"A house is not a home machine to live in."
The form of the lampshade was inspired by the life and work of Eileen Gray – architect and furniture designer – underappreciated in her lifetime but today heralded as the first lady of modernist design and the icon of Bauhaus. Gray thought “a house is not a machine to live in. It is the shell of man, his extension, his release, his spiritual emanation”. It is her furniture in particular which introduced feminine tones into the severe modernist style. One of her designs, the so-called BIBENDUM CHAIR became our inspiration in creating a lampshade for our new line of lamps, hence the symbolic name BIBE.
Embassy lamps are created by hand, with great attention to detail. The shapes of the traditionally blown glass lampshades are reminiscent of the iconic designs of the Bauhaus era and Art Deco forms. The contemporary language of the details, made from noble materials, gives the designs an unparalleled flair.