Barbara Palatin-Doyle is an artist, a collector of old masters, a docent for the Decorative Arts Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the founder of Studio Palatin. Born and bred in Vienna, the artist lives and works between her home town and New York. She specializes in handcrafted, sculptural lighting in limited editions. Her passion are table lamps and candlesticks. As an artist, she incorporates materials and techniques reflecting the exquisite craftsmanship of the 17th and 18thcentury in contemporary design, combining art with functionality.
Barbara Palatin-Doyle’s designs draw from the splendors and craftsmanship of luxury objects of past centuries. She reshapes their essence into contemporary sculptural lighting objects - luxurious, handcrafted, functional art objects of the present - by honoring traditional craftsmanship and using high-end materials. Her preferred materials are porcelain, bronze, gold, silver, glass and Japanese paper.