Calgary interior designer finds… vintage Schonbek chandelier

Calgary interior designer finds… vintage Schonbek chandelier

 

 

This interior design find is not what you would expect at all. I’m sure your thoughts went to crystals, and drops, and extravagance right? Nope.

Made by Schonbek when they were a Canadian company, founded by a young Arnold Schonbek in Montreal, Quebec, this one is definitely a custom order.

A spun metal, brass plated, spaceship-like, eight light, mid century modern confection that hovers over my head in my office at Seventy Seventy Design Headquarters.

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What a tale it has to tell though. Originally installed in the Shareey Tzedek synagogue on 17th Avenue SE in 1959, ground breaking for its modern architecture, it most recently presided, with its seven other compatriots, over the Calgary Centre for Positive Living congregation

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In 2012 the building was sold and slated for demolition to prepare for a residential condo tower. The new owner enlisted a local contractor who specializes in salvage to strip the building in advance and I am happy to say that many features and fixtures exist all over southern Alberta (and possibly farther).

The remaining light fixtures were purchased by my client and installed in their golf course banquet room; in a ceiling custom designed to accommodate not only the seven bowl lights like mine but also this beauty:

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A gorgeous 10 foot diameter 48 light stunner that now presides over wedding celebrants once again.

 

Full Circle.

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The colour story for this project starts with the homeowners’ gorgeous Persian area rug, and ends with luxurious and practical updates to the entire home. ⠀
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  • Warm neutrals are on our list of spring trends this week… can you guess the others? Hint: Pastels and tulip bouquets *aren’t* on the list... 💐 
See more of our team’s picks on the LBI blog this week. Swoon!
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  • This week, the lovely ladies at LBI are happy to share some of our favourite style finds for spring! Sorry, no bunny and egg paraphernalia here… ...just some effortlessly classic styles you can love much longer than a season. We’ll say yes to that 🙋

As usual, it’s all on our blog... Go, go go!
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Fresh flower leftovers from yesterday’s shoot⠀
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Art small from a client/friend, sitting out to remind me to get it framed⠀
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Favorite candle and my ring from last year’s trip to Montréal ⠀
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Books. Always books. ⠀
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  • Our second gilded mirror for the week! This powder room might be different from the master bathroom we shared yesterday, but it has a cheerful character all of its own.
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You can see the full project on our blog this week… as fun, beautiful and unique as the lovely people who live here. 🖤