NEW YORK--()--When Etsy.com wanted to light up their Holiday Shop, which popped up Nov. 29 at 131 Green St. in Manhattan’s Soho, they called upon one of their artisans Brooklyn’s Cassidy Brush of Urban Chandy to create stunning chandeliers.
The nine unique chandeliers, known as Urban Chandies, featured in the shop were designed and constructed by Brush in her Navy Yard studio with bases made from rescued and reclaimed wood and nostalgic specialty bulbs. The Urban Chandies are being sold Etsy’s shop which is open daily studio until Dec. 8.
Two 40-inch long Winter Wonderland Urban Chandies set in the Holiday Shop’s windows light the way for customers entering the store. They are made from salvaged barn wood found in Hillsboro, Texas. They cost $1,225 each, which includes the 16 pendants with various styles of Edison bulbs.
Brush also was commissioned to design and build an 8-foot 5-inch Urban Chandy for the store. She built its base from a more than 100-year-old antique door salvaged from an Upper East Side brownstone and provided by Build It Green! NYC. The large Chandy is available for $2,890 including 49 pendants with varying nostalgic Edison bulbs.
Six original 30 inch by 20 inch Urban Chandies with bases also constructed from rescued or reclaimed wood provide lighting for the stage for evening workshops by local shops and concerts by local bands. These are available for $750 each, including bulbs.
Urban Chandy was founded when in late 2011 Brush couldn’t find a suitable ceiling light for her office and decided to create one. She designed and built her very first unique “industrial-funky” chandelier and called it an Urban Chandy. Word of mouth spread about the chandeliers, orders began coming in from friends and she began selling them on Etsy.com to customers including restaurants, bars, boutiques and homes across the country.
More information on Urban Chandy and its designs go to www.urbanchandy.com.