Get To Know How Jewellery and Lighting Have In Common!
When combining jewellery with geometric shapes and startling design we have in our hands the perfect lighting collection. To make this astounding feat come true, this British designer went the world and above to create the lighting designs you’ll definitely want to see.
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Lara Bohinc, the British jewellery designer has branched into lighting with a collection of contemporary design lamps made from broken spheres. The range of this contemporary lighting collection features ceiling lights and table lamps, all of which appear to be made from colliding quarters from one orb. While the ceiling lights come suspended by metal rods, the table versions lack a base or other kind of support and are placed on their side.
The lights are secured in a metal framework and feature white acrylic domes which are available in two sizes. Collision is a recurring theme for Bohinc, who has designed similarly broken orbs for bracelets, rings and pendants.
“Collision is about the splitting of perfection; in this case, a perfect sphere has broken but in a very symmetrical manner. It is almost like the pieces are sliding apart and could easily slide back.” The designer claims that lighting was a one of a kind experience, “As I have always loved the deconstruction and reconfiguration of pure geometric form, I saw lighting as an opportunity to explore these ideas in a new way,”.
One of the challenges, when it came to bringing this collection to life, was designing the metal framework as well as understanding how to evenly distribute the light. “The key was in approaching each quarter as its own entity,” she explained.
Bohinc studied industrial design at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts before moving to London to complete a masters in metalwork and jewellery at the Royal College of Art. The British designer has collaborated with brands such as Gucci and Lanvin and set up her own business in 1997 – opening her first store in London 10 years later.
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