Katelyn Aslett’s bespoke lighting installations

Apr 11, 2012
  • Article by Online Editor
  • Designer Katelyn Aslett

These alluring, bespoke lighting installations are the creations of textile artist Katelyn Aslett.

The soft, tactile forms of Aslett’s pieces are hand crafted using felted wool. “It’s an organic and natural product that adds an ambiance and texture to large spaces. The wool is a wonderful diffuser of sound and adds warmth and softness to a room,” says Aslett.

The deep colours and delicate detailing of the pendants tell the story of the hand crafted and hand dyed objects, with subtle variations in every piece. With a background as a textile artist, Aslett’s work now encompasses fashion, interiors, corporate fabric design and large installations – and her passion for colour and texture shines through in each project she completes.

This recent project is a series of 14 chandeliers, created for a banqueting room in Townsville. A mix of muted cream and deep crimson chandeliers add luxury and decadence to the space. Complementing the pendant lights is Aslett’s design for the bar: a 14-metre long backlit bar with a wool surface that, when illuminated, has a soft, warm glow that highlights the fibres and texture of the wool.

Aslett is one of the artists and designers that will be showcasing her work at designEX in Sydney this May.


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