Playful Experimentation

 

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Born from playful experimentation with vintage lighting components, apparatus is a collection that merge modern form with the imperfect beauty of handcrafted materials.

Aged brass, hand-etched glass, leather, porcelain and foundobjects are assembled by hand to create acletic, utilitarian fixtures. The result is a warm glow that is at once timeworn and throughly modern.

SYNAPSE

Inspired by the mechanics of neural synapses, this pendant is composed of two hand-molded glass domes that require a 4-part firing process. A brass orb floats in transit between the two hemispheres.

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ARROW

The representation of an arrow in its simplest form: a line segment with a triangle affixed to one end. The trajectory of the arrow is determined by weights that remain hidden within the fixture. Brass with optional hand-wrapped calf skin or matte python detail.

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BOWL SCONCE

Created from hand-carved wooden bowls found in the the turkana region of northern kenya, each sconce has its own unique markings and patina. Available as individual sconces, or loosely paired.

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CLOUD

Glass orbs are frosted by hand to create an irregular texture reminiscent of 19th century glass frosting techniques. Three central light sources emit a soft glow that is refracted through the surrounding cluster of orbs.

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