Cipher collection is a juxtaposition of heritage techniques and contemporary form.
Its delicate hand-blown crystal cylindrical pieces are cut with clean, clear lines. “The surface decoration was influenced by our fascination and exploration of the way in which etched patterning catches light,” the designers explained.“We wanted to celebrate the inherent beauty of cut crystal and the versatility of textures. We looked for ways to create different qualities of light. The form began as an extruded hexagon, but its edges were ultimately softened and smoothed to create cylindrical forms.” Light emits only from connection points and the sources are ingeniously hidden to soften the overall effect. With components arranged in series and joined by polished champagne-gold finished connections, Cipher’s overall linear form creates a poetic visual rhythm. As a system, the Cipher collection is extremely flexible and customizable, with limitless possible configurations for private residences and bespoke installations projects..
"Founded in 1980 by George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, the Yabu Pushelberg design firm is now one of the most recognized design firms worldwide. The firm’s multidisciplinary approach has evolved to encompass all aspects of
design, including many product collaborations; each new venture reflects an edited approach that continuously shifts between the rational and the intuitive. Recognized as design industry innovators, George Yabu‘s and Glenn Pushelberg’s work and their contributions to international design excellence have earned them countless accolades, chief among them their appointment as Officers of the Order of Canada. With studios in Toronto and New York, and current projects in over sixteen countries, their meticulous attention to detail and their taste for bold exploration remains a hallmark of the firm."