The MAK Center is always doing really interesting, intelligent programming. It is one of those organizations that combine all sorts of artsy disciplines together some of the most exciting Los Angeles art world happenings. They have one coming up Friday in conjunction with Day of the Dead titled Light My Way, Stranger. The event is an auction that is presenting unique, beautiful lighting fixtures made by some of Los Angeles best artists, designers, and more. These are definitely things we all would love to light our homes, stranger.
There are thirty one lighting fixtures in all that were made from artists like Roy Dowell to architect Barbara Bestor. They range from various design styles and forms and are often absolutely breathtaking. If you are looking for a spectacular statement light, Light My Way, Stranger is an art conscious and philanthropic way to fill that need.
There are a few that really stand out to us. Francois Perrin crafted one of our favorite lights, a “SPACE” light that is a clever reference to R.M. Schindler. Ball-Nogues Studio‘s glob lamp (at top, right) is an ethereal blob of dark light that would likely make any room look like a scene from a lost planet. Tim Durfee created a really delicate and strange trombone like lamp (directly above, left) while Axel Prichard-Schmitzberger created what appears to be a glowing creature playing under a blanket (bottom, right). There are so many styles represented in the work of Light My Way, Stranger but also so many means of lighting. Roy Dowell even created a candle holder!
The lights made for the event are currently up for sale through Paddle8 and the auction-auction will be happening Friday, November 2, from 7PM to 10PM. You can buy tickets now and will be able to check out these crazy, crazy lamps that all have an air of ghostliness to them at the event. This is a great way to celebrate Day of the Dead in Los Angeles and we’re certainly hoping that we see some of these fixtures around town, too.