These new collections by Apparatus, By Lassen and Charcoal Creative Studio show how ancient materials, sculpted into simple geometric forms, are a formula for timelessness.
1 Neo Marble by “Marble is such a finite thing,” says Gabriel Hendifar of New York studio Apparatus, explaining his latest work, the Neo Marble collection. CNC cut and turned by lathe at an Italian quarry, these classic stone vessels and candlelit lanterns are complemented with brass bowls and glass orbs. “We felt it was important to respect the permanence of the material, so we looked to shapes that would be relevant for a long time. We wanted to make objects that could have been designed thousands of years ago, or thousands of years from now. I like to imagine these pieces having a life before me and a life after.”
2 Kubus from When Mogens Lassen designed the Kubus candle holder in 1962, a small series was produced and gifted to those closest to the Danish architect. Generations later, family members inherited more than just a handful of heirloom pieces; they were also left the patent on Kubus, among other designs. The candle holders became the foundation of a new family business in 2008, when his grandson and great-granddaughter launched By Lassen. A bowl was added to the series in 2009, and new bronze and nickel finishes have been introduced in recent months.
3 Globe by Each Globe, from the inaugural collection of New York artists Charcoal Creative Studio, is a unique piece built to last many lifetimes. The five modular components, made from timeless materials, include a hand-blown glass dome as well as a tray and candle cups in three metal finishes; the solid marble base is offered in four distinctly veined patterns. More than just a beautiful object, with a tea light it becomes a lamp, and filled with water it’s a vase or a planter.