benjamin hubert: quarry lamps for de la espada
 
benjamin hubert: quarry lamps for de la espada benjamin hubert: quarry lamps for de la espada
oct 03, 2011

benjamin hubert: quarry lamps for de la espada

benjamin hubert: quarry lamps for de la espada

 

 

 

collaborating with furniture brand de la espada, british designer benjamin hubert has developed a collection of furniture pieces which features seating, table and lighting designs. included within this range of interior products which utilizes the skills and knowledge of artisan craftsman, is a series of thin-walled marble pendant lights called ‘quarry’. the hand-turned shades are produced with a roughly finished interior which adds texture and describes the story of stone production. the lamps utilize the natural stone’s translucent properties to diffuse the lights and reveal its veining. the traditional material is offset by the use of LEDs which allow the large hand-turned internal cavity to remain open and uncluttered. AKFD manages the factories the lamps are produced in, ensuring that they are made under fair working terms and safer conditions.

detail of wiring

 

range of sizes and shapes

 

detail of the smooth exterior and rough interior

 

process work

 

up close

 

 

‘quarry’ line-up from raw material to finished forms

  • Looks like A+A Cooren’s Orbit, turned upside down.

    http://www.aplusacooren.com/lighting/orbit-spot–ymermalta/

    N says:
  • simply beautifully original

    Monica says:
  • Piedras que parecen vidrio?.. dejen la pidra como es y remuevan el interior para hacer la lampara.

    a_frieri says:
  • sublime

    designer says:
  • they look nice but the process of removing most of the marble from a large block seems somewhat inelegant and wasteful

    just saying... says:
  • True: Marma Family, designed by Chilo & Valbonesi in 2008 for Ono Luce, Italy… this guy cleverly does what Picasso said good artists do.

    Gijs says:
  • only similar material to ono luce (not that the particular product is widely published) Highly original lamp. marble is used everywhere – but used here particularly eloquently.

    official says:
  • benjamins shapes are better than marma, they sit better with the marble. and the side hole for the bulb is wonderful and witty.

    misrael says:
  • @Official & Misrael, I really don’t see your point. The originality is absolutely not present (unless the rounded top is the reason), and the hole does not seem that witty. The choice of the cable, instead, is terrible. Sorry guys, I have nothing against B.H., I think the table is good and the chair as well, but these lamps are really unnecessary. IMHO…

    Guybrush says:
  • very pleasant…

    bilbaggins says:

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