Calabarte (previously) has just released a new lamp that is more complex and exquisite than any they have crafted before, as hard as that is to believe. Named Nepenthis, the new lamp boasts an intricate, fractal-like pattern that grows and evolves between the sphere’s top and base, meaning there are no two identical parts within the breathtaking pattern. The head was carved out of a carefully-selected 31cm Malian gourd, into which Calabarte lamp-crafter, Przemek Krawczyński drilled nearly 30,000 individual holes using 20 different diameter drill bits. The finished product stands at a height of 163cm and serves as a beautiful gourd sculpture by day and an enamoring, trance-inducing masterpiece by night.
For today only, December 8, 2016, the Nepenthis is available for purchase, the price tag for which is 20,000.00 USD / 18,500.00 EUR. Unlike their previous creations, the Nepenthis is the first of their floor lamps that allows the head of the lamp to be fully separated from the base, allowing for easier shipping and making it to where users no longer need to open part of the lamp for bulb replacement.
Below, is a video and a collection of HD photographs that capture the indescribable splendor of the Nepenthis. For purchasing information or to learn more about Calabarte and their remarkable lamp work, check out: