Paris design atelier and gallery Pierre Augustin Rose has developed a sculptural pendant light featuring a curvaceous shade rendered in rough plaster.
Named after Aeolus, the keeper of the winds in Greek mythology, the Eole Suspension lamp features an upturned reflector with a cloud-like form.
The shade enclosing the light source features smoothly blended curves rendered in plaster with a rough finish that expresses the piece's handmade quality.
"It is alive, vibrant and floats in the air," said the designers, adding that the lamp's objective is "to anchor the space, shining a light on the surrounding decor."
"It was conceived as a work of an artist of the 20th century," claimed Pierre Augustin Rose, "which still has traces of the fingers of the sculptor."
A slender stem that appears to pierce through the shade is used to fix the lamp to the ceiling, and can be specified to fit the height of the space in which it is being used.
The Eole Suspension lamp was designed to complete the studio's La Salle a Manger collection, which also comprises chairs and a table for the dining room.
The lamp's creators, Pierre Bénard, Augustin Deleuze and Nina Rose, began collaborating on the creation of furniture pieces in 2017 and launched their gallery in Paris' Sentier district the following year.
Previously, Bénard and Deleuze had met whilst dealing antiques at the city's Paul Bert Market. Recognising that they had similar tastes, they founded Galerie Bergère in 2015 to retail their favourite finds.
They were joined by Polish designer Rose and decided to develop pieces for the 21st century based on their favourite historic styles.
The intention was to produce objects suited to use in historic or contemporary settings that were impossible to find on the antiques market.
The furniture and lighting draws influences from the Swedish Gustavian style of the 18th century and the French Empire style of the 19th century, as well as from iconic 20th-century design movements such as the Bauhaus.
A floor-standing version of the Eole Suspension lamp is currently under development and will be added to the collection soon.
Pierre Augustin Rose operates its collaborative practice and gallery from a premises at 8 Rue Hérold in Paris' 2nd Arrondissement.