The gleaming Calliope pendant lamp seems to remember the glory of the Parthenon itself.
Its lampshade is made of an unusual material – alabaster, which is distinguished by its ability to transmit beams of light. The resulting effect is stunning! Calliope brings to mind the magic of the moment, sensuality and a pinch of mystery. Together with extremely soft light, it envelops the space with a reflective aura, setting a soothing mood. Reminiscent of precious marble, the lampshade is topped with a natural brass lid, which will be covered with a charming patina over time. The second option is a silver nickel finish.
The combination of alabaster and gold accents makes Calliope one of the most sophisticated choices. This light, referring to noble antique, will blend beautifully into classical interiors, inspired by the past. However, it can also be a surprising element in modern spaces, which makes it an extremely versatile solution.
Did you know that…
…alabaster is a compact, translucent, white or slightly coloured mineral that is a fine-grained variety of gypsum? Lampshades made from a single block of stone vary both in colour, which can take on pinkish, slightly beige and often completely white tones, and in texture – some shapes are crossed by dark veins, others remain in a uniform light tone. Each illuminated inside intrigues with a different drawing. The colour of the bulb can accentuate their pure white or give them a very warm honey glow.
Due to the natural properties of alabaster, small more heavily calcified clusters of less transparent grains sometimes appear inside the walls of the lampshade; these are more visible when the lamp is lit, but they are not a defect of the lampshade, merely a natural consequence of the construction of the material from which they are made.
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