The Leone Series 01 Lamps Made by Singapore's Last Lion Dance Mask Maker

 - Apr 29, 2011
References: lanzavecchia-wai & mocoloco
When you first look upon the Leone Series 01, you may feel that it simply resembles unique yet well-designed light fixtures that would fit into any contemporary living space. However, as you read on, you'll discover that this is far from the case.

Brought to you by Lanzavecchia + Wai, the Leone Series 01 was handmade by Singapore's last remaining Lion Dance mask craftsman. Although each light fixture seems very minimalist and modern, they are actually imbued with the traditional techniques of making a Lion Dance mask.

Made out of bamboo strips, rice paper and hand-painted with patterns inspired by traditional masks, the Leone Series 01 brings this rare South-East Asian trade into the domestic space.