Hundreds of years ago, a winged goddess roamed the star-filled sky, driving a luminous chariot drawn by white horses. Emerging from the waves of the Okeanos, Selene and her evening path, which traveled daily from east to west, inspired us to create a design that captures the beauty of the silvery nights.
The Selene chandelier consists of three shades, evoking the phases of the moon. Each is made of Spanish alabaster, a unique material with an unparalleled ability to transmit light. The mysterious and sensual glow that envelops the interior allows you to drift off into the starry skies. The chandelier is topped off with elements of natural, solid brass, which – depending on the two finishes available – will either develop a charming patina over time or, in the form of silver nickel, will continue to provide a moonlit glow for a long time.
Antique inspirations make the Selene chandelier an excellent choice for both classic and modern interiors looking for harmonious, original solutions.
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.