Renowned for his innovative work with lighting that uses a decidedly new approach, American designer Kevin Reilly designs luxurious lighting to create environments that are harmonious, warm and inviting.
In 2001, Kevin Reilly set out to produce a piece that would achieve a very romantic and natural quality of light. Innovation came forth with Reilly’s distinctive electrical wax candle, a permanently burning source of soft, ambient light. The iconic ‘Altar’ was born.
Kevin Reilly’s creations diffuse a romantic light from day to night. Chandeliers, sconces, floor lamps and table lamps elegantly fill any room with their sculptural form. Balancing tradition and modernity, Kevin Reilly Collection reflects the desire to create an atmosphere that is both minimalist and magical.Kevin Reilly’s collections are available in a range of sconces, table lamps, floor lamps and pendants. The geometric lines, inspired by industrial design, and the authentic materials used, create these timeless light fixtures. Playing with transparency, the materials and contrasts offer a subtle blend of different raw materials – metal, paper, crystal glass, and candle wax – for a more contemporary atmosphere.With a style of his own, Kevin Reilly offers varied collection pieces that can find their place in all types of spaces, whether indoor or outdoor. This line was manufactured with much technical refinement and has become an excellent solution for landscape architects and designers.Kevin Reilly Collection works with clients and designers alike to create custom lighting that adds dramatic impact and detail to their projects. Consideration and craftsmanship are of the most importance. With his team of artisans, he works tirelessly to create the perfect custom lights for private residences, hotels, chalets and high-end boutiques around the world.In Montgomery, Alabama a small team of truly dedicated artisans work together to assemble each lighting fixture by hand. The meticulous process of bringing each piece to life leaves no detail overlooked. Kevin Reilly relies on a time-tested savoir-faire and traditional craftsmanship to ensure the quality of its creations.The workroom is divided into seven different areas, each playing an essential role in the craftsmanship of his handmade fixtures. The first step in production is when the fixture begins to take life. Raw metal is cut, welded and assembled by hand. Each metal piece of the fixtures is engineered and manufactured on site. Each piece of raw steel must first be sandblasted, cleaned, darkened, and paint finished by hand.Lamps are always wired and tested individually to ensure proper function. For candle fixtures, each candle is carved and sculpted by hand.For 2015, the Kevin Reilly Collection is working to incorporate metal in a way that reveals its unique filtering abilities, while also maintaining its high sculptural appeal. The metal lampshade guides the light source – a true work on the reflection of where light is born.
|About The Designer|
In the 1970’s, before settling in Montgomery, Alabama, Kevin Reilly was a bespoke furniture manufacturer for interior designers.
Since 2001, Reilly has focused on light and the impact light fixtures have on interior and exterior environments. He gave new impetus to his career by creating the eponymous company of Kevin Reilly Collection. Inspiration is drawn from traditions in Alabama of long family gatherings with intimate conversations in the glow of a candle. As Reilly says, “A light during the day needs to be minimal and sculptural, but at night it should be magical. The light should reveal a memorable experience.”
Today, this artist of luxury lighting offers contemporary designs for both interiors and exteriors attracting a large audience for their known refinement and elegance.