Multi-talented Nina Edwards Anker’s award-winning nea studio specializes in architecture and interiors. nea studio’s reigning philosophy is always guided by fusing eco-responsibility with beauty, both equally important. In the most recent incarnation of this philosophy, nea studio created stunning sconces and chandeliers made from locally sourced chlorophyta, a.k.a marine algae, a translucent and renewable material.
The translucent algae diffuse the light through any room and the golden-hued brass or bronze frames reflect the LED bulbs in an even warmer light. And, as LED lighting technology improves, the color range will widen.
Although the project began in 2014, nea studio could only source the algae from Amsterdam. Now, eight years later, nea sources them from a local seafood shop in Brooklyn.
The chandelier can include up to 100 lights. Each light is customizable.