Atelier Areti is a design studio based on strong principles. It "...is committed to the notion of sustainability through quality. The aim is to create products that last, both through the quality of the design and the material."
Their first introduction was the beautiful cut glass Kirchschlag collection. Glass? Sustainable? With all the energy required by the furnaces? Well, yes, if the product is in use, and appreciated, for a long time, over which the cost of production can be amortized.
To ensure their prolonged use, the sisters Guillane and Gwendolyn Kerschbaumer, whose training is in art, architecture, product design and interior design, ensured three things.
One: that the design was as beautiful as possible and a classic shape that would never date.
Two: that the collection would perform as well as possible by working with an expert in lighting.
Three: that the collection would be as well-made as possible, by seeking out the finest European craftspeople -- the experts in their field -- to create it.
Kirschschlag is now joined by the cute but efficient Allouette spot lights. The "tail" of the bird has the lamp in it. These tails were then used on their own to create the Cone collection of spot lights.
Other lights in the collection play with simple geometric forms and arrangements. The Mimosa pendant shown here offers a soft yet strong light from its 19 glass balls.
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