These Minimalist Lamps Are Made With Century-Old Tiffany Technology
April 2, 2015 - table lamp
Tiffany lamps are substantially a many dignified products of a Art Nouveau movement, and it’s easy to see why. These really lush hand-made objects, mostly list lamps or table lamps, somehow managed to sojourn as fascinating as they were some-more than hundred years ago. But a same techniques that Tiffany used are indeed still being employed to make lights—and in some cases, they demeanour completely opposite than what you’d expect.
That’s what Glarecut, a Hungarian studio founded in 2015, does. They emanate up-to-date, away crafted, notable light fixtures regulating Tiffany’s century-old techniques. Just like Louis Comfort Tiffany, a immature engineer of Glarecut—Dániel Szohátzky—prepares his stained leaded potion lamps regulating a copper foil method. First he sketches his ideas, from simple plain total to formidable or strange interpenetrating geometrical objects, afterwards he creates a settlement on card formed on his drawings.
Dániel orders vast white or iridescent potion sheets from a United States, that he cuts and burnishes formed on his designs. Then, he glues copper foil to their edges, and solders a potion triangles, squares, rectangles together. With this old, radically unvaried method, he creates rarely particular Art Deco lighting accessories—which are really distant from a now-antique Tiffany style.
Because any flare is designed and crafted individually, it takes one or dual weeks to arrange them, that is certainly a longer duration of time than it takes to mass-produce a flare in a factory—so, as we competence expect, a cost tab is most aloft (up to $1900). But make no mistake—for a fragment of what a bullion Apple Watch would cost you, you’re shopping a square of pattern that will final for decades, like Tiffany’s have.
When we visited Daniel Szohatzky in his a Glarecut workshop, he told me how he started creation flare shades with Tiffany record as a hobby beside his unchanging pursuit as a lead web developer during a vast general IT firm. He came adult with a thought of creation minimalist and new call lamps—and eventually, his hobby led him to leave his job, found Glarecut, and turn a full-time potion artist. Our photos from a Glarecut seminar will uncover we how he masters a glass, and a categorical stairs of a Tiffany technique:
(Photo, animgif: Attila Nagy/Gizmodo, product shots: Dániel Szohátzky)