These stunning hand-made glass lights have, for obvious reasons, been Artiquea’s best-seller for a number of years and are made from 100 percent recycled glass.
Each delicate grape is hand-blown in Damascus by traditional craftsmen and is mounted on a metal frame to create the beautiful hanging grape-bunch effect. Every example of this work contains dozens of unique, individually created baubles.
The almost gravity-defying construction of these lights, combined with the natural variations in glass thickness, result in a wonderful variation in luminosity.
Designed as a ceiling light, this amber piece is available in small (22centimetres high by 18cm wide), medium (30cm by 22cm) or large (45cm by 40) with other examples made as wall, table and floor illuminations.
It is also available in blue, purple, turquoise, clear, green and multicoloured
Artiquea is also the only retailer in the UK allowing you to choose your own colour scheme and size of both the individual grapes and the overall size of the piece.
The craft of glass-blowing was invented in Syria during the first century and is a tradition carried on to this day. Glass is collected from across the city and separated by colour before being crushed washed and melted down.
To ensure the purity of the glass only one colour of glass is worked with at a time, with the artisans working around the clock using a furnace which is never allowed to burn out creating exquisite baubles, spiral disks and vases, many of which can be seen in Artiquea.
Unfortunately, due to the costs of maintaining furnace temperatures, it is a dwindling skill with just one family-run workshop left in Damascus.
Dimensions are all approximate. The hand-crafted nature of the pieces means Artiquea cannot guarantee the exact size of each light, although each piece will only carry slightly.
Electrical fittings are not included in the light, but can be fitted at the customer’s request. Smaller lights require just one fitting, while the larger examples may require three.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 19 June, 2012.