Thank the Catskill Mountains for the Loon Lighting Collection

The newly introduced Loon lighting collection is Coil + Drift’s first collection designed and built entirely in-house from conception to production. The concept and inspiration of the fixtures is rooted in the Catskill Mountains. It’s there that the brand opened their 3,000-square-foot studio in 2022, and where all of Coil + Drift’s lighting is now produced. What Loon represents is a new place-driven design language for the brand’s founder, John Sorensen-Jolink.

styled interior residential space with white walls and abstract lighting

Early sketches of the collection were inspired by owl wings, leaves, and dry seeds. These initial ideas were then turned into sand-cast forms made by a local metal forge. Sorensen-Jolink describes the resulting lighting as an exploration of what it’s been like to live close to nature in a community that still values and honors craft.

styled interior residential space with white walls and abstract lighting

Loon’s eight fixtures are split into two families: Foundry and Ridge. Foundry relies on sand-casting to create its weighty, textured forms that resemble Trumpet flowers dangling from the ceiling. Meanwhile, Ridge looks to the study of a curved, symmetrical, leaf-like form inspired by the outstretched wingspan of a bird for the opposite – lightness.

styled interior residential space with white walls and lots of abstract lighting

The collection expands upon a range of metals and living patina finishes, a multi-colored verdigris on brass that includes hues of green, yellow, and pink. Corten covers cast iron to create intentional rust. Sorensen-Jolink’s exploration of hand-applied metal finishes is now available across all Coil + Drift’s fixtures.

styled interior residential space with white walls and lots of abstract lighting

styled interior residential space with white walls and abstract lighting

styled interior residential space with white walls and abstract lighting

red-hued lighting pendant

Foundry Medium Pendant

black-hued lighting pendant

Foundry Medium Pendant

detail of gold-hued lighting pendant

Foundry Large Pendant

red-hued lighting pendant

Foundry Small Pendant

detail of gold-hued lighting pendant

Foundry Small Pendant

gold-hued lighting sconce

Foundry Sconce

detail of gold-hued lighting sconce

Foundry Sconce

chandelier with metal leaf-shaped bulb covers

Ridge Chandelier

detail of metal leaf-shaped bulb covers

Ridge Chandelier

verdegris folded circle pendant light

Ridge Pendant

black leaf-shaped wall sconce

Ridge Sconce

silver leaf-shaped wall sconce

Ridge Sconce

gold leaf-shaped wall sconce

Ridge Sconce

To learn more about Coil + Drift’s Loon lighting collection, visit coilanddrift.com.

Photography by Zach Hyman.

Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she’s likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.

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