“When we started the project we were focused on producing something long lasting, something to cherish,” says studio vit. “A longlasting product is a classical product and therefore fits in well with &tradition’s philoso- phy of producing traditional designs.” Made from Italian Bianco Carrara marble and mouthblown borosilicate glass, Marble lights uses high quality materials and pure geometric shapes that push the light towards the realm of art object. Yet there is playful- ness in the way they reference the archetypal light bulb form. In this way the designs fulfil &tradition’s second criteria – innovation.
The Marble Lights collection includes one table light and five pendant lights in different proportions. The pendants can either be suspended from the ceiling on their own, or they can be used with a marble weight that acts as a counterweight on the floor.“The contrast between the sizes of the glass and marble components produces interesting combinations when the lights are brought together,” says studio vit.
The refined appearance of the pendants draws attention to the quality marble and the borosilicate glass. The position of the lightsource, embed- ded within the marble, further highlights the virtues of the materials, its light spreading across the stone’s surface and illuminating the delicate glass bubble. “This is the first time &tradition has worked with studio vit but we al- ready have plans for the future,” says Martin Kornbek Hansen, the founder of &tradition.“The unique combination of their backgrounds in fashion and furniture allows them to produce interesting pieces that possess a refined elegance, fitting right in with &tradition’s collection.”