pierre favresse + emmanuelle dupont: pearl for specimen + triode design
pierre favresse + emmanuelle dupont: pearl for specimen + triode design pierre favresse + emmanuelle dupont: pearl for specimen + triode design
mar 24, 2011

pierre favresse + emmanuelle dupont: pearl for specimen + triode design

‘pearl’ by pierre favresse and emmanuelle dupont for specimen and triode design images courtesy of specimen

parisian designer pierre favresse and france-based artist emmanuelle dupont have collaborated to create ‘pearl’, a lamp that integrates the contrasting aesthetic of favresse’s symmetry and dupont’s organic preciosity. the limited edition pieces, available with or without embroidery, have been produced exclusively for french brands specimen and triode design.

embroidered and non-embroidered versions

functional and decorative, the objects are a play on crystallization, hybridization, perfection and imperfection. an organic web of thread, varying in thickness and density adopt the curves of the mouth-blown glass shade, an opalescent form which the lace seems to float on top of. the delicate machine-stitched guipure partially coats the exterior shell, producing a transparent surface of unique contrasts and shadows.

designer pierre favresse says,

‘it is blown and moulded without devaluing our individual savoir-faire. in fact the design highlights both the technique and the material through light. the lamp is inspired by the world of embroidery and pearls. i thought that it would be interesting to look at embroidery in a different light by using it in three-dimensionally with glass.’


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