Gary Ponzo You Light Up My Life

Gary Ponzo Paper Clip Chandelier

My friend Gary Ponzo is an amazingly talented artist and designer. In a just world, they would invent new land masses just so he could be fêted on 10 continents. He is also the designer of the ingenious paper clip chandelier pictured above (available from Alan Tanksley).

Ponzo has been making paperclip lamps ever since I can remember. They were featured at Tokyo Designer’s Week in 2003 and shown them in art galleries. Most recently, the chandelier got a lot of buzz when it was featured in Metropolitan Home’s Showtime house: a 19th century New York City townhouse featuring interiors inspired by six Showtime TV shows (Ponzo’s fixture was in the Californication Suite).

These are not Gary’s lamps.