Drawing inspiration from the graceful and daring moves of high flying circus artists, which also inform each object’s title such as ‘Back Flip’, ‘Double Act’ and ‘Forward Bend,’ the collection features a supporting metal trapeze pendant draped with delicate “flyers” formed of metal and porcelain. The bars of each light feature translucent, glowing porcelain sections. Dezeen writes the collection premiered during Melbourne’s DenFair.
From Porcelain Bear:
Combining the elegant effortlessness of Brancusi’s Bird in Space with crisp Bauhaus simplicity, the Acrobat series references the precision of a death defying, skilled aerial performer’s graceful sky high contortions. Highly original in its execution, the Acrobat harnesses the latest LED technology to give a super energy efficient, warm glow to commercial or residential spaces requiring a point of focus and a high spec finish.
Porcelain Bear founder Gregory Bonasera further explains the concept in an interview with Dezeen:
“It took around two years for it to go from its initial concept through many varied incarnations to the final simple, pared-back design. The final design took its name because of its similarity to an acrobat on a trapeze. Its grace, balance and poise were the essence of an acrobat.”
Porcelain Bear to specializes in handmade porcelain furniture, objects, tiles and lighting. The studio writes the duo possesses “a deep, intuitive understanding of porcelain that allows them to push the boundaries of the material, taking it to places no other artists have gone before. From lighting designs to tableware and the more recent focus on architectural forms, the skilled designers and craftsmen take the centuries-old material and transform it into covetable contemporary designs in their Collingwood atelier and showroom.”
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