New lighting series PHOENIX by Visser & Meijwaard
In the 1400s, Angelo Barovier—Murano’s greatest glassmaker ever—developed the art of calcedonia: adding oxides to glass for a marbled effect, resembling semiprecious chalcedony. With changing fashions, this intricate technique almost got lost, until it was revived in de mid-1800s. Together with a family of Italian artisans, Dutch design duo Visser & Meijwaard have opted for pared back, ton-sur-ton veining in their ‘Phoenix’ lamp, complementing its elegant, clean lines, reminiscent of the Art Deco period. The individual, mouth-blown elements come together like beads on a necklace: a jewel in any interior.