The spectacular lighting collaboration between Retro Print Revival’s Tamara Watts and Jan Vogelpoel was impressed by a shared love of nice design, mid-century aesthetics, textiles, and artwork – and lamps!
Tamara Watts has been designing lamps and homewares together with her native model since 2009, whereas Melbourne-based sculptor Jan creates eye-catching ceramic sculptures. The native creatives have been ‘long-time’ admirers of one another’s work, so when Jan approached Tamara about working collectively earlier this 12 months, the 2 determined to mix their mediums in distinctive lighting collaboration.
It sparked a novel partnership and a placing vary of 10 lamps they’ve named the Aurora Assortment, with solely three of every type accessible.
‘We’re each captivated with interiors and styling and felt Australia would respect a group of daring assertion lamps, which might be fantastically crafted and regarded,’ Tamara says.
‘We wished to go slightly bigger than typical and create sculptural lamps that maintain an ethereal presence in any house, effortlessly reflecting connection, fluidity and light-weight,’ Jan provides.
The sculptural lamp bases are constructed from a heat white Australian clay, which supplies a uncooked and tactile end as soon as fired, recalling the magical textures of sandstone cliffs or historic artefacts. Jan’s craftsmanship is recognisable within the detailed, visible cues of her minimalistic carvings and fluid types of the items, complemented by Retro Print Revivals’ luxurious lampshades.
They characteristic a spread of materials, from textured velvets to linen and woven boucle, in stunning earthy tones of tones of rust, white and ochre.
‘We additionally named every lamp after a star,’ Tamara reveals.
Store the gathering right here.