A state of the art dimmable LED collection of lighting fixtures and sconces created by acclaimed interior designer ALLISON PALADINO incorporates Fine Art Lamps exclusive studio process of dichroic rough-cut sculpted glass, conceived by Fine Art Lamps master glass artist Frank Englesby. Each rough cut gem glass is lit by (small and high efficacy) hidden LEDs, highlighting a subtle dual-colored reflective brilliance. Dichroic glass was developed by NASA for use in space shuttles. Making dichroic glass requires a complex processing technique in high-temperature vacuum chambers using vaporizing metallic oxides such as magnesium and titanium. The process requires 15 to 45 individual layers totalling a width less than a single human hair.
DIAMANTIA is a gem-like old hilltop village in Brazil famed for quartz crystal clusters considered since ancient times to have cosmic connections and psychic healing powers. Inspired by nature, Fine Art Lamps master glass artist Frank Englesby and Design Director Ian Thornton have created a collection of lighting as wondrous and unique as nature itself. Building on glass techniques over 2000 years old, and using the core element of natural quartz, the spires are worked by hand at over 2000 degrees. The raw crystal spires are then rough cut and hand polished to expose the inner core to light. As in the natural world each piece is distinctly unique. All are lit with a state of the art high efficacy dimmable LED, except for the inverted parasol which contains a dozen incandescent candelabra lights. The effect of all when lit is wonderful.
Indoor/outdoor dimmable LED sconce of individually cast Moonlit Mist clear glass pillow-shaped pieces, fused at high temperature in a hand-laid cobblestone pattern. The sole lenses create a fascinating light diffuser & sculptural form. Exposed metal in hand-applied silver finish. Incandescent indoor only option available for the 9″, 14″ & 20″ sizes.
Indoor/Outdoor dimmable LED sconce of individual clear glass hexagonal forms fused at 1400 degrees to a formed glass panel with raised clear glass borders. A background flashing of warm white glass creates a fine contrast when illuminated. Exposed metal in hand-applied silver finish. Incandescent indoor only option available for the 9″, 14″ & 20″ sizes.