ROBB REPORT | November 2019

Pelle’s X-Tall Palm Bubble Chandelier in Delft blue featured in Robb Report – online, USA, and Turkey edition


33 Spectacular Objects, Trips and Experiences for the Person Who Has Everything

Exclusive Glass Chandelier From Pelle


In Manhattan’s Flatiron design district, husband-and-wife team Oliver and Jean Pelle design and build contemporary sculptural furniture and lighting. The couple met while studying for their master’s in architecture at Yale, and their work blends artistic innovation with a solid underpinning of engineering expertise.


Each item is sketched by hand, modeled and repeatedly tested before being individually handcrafted to order. The benchmark is that the piece be “useful and delightful,” Jean says. Since setting up Pelle in 2011, the small team has won several design awards and exhibited at Milan’s Salone del Mobile and New York’s Museum of Modern Art.


Pelle is offering Robb Report readers the chance to be first to buy its new Delft Palm Bubble Chandelier, a cascade of glass globes clinging to a central stem, decorated with Jean’s hand-painted botanical illustrations of palm fronds. The name alludes to the iconic cobalt blue of hand-painted delftware ceramics from the Netherlands. “It sits with you well because it’s a shade of blue that has been used for centuries all around the world, from the Middle East and China and then Europe,” she says.


The elongated, linear composition is ideal in a stairwell or loft and can be used in place of a floor lamp. Metal hardware can be ordered in any finish, and the fixture features five specially developed LED bulbs that, like incandescent bulbs, glow with a soft warmth.


Robb Report, 33 Spectacular Objects, Trips and Experiences for the Person Who Has Everything, text by Lucy Alexander, November 22nd 2019