Design Sebastian Herkner
Porcelain has always played a major role in how we create our homes. With its new MOIRA lighting series by Sebastian Herkner, FÜRSTENBERG demonstrates the changeability of the unique material and the potential of porcelain to capture the mood of the time in ever new forms, beyond the sphere of dining. MOIRA combines modern interior design with traditional craftsmanship. Available by the end of April 2018.
The inspiration for the MOIRA lighting series came to the much-in-demand German product designer during a visit to Porzellanmanufaktur FÜRSTENBERG where he observed how light behaves on fine, unglazed porcelain. It is almost translucent and the light which shines through it is particularly warm and soft.
The MOIRA lighting series consists of a pendant lamp in three different lengths, a table lamp with two light sources and a floor lamp with six light sources. The central design element of all the lamps is the light cup produced by Porzellanmanufaktur FÜRSTENBERG.
The lampshades on the MOIRA pendant lamp are balanced around a straight metal element like blossom on a fragile twig. Apparently arranged at random yet in complete harmony and proportion to each other. The three versions of the pendant lamp (in various lengths with three, four or five light sources) can be used singly or as an ensemble.
The table lamp from the MOIRA series combines a purist metal foot design with two matt porcelain cups which emit soft mood lighting. The basic principle of the design generates tension while also acting as a connecting link, thus forming a contradiction: straight geometric lines combined with organic shapes, the coolness of the smooth metal on the silky warmth of the porcelain.
A plain, U-shaped metal arc provides the support for the playful arrangement of the white light cups on the MOIRA floor lamp. While the metal rods reach upwards elegantly and almost weightlessly, the round plinth creates a sense of stability and reality. The filigree porcelain lampshades will immerse any room in a soft, homely light.