Blade Wall Sconce - Black/Gold


Natural Materials - Leather

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Designed by nature, the Blade wall sconce celebrates the form of leaves and petals in the abundant tropical foliage found in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.  Xavier Clarisse has translated these classic natural shapes into elegant sculptural pieces.  Conceived and handmade in  their Durban, South Africa studio, each piece is crafted from quality, locally sourced, vegetable tanned leather.  The sconce features leather that the artist has treated using a specially developed technique to strengthen the material and ensure its durability while the dyes and finishing products are internationally certified and free from harmful substances.  The leather is embossed to achieve a sculpted and perforated form using a traditional press and folded to create its leaf-like shape.  All hard-wired lighting is UL-listed for dry locations.  Not suitable for outdoor use.

DIMENSIONS:  7"Dia. x 25"H
COLOR:  Black / Gold (Two-toned)
MADE OF: Tanned Bovine Leather / Brass Closure / Powder Coated Steel
BULB:  1 x E12 Standard Candelabra / 7W LED - Not Included
MANUFACTURER:  Clarisse Design
MADE IN:  Durban, South Africa
CARE:  Leather is a natural product and is therefore susceptilble to fading if exposed to direct sunlight and moisture
Black/Gold Color - Stock Supported

Xavier Clarisse, Durban based artist and designer, was born in Lyon, France and spent his young life cultivating a passion for design. He attended ‘L’Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts’ specialising in sculpture and product design and has worked in France, the UK and now South Africa.  Living in South Africa Xavier is inspired by his local surroundings - both nature and the local aesthetic. The abundant sub tropical vegetation, vibrant colour and diversity of his hometown Durban is reflected in many of his designs.  As a maker he finds inspiration in the process of exploring materials and likes to experiment with these in both established ways and those of his own developing. Running through Xavier's work is a theme of the theatricality of the object itself, of interactivity, movement and playfulness. Xavier's current area of design focus is lighting and he has a range of sculptural light designs most notably the Delicious Light and the Blade Light.

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