It’s no secret we’re a big fan of the craft behind lighting designs. Our latest exclusive from Hennepin Made is the perfect showcase of that: an impeccably designed collection crafted by hand just outside of Minneapolis. The small studio is led by Jackson Schwartz and Joe Limpert, whose keen design vision and fascination with materials led them to the Parallel Series, a stunning new series of pendants made with a perfect pairing of smooth metal and artisanal glass in a palette of subtle colors.
One of the things we love about Hennepin Made is their connection to their hometown roots–the studio is located on Hennepin Avenue (hence the name) and the midwest provides a unique inspiration you don’t find from many other designers.
“We don’t feel the pressure that exists on both coasts to try and fit quick trends,” Jackson said. “It’s a little more geographically isolated, which we believe allows for better reflection and focus.”
That reflection has led them to a perfectly curated collection of pendant lighting, including our latest exclusive. The Parallel Pendants are meant to be clustered together, with various shapes and colors that mesh well in a group despite the contrast between them. The Hennepin team spent several years looking into the right materials, design and engineering for the collection.