After marble, or actually maybe before marble, if I could only have one material of choice in my home it would be glass. Such a simple material but so many possibilities.
Proving that the design industry’s fascination with glass is also unerring, iconic Finnish glassware brand iittala has branched out into lighting, its first offering being an oversize incarnation of its signature poetic glassware.
Teaming up with Norwegian designer Magnus Pettersen a collection of chalice shaped ‘Leimu’ lamps [meaning flame in Finnish] will be available to buy this September. Made from tapered concrete bottoms with orange glass shades they are designed to be an exercise in contrasts, combining the cold qualities of concrete with the warmth of the glass to form a striking silhouette. Perfect for lighting up in lieu of a real fire on cosy Autumn evenings.
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
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