CL Sterling & Son

CL Sterling & Son

Ingenuity can be born of frustration. That was the case for interior designer Peter Carlson, founder of CL Sterling & Son. Disappointed by fixtures on the market, Carlson began creating his own. One line, the Archer, comprises sturdy rectangular volumes outlined in bands of metal. The Brockway, shown here, mixes similar flourishes with drum-like shapes to evoke Deco-era passenger ships. The fixtures, both handsome and sturdy, lend a touch of class to ceilings and walls without overpowering an interior.