Lights inspired by both Dutch and Aztec design plus tie-dye tiles – here are the products that caught my eye this week
David Hunt Lighting has introduced new pendant Astrid. Available in 17 subtle paint finishes from aubergine to pebble, the shade features fluted edges inspired by Dutch porcelain shade design with oatmeal twisted braid cables. For the metal work there is a choice of three finishes.
Bespoke lighting brand Curiousa has made its first foray into ceramics with the launch of the Maya collection. Inspired by Aztec and Mayan architectural motifs, the stepped geometric shapes have been translated into bone china components and layered with glass to create colourful, sculptural pieces. Both pendant and table lamps are available.
Fired Earth has launched a collaboration with Designers Guild. There are three ranges of porcelain tiles to choose from: the Shibori design was inspired by the ancient Japanese art of tie-dyeing (above), Laterza tiles are inspired by the glamour of the 1920s and the design for Jaal tiles comes from a small-scale Indian block print.