LZF’s Link Pendant Enjoys Life in a Pennsylvanian Home of the Year
The large LZF Link pendant designed by Irish designer Ray Power, is just one of the alluring and winsome features to be found in this award-winning Pennsylvanian residence.
Picture a tranquil scene, where a grey/blue sky is gazed upon from a plot of land encircled by trees, their leaves varied shades of green and red. A striking contemporary house, timber-clad and cleverly constructed over three levels, sits amid the trees, its considerable profile superlatively framed by the natural landscape.
The house – the Papp Residence in Pennsylvania – was designed and built by its owners, Mali Torriero of Luca Construction and Design, Inc. and Gino Torriero of Nello Construction. A large and carefully arranged family home, both Mali and Luca live in this handsome dwelling with their two young sons, Luca and Nello.
The Papp Residence is an example of intelligent design that embraces innovation and sustainability. The accommodation enjoys an abundance of natural light, with sizeable windows a characteristic of most rooms. Light in the open-plan living space is especially prevalent, where floor-to-ceiling windows are a prominent feature. The living space is very much the home’s central core: a captivating and generously proportioned area, it incorporates a cosy lounge, dining space and kitchen. An ethanol gas fireplace ascends from the floor to the ceiling, offering an aesthetically pleasing and homey focal point.
Wood is a material that features in abundance across the property, from the hand-burnt cedar exterior to walnut cabinet door fronts and walnut ceilings. Above the dining table hangs a sumptuous handmade LZF Link pendant. The pendant’s aspect is well balanced with the space, its billowy form in perfect harmony with the outdoors wooded vista. In choosing the Link pendant, the home’s owners have likely thought about the unique sculptural properties of this lamp, a light that is beautiful either lit or unlit.
The Papp Residence in Pennsylvania was awarded Home of the Year 2014 for Best New Build by Pittsburgh Magazine. A well deserved accolade, LZF is happy that its Link pendant has found such a gracious home.
Reference: Pittsburgh Magazine. (2016) Home of the Year 2014: Best New Build. [Online] Available from: https://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Pittsburgh-Magazine/March-2014/Home-of-the-Year-2014-Best-New-Build/. [Accessed: 17th March 2016].
Written by: Gerard McGuickin