Before starting lighting and decorative objects studio Lolo Palazzo, Netherlands-native Laurence van Seventer worked in a metal factory where she learned welding and plasma cutting. Her experience led her to create industrial luminaires, such as Rain of Chain, which are made of recycled bicycle and motorbike chains. The unfinished chains are degreased by hand. The chandeliers are available in custom sizes, ranging from 18 ½ " to 29 ½". lolopalazzo.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.