Russian designer Maria Altukhova has presented “CREVICE” series of lighting objects for interior during Milan Design Week (FuoriSalone 2014) at Russian Design Pavilion. Collection consists of “CREVICE LAMP”, which is a table lamp, “CREVICE VASE” – a fruit bowl and “BRIGHT STALK” – flower vases. Every object is hand-crafted piece made of ceramics, using an authentic potter’s wheel and casting method. Some elements are made of glass.
Light comes from within just as it would enter a dark room through a half-open door. All objects are in black color to merge well with the darkness. The inner surface is glossy white. LEDs are hidden, so that the light reflects from the inner surface and comes out from the dark. This creates the illusion of light shining out of nowhere. Color, brightness and mode of light are regulated by touchscreen remote control. All objects of “CREVICE” collection available in two different surfaces: glossy black and matte black.
A prototype of “CREVICE LAMP” was presented at SaloneSatellite World Wide Moscow 2012 (Moscow, Russia).
“CREVICE LAMP” was published in International Design and Design Award Year Book vol. 5, 2012 (Paris, France), “CREVICE VASE” was published in International Design and Design Award Year Book vol. 6, 2013 (Paris, France).
Prototypes of “CREVICE VASE” and “CREVICE LAMP” was exhibited at St Petersburg Design Week 2013 (St Petersburg, Russia)
“BRIGHT STALK” flower vases with built-in lighting were first presented in Milan as a part of “CREVICE” collection at Russian Design Pavilion/DIN – Design In, FuoriSalone 2014 (Milan, Italy).