LZF ’s Super Gea is the Crowning Glory in a Brooklyn Townhouse Renovation
The Gea pendant is invariably an appealing and amiable light. A Super Gea (large suspension) finished in beech, crowns the dining space in this contemporary Brooklyn townhouse. Designed by Mariví Calvo for LZF, the handmade Gea’s form appears solid, its natural wood grain distinctly eye-catching.
The Brooklyn townhouse is home to a creative family of four and was renovated by New York-based architectural studio Lauren Rubin Architecture. With the majority of the refurbishment taking place on the ground floor, the renovation opened up the home’s living space, allowing light to flow throughout the residence. There is a pronounced use of wood all over: wood flooring, furniture and kitchen cabinetry. As a result, the abundance of light and wood impart a modest Scandinavian air, tempering the home’s somewhat linear layout.
The images of this Brooklyn townhouse are clearly staged in order to show the home’s newly renovated features. As a tip to all budding interior stylists, flowers (as seen on the kitchen island table) are a straightforward and subtle way in which to add charm and warmth to a room, their presence cheerfully infusing a space with colour and vitality. And when arranging flowers, simplicity is often the best choice. In addition, placing fruit in a bowl (pictured prominently on the dining table) adds character to a setting, the differing fruit colours, textures and shapes augmenting that homespun appeal.
Still, lighting remains one of the best ways in which to heighten a home’s sense of comfort, cosiness and character. The Gea light is an all-round, dependable and well built lamp. A self-possessed fixture, its circular form radiates warmth from its wood veneer sides, the effect both pleasing and composed. Entirely unpretentious, Gea’s strength is concentrated in its versatility and simplicity. Its use within this Brooklyn townhouse adds lustre and depth, rounding off the home’s renovation with aplomb.
Written by Gerard McGuickin
Photography by Alyssa Kirsten