With each January comes Hudson Valley Lighting's new release, followed by more new families in June. Premiering our newest families at Lightovation, the lighting industry's event of the year, at the Dallas Market Center, we're always enthused to get a sense of what people make of our new lighting. We were happy to be tagged on Instagram by decor enthusiasts seeing our new collection and liking what they see. 

Our newest release is comprised of 44 new families. 

Here's a quick look at two. These two both feature artisanal glass techniques to create an air of mystery.  

Meet Saywer. Sawyer is made using a technique called "sfumato." The word has Italian origins; "fumo" means smoke or fume and "sfumare" means to evaporate. The blurred line between where smoke ends and air begins served as inspiration in the attempt to create a more life-like rendering. It was pioneered in painting during the Renaissance. Leonardo DaVinci coined it. He uses it in the Mona Lisa at the corners of her eyes and lips. It's this which gives her that air of mystery. Is she smiling or not?

This soft blurring can be applied in other fields to create rich atmospheric effects and an air of mystery. Sawyer 's candelabra vanishes in a mysterious plume of smoke-like glass, made using a sfumato technique.  

Tyrell also uses an interesting glass technique, creating a ragged line where an opaque white quality gives way to brilliant clarity.  

Behind the glass tubes are bulbs set at perpendicular angles. The fixture's made up of these long glass tubes, layered in as many as three rings of different lengths. Each glass tube is purposely imperfect, opal toward the top before raggedly giving way to perfect clarity by the base. Outer gloss gives them sheen, making for a mysterious and alluring diffusion effect as light comes blushing through from candelabra bulbs. Tyrell adds a 21st-century touch to a Modernist classic.