Relic Lights and Haunted chandelier started from the idea of how contemporary geometric forms would look if they were lost, buried or concealed and then rediscovered centuries later. I am fascinated by the idea of “ancient modernity” or “future past”; objects that cannot be placed within a certain time, or differentiated from past or future. For me, this is what defines ageless design.
To achieve this effect I have used jesmonite on top of steel structure. I would describe jesmonite as “any material you would like it to be”.
It is in fact is a composite material, consisting of a gypsum-based material in an acrylic resin. When mixed, it accepts coloured pigments and metal powders, that is why its surface can resemble brass, bronze, copper, plaster, stone, and even wood.