A Definitive, and Nostalgic, Piece for the Modern Home: The Crossroads Collection

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ET2 Contemporary has designed the Crossroads Collection in perfect unison with Mid-century Modern aesthetics.

The Crossroads by ET2 Contemporary Lighting

ET2's Crossroads, the perfect example of Mid-century Modern Design with a modern twist, matched with today’s technology

It may be surprising that Maxim Lighting has used among over 200 looks from the 1960s as inspiration for lighting fixtures – but of course – maintaining creative integrity and the principles of fine art in form, function and aesthetics are instrumental when developing smart designs.Leading the pack of such historic creations is the Crossroads collection, a sculptural and geometric series of wall mounts and pendants that are, at last, the perfect example of Mid-century Modern Design with a modern twist, matched with today’s technology. As functional art, the fixtures’ metal tubing creates visual interest that is not only nostalgic – it’s stylish by today’s standards.

Those who remember the 1960s lighting fixtures in “Sputnik” and starburst styles, and who remember the chrome-and-acrylic geometric “Cubic” fixtures by Italian Getano Sciolari, will feel the Atomic Age coming back to life when looking at a new Crossroads pendant. Those who have come to expect an advanced level of technology from their lighting fixtures will notice that Crossroads, which is also made of polished chrome and frost acrylic, are illuminated by dimmable LED modules, which provide energy efficiency and extra long life. Whether the Crossroads wall mounts, bath vanities, and pendants, which vary in size from 10 to 28 bulbs, remind viewers of geometric wall art by mid-century metalwork artist Curtis Jere, the Sciolari creations that came before them or even the cantilevered, open-floor-plan homes that were signatures of Mid-century Modern architecture, the aim is to provide customers with designs that are not only informed by cultural trends but are ultimately a defining piece in their smart, modern home.

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