Created by french designer Philippe Starck for Baccarat, the ‘Marie Coquine’ standing lamp sets a crystal chandelier into an umbrella suspended in mid-air, layering imagery and textures in a display both imaginative and functional.
The piece incorporates a 12-light zénith chandelier into an umbrella, with an ivory canopy above the candelabra softening the cast light, and a chestnut wood handle extending from its base. The lamp is suspended at one end of a pole extended on a wheeled steel tripod, from the other end of which hangs a leather punching bag with saddle stitching. At its most distant points, ‘marie coquine’ measures just over 14 feet (4.3m) in length, at a height of up to 9.3 feet (2.8m).
‘Marie Coquine’ is produced in a limited edition set of 120 pieces, to be available beginning july 2011. The lamp is on display at milan design week 2011.