Titled Marble Lights, the elegant marble and glass pendants, mark the first collaboration between Danish design company &tradition and London based studio VIT. Made from Italian Bianco Carrara marble and mouth-blown borosilicate glass, Marble Lights uses high quality materials and pure geometric shapes that push the light towards the realm of art object.
When we started the project we were focused on producing something long lasting, something to cherish. A long-lasting product is a classical product and therefore fits in well with &tradition’s philosophy of producing traditional designs.
The playful collection includes one table light and five pendants in different proportions. The pendants can be used individually as pendants, or used with a marble weight that acts as a counterweight on the floor.
The contrast between the sizes of the glass and marble components produces interesting combinations when the lights are brought together.
When we work on a product we go into a lot of depth and take a lot of time on the small details. &tradition have been brilliant to work with because they have a lot of respect for that.
The refined appearance of the pendants draws attention to the quality marble and the borosilicate glass. The position of the lightsource, embedded within the marble, further highlights the virtues of the materials, its light spreading across the stone’s surface and illuminating the delicate glass bubble. Even the electrical cord of the lights was carefully chosen.
The silicone cord drapes beautifully, encouraging the pendants to be used with floor weights. It has a lovely textile quality to it.
This is the first time &tradition has worked with studio vit but we already have plans for the future. The unique combination of their backgrounds in fashion and furniture allows them to produce interesting pieces that possess a refined elegance, fitting right in with &tradition’s collection.
– Martin Kornbek Hansen, the founder of &tradition
Design: Studio VIT
Materials: White Bianco Carrara marble and clear mouth blown borosilicate glass with 4 meter white fabric cord.
Production Process: The marble is milled and honed and the glass is mouth-blown from thin borosilicate glass.
*All images and information courtesy of &tradition.