Roll & Hill and Post Company's lighting designs in Inness are inspired by Georgian bell jars

Brooklyn-based studio Post Company created a new lighting collection for Roll & Hill, inspired by bell jar lanterns and conceived for country refuge Inness

Two views of Innes hotel with Post Company lighting
(Image credit: Adrian Gaut)

A quick survey of New York’s recent, design savvy destinations, such as The Lake House in Canandaigua, Marram in Montauk and Tsukimi in Manhattan’s East Village, will reveal a common thread: interiors created by the Brooklyn-based studio Post Company. Veterans of the travel and hospitality industry, the firm has started to gain name recognition, not least because of an ongoing collaboration with the furniture and lighting manufacturing company Roll & Hill. Working together, Post Company has unveiled its first lighting collection, which follows the launch of their inaugural furniture designs last year. All conceived for Inness, an idyllic country refuge in Accord, about 90 minutes away from New York City, both collections are modern interpretations of American heritage.

Bedroom at Innes hotel

(Image credit: Adrian Gaut)

Post Company’s Bell lighting collection is especially captivating. Inspired by bell jar lanterns, which were popularly used in Georgian manors during the 18th Century, each design riffs on the idea of encapsulating the light source in glass to protect it from the elements. When the historic archetype arrived on American shores, architects further added a bell cap to prevent candle smoke from staining the walls. Post Company’s contemporary iterations feature unlacquered or blackened brass finishes, traditionally blown glass and hidden electrical connections that maintain the design’s classic form. 

Kitchen at Innes hotel with Post Company lighting

(Image credit: Adrian Gaut)

Installed throughout Inness’ guestrooms and restaurant, the four piece collection includes a single pendant, double pendant, flush mount pendant and a wall sconce, and adds to the refined texture of an already atmospheric property. Founded in partnership with hospitality impresario Taavo Somer, Post Company and developers Michael Barry, CBSK Ironstate and Lee Pollock, the 40-room hotel is comprised of 28 cabins and a 12-room farmhouse, spread over 225 acres of upstate New York. Named after the American landscape painter George Inness, this idyllic getaway merges influences of Dutch colonial architecture with all the creature comforts discerning travellers are accustomed to: swimming pools, tennis courts, a 9-hole golf course, hiking trails and a 3-acre organic farm are just some of the features available to take the city edge off.

Bedroom at Innes hotel with lighting by Roll & Hill

(Image credit: Adrian Gaut)

Innes cabin

(Image credit: Adrian Gaut)

Pool at Innes

(Image credit: Adrian Gaut)

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Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.

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