Posted on Jul 11, 2016 in News |
New Antler Design for New Local Restaurant called The Reks

Single level Reks fixture

New style Moose Antler Chandelier

I’ve always wanted to create a different type of moose combination chandelier by having the Moose antlers face downwards and incorporating hand painted glass shades for the lighting component. I struggled with the balancing issue at first which I figured out by redistributing and adding a few of the antlers. Since I only use real naturally shed antlers, that was a challenge.

I had the bottom tier nearly completed when I ran into Dino, the owner of an awesome local deli, Mutha Stuffers. He was looking for a center piece light fixture for a new restaurant he was opening in Sugarbush Village, in Warren, Vermont.

The Reks

The Reks chandelier in progress

I invited Dino up to my shop to discuss what I can create and look at the piece I started. Dino noticed a few very large Elk antlers I was considering using on another piece I had been working on. He wondered if the tall elk antlers would work as vertical uprights on a moose antler base to hang over the bar of his almost open restaurant, The Reks. So I went ahead and figured it out.

I then added back and wired the stained glass with hand painted pine needles lights to get a feel for balance.

Glass light fixtures below moose antlers

Lastly, to finish off the piece, I inserted some smaller Moose antlers to give it balance and to fill it out.

The Reks moose and elk chandelier almost done

I sent pictures to Dino which he loved and scheduled delivery and install. My friend and web developer, Steve Butcher, helped with the transporting along with Dino and helpers.

The Reks, delivery with Dino, Ken and a friend

Dino had it installed as we were there. I was very proud onto how it came out and how it looked over the refurbished bar at The Reks.

The Reks over bar moose and elk antler chandelier Moose Elk Antler Chandelier at The Reks, Warren, VT