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Porcelain ceiling light
The cover light 14% is poetic contact with a very characteristic material property. In the glaze firing at 1.400°, the shards melt to a white and very hard porcelain. In so doing, it shrinks by 14% of its original size. By glazing the porcelain it fades gently away at the edge and gets a “gently-washed” surface. Further, soft porcelain shards can contort in the fire.
This feature is an unhappy one for the porcelain industry because it can lead to high rate of porcelain rejects, especially with complex shapes. The material characteristic of the porcelain lamp gains by 14%. Regarding the ceiling light, 14% is every screen that is a cast of the preceding larger screen and was itself a cast model for the following smaller screen. Besides the change rate of 14% whereby each screen is smaller than its predecessor, there is with every reproduction a resulting loss of contour as well as a gain in contortion of the form. Thus the first and therefore largest lampshade is still sharp and exact in its shaping. However, the fifth cast looks gently washed and contains no contour.
The otherwise disliked attribute of the porcelain in the fire, when it pulls and deforms, was challenged with the change in 14%; generates an exciting almost organically
looking alteration in the porcelain screens of the light and refers to the history of production.
The ceiling light 14% is handmade and a limited edition. Price on demand.
Lamp: Halogen, low voltage
Design: Laura Straßer