I love a beautifully-designed lighting fixture because I truly believe a really great one has the ability to illuminate a space – both literally, and metaphorically. Besides the physical light that it quite obviously emits, a well-designed lighting fixture can add manifolds of personality and charisma to a room. They can function as sculptural pieces, that are an extension of your personal taste and preference, truly exhibiting the richness and niche-ness of your curation capabilities. And one such stunning lighting design I recently laid eyes upon is the Noctiluca Lighting.
Designer: Ross Gardam
Designed by Australian brand Ross Gardam, the Noctiluca Light is a spectacular arrangement of textured glass discs in the shape of a circle. The statement suspended lamp is a total wonder to look at and consists of “an endless undulating spiral” of 32 of Ross Gardam’s own Ceto lights. The Ceto lights feature textured surfaces that attempt to imitate the movement of water.
“Summoning the presence of the otherworldly, drawn from the deep, Noctiluca’s ethereal form transcends the everyday. Floating, suspended parallel to the wall, 32 Ceto lamps adore the band in a mesmerizing motif. Intrinsically formed in each individual lamp is the current of the ocean, together they flow and revolve around the Noctiluca skeleton forming an endless undulating spiral,” said the brand. Each element of the lighting fixture has a translucent and other-worldly appeal to it which in turn creates an ethereal mass effect that puts you under a spell! Each Noctiluca light is hand-assembled in Ross Gardam’s Melbourne studio, which probably explains why every piece looks so concise, precise, and well-defined. Each lighting piece truly looks like an exquisite piece of art. The Ceto light mouths have been blown in Australia.
The dark tone of the glass adds a rather mysterious and seductive sensation to the lighting design. It will instantly add an element of sophistication and elegance to any room it is placed within. The Noctiluca light is also available in white glass, which has a softer and more neutral appeal to it. The base structure of the light has been crafted from machine-anodized aluminum. The lighting fixture can be assembled to any required voltage.