Harlequin London, the UK’s comprehensive source of luxury tableware, decorative accessories and lighting, has announced several new and exciting arrivals at their showroom in London.
At this year’s Decorex International, Harlequin showed off the striking Ripple light from Austrian crystal company Lobmeyr. Coming as a pair, it consists of two unevenly hand-blown glass domes sitting on brass bases. A G4 halogen light shines from within the smaller dome through the larger dome as it slowly rotates. This creates a constantly changing mix of light and shadow to create a ripple effect on the surfaces around the lights.
Another new arrival is the Plein Phare table lamp, a piece from Saint-Louis. Designer Florence Bourel took inspiration from a Breton lighthouse, the world of cinema and an ice bucket to create a table lamp worthy of a Fresnel lens. The bevel-cut crystal worked across the entire lamp, creates a diffractive effect, intensified by the light source.
One of the showstoppers on the Harlequin stand at Decorx was the Zenith chandelier from Baccarat. The classic piece inspired by the Sur La Lagune Philippe Stark design has been given a touch of tropical with the addition of coloured Murano glass parrots.
Harlequin also welcomed new tableware products including Legle’s latest design, ‘Moonscape’, a contemporary interpretation of encrustation. The production process involves a secondary glaze, dipped in acid, fired and then allowed to cool. During the cooling, pieces of the secondary glaze ‘flake off’ leaving an uneven crater effect on the surface – hence the name Moonscape.
Finally, Harlequin has welcomed new decorative accessories including a sterling silver, ivory and Makassar ebony chess set that was showcased for the first time at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs in Paris that very year. The 32 pieces in the set are individually handcrafted in the Puiforcat workshop using the painstaking cliquete technique to sculpt every figure. Each set requires more than 200 hours of meticulous work.
The Harlequin showroom in Chelsea, London, has been described by many as an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ filled with inspirational tableware, unusual accessories and an eclectic selection of lighting.
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