Van Collier

Van Collier

Van CollierFounded in 1995 by Beth van Dorp Collier and Chris Collier, vanCollier creates stunning designs with wide-ranging influences. Collections are rooted in a sense of place in their studied nods to the Far East, the American South, Art Nouveau, and beyond.

The couple draws on a rich knowledge of art history and antiques while finding inspiration in natural forms. By successfully melding classical details with contemporary sensibilities, vanCollier have an intrinsic elegance.

VanCollier carries distinctive North Carolina energy in their collections. The team works with local artists and artisans. Particular pendant lights and tables use tobacco sticks from old barns. Tayloe Hospital, a Georgian era building dating back to 1907, serves as their lovingly restored home base and workshop for their inspired art decor.

Studio image by Patricia Lyons Photography.

Christopher Moulder

Christopher Moulder

From a childhood spent on a Florida beach, Christopher Moulder brings to his work a sense of awe about the natural world. He draws inspiration from the dynamic motion of sand, sea, sky, and lightning storms, as his hypnotizing sculptures marry movement and light. Moulder’s design process allows his work to travel unexpected and novel paths, resulting in art that espouses the same freedom of movement that inspired it.

Moulder revels in the technical nature of design, with each unique piece as both sculpture and light source. After exploring the unique properties of carefully chosen materials, he uses proprietary engineering methods to build each light with standard electrical components. Moulder’s fixtures become site-specific, permanent art installations that illuminate and enlighten with their imaginative, adventurous forms.

Caelex Chandelier