Art circles craft all around these exquisitely carved, drilled and etched gourd shells shipped from Senegal. The elaborate patterns are not just for show, though – they are made to cast spectacular light displaces on interior ceilings, walls and floors.
Illusia dark graphite grey. Design: Kirsti Taiviola. "The inspiration for the Illusia ceiling light came from the desire to create an atmospheric table setting without any candles. The secret of the light is the glass ball, hidden inside the globe. Its patterned surface creates a floral reflection on the table. The glass balls are handcrafted by glassblowers at the Riihimäki glassworks, to make each flower unique." -Kirsti Taiviola-