Esbelta, meaning svelte in Spanish, is a slender and sleek floor lamp. Its thin and tall profile command the room no matter where it is positioned, attracting the eye with its combination of earthy materials (wood and ceramic) and bright electric blue color.
The lamp was inspired by the stacking of elements with precise proportions and geometric shapes. The proportions are a play of threes, the total height of the floor lamp is divided in three, of those, two thirds are subdivided in three and so on. Various revolved profiles are integrated seamlessly on top of each other, a combination of ellipses and cones intercalating a piece of wood and a piece of ceramic.
Materiality and finishes are extremely important. The maple wood was sanded and finished with linseed oil which enriched its natural color. The ceramics’ surface, in the other hand, was left slightly on the rougher side showing its handmade aspect and then finished with a velvet electric blue underglaze; a neutral color that pops creating interest. In the future, the accent color of the ceramic could be customized for every client. The interior of the lampshade was gilded to introduce a level of luxe and to better reflect the light in the space.