Pu-erh

by Xavier Mañosa , 2017

The distinction of the new Pu-erh collection lies in its use of ceramics as material to yield a lamp with a delicate, fabric-like effect. Designer and ceramist Xavier Mañosa has created a texture,
evoking pleated silk, which is then applied to a conical shade, casting a wide and beautiful ray of illumination.

The Pu-erh begins with a rough sketch, drawn by the hand of its designer. This sketch, with all its ridges and grooves, is applied directly to the ceramic mold,
yielding a lamp whose irregular variations supply a raw, natural effect. This underlies the collection’s most essential aspect: the simplicity of its artisanal process.

The craftsman barely intervenes, letting the lamp take shape naturally within the mold. The Pu-erh is arresting in its simplicity and innovative in the transparency of its process.
This new collection of suspension lamps is available in three sizes —21, 32, and 42 cm— and a wide range of muted colors that allows one to appreciate the texture of
the ceramic: black, white, blue, burgundy and pink. Dancing off the beautifully rippled underside of the shade, Pu-erh’s light is warm, pleasant, and playful.