The Close Up table lamp encases clusters of hand carved seeds in glass, a central light being diffused through the bone china, highlighting the intricate textures through patterns of light and shadow.
Close Up is inspired by Cristina Vezzini’s fascination with seeds, natural forms and their interaction with light.
Vezzini has developed her own ‘seeds’, creating an interpretation of the natural forms in bone china, drawing on the repetition, texture and geometry. Cristina makes each ceramic seed individually; they are cast and then hand carved into distinctive textures.
Close Up encases clusters of these seeds in glass, a central light being diffused through the bone china, highlighting the intricate textures through patterns of light and shadow. The glass ‘pod’ is free blown by Stan Chen, meaning each fluid form is entirely unique. The ‘bubbles’ on the surface of the glass distort and magnify the forms and textures of the ceramic seeds, mirroring the movement of light through air bubbles underwater, or the experience of looking at microorganisms under a microscope. This distortion causes an interaction between the glass and ceramic elements, creating a visual dialogue between the two materials and forms.
Close up is available as both a pendant light and table light, with the option of a red or grey cable
Each piece is made to order, entirely by hand and is therefore unique.
Lead time: 3-5 weeks
We will inform you once your order has been received and then once it is ready for delivery.
Size: 22-27cm diameter, 1.5m cable
Materials: Bone china, glass, brushed stainless steel fitting, clear 3 core cable (150cm), LED E14 light bulb
Design Variations: Geometric / coral seeds, table or pendant light
Handmade in the UK.
Pendant light, Table lamp