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Thu 12.6.

‘Manhattan’ lamp by Studio Caula (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.06.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

'Manhattan' lamp by Studio Caula

‘Manhattan’ lamp by Studio Caula

Named for the place of origin of it’s primary material, the Calacatta Manhattan quarry in Carrara, Italy, Rodrigo Caula’s ‘Manhattan’ is a sculptural lamp that embodies a storied stone.

 

 

'Manhattan' lamp by Studio Caula

‘Manhattan’ lamp by Studio Caula

“It was in Carrara where Michelangelo embarked on a series of life-threatening expeditions to secure the same blocks of precious white Carrara marble stone for his celebrated ‘Piet√†’ and ‘Moses’ masterpiece sculptures.” says Caula. “Like the vitality of human flesh, the ephemeral material used for the Manhattan Lamp becomes more than just a sculptural medium; a juxtaposition between the sheer scale of the monumental stone volumes and the pristine Italian mountain-scape.”

 

'Manhattan' lamp by Studio Caula

‘Manhattan’ lamp by Studio Caula

Producing an orange glow similar to a Tuscan sunset, the handcrafted two-part table lamp by Canadian designer Rodrigo Caula shines through from what appears to be a solid piece of marble, only to reveal its hidden network of veins and intricate surface structure. The lamp is connected by a retracting cord, which extends in length by five meters to accommodate a variety of different resting positions.

 

to the Studio Caula website

 

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