Sandblasted Pendant Lights That Represent Artistry And Freedom And Elevate Any Room

British lighting specialists at Curiousa have once again captivated the design world with the release of their latest masterpiece – the Wave II collection. This innovative series serves as a sequel to their earlier pendant lights, seamlessly marrying glass craftsmanship with an explosion of colors and shapes.

Designer: Curiousa

Renowned for their eclectic blown-glass designs, Curiousa’s creations are a testament to the age-old technique of glass blowing. For those unfamiliar with the process, it involves skillfully inflating molten glass into a bubble using a blowpipe, resulting in beautiful forms that give off both elegance and charm.

The Wave II collection takes this tradition to new heights, featuring candy-colored glass elements meticulously arranged along cords, reminiscent of beads on a string. Some of these elements are sandblasted, imparting a semi-opaque finish that imbues the lights with a soft, ethereal quality, adding to their allure.

Wonder what’s special about these? It is not only their visual appeal but also their textural richness. Wooden and silk elements intermingle with the glass, creating a symphony of materials that elevate the designs to a whole new level. The tubular light source, cleverly framed and diffused by the surrounding elements, further enhances the play of light and shadow, casting mesmerizing patterns in any space.

The Wave II collection comprises seven distinct designs, each a masterpiece in its own right. Among the new additions are the Lozenge Squircle and Lozenge Wave, which boast sculptural forms that push the boundaries of traditional lighting design. Meanwhile, favorites from the previous series, such as the horizontal Ripple Beam and vertical Crest lights, have been reimagined, breathing new life into timeless classics.

Lozenge Squircle from the Wave II Collection

In a nod to traditional craftsmanship, the Crest Tassel pendant features a silk textile element crafted by London-based artist Jessica Light, drawing inspiration from Asian lanterns. Additionally, wooden discs in walnut or white finish add a touch of contrast, further enriching the visual narrative of the collection. All of these are available as single pendants or even chandeliers.

Designed by Curiousa’s visionary founder, Esther Patterson, the Wave II collection is a labor of love, meticulously crafted by hand in the brand’s studio in Derbyshire, UK. Patterson’s philosophy shines through in every piece, as she strives to create designs that are not only visually striking but also imbued with a sense of vitality and freedom.

Ripple Corona & Ripple Mezzo from the Wave II Collection

“It’s important the pieces feel alive and even tactile,” says Patterson. “Even though I’ve designed a certain uniformity – they needed to feel instinctive, sculptural, and free of constraint.”

In a world where mass production often reigns supreme, the Wave II collection is a testament to artisanal craftsmanship’s enduring allure. With its vibrant colors, intricate textures, and timeless elegance, it is sure to illuminate any space with its radiant charm, leaving admirers in awe of its beauty and ingenuity.

Crest Tassel from the Wave II Collection