Artichoke Light Fixture
White Artichoke from Y Lighting
This is my favorite mid-20th century light fixture. I had only seen it produced in white. The fixture is composed of multiple sheets of thin metal assembled painstakingly by hand. It is about 18" in diameter by about 18" high.
Recently I saw it produced in copper and the effects are wonderful in a dark restaurant space. I would love to use one somewhere but the price is prohibitive at over $8,000. The copper and stainless steel versions are slightly more. There was also a special edition done in gold plate. I'm sure spectacular with an equally spectacular price!
Poul Henningsen - Designer
The designer is Poul Henningsen, (1894-1967), a Danish architect who designed many light fixtures. Although many have taken this idea and made "inspired" designs from it, none seem to have equaled it.
Titania Light Fixture by Luce Plan
At $3,000 the lightfixture I picked will blow our budget so I'm looking for something else. When we remodeled our downstairs bathroom, Chris picked this light fixture called Titania from LucePlan which is both elegant and fun.
By adjusting the fins on the fixture you can varying the colors of light that it reflects off the fins of the fixture. Sometimes by taking a photo you see something you didn't notice before. Notice the lavender reflection of light at the top of the photo where the light shines on a lower ceiling. It was there but I didn't see it until I looked at the photo. I was taken with the colors and composition of structured elements. The white umbilical chord attaches this ship to its cosmic mother -- tethered yet ready to fly free. Maybe a twin of this fixture could fly in the bath upstairs living in a parallel universe.
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