Jeremy Cole’s Complex Craftsmanship

One of our favorite lighting designers is Jeremy Cole. His lights are shaped of ceramic bone china and inspired by the flora of New Zealand, his native country. We saw his most recent creations at this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. His work is exciting because of its sculptural nature and technological construction. The handcrafted porcelain petals on each fixture are carefully arranged to diffuse the interior light source in a wonderfully soft way. Because of their inherent connection to nature, his lights look wonderful in both traditional and modern interiors.

Jeremy Cole’s new White Flax fixture contains 368 handcrafted bone china leaves.

Jeremy Cole working on a petal for one of his lights. His philosophy rests on three points: beauty, elegance and craftsmanship.

All of the lights above are made of individually handcrafted porcelain pieces and are offered in seven styles: Aloe Bud, Aloe Blossom, Aloe Shoot, Cymbidium, Nikau Palm Vessel, White Flax and Chrysalis.

These fixtures are works of art that can really make a statement in any space.

The Aloe Shoot sconce: Jeremy Cole’s latest creation, shown at 2011 ICFF.

Jeremy Cole’s pieces are available at Property, 14 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013, 917.237.0123,

Photo credit: Jeremy Cole


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