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Debuting with Monmade — April 2023
Through her latest lighting designs, Emmanuelle embraces biophilic design principles—that is, our inherent need to bring nature into the modern built environment. Speaking to sustainable interior design solutions, Emmanuelle’s stoneware shades feature a Lilypad-like shape coupled with natural textures pressed into the clay surface. The textures are made using foraged organic materials, including Magnolia leaves, which mimic the layers of a tree canopy or forest floor when pressed in multiples.
“When creating my lights, I thought about their overall appeal and impact on a person’s mental health and well-being. This celadon glaze is about 2000 years old and is supposed to mimic the color of pond water when hit by the sun. I think this calming natural color could be soothing. I’m also using finishes that can diffuse or reflect the light to give it a more natural tone. Harsh lights can be terrible for people, so having something that diffuses the light or makes it more natural is usually great for the occupant of a space.”
– Emmanuelle Wambach
Initially conceived as pendants (images above), Emmanuelle is now modifying her ceramic shades as sconces that can mount to the wall or ceiling. As single sconces, these newest versions will offer ambient accent lighting. Arranged in clusters on ceilings or walls, Emmanuelle’s sconces could not only create a classic decorative lighting canopy but one that recalls nature’s beauty and the feeling of an outdoor environment. The finalized sconces will debut in April at our premiere Green Leap design industry event.
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