Last week we went to see a preview of Chris Lehrecke's new lighting series at the Ralph Pucci Showroom, and the reviews are glowing. We've always been big fans of Lehreke's organic inspired furnishings and this innovative collection is no exception. By combining wood and metal with clean lines and gentle curves, Lehrecke's created an assortment of handcrafted luminaries that make a rather strong statement but in the most graceful manner. The shapes and forms used recall a more mid-century era, yet the overall results tell a more modern story that is certain to cast an enduring shadow. Lehrecke says "Although many of my influences were from the past, I was discovering materials and techniques that were unique to my time. The designs were simple and the materials and fabrication needed to be pushed as far as possible. In working this way I have tried to create designs that feel contemporary without feeling exclusive to the last twenty years.” We say mission accomplished.