Presenting objects of desire on a pedestal yet captured in the protective embrace of casted bronze, the Orpheus holds in her hand treasures from our planet Earth.
ORPHEUS PRECIOUS STONES
One of the most legendary poets and singers in Greek mythology is Orpheus. He sang so beautifully that he touched everyone and all around him. The King and Queen were moved to tears, but also the birds, trees and even the stones were hypnotized by his magical voice. Brand van Egmond have found several objects of desire amidst the nymphs and trees, and formed them into lighting sculptures.
Formed very near to the crust of the earth over hundreds of years, we humans have as long as we exist, appreciated precious stones as decorative ornaments, religious symbolism or valued them for their supposed healing powers. Several of those precious stones have found their way to the atelier from various mines around the globe.
Other precious stones can also be sourced, upon request. Given the scarcity of these treasures, Brand van Egmond will source the stones on a case by case basis for their clients: they are at the hands of what nature offers us.
All modern lighting can be handcrafted in every possible size and finish to suit your project or residence.
ORPHEUS AMETHYST: SPECIFICATIONS
This precious stone, embraced through the millennia by ancient Greeks, Russian Tsars and English Bishops, is seen as a protector against dark magic, and a symbol for those in love. Due to the scarcity of (semi) precious stones and minerals, Brand van Egmond need to check availability before an order can be confirmed. All (semi)precious stones differ from each other in size and shape.
Dimensions: Ø35cm x height 85cm
Weight: 4,0 kg
Finish: cast bronze dark patina finish with amethyst
Standard finish casted bronze dark platina. Custom finish on request.