Lanterns have been used for light since antiquity. With his Lantern Pendant collection, Hendifar references the storied history of this important lighting source and honors its current role in spiritual and cultural observances worldwide.
The slip-cast porcelain forms of the Lantern Pendant Lights—a collection of pendants and chandeliers by Apparatus—float along a rigid brass structure. Their glow is punctuated by finely incised fluting, connecting to the most essential element of historical lanterns: light passing through a delicate protective form. Repeating spheres act as a counterpoint to the sizeable shades.
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Founded in 2012, Apparatus creates bespoke furnishings and lighting that revolt against the corporatization of design. The company’s distinctive catalog is created with sensual materials like marble, suede, horsehair, lacquer, and porcelain combined with patinated brass. Embracing a tradition of studio craftsmanship, each piece is hand-finished and assembled in New York.