Shining Stone: Lighting Trend
LED technology coupled with computer-controlled waterjet cutting has given birth to a plethora of adventurous marble and stone lamp shades with thin, intricate forms.
Carved from a solid block of marble Benjamin Hubert’s Quarry lamps made in collaboration with De La Espada are polished smooth on the outside and left rough on inside.
Part sculpture, part table lamp, the opulent Onyx light by London-based Cypriot designer Michael Anastassiades for Yoo Home throws out a warm glow.
Belgian designers Fermetti have created a Calacatta marble version of the curvy Bulb 3 lamp for ex.t.
Made from Italian Bianco Carrara marble and mouth blown borosilicate glass, Studio Vit‘s series of geometric lamps for &Tradition includes one table lamp, five pendants and one marble floor weight.
British designer Lee Broom‘s Tube Light is a luxury take on a fluorescent strip light. Made from a cylindrical piece of marble that is just six-millimetres thick along its length, the Tube Light is lit by LED bulbs and finished with bronze caps on each end.