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Michael Cane Sculptural Light
The Michael Cane Sculptural Light by Alexander White is both a statement visual feature and functioning light. A twisting, oversized curl of woven cane, this piece is made from natural materials and will bring wonder and impact to any space.
Alexander set himself the challenge of crafting a pendant light centrepiece which would demand attention when turned off as well as on. The awe-inspiring structure as it curls and twists combines with the geometric perforation of the rattan cane webbing to create a visual statement with presence and translucency. The intriguing layering effect beckons you to walk around it to see it from all angles, and offers different perspectives on the cane's moire effect. The result is a beautifully composed, suspended piece with the drama of a mobile, and a harmony and balance akin to that of calligraphy. International wiring is available, please enquire for further details.
Material: Scorched maple, rattan cane webbing, bleached anigre veneer and brass. Dimensions: cm: Width 70cm, Depth 60cm, Height 120cm inches: Width 27.6in, Depth 23.6in, Height 47.2in Care Instructions: Dust with an air blower or duster, wipe with a damp cloth.
The sculptural ‘curl’ is made by laminating two separate, parallel wooden shapes over a purpose-built steel jig to create an elegant, balanced and viable structure. It’s imperative that this structure remains steady and even as the rattan is applied, the likes of which has never been seen before. A 4.5 meter length of rattan webbing is then soaked to make it malleable prior to application. With a limited amount of time to integrate the rattan into the structure before it dries, Alexander works quickly and carefully to fold it into purposely cut grooves on the outer faces of the frame. As the cane dries in its new sculptural guise it tightens and creates a skin-like membrane that reinforces the integrity of the piece. To illuminate, LED lighting is inserted on the inner sides of the frames, and then covered with a veneer of wood to diffuse and soften the light.