Each night, the moon goddess travels across the sky on a luminous chariot harnessed to white horses. She rises from the waves of Okeanos in the East and plunges into them again in the West. Her wanderings across the starry firmament provided the inspiration for a design that captures the beauty of lunar nights.
The shade of each Selene was made from natural alabaster from Spain. It is a material with an exceptional ability to transmit light, which, taking the form of a sphere, looks like the mysterious and peaceful Moon. Selene envelops the world in a soft, pearly glow, creating a mystical and sensual aura. The alabaster lampshade is topped with elements made of solid, golden brass, which will be covered with a noble patina over time, subtly drawing attention to the passage of time. Just like the successive wanderings of the silver moon. A version made of silver nickel is also available.
The alabaster spherical lamp Selene is our next offering from the ancient world of the Muse collection. The reference to ancient art makes Selene a lamp full of charisma and sophistication that flows from the myth of the goddess of the moon.
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.
See the whole Alabaster Light collection here.