Stone light sculptures use shadow play to create a more dramatic effect

Lamps are designed to bring light to a space, but that doesn’t mean they need to be dazzling or blinding. In fact, some lamps emit more subdued and diffused illumination to create a specific atmosphere and enhance the ambiance of an area. Some lighting fixtures even go beyond just the light they shine, putting just as much emphasis on the form they come in or, in some cases, the effects they have on the environment around them. This collection of light sculptures, for example, are more pieces of art than just lamps, but the way it casts shadows inside and around it delivers more impact that, in turn, further enhances the effect that the warm light produces.

Designer: Alex and Henri (Frero)

Stone light sculptures use shadow play to create a more dramatic effect

Stone light sculptures use shadow play to create a more dramatic effect

It’s almost too easy to take for granted the effect that shadows have on our surroundings. Given their dark nature, they’re often regarded as “bad” or even “ugly” elements, especially when they do obscure other more important objects in a composition. That said, shadows actually create a more impactful composition, especially when they contrast with light and create interesting forms thanks to the shapes that stand between the light source and the surface the shadows are projected on.

Stone light sculptures use shadow play to create a more dramatic effect

Fuca

Stone light sculptures use shadow play to create a more dramatic effect

Fuca

Stone light sculptures use shadow play to create a more dramatic effect

Suma

Stone light sculptures use shadow play to create a more dramatic effect

Suma

The Tala Asa collection of light sculptures embraces this kind of shadow play, putting equal importance on both light and darkness to generate a more striking overall visual. Just like in art, negative space provides not only breathing room but a canvas for these contrasting elements to draw on, casting shadows inside holes while also shining light through them. The earthen aesthetic of sculptures provides additional contrast to the unearthly glow of the light shining from inside.

Stone light sculptures use shadow play to create a more dramatic effect

Coco

Stone light sculptures use shadow play to create a more dramatic effect

Coco

Stone light sculptures use shadow play to create a more dramatic effect

Anta

Stone light sculptures use shadow play to create a more dramatic effect

Anta

Each of the five sculptures has a story to tell through their different forms. Fuca’s simple frame pays homage to the beauty of square elements you might find around you, while the arching Suma is inspired by the geological wonder that is the Ring of Fire. Two squares on top of each other make Coco represent balance and equilibrium, while the interplay of Anta’s three stripes embodies both unity and individuality. Lastly, Sunda’s more complicated pairing is meant to convey the intricate structures and complex relationships of tectonic plates, cutting a powerful and imposing figure in any space it stands on.

Stone light sculptures use shadow play to create a more dramatic effect

Sunda

Stone light sculptures use shadow play to create a more dramatic effect

Sunda

Stone light sculptures use shadow play to create a more dramatic effect

Regardless of their design or inspiration, all five sculptures draw from the earth in more ways than one. They’re available in natural tone finishes, including bone, sienna, terra, olive, and lava, but they’re also made from reclaimed stone and minerals bound with resin and coated with natural plaster paint. And just like how the sun and the earth create an interesting play of light and shadow, the Tala Asa light sculptures bring that interesting dynamic to a smaller degree in your home, office, or any space that needs just a little bit of natural inspiration to bring it to life.

Stone light sculptures use shadow play to create a more dramatic effect

Stone light sculptures use shadow play to create a more dramatic effect

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