pinwheel takes elegance on a playdate with lighting modeled on a whimsical childhood toy.
This Varaluz Collection is based on an ingenious concept: a simple sphere, covered in individual pinwheels that have been fashioned from recycled aluminum.
As a single sphere, Pinwheel is arresting; as a triple-configuration, it makes any foyer worth entering; plus, it can also add whimsy to a wall, ceiling or table.
Much like the toy that inspired it, Pinwheel offers hands-on opportunities for play: to achieve different look, change to colored bulbs.
Founded by Ron Henderson in 2006, he merges an eclectic aesthetic with an aerospace engineering background, forming the DNA of the Varaluz collection.
Each fixture is precisely rendered by Ron, and then hand-forged and finished by master craftsmen in the Philippines, whose trades span the generations, merging sophisticated style with quality construction.
The natural and built worlds inspire the Varaluz collection: shells, banana leaves and sea creatures (Big, Banana Leaf, Urchin), along with reclaimed glass and metal (Fascination, Ribbon).
Formalist influences strike an unexpected balance with whimsy.
Art-deco intersects with a childhood game of tic-tac-toe (Silicon Valley).
Modernism collides with the Brady Bunch (Palm Springs).