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By Ashleigh VanHouten
Photography by (left to right) Ira Lippke, Joseph De Leo,
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QUEST FOR PERFECTION
A New York designer harnesses the power of lighting

Lindsey Adelman’s designs have been
described many ways: sexy, strong, elegant.
But the one description she aims for—
perfect—is what really motivates the New
Yorker. Lighting makes up the bulk of
Adelman’s portfolio, enabling the designer
to highlight areas—walls, the ceiling—that
are “often neglected.” Lighting is powerful,
she says, as it “affects the entire environment
and all the furniture. It sets the tone.”
With a degree in English literature
and a résumé that lists the Smithsonian
(where she worked as an editorial assistant),
Adelman may have been set up for an
entirely different career, but it was at the
museum that she discovered industrial
design. She later spent time in Seattle,
working in lighting company Resolute’s
metal shop before moving back to New York,
where she feels most at home. “I’m kind
of addicted to it,” the designer admits. “I’m
used to so many options in terms of clients

and jobs; in New York it’s unlimited. And
the people I’ve found to work for me are
top-notch.”
When Adelman founded her own studio
in 2006, she admits that the work was
“terrifying. Now, I challenge myself more,
but I’m not so overwhelmed. The challenge
today is that I’m never satisfied; it can
always get better.” With a team of fewer than
20 people, Adelman produces much of her
work locally—an intimate process she hopes
to maintain. “I would rather have more
creative time than more output; the goal is
not to increase quantity, but quality.”
Still, there’s plenty on offer: Adelman’s
Knotty Bubbles pendants, beautiful creations
inspired by Japanese packaging, buoys, and
shibari, are each handblown and knotted to
order. And she’s working on modular wall
panels, wallcoverings, textiles, and tile, in
addition to her luxury accessories and wall
art. There are some pieces, however, she

1. Adelman’s Knotty
Bubbles pendants are
handmade creations
inspired by Japanese
packaging, buoys,
and shibari.

2. Statement chandeliers
in the café of the ICA
Museum in Boston.

won’t be rushing to design. “I feel like there
are a lot of good chairs out there already,”
she laughs.
Adelman’s instantly recognizable
lighting designs appear in a number of
hospitality projects, including a row of
chandeliers and sconces in the lobby of the
Hotel Palomar Chicago; a 30-foot lighting
installation in the James hotel in Soho in
New York; and statement chandeliers in
both the Aspen lounge in New York and the
café of Boston’s ICA Museum.
For a self-proclaimed perfectionist,
Adelman’s outlook on her finished products
is surprising. “I create things so designers
can use them to achieve their vision; that’s
where the story starts. I’m picky about the
project before it goes out to a client, but once
it’s out in the world, I have zero attachment
to it.” hd
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013
Contents
Online TOC
Projects
From the Editor
People CitySCENE: Atlanta
People CitySCENE: LA
People Design Spain
Perspectives
Sketchbook
Trends: Inns
Interview: Raymond Bickson
5 Questions for Dick Penner
Products
Profile: Lindsey Adelman
Trends: Emerald
Luxury
Bathroom
HD Expo Preview
From the Show Director
Trisha Wilson
Owners’ Roundtable
Jordan Mozer and Michael Cordúa
Radical Innovation
Products
Projects
Macalister Mansion
Alpina Gstaad
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas
Le Sergent Recruteur
Corinthian Club
Ad Index
Back Space
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - People CitySCENE: LA
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - People Design Spain
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Perspectives
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Sketchbook
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Trends: Inns
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Interview: Raymond Bickson
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - 5 Questions for Dick Penner
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Products
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Profile: Lindsey Adelman
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Trends: Emerald
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Luxury
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Bathroom
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - HD Expo Preview
Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - From the Show Director
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Trisha Wilson
Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Owners’ Roundtable
Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Jordan Mozer and Michael Cordúa
Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Radical Innovation
Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Products
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Projects
Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Macalister Mansion
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Alpina Gstaad
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Le Sergent Recruteur
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Hospitality Design - March/April 2013 - Corinthian Club
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