The Layers Thin Marble Lamp Uses the Earth's Fingerprint for Detail

 - Jan 14, 2014
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Modern designers of the early and mid-twentieth century were particularly fond of using unmarked natural textures as opulent detailing. The Layers Thin Marble Lamp might be reminiscent of the work of greats like Mies van der Rohe, but the contemporary designer has infused them with some twenty-first century flair.

Davide Giulio Aquinas cut tiles of onyx stone to the squares with thicknesses of just 1 millimeter. These were reinforced by 3-millimeter backings of transparent glass. The foundation of the fascinating light fixture is a sheet of folded aluminum that has broad and flat LED lamps embedded. The user is encouraged to rearrange and overlap the crystalline slivers of rock across the back-lit frame, even highlighting the geological lines and patterns in bright colors if he wishes.