The suspension version of Stephen Burks' intertwined steel lamp suggested by artisanal woven baskets features a double LED module at the bottom, with one light facing up and the other facing down for both ambient and direct illumination. The designer's masterwork for Spanish brand Parachilna is composed of nearly 100 rods individually welded into place, each one with a different curve so they all fit together when completely assembled. With the structure and matching ceiling plate in black, golden or copper electroplated finish, Anwar comes in 3 models—the elongated T 90, the rounded T 45 or the wide T 30. Inside each curved structure, a second woven shape creates an intriguing counterpoint.
- Small: 11.8" h x 35.4" dia (30x90cm)
- Medium: 17.7" h x 23.6" dia (45x60cm)
- Large: 35.4" h x 23.6" d (90x60cm)
- Cord length: 196.7" (500cm)
- Canopy: 6.9" dia (17.5cm)
- ETL listed
- Color temperature: 3000K
Though based in Barcelona, Parachilna’s origins actually stretch all the way to its namesake, a desert ghost town in Australia. A random stop there years ago inspired Alfredo Valero and Roman Riera to eventually create a luxury lighting company dedicated to enduring craftsmanship, aided by European metalsmiths, glass blowers, ceramicists and other skilled artisans.
Collaborating with such notable modern designers as Jaime Hayon and Neri & Hu, partner Alfredo explains Parachilna’s purposeful process. “We don’t use industrial techniques,” he says. “Everything revolves craftsmanship, which means that there is a lot of work, from prototyping to finishing. When we say, ‘We don’t like it,’ we start all over again.”