Friday, March 9, 2007

Translucent Porcelain Lighting

I find the use of translucent porcelain in contemporary lighting exquisite. Delicate shapes and monumental forms take on a soft warm glow as they are illuminated from within the unglazed ceramic.

Here are two examples by a company called Diffuse that is based in the UK and owned by Jason and Lucy Boatswain. They slip cast their own porcelain and make pendants, wall lights, lamps and chandeliers. A lot of their pieces are custom designed like the chandelier shown (above), but there are many amazing stock designs to choose from as well (right).

The Cibola Pendant light by Scabetti (Dominic Bromley) is another striking example of how porcelain lighting can take on a sculptural quality.


My Marrakech said...

I adore porcelain lighting. It's so very lovely. I had not seen those that you feature here - so thank you!

Maison Lunatique said...

Your welcome!

Mark Cutler said...

These are totally Hot (do I sound too California) I am definitely going to try and see if I can get these in Los Angeles, thanks for the tip. They are so delicate looking.

mdugree said...

Porcelain Lighting is awesome! Check out this site for more unique translucent porcelain light fixtures: