Dan Yeffet creates Torch floor light
from marble and glass

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Israeli designer Dan Yeffet has paired a blown-glass top with a marble base to create this statuesque floor lamp.

Torch Lamp by Dan Yeffet

Dan Yeffet's Torch Lamp comprises a vase-like base with an opaline diffuser that peeps over the top.



A stretched glass bubble sits on the base and doubles the height of the light, designed to rest on the floor.

Torch Lamp by Dan Yeffet

"The original brief was to create a unique lamp with noble materials, up-to-date design, a timeless style and my design signature," Yeffet told Dezeen.

Torch Lamp by Dan Yeffet

"Both marble and hand-blown glass are noble and timeless, classic yet exciting, and integrate beautifully into any style of interior."

Torch lamp by Dan Yeffet

The lamp is available with a white Carrara marble base and a transparent glass top, and a black Marquina marble base and a grey smoked-glass top.

Torch lamp by Dan Yeffet

The marble is shaped using computer numerically controlled (CNC) technology and finished by hand, and the glass is hand-blown.

Torch lamp by Dan Yeffet

Additional floor lamps, shelf lights, small tabletop lights and bowls also made from marble and glass will follow to form a collection of similar products.

Torch lamp by Dan Yeffet

"When I started to build the idea in my head, creating initial sketches, I instinctively thought about what it could be and what other objects might create a dialogue with it, so a collection started to grow and take shape almost immediately," said Yeffet.

The designs continue a revival of marble in contemporary furniture design that Dezeen noticed during Milan design week in April. Pieces unveiled during the event included a table collection by Scholten & Baijings, vessels by Lee Broom and a version of Alessandro Mendini's iconic Proust chair.

  • MAMG

    Did the price of marble drop recently or something? Why is it now seen as a viable material for interior furniture?

    • Romain_M

      Could this be attributed to a dip in demand for marble in tiling and architecture, coupled with an increasing competition from hi-tech materials like Corian? A revival would mean that the marble industry is shopping for new commercial outlets for their material.

      IMHO, the spike in marble products could just be a few companies trying to understand the lay of the land through PR and marketing events (for instance: showcasing the possibilities of the material and gauging public response).