Cupola Poise represents the state between movement and balance; finding the equilibrium between contrasting elements;- natural and manufactured, hard and soft, polished and matt, traditional and contemporary. The Poise collection adds interaction, counterbalance and the
ability to extend and retract to alter the look and light direction of each piece.
Created from a number of separated features, the lights tempt you to touch and invite the
outdoors inside. The different parts highlight Tamasine’s eclectic sources of inspiration
(nature, architecture, expressed structures) and each tell their own story. The spalting in the timber reveals the hidden depths and life of the tree, the clear expression of the mechanism is a nod to mid-century modern design. The cone shape is the architectural monolith that bonds the piece as a whole.
The shades are hand-turned from a single piece of naturally fallen (thus totally sustainable) spalted beech* foraged from wood and field. Each piece is unique, it has its own grain and spalting pattern which tells a story of its history, which is accentuated by the light source. Metal parts are hand-made and offered in bronze and brass finishes.
The range comprises table lamp, floor lamp, wall light and chandelier.
*Spalted Beech: Spalting is the process by which certain fungi grow on dead or fallen
trees. After colonizing the wood via travelling up the wood cells from the ends or from
broken off branches it leaves a pattern. The process takes 2 to 3 years to reach the ideal
stage to cut & season the timber.
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