April 18, 2024

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Body and Interior

Eny Lee Parker’s Mitzi Collab Promises Her Playful Lighting at an Affordable Price Point

If you’ve been lusting following Eny Lee Parker’s legendary Oo Lamp but a $5,000 mild fixture just is not in your budget, you’re in luck. The New York City–based designer has teamed up with direct-to-consumer lighting model Mitzi on a line of economical lamps, sconces, and pendants that variety from $138-$990, and they are just as stunningly playful as her handmade creations.

“I loved the notion of developing one thing that has more of a democratic price tag level and is a lot more obtainable to the mass industry,” Eny says. “Being ready to associate with a bigger corporation that’s been about for more than 60 years, that is aware what it’s executing, and has a whole workflow with suppliers produced that achievable. My mom or my mates could pay for this.”

Eny’s new assortment is the 3rd installment of Mitzi’s Tastemaker sequence, which spotlights rising artists like Dabito and Tali Roth by sharing their patterns with a wider audience. The collaboration with Eny is two several years in the creating and has developed substantially since it started, with every piece undergoing multiple iterations in advance of arriving at the final products, which launch today.

Some of Eny’s Mitzi fixtures, like the Bacia sconces and Maia lamps, echo the handcrafted styles she delivers via her studio—but for a portion of the price tag. “Naturally, when you have a tiny studio, you are making everything by hand,” she explains. “And this is located in New York. Your overhead is so major and it requires so considerably time to make items that the cost place is likely to be much bigger.”

“Even though I wasn’t born in Korea, I did want to carry a small additional Asian affect to this market. It’s quite stereotypical, like Japanese joinery and woodworking, all of that things. But I needed to provide some other parts to it in a genuinely subtle way and have the dialogue,” describes Eny.

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“A ton of the parts that we have in the collection are pieces that I have produced, like, a long time in the past,” Eny reveals. “A lot of them were being from college.”

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Other parts are extra of a departure from Eny’s recognizable perform. “I was genuinely thrilled to do the Elsa assortment, which is a tiny extra organic and natural,” she says. “It’s motivated by cherry blossoms in Korea, but toned down and modernized. It’s a little something that I wouldn’t always do by my studio, since it’s a very little extra difficult. The initial sketches looked so unique, but I put in it in my condominium and I finished up really taking pleasure in it.” If it’s good enough for Eny, it is great ample for us.

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