Dafne

typology: pendant lamp
materials: grinded brass, LED light
dimensions: 1300x700x500 mm (variable)
year: 2020

 

 

Dafne was born after a journey to Africa. It’s shapes are inspired by the Umbrella Tree, but rather than provide shades as a regular tree it provides light. Each one of its brass branches, hand shaped with a blowtorch, has cracks where the light shines from. Like resin dripping from cuts on the bark. The brass surface is grinded and deliberately left raw.
It’s name is a tribute to the Greco-Roman myth of Dafne, the beautiful nymph that was transformed into a tree after becoming the unwilling object of the infatuation of¬†Apollo.